Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Nov 1st 2013 7.00am–10.00am
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Jonathan Wilson “Fanfare” (Bella Union 2013) N —It's kind of a Pink Floyd-ish song, but damned if it doesn't stick to the ribs better than those guys ever did.
Alejandro Escovedo “Put You Down”
from With These Hands (Ryko 1996) —Some people say the world's a strange and evil place / Others say because the sun shines every day we should live life come what may.
Sly & The Family Stone “Into My Own Thing”
from LIfe (Epic 1968) —George Clinton must have played this cut over and over and over again, taking very careful notes. There's a reason he gave Sly some employment later.
Amy Gore and Her Valentines “I'm Addicted”
from In Love (self 2012) —This former Gore Gore Girl made one heck of a crunchy pop record last year - if this had come out in 1979, I'd have worshipped her.
The Beatles “Ticket to Ride”
from Help! CD Album (Parlophone 1965) —I remember we sang this one in Concert Choir in high school, though I think it was based off the Carpenters version. At any rate, it must have been weird.
Lou Reed “Waves of Fear”
from The Blue Mask (RCA 1982) —When I heard the news that he passed away Sunday, this was the first song that popped into my head, and I had to hear it almost right away. A masterpiece of guitar terror.
Lou Reed “Ecstasy” (Reprise 2000) —I've read a lot of really good essays on Lou Reed this past week, including one that reminded me I should have kept listening to this album a lot more when it came out. Lou Reed could never be dismissed, you know.
The Velvet Underground “I Heard Her Call My Name”
from White Light / White Heat (Verve 1968) —Underneath all the noise, this is a magnificent pop song. Inside this magnificent pop song there is a wave of fear which can only be addressed by noise. Magnificent!
Lou Reed “The Bells” (Arista 1979) —To say that I wasn't ready to listen openly to a 9 minute song with this many layers to it in 1979, well, that's an understatement of immense proportions. But it sure holds up!
The Velvet Underground “She's My Best Friend”
from VU (Polydor 1985) —The songs on this album, all rejected for various reasons when they were recorded, some redone by Lou Reed solo, are among my faves from the Velvets.
Detroit “Rock 'N' Roll”
from Detroit (Akarma 1971) —Lou Reed always said Mitch Ryder did the best version of this song. I know my life was saved by rock 'n' roll, how 'bout you?
NRBQ “Everybody Say Yeah”
from 7" (Euclid 2011) —Another love letter to rock'n'roll.
The Wilhelms “Flesh and Blood”
from Film at 11 (Perdition 2013) N L —Andy Ploof and John Wendland of Rough Shop have a duo side project - CD release show is Sunday, Nov. 3, at Focal Point.
Queen “She Makes Me (Stormtrooper in Stilettos)”
from Sheer Heart Attack (Hollywood Records 1974) —Big and bold and really quite lovely. I don't think they ever did much else that sounded like this cut.
Sloan “C'mon, C'mon (We're Gonna Get It Started)”
from Navy Blues (Murder Records 1998) —The only thing left to do is cure the broken-hearted. This might work, for about 3 minutes, anyway.
The Rides “Only Teardrops Fall”
from Can't Get Enough (429 2013) N —Stephen Stills can't croon the way he used to, but he sings this one with conviction and spirit, and I think it's pretty cool.
Obits “Double Jeopardy”
from Bed & Bugs (Sub Pop 2013) N —I like the grit in this band's sound. They got spunk.
Villagers “The Bell”
from Awayland (Domino 2013) —Only one bell, as opposed to the plural that Lou Reed heard.
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