Tuesday, May 5, 2015
'Don't Speak' by No Doubt
A couple of weeks ago I heard this 1996 hit song while driving down the sunny coast, and it sounded more impressive than I remembered. Gwen Stefani is half Italian or Cisalpine, and from southern California. No Doubt has been around for twenty-nine years already. She started the band with her brother Eric when she was about seventeen. Gwen Stefani has a very alluring and elusive style; but appears to have a normal family life. I saw them in about 2000 at the outdoor Greek Theater in Berkeley on a warm summer night. It seemed like there were mostly teenage girls there. She's been a real icon for awhile now.