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On Market Street


Download links and information about On Market Street by Penelope Houston. This album was released in 2012 and it belongs to Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 45:16 minutes.

Artist: Penelope Houston
Release date: 2012
Genre: Rock, Songwriter/Lyricist, Contemporary Folk
Tracks: 11
Duration: 45:16
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No. Title Length
1. All the Way 3:50
2. Missouri Lounge 4:42
3. You Reel Me In 4:52
4. On Market Street 4:45
5. Scrap 1:59
6. Come Back to the Fountain 6:09
7. Winter Coats 2:53
8. Dead Girl 3:39
9. Meet Me in France 4:15
10. If You're Willing 5:13
11. Ussa 2:59



Original punk chanteuse Penelope Houston must be of hardy stock: still touring with a revised version of her groundbreaking band Avengers some 30 years after their heyday, she also makes records of her own, having released roughly a dozen since 1988. Singer/songwriter aficionados may be reticent to trust the onetime punk queen to deliver the goods. To them, we say phhhht!. Named for the rough-and-tumble avenue that runs through her hometown of San Francisco, On Market Street replaces some of the folkier flavors of past records (and instruments like mandolin and accordion) with a more polished, radio-friendly sound. Delightful touches like B-3 organ, Wurlitzer piano, and Mellotron build ambiance alongside guitars and strings, and Houston’s voice is pretty and robust on the sultry and soulful “All the Way,” the lush, string-laden “Winter Coats,” and the Lucinda Williams–ish “Missouri Lounge.” Houston exorcises and soothes recent personal demons (like a painful divorce and a messy lawsuit) but manages several playful moments too. “USSA” and “Scrap,” which show an artist still clearly having fun.