Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Sep 9th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Time zone: central
Nick Lowe “Sensitive Man”
from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011) N —Nick's new album will be here soon - I think it's out on Tuesday. And he'll be in town opening for Wilco next month.
Blur “Brothers and Sisters”
from Think Tank (Virgin 2003) —A dreamy, dopey number from Damon Albarn and company.
Pajama Club “These Are Conditions”
from Pajama Club (Lester 2011) N —Neil Finn & his wife Sharon have put together a little modern rock combo; it's not Crowded House good, but it has its pleasures.
The Chills “Heavenly Pop Hit”
from Submarine Bells (Slash 1990) —After 21 years, the majesty of this song has yet to fade even in the slightest.
Siouxsie & The Banshees “Hong Kong Garden”
from The Scream (Geffen) —For a few years back there, these guys were among my favorite bands in the world. Now, I don't love them like I did then, but the singles can still sound good once in a while.
Marquise Knox “America's Blues”
from Here I Am (APO 2011) N —How in the world can a 19-year-old be this good? Well, he's experienced - he did his first album a couple years ago. St. Louis blues just keeps carrying on.
The Coral “Dreaming of You”
from The Coral (Columbia 2002) —As bouncy and catchy and irressistible as any song released in the 00's.
Rockpile “A Knife and a Fork”
from Seconds of Pleasure (Columbia 1980) —Not the first song you always think of, but a perfect example of just how solid this record was, and just how unfair it was of us to be disappointed by it when it first came out.
Patty Larkin “Home”
from 25 (Signature Sounds www.signaturesounds.com 2010) —This album last year was my introduction to a very talented singer/songwriter - it includes new versions of her fave songs, done with guest vocalists like Birdsong at Morning on this one.
John Scofield “Walk With Me”
from Piety Street (emarcy 2009) —A terrific take on the gospel traditional number, with vocals by John Boutte, who you may have heard on Treme.
Sleepy Kitty “Gimme a Chantz!”
from Infinity City (Euclid 2011) N L —Sending this one out to my friend Tony Patti, who wrote an eloquent review of this St. Louis release, and posted it on Facebook where only his friends get to see it.
Magic City “Face Down in the Alley”
from Le Animaux Epouvantables (Tower Groove 2011) N L —I don't have a turntable, so I can't experience this album at home, but we have a copy here at the station I can play. This is one terrific local band.
Imelda May “Eternity”
from Mayhem (Decca 2010) N —I am thoroughly enjoying every cut I've heard from this record - I picked up my own copy recently, and it's nearing the top of my pile of new stuff to play in the car.
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