Si Hi-Man launched her career in the pubs of Tel Aviv. With
her first album, she blazed a new trail for Israeli women
rockers. Full details of her childhood are available in a
lengthy (3,000 word) interview conducted the week she
recorded her third album.
- Si Hi-Man and Local Band ****
Political. "Big Hero Gibur Gadol" stands out as feminist anti-war
- The Second Album *****
Si live. Compare "Marionette" to the version on the
first album and you'll understand why you have to see Si on
stage. "Shooting and Crying," tearjerker Intifada protest
was banned from Army Radio.
- Working on the Road ***
Grafitti Tel Aviv '89 was one of the first Israeli
pseudo-rap songs. Elsewhere, Si is less lyrically sharp or
as hard rocking as on earlier albums. Still, it makes a
great soundtrack to Israel in the year before the invasion
of Kuwait. The chorus to title song -- "We don't want much --
love, labor and a small room to live" -- should have been an
anthem for the mass Soviet aliyah.
- Rendez-Vous Nifgashim ***
After several years, high-profile romantic troubles, and
one baby, Si returned to the recording studio with biting
songs of love and hate but still-muted rock and roll.
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