Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jul 1st 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Elvis Costello “That's Not the Part of Him You're Leaving”
from National Ransom (Hear Music 2010) —I love the fact that the internet allows us to be heard all over the world, but I sure wish we still had the option to play a whole show of one artist - I would love to do another Elvis Costello special.
The Call “The Walls Came Down”
from Modern Romans (Mercury 1983) —I don't think there are any Russians And there ain't no Yanks Just corporate criminals playin' with tanks. Yup.
The Blind Eyes “With a Bang”
from With A Bang (self-released 2011) N L —St. Louis band knocks out the slashing guitar riffs, the propulsive rhythms, the joyous nonsense syllables, and the effervescent melodies. Yeah, I dig 'em.
Richard Barone “Yet Another Midnight”
from Glow (Bar/None Records www.bar-none.com 2010) —For 30 years, this guy has made great records, yet "Numbers With Wings" from his days in the Bongos aside, he's got a tinier cult than most great songwriters.
Iggy Pop “Candy”
from Brick By Brick MP3/file Album (Virgin 1990) —I don't think I've listened to any subsequent Iggy Pop records more than once or twice - this was his last great one.
Thea Gilmore “I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine”
from John Wesley Harding (Fulfill 2011) N —If this entire album covering Dylan's album is as beautiful as this cut, well, that will be one heck of an album.
Booker T & the MG's “Born Under a Bad Sign”
from Soul Limbo (stax 1968) —That's some Al Jackson, Jr. heavily syncopated cowbell fueling this Albert King cover (which these guys played on in the first place, anyway).
Nick Lowe “Changing All Those Changes”
from Rave On Buddy Holly (Fantasy 2011) N —There are a lot of artists on here with no business touching Buddy Holly songs, but Nick Lowe pays true homage.
Wilco “I'm Always In Love”
from Summerteeth (Reprise 1999) R —See, Nick Lowe will open for Wilco at the Peabody Opera House later this year - consider this a sneak preview.
Alejandro Escovedo “With These Hands” (Ryko 1996) —One of Alejandro's gems I'd kind of forgotten - and heck, was that a cowbell?
ABBA “On and On and On”
from Super Trouper (Atlantic 1980) —ABBA practically invent synth pop here - surely the Human League had this one.
The Skeletons “Thirty Days in the Workhouse”
from In the Flesh (East Side Digital 1990) —They'll be at Off Broadway next Thursday night. Hey, that's the same night as Dave Alvin - looks like a killer double bill.
Dorothy Moore “Misty Blue” (MALACO 1976) —I heard somebody sing this song on TV recently, probably on Memphis Beat. Anyway, it reminded me of the great original.
LaBelle “Are You Lonely”
from Nightbirds (Columbia 1974) —A Nona Hendryx number that really jumped out at me when my friend Said posted it on Facebook.
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