Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Feb 10th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Procol Harum “Shine On Brightly” (A&M 1968) —The kings of majestic rock.
The Kinks “Underneath the Neon Sign”
from Present a Soap Opera (Velvel 1975) —A relatively hidden great cut from that period when the Kinks were like a mystery to most of us.
John Cale “Whaddya Mean By That”
from Extra Playful (Electric Drone 2011) N —Cale just sort of snuck out this little EP a few months back, and it's just a casually terrific batch of songs from a guy who never seems to run out of inspiration.
Chuck Prophet “Temple Beautiful” (Yep Roc www.yeproc.com 2012) N —This is the only song I've heard so far, but damn! It's a magnificent rocker. Can't wait to see Chuck Prophet at Off Broadway next month.
Joe Louis Walker “Ride All Night”
from Hellfire (Alligator 2012) N —Joe Louis Walker is a great blues performer who, it turns out, can rock like the Stones if he feels like it.
Imelda May “Proud and Humble”
from Mayhem (Decca 2010) N —I'm completely under Imelda May's spell. Still.
The Soul Rebels “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)”
from Unlock Your Mind (Universal Music Group International 2012) N —Sometimes you don't realize you're missing something essential in your life - like 29 years after first hearing this song, it turns out to be an even better fit for a New Orleans brass band than a synth-pop soul duo.
Leonard Cohen “Amen”
from Old Ideas (Columbia 2012) N —There was a woman at the record store yesterday buying this for her husband for Valentine's Day. I said it was a romantic gesture buying a record so full of ruminations about mortality.
Kevin Gordon “Gloryland” (Crowville Collective 2010) N —I hope the producers of Showtime's Homeland series have figured out this song works perfectly with their show.
Spirit “Gramophone Man”
from Spirit (Legacy 1968) —I wonder if Mr. Gramophone Man knows the Under Assistant West Coast Promotions Man.
Mitch Easter “Glazed”
from Dynamico (Electric Devil 2007) —I'm always glad when I remember Mitch Easter snuck out this excellent record a few years back. One of the great songwriters who hasn't made enough of his own music.
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