Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Dec 31st 2010 7.00am–10.00am
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Iggy Pop “Some Weird Sin”
from Lust for Life (Virgin 1977) —I hadn't pulled this record out for a long time, but there it was, sitting in the store the other day, so I played it and was struck once again by the sheer power (as opposed to raw) of this cut. And bonus cowbell.
Buddy Guy “Too Soon”
from Living Proof (Jive/Silvertone 2010) N —Buddy's new album is just a blues pleasure - probably not for the woman he's dismissing from his life in this song, though.
Tom Verlaine “The Scientist Writes a Letter”
from Flash Light (Collectors Choice 1987) —It's funny how attractive indifference can be. Show me another songwriter who can get away with a lyric like that.
Captain Beefheart “Zig Zag Wanderer”
from Safe As Milk (NA url 1967) —There is no special rhyme or reason to the songs I chose to pay tribute to Don Van Vliet - there are so many great ones I could make no mistakes.
Paul McCartney “Too Many People”
from Ram (Apple 1971) —The cowbell plays a small but significant role in the bridge about half way through.
from Singles Going Steady CD Album (IRS 1979) —Steve Diggle wrote some pretty cool songs,too - he got overshadowed often by Pete Shelley.
TEENA MARIE “Congo Square” (stax 2009) —It's still hard to believe Teena Marie passed away suddenly the other day - she was only 54, and just last year, she'd released a record this good.
TEENA MARIE “Square Biz”
from It Must Be Magic (Motown 1981) —She made a lot of very good records, but this one is the one that always makes me feel like jumping around.
Pat Metheny Group “American Garage” (ECM 1980) —I've only recently realized that Metheny was actually doing something interesting on this record, melding jazz with folk influences (and a rock beat).
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