Martinis and Bikinis Sam Phillips should be made an honorary fifth Beatle. The 13 songs on Martinis and Bikinis , her fifth album — produced, like the last… Sam Phillips (Musician)
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Martinis and Bikinis

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Sam Phillips should be made an honorary fifth Beatle. The 13 songs on Martinis and Bikinis, her fifth album — produced, like the last three, by husband T Bone Burnett — are laced with lovely riff-ettes on Fab Four classics like ''Strawberry Fields Forever'' and Sgt. Pepper. There's even a powerful cover of Lennon's ''Gimme Some Truth'' for a finale. It takes massive cojones to flirt so close to Beatlemania — but this quirky folk-rocker has the talent to pull it off. A

Originally posted Mar 11, 1994 Published in issue #213 Mar 11, 1994 Order article reprints