Don't I Have The Right?
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|song name||Don't I Have the Right?|
|releases||Unsupervised, TMBG Clock Radio|
|sung by||Nancy Lynn Howell|
- The performance art group Watchface piece "More Songs of Desire and Despair", which was performed from April to May 1987, featured songs written by Joshua Fried, Flansburgh, and Linnell among others for Watchface member Iris Rose to sing—Flansburgh contributed this (the Flansburgh-sung demo for which can be found here), and Linnell contributed a song called "Plain As The Lie On Your Lips". From monopuff.org:
I (Flansburgh) wrote this song a couple of years ago for performance artist Iris Rose's Torch Song show at La Mama. It is a radical departure, even for this record, but Nancy Lynn Howell's beautiful vocal brings the song to life.
- Nancy Lynn Howell, who provides lead vocals on this track, is married to Mark Lerner. In 1989, Mark and Nancy's first date was at a Maudlins show at John Linnell's apartment The Quiet Life in Brooklyn, for which he opened, performing early renditions of some of his State Songs.
- San Francisco-based singer Connie Champagne recorded a cover of this song for her 1991 Heyday Records album “La Strada”.
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