Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Sep 10th 2010 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Electric Light Orchestra “Roll Over Beethoven” from ELO II (Jet 1973) —RIP Mike Edwards, who played cello with ELO for years and who passed away a few days ago in a farm accident - police identified him through Youtube videos of the band. Welcome to the modern world.Buy it!
The Clash “I Fought the Law” from The Singles (Epic 1991) —I remember eagerly anticipating the release of "The Cost of Living EP" and being flabbergasted to hear this version of this classic for the first time.Buy it!
The Chills “Heavenly Pop Hit” from Submarine Bells (Slash 1990) —I never loved this New Zealand group the way some people I knew did, but I worship the heck out of this masterpiece of perfection - the song title says it all.Buy it!
James Brown “(Get Up I Feel Like Being A) Sex Machine” from Love Power Peace (Polydor 1992) —One of the greatest live albums of all time, featuring the band that would soon leave him to join Funkadelic.Buy it!
The People Star “Onwu Dinjo” from Nigeria Special: Volume 2 Modern Highlife, Afro Sounds & Nigerian Blues 1970-6 (Soundway 2010) N —Gorgeous 1976 sweet Nigerian cut - once upon a time I would have been better versed in naming the style.Buy it!
Neil Young “Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues” from Bob Dylan: The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (Columbia 1993) —Neil Young backed by Booker T and the MG's - very cool.Buy it!
Alejandro Escovedo “After the Meteor Showers” from Street Songs of Love CD ALBUM (Fantasy 2009) N —You can the blame the stars, you can blame the wind, you can blame the meteor showers, the original sin.Buy it!
Katy Moffatt “Slow Movin' Freight Train” from Hearts Gone Wild (Watermelon 1994) —She'll be at the Sheldon Sunday night for the Larry Weir tribute concert - Larry deeply loved the music of Katy Moffatt.Buy it!
Terry Allen “The Girl Who Danced Oklahoma” from Lubbock (On Everything) (Fate 1979) —From Larry's favorite album of all time - and another artist who will make a rare St. Louis appearance for this conert Sunday.Buy it!
Joe Ely “All Just to Get to You” from Letter to Laredo (MCA 1995) —Joe Ely isn't coming, but as long as I was in the Songwriters Showcase mood, I figured I'd add this gem from one of Larry's faves and mine (with Springsteen on backing vocals).Buy it!
Karate Bikini “I'm Falling Down” from A Demonstration (ep) (self-released www.creerider.com 2010) N L —Nice to find this 4-cut EP sitting in my box at the station this morning - maybe this means they're finally selling something?Buy it!
Bessie Smith “Careless Love Blues” from The Essential Bessie Smith (Columbia Legacy 1997) —Not the Bessie Smith the Band were singing about, but you can't tell me her spirit wasn't somehow involved.Buy it!
Richard Barone “Girl” from Glow (Bar/None Records 2010) N —It's always exciting to hear new music from this often overlooked songwriter (formerly of the slightly less but mostly overlooked Bongos).Buy it!
Rosanne Cash “I Don't Want to Spoil the Party” from Hits 1979-1989 (Columbia 1989) —Here's what I know. I was in a band (60 Hz Hm) with a female singer - we did a country-flavored take on the Beatles "I Don't Want to Spoil the Party." We saw Rosanne Cash play around 1988, while the band was still together. The next year, she recorded it.Buy it!