Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Jan 7th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
R=listener request. N=music new at the station. L=local music. Your purchases using the Buy it! links
Time zone: central
Tim Lee 3 “Get There First” from Raucous Americanus (Cool Dog Sound 2010) N —If I don't get there first, I don't know if I will last. What a great line, what a rockin' great song. Tim Lee just gets better and better.Buy it!
The Embarrassment “Celebrity Art Party” from Heyday 1979-1983 (bar none 1995) —James Weber found a video for this song and posted it to Facebook, thus reminding me once again that these guys were the best band of the early 80s that almost nobody ever heard.Buy it!
The Searchers “He's Got No Love” from Very Best of the Searchers (Sanctuary 1998) —The Searchers, who also covered the previous song, weren't so well known for their originals, but gee willikers! This is a terrific mersey beat number.Buy it!
Bob Dylan “Queen Jane Approximately” from Highway 61 Revisited (Sony 2004) —We played this album the other day at work - and of course I've always loved this song, but the out-of-tune bass always bothered me. But I'm starting to embrace it. What's going on in my head?Buy it!
Jackie Greene “Shaky Ground” from Till the Light Comes CD ALBUM (429 2010) N —I don't understand how this guy, who is so rhythmically acute and melodically interesting, spends so much of his time hanging out with Phil Lesh.Buy it!
Mavis Staples “Losing You” from You Are Not Alone (Anti 2010) N —One of Randy Newman's most beautiful songs, interpreted by somebody who knows about beauty - and who understands the real pain of loss.Buy it!
Myron Walden “Countrified” (Demi Sound 2010) N —I don't know much at all about this saxophone player, but I do love this record - it's like a modern day King Curtis album, soul & jazz & gospel & country & rock all blended together beautifully. The guitarist, Oz Noy, is astounding.Buy it!
Japan “Adolescent Sex” (Blue Plate 1978) —Mick Karn, bassist for this band, passed away the other day way too young. I respect what they did when they morphed into some exotic soundscape band, but I really dig this first album, a punky glammy thing, the most.Buy it!
The Welders “Debutantes in Bondage” from The Welders (ep) (BDR 2010) L —It's amazing to see all the positive attention these guys are getting, 31 years after recording 4 songs that should have been released back in the day.Buy it!
Edward Burch & John Horton “Hotel Song” from 7" (Euclid 2010) N —Edward Burch was a close friend of Jay Bennett, and he performed this delightful version of Jay's song onstage at Euclid Records last year.Buy it!
Ian Walsh and Kevin Buckley “Say Darlin' Say” from Keeping It Reel (Mountain Rose www.buckleyandwalsh.com 2011) N L —Kevin Buckley of local pop group Grace Basement has a parallell career in the Irish folk world - this is actually an Appalachian song, but it's wonderfully done. CD release at McGurk's Monday night.Buy it!
Electric Flag “Texas” from A Long Time Comin' (Columbia 1968) —Oh, Michael Bloomfield on guitar, how I love you. And when Nick Gravenites sings "When you saw me on the streets, woman, you looked at me like I was a Ringling Brothers & Barnum & Bailey clown." Ouch!Buy it!
Sam & Dave “You Don't Know Like I Know” from Seat 'n' Soul (Rhino 1993) —Sometimes I think these songs have been played so often that I shouldn't bother, but then I realize how many people have never had the chance to turn on the radio and hear something this wonderful.Buy it!
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