Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jan 14th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Warren Zevon “Nightime in the Switching Yard”
from Excitable Boy (Rhino 1978) —When I discovered this album a million years ago, I played side one like a zillion times, which means that "Lawyers, Guns & Money" aside, I'd forgotten everything about side 2 until Jim Varvaris threw this on at work yesterday. A rare funk foray fr Zevon.
XTC “Yacht Dance”
from English Settlement (Virgin 1982) —Tony Renner unearthed a live performance of this song from the Old Grey Whistle Test (by that, I mean he posted it to Facebook). Man, what a wonderful song.
Elvis Costello “National Ransom” (Hear Music 2010) N —After seeing Costello perform this on one of the late-night TV shows, I always expect it to rock harder - it rocks enough, mind you, but it goes further live.
Dave Alvin “Haley's Comet”
from Blue Blvd (Hightone 1991) —A song Alvin and Tom Russell co-wrote which perfectly captures the humanity of one of rock'n'roll's first stars.
Raspberries “I Wanna Be With You”
from Fresh (CAPITOL 1972) —Oh, those ringing guitars, those earnest and horny vocals, those pounding rhythms! Damn! This is pop music!
Los Saicos “Demolicion” (Munster 2010) N —The greatest three-chord rock'n'roll song you've never heard before.
The Band “Time To Kill”
from Stage Fright CD Album (CAPITOL 1970) —I can't believe I hadn't noticed this cowbell gem until the other day - I wonder if Robbie Robertson was listening to some Doug Sahm when he wrote this.
Villagers “Becoming a Jackal” (Domino 2010) N —Tom Lunt has been singing the praises of these guys (really, this guy) and it's easy to hear why. What a gorgeous song!
Robert Plant “You Can't Buy My Love”
from Band Of Joy (Rounder 2010) N —Plant might have sung songs like this when he was very young - this has a Merseybeat feel, albeit tougher than that.
Gregg Allman “Floating Bridge”
from Low Country Blues (Rounder 2011) N —I forgot to record Letterman last night - wanted to catch Allman on that. By the way - holy moley! This cut is great!
Joe Lovano Us Five “Donna Lee”
from Bird Songs (Blue Note 2011) N —Two drummers, piano, and excellent bass playing from Esperanza Spalding, all in support of Lovano's exquisite tenor.
Mavis Staples “You Are Not Alone” (Anti www.anti.com 2010) N —One of Jeff Tweedy's strongest songs, sung by one of the world's greatest voices.
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