Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Apr 29th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Primal Scream “Beautiful Future” (B-Unique 2008) —So I listened to Riot City Blues the other day & fell in love with them again - but then I couldn't find my copy at home, so I came up with this underrated gem to share with you.
The Motors “You Beat the Hell Outta Me”
from Approved By the Motors (Virgin 1978) —Cat played "Forget About You" by these guys the other day - I'd forgotten how much I loved them back in the day. Here's a KWUR New Wave classic!
Elvis Costello “Sunday's Best”
from Armed Forces (Rhino 1979) —I still remember getting this one in the mail - back in the olden days, kids, we had to sometimes order 7" import singles from catalogs we had to first request via mail, because you couldn't always find these in stores.
Michael Fracasso “Saint Monday” (Michael Fracasso 2011) N —One of my fave singer/songwriters has a new self-released album; I once saw him perform, and the crowd was me, Larry & Kathy Weir, Ed Becker & Ed's wife.
Phoebe Snow “Harpo's Blues”
from Phoebe Snow (THE RIGHT STUFF 1974) —I never spent much time listening to Phoebe Snow, but I always did like her voice. She passed away too young the other day.
XTC “Easter Theatre”
from Apple Venus Pt. 1 (Tvt 1999) —I guess this would have been more appropriate last week, but hey, five days after Easter isn't bad.
Marcia Ball “We Fell Hard”
from Roadside Attractions (Alligator 2011) N —My review of this new record is here: http://blues.about.com/od/cddvdreview1/fr/Marcia-Ball-Roadside-Attractions-2011.htm
The Mamas & The Papas “I Call Your Name”
from Gold (Geffen 2005) —One of the most perfect Beatles covers - honestly, I kind of forgot it wasn't their own song.
X-Ray Spex “Oh Bondage Up Yours!”
from Germ Free Adolescents (Art-I-Ficial 1978) —Vocalist Poly Styrene passed away on Monday, the day before her new album came out. I haven't heard the new one, but this classic still works.
The Feelies “When You Know”
from Here Before (Bar/None 2011) N —It is so great to have these guys back making music every bit as great as they did 25 years ago.
Let's Active “Every Word Means No”
from Afoot Vinyl EP (I.R.S. 1983) —Oh, those glorious pop songs of the 80s - I'm telling you, I was convinced this stuff would sweep the world.
Sonny Boy Williamson “Cool Disposition”
from One Way Out Single (Chess 1975) —I feel bad that I don't remember all the friends who post videos on Facebook & give me inspiration, but I love every one of you.
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