1996, March / Amy Rigby

Diary of a Mod Housewife


Amy Rigby

Rigby's provided the soundtrack for all the mod housewives, women who're trying to figure out how to stay out all night rockin' and then get the kids off to school. Guitar in hand, she reveals tales of beer and kisses on the couch, that cute guy at the bookstore, and asks all the hard questions that she's no longer afraid to ask, like 'When do we start getting old?' The album ends with "We're Stronger Than That." That, of course, is "fairy tales, diaper pails, lack of heat, urge to cheat, shattered hopes, tired jokes." There's a country ache in her voice that's backed by a strong, new wavish band featuring members of The Cars, They Might Be Giants and Yo La Tango. This diary holds together many different tales to brilliantly illuminate the live of mod housewife Rigby, producing a true concept album.

By Jeff Lindholm , Dirty Linen

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