Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Mar 2nd 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Tom Waits “Chicago”
from Bad As Me (Anti- 2011) —As good an album opener as Mr. Waits has come up since "16 Shells From a 30 Ought Six."
Elvis Costello “Big Boys”
from Armed Forces (Rhino 1979) —It's been just a little more than 33 years since the first time I saw Elvis Costello live. This album was new then, so he may have done this song.
Craig Finn “Apollo Bay”
from Clear Heart Full Eyes (Vagrant 2012) N —I really wasn't expecting to enjoy this solo album from the Hold Steady front-man, but it sounds better and better every time I hear any of it.
The Monkees “Valleri”
from Greatest Hits (Rhino 1995) —It was quite a shock to hear of Davy Jones' passing the other day. This was my fave song he sang, and I've loved it since I got it off the back of a cereal box 45 years ago.
The Monkees “Daydream Believer”
from Greatest Hits (Rhino 1995) —An obvious choice, but that's mostly because I thought I had Headquarters with me, but I didn't, and then I had to throw something on fast. Still, it's a great cut.
The Beatles “If I Needed Someone”
from Rubber Soul (EMI 1982) —On George Harrison's birthday (last Saturday), this song came up on my itunes shuffle. I took that as a sign.
The Bongos “Numbers With Wings” (RCA 1983) —Shoulda been a big hit back in the year of Thriller.
Paul Westerberg “Looking Up in Heaven”
from This Is Music (Uncut 2004) —I honestly don't remember hearing this song until the other day, and yet it's really pretty strong.
Macy Gray “Maps”
from Covered (429 2012) N —An interesting version of what might be my fave indie-rock song of the 00s.
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