Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Sep 14th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Dr. John “You Lie”
from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012) N —Dan Auerbach sounds so darkly hypnotic on guitar here, and then the drums, bass, and horns come in. Oh, yeah, and Dr. John.
Phil Alvin “Death in the Morning”
from Un "Sung Stories" (Slash 1986) N —For many, many years, this was the album I most wanted to appear on CD - now it's actually here. A masterpiece.
The Go-Betweens “Cattle and Cane”
from Postpunk Chronicles: Going Underground (Rhino 1999) —I remember people used to try to convince me to like these guys, but it never happened. Then I heard this song the other day, and now I'm wondering if there might be more to them than I thought.
The Vondrukes “Everything But Fine”
from Runaway, Goodbye Love (self-released 2011) L —They'll be playing tomorrow at 2720 Cherokee with Empty Hill & the Distortions, and Prairie Rehab. Then taking a few months off to have a baby.
Spirit “Gramophone Man”
from Spirit (Epic 1968) —Here's a band I still haven't spent enough time with - but boy, I love this cut.
from Argybargy (A&M 1980) —I remember seeing these guys bigger than life at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel back when this album was new.
Painkillers “Relax (aka "Mood")”
from Painkillers (Euclid 2011) L —A St. Louis band that deserved tons of success back in the 80s - the music outlives singer/guitarist Jeff Barbush.
The Picketts “Still In Love”
from The Wicked Picketts (Rounder 1995) —I know this is a cover, but I can't remember who did the original - anyway, I love Christy McWilson singing this (and everything else she sings).
Devo “Jocko Homo”
from Pioneers Who Got Scalped: The Anthology (Rhino 2000) —If I recall, this was a demo version, not the one originally released. But all versions of this song make me happy. I still remember how confused I was seeing them on SNL that first time when I'd never heard of them.
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