Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jun 15th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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The Long Ryders “And She Rides”
from 10-5-60 (Frontier 1983) —The only time I ever rode up in the Arch, I was with these guys. Yeah, that's rock'n'roll!
Chuck Prophet “Temple Beautiful” (Yep Roc 2012) N —Remember I said Chuck Prophet would be in Springfield? It's the Taste of Springfield Festival on July 7, and the Jans Project are also on the bill that day. Amy LaVere plays the night before, too.
David Johansen “She”
from In Style (American Beat 1979) —Johansen's 2nd solo album confused me when it came out (but I still bought it the minute I saw it) - I mean, he was wearing disco clothes on the cover. The best songs hold up, though.
The Hives “Go Right Ahead”
from Lex Hives (Disques Hives 2012) N —A real-life musical mash-up of "Don't Bring Me Down" by ELO and "Stepping Stone" by the Monkees, all with a strong dash of Hives-ness.
Matthew Sweet “Thought I Knew You”
from Girlfriend (Zoo 1991) —I've been playing the Janiva Magness version so much lately, I thought it would be nice to revisit the original.
The Beatles “Ticket to Ride”
from Help! CD Album (CAPITOL 1965) —True fact: I first learned this song when I sang it in Concert Choir in high school in 1976. Yup, I led a sheltered life as a child.
Heart “Saffronia's Mark”
from Red Velvet Car (Eagle 2010) —I love to see veteran rockers make great music years after they fell off the charts.
Humble Pie “Desperation”
from As Safe As Yesterday is (Castle 1969) —Given a choice between a song performed by its originator, Steppenwolf, or by the amazing Humble Pie, I gotta go with the cover version.
Kate & Anna McGarrigle “Naufragee du Tendre”
from Tell My Sister (Nonesuch 2011) —Even though I was in a band that covered this song, I still don't know what it's about (something to do with shipwrecked), but I love this song beyond all comprehension anyway.
Rhett Miller “This Summer Lie”
from The Dreamer (Maximum Sunshine 2012) N —I always prefer Rhett Miller away from the Old 97's - seems his songs are more melodically interesting on the solo records.
War “The Music Band”
from Anthology (1970-1994) (Avenue 1994) —On the original album, this groove is twice as long, but hey, the abbreviated version is entrancing enough.
The Kinks “A House in the Country”
from Face To Face (Pye 1966) —You don't hear this one every day, but it's as great as all the classics by the Kinks.
Orange Juice “Felicity”
from You Can't Hide Your Love Forever (Domino 1982) —Back in the day when I visited every record store in town on a regular basis, though I had very little money, I kept seeing this album on display, and I needed to own it just for the cover alone. It was more than worth the expense.
Kathy Mattea “Dark as a Dungeon”
from Coal (Captain Potato 2008) —Singing clear-eyed, with minimal accompaniment, Mattea makes this chestnut resonate.
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