Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Feb 8th 2013 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
Jorge Ben “Ponta de Lança Africano” from Beleza Tropical: Brazil Classics Vol. 1 (Luaka Bop 1989) —Speaking of killer guitar licks - this was the song that knocked me on my ass the first time I heard it, and it never stops blowing me away.Buy it!
Donny Hathaway “Sugar Lee” from Everything Is Everything (ATCO 1970) L —Sorry for all the false starts and crazy stuff - I'm trying to get the hang of something different this morning. Any way, we're trying.Buy it!
Chicago Transit Authority “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?” from Chicago Transit Authority (Columbia 1969) —One of my all-time favorite songs from back in the days when this band was so gosh-darn perfect. How did they wake up a couple years later and turn into what they became?Buy it!
Sam Phillips “Holding On To the Earth” from The Indescribable Wow (Virgin 1988) —I remember getting this album on cassette when it was new. I never liked getting cassettes, but I loved this record.Buy it!
Mott the Hoople “Roll Away the Stone” from The Hoople (Columbia 1974) —To this day, it boggles my mind that my brother bought this record when it was new. He gave no other evidence of being this hip, but that's how I first heard Mott, so I'm glad he did.Buy it!
Elvis Costello “Blue Chair” from Blood and Chocolate (Rhino 1985) —I remember I had this crazy idea I could learn to play bass, and I tried to copy what Bruce Thomas plays on this cut. Boy, was that stupid. I should have tried Dee Dee Ramone.Buy it!
The Sights “Fool (I Can't Stop Making Out With You)” from Left Over Right (HRM 2011) —This ever-evolving but always entertaining band has just released a new single, but I don't have that. So, how about a great song from two years ago?Buy it!
Joan Armatrading “When I Get It Right” from Walk Under Ladders (A&M 1981) —Possibly the best match of singer-songwriter from another world with the New Wave sounds of the day. Love this record.Buy it!
The Sun Sawed In Half “You're the Something” from Elephants Into Swans (self 2013) N L —The band has scattered to different corners of the country, but the music they put together is better than ever.Buy it!
Marshall Crenshaw “Someplace Where Love Can't Find Me” from The Best of Marshall Crenshaw: This Is Easy (Rhino 2000) —Crenshaw's new music is available only online - his older stuff is still out there in the physical world.Buy it!
Ass Ponys “Ape Hanger” from Electric Rock Music (A&M 1994) —Back there for a couple years, nobody knew what could become popular. This extremely odd band even had a hit, which enabled people to hear other cool songs like this one.Buy it!
Lou Reed “Turn To Me” from New Sensations (RCA 1984) —I listened to this album the other day, and was surprised to find myself singing along with every song, despite not having played it in 25 years. Maybe the last great Lou Reed record?Buy it!
Art Neville “Skeet Skat” from Brother to Brother (Fuel 2000 2003) —I think Art Neville's solo recordings are among the greatest treasures of New Orleans, and they don't get nearly the attention they deserve.Buy it!
Miles Davis “Directions (Live)” from Live in Europe 1969:The Bootleg Series Vol. 2 (Columbia 2013) N —It's Miles, still with Wayne Shorter, but now with Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette - three discs of material that I've only imagined could be great, and now we can hear it.Buy it!
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