P J Harvey – 50ft Queenie

21st September 2022 · 1990s, 1993, Music, Punk
After the death of Queen Elizabeth II, a Las Vegas hotel, the Palms, erected a giant billboard featuring a portrait of our late monarch… a 50-foot queenie.

As it’s about five storeys high it immediately made me think of this song by P.J.Harvey, back when they were a noisy power trio.
Ferocious and visceral, it was her third single, and the first from her second album Rid Of Me.
Polly has said it was inspired by the braggadocio of gangsta rap. So it’s got nothing to do with the Queen at all.
But it would have made a fitting send-off for Her Maj.