Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Oct 15th 2010 7.00am–10.00am
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Neil Young “Hitchhike”
from Le Noise (Reprise 2010) N —Neil Young's heavily reverbed guitar flows nicely out of the Miles cut, if I do say so myself.
The Animals “When I Was Young”
from House of the Rising Sun CD Single (self 2000) —For girls I had a bad yen. They don't write 'em like that no more. (But, seriously, this is a great record, withone stupid line.)
The Band “Going Back to Memphis”
from Moondog Matinee (Capitol Records 1973) —A terrific outtake of a song that only reached the light of day nine years back when they reissued this CD.
Elvis Costello “Jimmie Standing In the Rain”
from National Ransom (Hear Music 2010) N —My first time hearing anything from this record - this song is one of those 7th chord laden early 30s pastiches, and I think I love it.
ZZ Top “Precious and Gone”
from Tres Hombres (Warner Brothers 1973) —An atypical spproach to the guitar solo, but a typically spectacular result. Billy Gibbons and his pals rule!
Monareta “Matanza Funk”
from Picotero (Nacional Rcds. 2008) —They have a brand new album, but I haven't heard it yet - this cut, however, is weird and very cool.
Warren Zevon “Down in the Mall”
from Transverse City (Virgin 1989) —Warren probably thought malls would never fade away - they're not dead yet, but they ain't what they once were, that's for sure.
Solomon Burke “Medley: If You Need Me/Tonight's the Night/You're Good for Me/I Almost Lost My Mind/What Am I Living For/Just Out of Reach”
from Soul Alive! (Rounder www.rounder.com 1988) —From one of the greatest live albums of all time - we lost a great one when we lost the King of Rock'n'Soul.
Chairmen of the Board “That's My Story (And I'm Sticking To It)”
from Soul Tapestry (Surfisde 2009) —General Norman Johnson of this great soul group passed away yesterday - this was all I could track down on short notice, and it's still terrific.
Fairport Convention “Genesis Hall”
from Unhalfbricking (Hannibal 1969) —I just read on allmusic.com that Richard Thompson's contributions to this album weren't memorable. Excuse me? You don't remember this masterpiece?
Raul Malo “Sinners & Saints” (Fantasy 2010) N —The first cut of the album, and the first song Raul Malo played live last week - magnificent.
Jamey Johnson “By the Seat of Your Pants”
from The Guitar Song (Mercury 2010) N —Barry Mazor says this is the best country record of the past 25 years - I haven't heard nearly as much as he has, but I doubt there's much better.
Mavis Staples “Creep Along Moses”
from You Are Not Alone (Anti 2010) N —It bothers me to read all the reviews calling this her best record in ages, when it's not as good as the one that came before it - but it's sure awfully good, and I'm glad to see Mavis getting some attention again at last.
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