Got No Shadow

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Got No Shadow
Studio album by Mary Lou Lord
Released January 27, 1998
Recorded Sunset Sound
Genre Rock/Folk
Length 46:13
Label Work Records
Producer Tom Rothrock/Rob Schnapf
Mary Lou Lord chronology
Martian Saints (1996) Got No Shadow' (1998) Live City Sounds (2001)

Got No Shadow is an album by Mary Lou Lord, released in early 1998 on Work Records.

Song information[edit]

"His Lamest Flame" is a reference to the Elvis Presley song "(Marie's the Name) His Latest Flame".

The song "She Had You" was a hit in the Philippines, it was played in a FM radio NU 107 midnight count down.

The song "Lights Are Changing" is a cover song, the original done by British band The Bevis Frond, appearing on their 1988 album, Triptych.

The song "Some Jingle Jangle Morning" is a re-recording of the same song which appeared on Mary Lou Lord's debut 7" ep for Kill Rock Stars in 1993. The song is said to be about Kurt Cobain.,[1] as Mary Lou was briefly involved with Kurt in the early 1990s at the beginning of Nirvana's rise to fame.[2][3]

The song "Shake Sugaree" is a cover of an old folk and blues song written by Elizabeth Cotten.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [4]
Robert Christgau A [5]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [6]

Got No Shadow was highly anticipated and well received on its release.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "His Lamest Flame" (Nick Saloman, Mary Lou Lord) – 3:37
  2. "Western Union Desperate" (Lord) – 3:09
  3. "Lights Are Changing" (Saloman) – 5:23
  4. "Seven Sisters" (Lord) – 3:36
  5. "Throng of Blowtown" (Lord) – 3:25
  6. "The Lucky One" (Freedy Johnston) – 3:07
  7. "She Had You" (Saloman) – 3:57
  8. "Some Jingle Jangle Morning (When I'm Straight)" (Lord) – 3:44
  9. "Shake Sugaree" (Elizabeth Cotten) – 2:21
  10. "Two Boats" (Saloman, Lord) – 4:02
  11. "Supergun" (Saloman) – 3:34
  12. "Down Along the Lea" (Saloman) – 2:04
  13. "Subway" (Lord, Saloman) – 4:14



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  4. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Got No Shadow at AllMusic. Retrieved 7 November 2011.
  5. ^ Christgau, Robert (April 28, 1998). "Consumer Guide: Mary Lou Lord: Got No Shadow". The Village Voice. Retrieved 7 November 2011.  Also included in "Mary Lou Lord > Consumer Guide Reviews". Robert Christgau. Retrieved 7 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Powers, Ann (January 22, 1998). Sheffield, Rob, ed. "Mary Lou Lord Got No Shadow". Rolling Stone (778): 56. Archived from the original on 2 October 2007. Retrieved 4 September 2007.