Totally had to do a double today. But I had a good reason. Mary's Danish was one great band with two amazing voices. Gretchen Seager's voice was clearly well-suited for straight-ahead rock music. Her voice was - is - raspy and powerful. Take her lead vocal (with Julie Ritter taking background here) on their first single, "Don't Crash The Car Tonight", a drunk driving PSA waiting to happen....
Julie Ritter's voice, on the other hand, has a more bluesy feel. Their 2nd single featured her voice (with Gretchen on background here) on a meloncholy ballad with a countryish - cowpunk, maybe - feel.
In both cases, their harmonies made the songs work, but it made for a versatile band. Sadly, they broke up under label pressures in the early 90's, but their music lives on.
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