Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jun 8th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Chuck Prophet “I Felt Like Jesus”
from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc 2012) N —You know, he's playing at some festival up in Springfield, IL right around the 4th of July. Just sayin'.
The Temptations “Ball of Confusion (That's What the World Is Today) [Alternate Mix]”
from Psychedelic Soul (Motown 2000) —I'm not a big fan of remixes of classic songs, but damned if this version doesn't actually work at least as well as the real one.
Prince “Controversy” (Warner Brothers Records 1981) —I can still remember the thrill of hearing this song on WESL back when it was new - I hadn't heard anything even remotely like it before.
Bombino “Iyat Idounia Ayasahen (Another Life)”
from Agadez (Cumbancha 2011) —Holy cow, this guy can play guitar. I'm not familiar with the sounds of Algeria and Niger, but based on this evidence, maybe I should be.
Alabama Shakes “Goin' To the Party”
from Boys & Girls (ATO 2012) N —An atypically quiet little number from these guys that shows off the singer's dynamic range.
Sloan “Sinking Ships”
from Navy Blues (Murder Records 1998) —Having only discovered Sloan a couple years ago, I'm astonished to find out that their earlier records were even richer and more developed.
Sparks “Perfume” (Gut 2006) —I haven't spent nearly enough hours of my life listening to Sparks. Whenever they do cross my path, there's nothing like them.
Brian Eno “Driving Me Backwards”
from June 1, 1974 (Island 1974) —Actually, that's Eno with Kevin Ayers, John Cale, Nico, Robert Wyatt, and Mike Oldfield.
Bottle Rockets “Slow Tom's”
from single (Euclid 2010) —Powerhouse live rendition of their song about that little bar I've never visited.
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