Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Sep 7th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Slade “My Town”
from Old New Borrowed & Blue (Polygram 1974) —Somebody sold us pert near the whole Slade catalogue at the record store, so we've listened to a lot of Slade the past few weeks. Man, those guys were working class rock geniuses.
Spoon “Sister Jack”
from Gimme Fiction (Merge 2005) —I don't love Spoon the way some friends of mine do, but I know a great pop song when I hear one, and this is one of those.
A Band of Bees “Hourglass”
from Free the Bees (EMI 2004) —I don't know how I missed these guys until recently, but I'm slowly catching on - this is as strong a rock/pop outfit as the millenium has produced.
Eleni Mandell “Needle and Thread”
from Artificial Fire (Zedtone 2009) —I know she has a new album out, but this song from her previous record just called to me the other day.
Susanna Hoffs “November Sun”
from Someday (Baroque Folk 2012) N —The label name includes the watchword for this record - baroque. I'd say baroque pop, not folk. Gorgeous.
Love “You I'll Be Following”
from Love (Elektra 1966) —He doesn't mean on Twitter.
Rufus Wainwright “Rashida”
from Out of the Game (Decca 2012) N —Rufus doesn't break new ground on this record, but he refines all the majestic elements that made me love him in the first place.
Fiona Apple “Extraordinary Machine” (Epic 2005) —Another case where the previous album has a song calling me while the new album sits on the shelf. Nothing wrong with the new one, but this one is so good.
Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials “Moratorium on Hate”
from Jump Start (Alligator Performing 2012) N —At first, I thought the idea of declaring a moratorium on hate was just silly pie-in-the-sky thinking, but damned if Lil' Ed doesn't convince me through this powerful driving song that at least it's worth a shot.
Pelvic Girdles “Tweet”
from Sad Hammer (self 2011) L —Hey, maybe this one's about Twitter. Probably not, knowing Curt Hendricks as I do.
Redd Kross “Researching the Blues” (Merge 2012) —This isn't as great as classic Redd Kross was, but it's still pretty nice to have something even in the ballpark.
The Clash “Train In Vain”
from London Calling CD Album (Epic 1979) —I remember my confusion when this track wasn't listed on the album jacket - I don't think I'd ever seen a bonus cut before, and the title was etched into the groove between the end of the song and the label.
Cassandra Wilson “Red Guitar”
from Another Country (EOne 2012) N —Fabrizio Sotti is the guitarist and collaborator with Wilson all over this record - they blend beautifully on this cut.
Jerry Douglas “Gone to Fortingal”
from Traveler (EOne 2012) N —You take Jerry Douglas on dobro and Bela Fleck on banjo and all sorts of other great players and give them an entrancing Celtic/Indian crossover tune, you've got something great.
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