Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Mar 22nd 2013 7.00am–10.00am
N=music new at the station.
L=local music. Your
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Time zone: central
Sun Sawed In 1/2 “Ocean”
from Elephants Into Swans (self 2013) N L —Oh my, this new record from this pseudo-local band is exquisite. Incredible songs, incredible vocals, incredible musicianship, incredible arrangements.
Rocket From the Tombs “Love Train Express”
from Barfly (FIRE 2011) —The reconstituted version of the proto-Ubu/Dead Boys group made a pretty good debut album a couple years back.
Cheap Trick “High Roller”
from Budokan II (Epic 1994) —How did Cheap Trick ever get used to playing without those teenage Japanese screams?
Melody Den “Amarillo”
from Storylines (Perdition 2013) N L —It seems as though every time I listen to this album, I have a different favorite song. That's a good sign.
The Byrds “Old John Robertson (single version)”
from Turn! Turn! Turn! (Columbia 1965) —Roger McGuinn wrote it, but it sure sounds like something from 100 years before.
Aztec Camera “Over My Head”
from Stray (sire 1990) —A gentle and beautiful number to come down from the heights of that last cut.
The Ethiopians “Selah Version”
from Sir J.J. & Friends (Culture Press 1993) —A little number from one of the all-time greatest vocal groups, albeit in dub, because the groove is so cool, and I like the sparseness of this version.
Chris Stamey “If Memory Serves”
from Lovesick Blues (Yep Roc 2013) N —Stamey's solo album is slowly seeping into my musical pores, one song here, another song there. The guy hasn't let me down yet.
Boz Scaggs “Cadillac Walk”
from Memphis (429 Records www.429records.com 2013) N —Those who know the Mink Deville original say this is a weird groove for this song; since I don't know the original, I'm merely knocked out by the song itself.
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