Sandra Bernhard: Without You I’m Nothing

Sunday 2 October 2011, by Cécile Desbrun

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Back in 1989 when Tori was still writing Little Earthquakes after the failure of Y Kant Tori Read and having a hard time earning some money, she provided backing vocals for the singer-actress Sandra Bernhard on her album Without You I’m Nothing. Actually, Tori only sang on the track "Little Red Corvette." In August 1994, while interviewing Bernhard for Interview magazine, Tori remembered that Sandra was "jumping up and down" and that she "came in to do ’oohs’". "That’s right. And they’re great ’oohs’,” replied Bernhard.

Sandra re-released this album in March 2004. You can read Tori et Sandra’s conversation for Interview here. Very interesting stuff, with insight and also little fun anecdotes like Tori et Sandra meeting each other again a few months later in 1989 at a Steven Spielberg dinner tribute where Tori was a usher-waitress.