DISCOGRAPHY

A Day at the Pass (2011) · A Day at the Pass finally captures an ongoing collaboration between Jill Sobule & John Doe. It was funded entirely by their fans & w/ an all-star band, recorded live at The Pass studio on one fine day in Los Angeles.The download features 9 tracks including: Under The Bridge, a rousing sing-along for the new forgotten man, a suprising cover of the classic “Never My Love” , and…for the hell of it, a reclaimed badass version of Jill’s original Kissed a Girl song. Plus, amazing John Doe songs!
  California Years (2009) · California Years was written over the last three years, following my move to the West Coast.  It was influenced by the sights and sounds of the Golden State, especially the seductive, but not always sunny Los Angeles. Maybe the next record will be “The Utah Month” or “Back to Brooklyn.”The whole thing was made possible by a small but mighty fan base. They gave me the love, encouragement and the dough to do this. I was truly surprised and so very grateful. This record is for them.
  Prozak and the Platypus (2008) · A collaboration among Jill (Music), playwright Elise Thoron (Words), and artist KellyAnne Hanrahan (Comic Book). This CD features the music from the play, and a 30-page graphic novella that tells a condensed version of the story.
Pink Pearl (2004) · Another witty, inventive set from post-modern folk songwriter Jill Sobule, Pink Pearl benefits immensely from creative arrangements and production by Brad Jones. It covers a wide stylistic range (albeit within an overall ironic retro-’60s framework), and proves that Sobule is almost as sharp with a melody line as she is with a lyric. “One of These Days” is the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds crossed with a hip-hop rhythm sample, while “Claire,” with its horn section and soaring, McCartney-esque melody, is pure Beatles’ White Album.
  Underdog Victorious (2004) · Underdog Victorious is the kind of album that makes listeners feel smart. Catchy and upbeat, it connects instantly to spark a Friday-at-five vibe, but it also sinks in deep on several tracks.Where other “quirky” musicians stagnate or flame out, Sobule only gets stronger. Underdog Victoriousis her triumph-tinged proof that in the gets-better-with-every-album race, she’s the rare real deal.
The Folk Years (2003) · A self-released CD, available only at live shows and here at the Jill Store. Jill says: “This is an intimate, self-released compilation of home recordings and demos. The songs are pretty much acoustic, with few tracks, and minus the blips and bangs of my usual produced CDs. Actually, I think it represents the spirit and sound of my live show. I hope you enjoy it.”
I Never Learned to Swim (2001) · I Never Learned To Swim: Jill Sobule 1990-2000 is a “best of” collection and a good way to enjoy the wide variety of Jill Sobule’s music. It contains a good cross-section of her wit and musical styles, which range from stories like “Margaret” to the haunting “Houdini’s Box”. The liner notes include a brief comment by Sobule about each song. For example, about “Resistance Song”: “Every record of mine must have at least one WWII reference.”This is a great introduction to Sobule’s work or a good way to have some of her best in one convenient package.
Happy Town (1997) · Happy Town is Jill’s third album, released in 1997. The album contains the singles “Bitter” and “When My Ship Comes In” as well as the fan favorite “Half a Heart,” and the satirical social commentary “Soldiers of Christ” where Sobule sings from the point of view of a Christian Conservative to illustrate the existence of Homophobia in religion. Meanwhile, “Love Is Never Equal” appeared on the 2005 Jenny McCarthy film Dirty Love.
Jill Sobule (1995) · Jill Sobule is Jill’s biggest selling CD, featuring her two MTV hits and many other favorites. “The best parts capture a goofy cocktail nation groove worthy of Combustible Edison or Love Jones… turn to the witty lyric sheet, which chronicles the secret lives of characters like Karen, the uptight boss at the shoe store, and Margaret, the bad girl at St. Mary’s Catholic high school.”
Things Here Are Different (1990) · On the introspective pop/rock effort Things Here Are Different, Sobule’s approach is so subtle that it may take one a while to realize just how good she is. But the more one listens, the more one sees that her songs are as thoughtful as they are meaty. After several listenings, it becomes clear that for all their subtlety, songs like “Evian,” “The Gifted Child” and “Sad Beauty” get their points across quite well. One offering that really shows how disarming Sobule can be is “So Kind” — this poignant commentary on wife abuse doesn’t preach or shout, but it’s definitely disturbing. Though not a huge seller, this promising, Todd Rundgren-produced date indicated that Sobule was someone to pay attention to.

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