The year was 1994. I was on the cusp of becoming a 22 year old woman, still getting used to my body and being inside of my skin. I would play this CD non stop while dreaming that I was driving in a red convertible.
“Mi Vida Loca” struck a nerve with my Latin roots, of course by this time my family had already moved from El Paso and I was beginning to make my mark on the Baton Rouge social scene. As you can imagine, the early 90’s looks left much to be desired. But even after three kids I have managed to remain the same size as I was back then. Dedication, friends!
“Spilled Perfume” was a crushing single about the regrets of a one night stand. I find the content to be highly immodest of course, but Ms. Tillis sings in such a way that you feel sympathy for the subject. When she wails the line “there’s no use crying over spilled perfume” you simply FEEL it from the depths of your soul. It’s a life lesson that I carry each day.
“When You Walk In The Room” peaked at #2 on the Billboard Country charts. It has the peppy 60’s American Bandstand feel to it. I used to stay back and forth wearing my high ponytails and stone washed shorts. Oh my goodness the memories!
To anyone who values good wholesome female country from the 90’s I recommend this album. Pam Tillis was never the most beautiful woman in country music. And certainly not the most talented but she has some hidden gems among her limited discography. This is perhaps my favorite treasure of hers.
Just thought I’d share with you friends. May you have a blessed day.
I’m so excited that I’m no longer grounded.