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    Cat Power

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    2Come Out In My Kitchen lyrics
    3Yesterday Is Here lyrics
    4Dreams lyrics
    5You May Know Him lyrics
    6What Would the Community Think lyrics
    7I've Been Loving You Too Long lyrics
    8No Sense lyrics
    9Sweedeedee lyrics
    10Fortunate Son lyrics

    Most Popular Albums (more)

    The Greatest [2006]
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    Sun [2012]
    What Would the Community Think [1996]
    You Are Free [2003]
    5Dear Sir [2001]
    6Jukebox [2008]
    7Moon Pix [1998]
    8Myra Lee [1996]
    9The Covers Record [2000]


    Chan (pronounced "Shawn") Marshall was born in Georgia (USA). Her childhood involved much upheaval, with Marshall living throughout the Southern United States (Greensboro, North Carolina, Bartlett, Tennessee, and Georgia and South Carolina,) and between parents. In interviews she has openly discussed her childhood and stated that the constant travelling prepared her for the touring life of a professional musician.

    After dropping out of high school, she started performing under the name Cat Power while in Atlanta, backed by musicians Glen Thrasher, Mark Moore, and others. She soon moved to New York City where, after opening for Liz Phair in 1994, she met Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth and Tim Foljahn of Two Dollar Guitar, who encouraged her to record, and played on her first two albums, 1995's Dear Sir and 1996's Myra Lee. In 1996 she was signed to Matador Records, and released her third album, What Would the Community Think, which spawned a single and music video, "Nude as the News".

    Shortly following the release of What Would the Community Think Marshall disappeared from the musical scene, initially working as a baby sitter in Portland, Oregon and then moving to a farmhouse in Prosperity, South Carolina with boyfriend Bill Callahan (who performs under the name Smog). The plan was to permanently retire from music but during a sleepless night resulting from a nightmare, Marshall wrote several new songs. These songs would make up the bulk of Moon Pix. The album was recorded at Sing Sing Studios in Melbourne in eleven days with backing musicians Mick Turner and Jim White of the Dirty Three. [1] The album was well-received by critics, and gained her recognition in the indie rock scene. However, during the subsequent tours she grew tired of her own material. This resulted in a series of shows during 1999 involving Marshall providing musical accompaniment to a series of screenings of the silent movie The Passion of Joan of Arc. The shows combined original material and many covers, many of which would later see release on The Covers Record, a collection of cover songs recorded at various sessions in 1998 and 1999.A selection of covers that didn't make it on to the album were recorded at Peel Acres, home of the highly influential and legendary British DJ John Peel. The session was broadcast on his BBC Radio 1 show and featured Marshall's own interpretations of Bob Dylan's "Hard Times in New York Town" amongst others.

    In 2003 she resumed releasing original material with You Are Free, a diverse and critically applauded album which featured guest musicians such as Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and the Dirty Three's Warren Ellis.

    The year 2004 saw the release of the critically polarizing DVD Speaking for Trees, which featured a single, nearly 2-hour static shot of Marshall performing in a woodland, and was accompanied by an audio CD containing the 18-minute song "Willie Deadwilder", featuring M. Ward on guitar. 2005 found Marshall out on the road again, touring the world and playing sold-out solo shows, including an Australian tour supporting Nick Cave. The shows largely consisted of material for her next album.

    Her latest record, The Greatest, was released in January, 2006. This was not a "Greatest Hits" record but rather the Matador arranged collaboration with Al Green's guitarist Teenie Hodges and many other amazing musicians. A tour followed in the Fall of 2006.

    Early in 2006, Marshall announced the cancellation of her upcoming United States Tour, citing "health-related issues". A few days later, Matador announced the cancellation of her two shows in London and Paris. She resumed touring in April 2006, playing some of the most well received shows of her career both with the Memphis Rhythm Band and as a solo performer.

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