|DECADES OF DEMOS
After leaving RCA and turning to a career in literary fiction and screenwriting, Kernochan continued to write songs occasionally. In 1999 she learned MIDI software, moved the new equipment into her dining room, and spent the following years recording songs both old and new. "I think I did some of my best work at this point," she says. "Playing all the 'instruments' and recreating exactly the arrangements I heard in my head was unbelievably liberating. Except for the drums, which I suck at." The result is her third album *Decades of Demos*, which she released digitally in 2013.
|House of Pain
Beat Around The Bush
|"Not your average chick singer."
--- Tom Hull in the tabloid Overdose
"...has a wicked, ominous smirk about it capable of inducing acute castration anxiety..."
"...give me this over Carly Simon on a desert island any day."
"A lost unknown classic"
House of Pain and Beat Around The Bush were released in 1973 & 1974 on RCA Records. The music on these albums is hard to categorize. At once smile provoking, but with an edgy, knowing intelligence, the songs visit themes encompassing the profound, the ironic, and the bizarre. Sarah's piano stylings are often phrased with a tension that adds greatly to the merriment. House of Pain features the great Tony Levin on bass. - Jim Quist