You” & “Sink Or Swim”
To me, this seemed like a good choice for the 1st single from the debut LP. Jimy Sohns thought that “Obsessions” had the potential to be a hit. When the record company released it in England, it shot up the independent charts, but didn’t stay there long enough to sell in numbers. Besides a bit of radio-play, it received quite a lot of reviews, often mentioning the looniness of “Sink or Swim,” which was not put on the 1st album.
Obsessions Of You: The busy arrangement of the track was on purpose - trying to represent in sound the neurotic “obsessed” feelings that tend to clutter our minds so frantically—like a demanding, bratty, child.
This song was my
response to being repeatedly told my birth was an accident.
Acting it out on stage was therapeutic for me.
Barbie would knock me around the stage and scold me, and I RELISHED
in wearing pee-stained underwear and a huge baby sunbonnet. When
I wrote the lyric, I was regurgitating the stream of conscious emotions
that ran through my subconscious mind my whole life.