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Spinitron - KDHX: Sound Salvation Fri Nov 1st 2013

Sound Salvation (Music)

Fri Nov 1st 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


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.


Laura Veirs “Shape Shifter”
from Warp and Weft (Raven Marching Band 2013) N  —This melody shifts its shape a bit, too. Lovely song.


Harry Nilsson “Salmon Falls”
from Personal Best: The Harry Nilsson Anthology (RCA 1995) —Steel drums and strings - you don't hear that combination every day.


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.


Neko Case “Night Still Comes”
from The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You (Anti- 2013) N  —My brain makes drugs to keep me slow. That's the first line on this album. Well, you have my attention.


Natalie Maines “Trained”
from Mother (Columbia 2013) N  —Natalie Maines teams with Ben Harper and rocks hard.


Tim Lee 3 “Says Baby Strange”
from Devil's Rope (Cool Dog Sound 2013) N  —Tim's guitar is dirty, nasty, and gorgeous here!


Bob Dylan “I Don't Believe You (She Acts Like We Never Met)”
from The Bootleg Series, Vol 4, Live 1966: The Royal Albert Hall Concert (Columbia 1998) —It took me a long time to warm up to this concert - I miss Levon Helm's drumming with the Band, and Robertson's guitar didn't hit me right away. But goshdangit, this is some powerful shit right here.


The Blazers “And I Feel It”
from Seventeen Jewels (Little Dog 2003) —Whatever happened to these guys? They were one heck of a bar band with some catchy songs.


Sly & The Family Stone “Into My Own Thing”
from LIfe (Sony 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.


Ohio Players “Love Rollercoaster”
from Old School Vol. 2 (Thump 1994) —That's some cowbell fueled funk


Buckwheat Zydeco “Come and Get Yourself Some”
from Jackpot! (Tomorrow Recordings 2005) —Do you believe in having a party, do you believe in having fun? Sure! As long as I'm in bed by a decent hour.


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 (CAPITOL 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 (Polygram 1996) —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 “Pale Blue Eyes”
from The Velvet Underground (Polydor 1969) —Pretty. Sad. Lonely. Warm. Angry. Tense. Worship.


Lou Reed & John Cale “Style It Takes”
from Songs For Drella (Warner Brothers 1990) —John Cale singing what is clearly a Lou Reed song about their early days with Andy Warhol.


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.


The Velvet Underground “Sweet Jane”
from Loaded (Rhino 1970) —The anthem! A song I'm still getting closer and closer to understanding its true depths.


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?


Booker T. Jones featuring Lou Reed “The Bronx”
from The Road From Memphis (stax 2011) —I'd almost forgotten this little ditty Lou Reed sang a couple years back.


Thelonious Monk Quartet with John Coltrane “Blue Monk”
from At Carnegie Hall (Blue Note 2005) —Lou Reed had nothing to do with this cut. But I had to finish the hour with something, and this is pretty great!


NRBQ “Everybody Say Yeah”
from 7" (Euclid 2011) —Another love letter to rock'n'roll.


Robert Pollard “Full Sun (Dig the Slowness)”
from Normal Happiness (Merge 2006) —Could've been a lost Who song.


Rory Gallagher “Used to Be”
from BBC Sessions (Buddha 1999) —This is one uplifting, joyously raucous performance.


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.


Norma Waterson “Song For Thirza”
from Shining Bright: The Songs of Lal & Mike Waterson (Topic 2002) —Astounding. I've got no other words.


Sweet Honey In The Rock “I've Got to Know”
from Woody Guthrie: At 100! (Live At the Kennedy Center) (Legacy 2013) N  —Sweet Honey isn't the same without Bernice Johnson Reagon, but this still sounds richer than almost any other vocal group in the world you could name.


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 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 www.429records.com 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.


Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians “Raymond Chandler Evening”
from Element of Light (Yep Roc 1986) —Sometimes I hear Hitchcock and am amazed he isn't universally beloved.


Richard Barone “I'll Be Your Mirror”
from Cool Blue Halo 25th Anniversary Concert (RBM 2012) —One of the most beautiful of this oft-beautifully covered beautiful songs written by Lou Reed.

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