Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Jun 15th 2012 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
Jay Bennett & Edward Burch “Shakin' Sugar” from The Palace At 4am (Part I) (Undertow 2002) —What do you do when you get kicked out of a highly successful band? Make the best music of your life.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
David Johansen “She” from In Style (Razor & Tie 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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Matthew Sweet “Thought I Knew You” from Girlfriend (Volcano www.galacticfunk.com 1990) —I've been playing the Janiva Magness version so much lately, I thought it would be nice to revisit the original.Buy it!
The Beatles “Ticket to Ride” from Help! CD ALBUM (EMI UK www.themeatpuppets.com 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.Buy it!
The Association “Enter the Young” from Just the Right Sound: The Association Anthology (Rhino 2002) —One of the most underrated bands of the 60s - their gigantic hits overshadowed all kinds of amazing songs.Buy it!
The dB's “The Adventures of Albatross and Doggerel” from Falling Off the Sky (Bar/None 2012) N —I'd say this is my favorite song these days if the rest of the album didn't have so many equal to it.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Buddy Miller “A Showman's Life” from Midnight and Lonesome (Hightone 2002) —Nobody told me about this part - they told me all about the pretty girls and the wine and the money and the good times.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
Chuck Berry “Come On” from You Never Can Tell - The Complete Chess Recordings 1960-1966 (Hip-O 2009) —A master at work.Buy it!
The Vondrukes “Closer to Home” from Runaway, Goodbye Love (self-released 2011) N L —This St. Louis band has so many stylistic arrows in its quiver - this song features three or four of them alone.Buy it!
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.Buy it!
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