Saturday, October 04, 2008

Master Of Disguise saw Lizzy Borden step out of the safety zone of a band and release an album as a solo artist. Like most of Lizzy's work, the album is pretty uneven--some absolute gems scattered among some competent but uninspired filler. "Love Is A Crime" is definately one of the former: Not only the best song on the album, but one of the best Lizzy Borden songs period.

Until today I never knew that there was an accompanying video, and I thought I'd share it with you. It's not particularly original (especially for such a visually-oriented band), but is noticable for two reasons. The first is that Borden managed to create a mainstream video for a song about phone sex. The second is that it exemplifies Borden's ability to make albums and videos of a high quality that belie their low budgets. Ratt or Motley Crue would have spent 10 times what this video likely cost--probably with half the final result.

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