Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jun 22nd 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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The Hives “If I Had a Cent”
from Lex Hives (Disques Hives 2012) N —Don't laugh, but I'm starting to think the Hives remind me of Devo - it's not that much of a stretch to compare the last Devo album to this one.
Grace Basement “On Your Side (Soldier's Song)”
from Gunmetal Gray (Undertow 2009) L —Kevin Buckley makes great Irish folk music, but I want to hear some more of his rock. In the meantime, I can keep turning to this terrific record.
The Kinks “A Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy”
from Misfits (Arista 1978) —I prefer this song, which acknowledges the downside of the fantasy, to the Bad Company song of a similar name.
Love “7 And 7 Is”
from Da Capo (Elektra 1967) —Not a fantasy, but fantastic rock'n'roll.
Talking Heads “Paper”
from Fear of Music (sire 1979) —I can still remember buying this album almost as soon as it came out, from Streetside on Delmar, and opening the shrink wrap, and feeling the album cover, and pondering over all these new and odd songs. And wanting to dance, of course.
Cheap Trick “The Ballad of TV Violence (I'm Not the Only Boy)”
from Cheap Trick (Epic 1977) —I do remember the concern over TV violence back in the time of this record.
Humble Pie “Get Down To It”
from Eat It (A&M 1973) —Even more space, and it still rocks hard. Gospel rock.
Bruce Springsteen “Because the Night”
from The Promise (Columbia 2010) —Springsteen essentially gave this song to Patti Smith, because he had so many good ones at that time he could easily spare it. But it's nice to hear his version, too.
Patti Smith “April Fool”
from Banga (Columbia 2012) N —I haven't familiarized myself enough with this album yet to determine which songs have words that annoy the FCC, but I know this one is safe, and terrific.
Chris Potter Underground “It Ain't Me, Babe”
from Ultrahang (ArtistShare 2009) —Chris Potter is one of the greatest, if not the greatest, saxophonist under the age of 60 these days. Yup, this is the Dylan song, turned into jazz of mesmerizing beauty.
Leo Kottke “Arms of Mary”
from Leo Live (On The Spot 1995) —I saw Kottke a few times in the years preceding this live record - man, his guitar playing is spellbinding.
Rough Shop “Blue Swallow Hotel”
from Beneath the South Side Bridge (Perdition 2012) N L —I love the way John Wendland sings the opening line "There's one hundred per cent refrigerated air." You have to hear it. And the whole thing is great, anyway.
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