The Geraldine Fibbers
Carla Bozulich and her band, the Geraldine Fibbers, were frequently cited as natural inheritors of Xs crown, through their animation of the disillusionment and moral abandonment of contemporary Los Angeles. However, where X hinted at discordant country rock as the appropriate metaphor for the death of the old west, Geraldine Fibbers embraced this medium with less reservation. Prior to forming the band, which comprised William Tutton (bass), Kevin Fitzgerald (drums) and Nels Cline (guitar), who replaced Daniel Keenan in 1996 (violin player Jessy Greene also left the band in 1997), Bozulich had been the centrepiece of controversial industrial punk outfit Ethyl Meatplow. Geraldine Fibbers debut album, Lost Somewhere Between The Earth And My Home, continued the theme of punk isolationism but combined it with a musical platform featuring double bass, fiddle and drums. This blend of country roots proved an excellent platform for Bozulichs feisty lyrics,...