Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Apr 26th 2013 7.00am–10.00am
Time zone: central
Bettie Serveert “iPromise” from Oh, Mayhem! (Second Motion Records 2013) N —Well, I don't know what the date is, and I started off by announcing Alice Cooper but playing Bettie Serveert. It's gonna go uphill from here, I swear!Buy it!
Alice Cooper “Public Animal #9” from School's Out (Friday Music Records 1972) —Remember when music like this scared the living daylights out of adults? I couldn't own Alice Cooper records at the time, though the reason was my dad saw in the paper that people smoked pot at his concert.Buy it!
Def Leppard “Excitable” from Hysteria (Mercury 1987) —You bet when they started this song, the crowd stood up, just as they were told. (Although, I didn't see the Hysteria tour, and I'm not sure they did this the two later times I saw them.)Buy it!
Earth Quake “Lovin' Cup” from The Most Fun You Can Have With Your Clothes On: Berserkley Story (Castle 2004) —Back in the day, these guys were my least favorite band on the Berserkley label, but they sound a lot more classic to me now than they did then.Buy it!
The Incurables “16 Lines” from The Fine Art Of Distilling (The Incurables 2012) N L —St. Louis's own Jimmy Griffin writes some strong songs. Every week, I think I have a new fave from this record.Buy it!
The Undertones “Beautiful Friend” from Positive Touch (Ryko 1981) —Boy, this takes me back to a time when it seemed every new record by my fave bands was stretching my horizons further and further.Buy it!
The Gladiators “Pocket Money” from Dreadlocks the Time Is Now (Virgin 1978) —Back when my friends and I were just discovering reggae, the Gladiators were this mysterious and clearly fantastic group that was really hard to find.Buy it!
Southside Johnny & the Poor Souls “Winter In Yellowknife” from Songs From the Barn (Leroy unk 2013) N —Johnny's voice is way raspier than it used to be, so why not try his hand at a Tom Waits sort of song?Buy it!
Luke Winslow-King “Staying In Town” from The Coming Tide (Bloodshot 2013) N —I still know next to nothing about this guy, but I definitely enjoy this record, a gentle but strong throwback to older styles of country and folk and stuff.Buy it!
Paul Simon “Once Upon a Time There Was an Ocean” from Surprise (Warner Brothers 2006) —So many of the Paul Simon albums that people ignored were actually excellent - this one, produced by Brian Eno, is full of songs as cool as this one.Buy it!
Steve Coleman & Five Elements “Cardiovascular” from Functional Arhythmias (PI 2013) N —Well, I messed up the segue, but this is a cool little number - jazz for med students, or patients, or something?Buy it!
The Stanley Brothers “This Weary Heart You Stole Away” from Angel Band: The Classic Mercury Recordings (Mercury/Nashville 1996) —When these guys and Bill Monroe's band were trading all these great records, it must have been exciting to see what would come next.Buy it!
Johnny Horton “Out in New Mexico” from Honky Tonk Man: The Essential Johnny Horton, 1956-1960 (Columbia 1996) —I can't resist these classic story songs.Buy it!
Court Yard Hounds “Delight (Something New Under The Sun)” from Court Yard Hounds CD ALBUM (Columbia 2010) —It's been 7 years since the Dixie Chicks made a record, and 3 since 2/3 of them made one. Maybe we could be delighted by some new music under the sun from these singers.Buy it!
Bobby Bare “The Living Legend” from Twistable Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein (SUGAR HILL ww.sugarhillrecords.com 2010) —Having Bobby Bare on a tribute to Shel Silverstein was probably a bit obvious.Buy it!
Steve Earle & The Dukes (& Duchesses) “The Low Highway” from Low Highway (New West www.newwestrecords.com 2013) —I've only heard this album while working in the record store, so I have a lot to still glean from it when I can pay more attention - but it sure does sound like one of his best.Buy it!
Big Joe Turner “Going Home” from Jumpin' With Joe: The Complete Aladdin and Imperial Recordings (EMI 1994) —You've got Big Joe Turner & you've got Wynonie Harris on the same record.Buy it!
Leo Baxter & His Orchestra “Can I Depend On You?” from The Complete Meteor Blues, R&B And Gospel Recordings (Ace 2006) —This two-disc compilation is one of the very best collections of great music from the 50s era!Buy it!
George Jones “Who's Gonna Fill Their Shoes?” from 50 Years Of Hits (Bandit Records. 2004) —I just found out George Jones passed away - this is a song in which he imagines the world without some of the greats. Nobody will fill his shoes.Buy it!