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Sound Salvation (Music)
With Steve Pick
Fri Oct 14th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Pete Townshend & Ronnie Lane “Heart to Hang Onto” from Gold (Hip-O 2005) —It's membership drive, so I will be brief - what a gorgeous song!
Todd Rundgren “A Long Time, A Long Way to Go” from Runt: The Ballad of Todd Rundgren (Rhino 1971) —Not Laura Nyro but an incredible simulation.
Lee Michaels “Streetcar” from Carnival of Life (One Way 1968) —An early one from Mr. Michaels, including a guitarist.
John Wesley Harding “Sing Your Own Song” from The Sound of His Own Voice (Yep Roc 2011) N —Good advice.
The Bangles “Anna Lee (Sweetheart Of The Sun)” from Sweetheart of the Sun (Model Music Group 2011) N —Pop perfection!
Bram Tchaikovsky “Girl of My Dreams” from Strange Man, Changed Man (Hip-O 1979)
Little Big Town “Runaway Train” from The Reason Why (CAPITOL NASHVILLE 2010) —Fleetwood Mac in Nashville.
Martina McBride “You Can Get Your Lovin' Right Here” from Eleven (Universal Republic 2011) N —Brand new and great!
Martha Wainwright “I Am Woman” from Song of America (31 Tigers 2007) —I like this idiosyncratic approach to a song I hadn't thought of for decades.
Shelby Lynne “I'll Hold Your Head” from Revelation Road (Everso Records 2011) N —A toe-tapper about Shelby and little sister Allison cowering while her parents were fighting.
Alejandro Escovedo “Fall Apart With You” from Street Songs of Love CD Album (Fantasy 2009) —A quiet little gem.
Wilco “Sunloathe” from The Whole Love (Nonesuch 2011) N —Another little quiet one.
The Creation “Nightmares” from Complete Collection Vol. 1 Making Time (Sin-Drome 1998) —La la la la la la. That's an actual quote.
Britney Spears “Toxic” from In the Zone (Jive 2003) —Everybody dance!
Lou Reed “Vicious” from Transformer (RCA Records 1972) —Bonus cowbell.
Joan Armatrading “There Ain't a Girl Alive” from Into the Blues CD Album (429 Records unk 2007) —A rockin' cowbell!
Marvin Gaye “Stubborn Kind of Fellow” from Anthology (Motown 1995) —Which Funk Brother rocked the cowbell?
JC Brooks & The Uptown Sound “Want More” (Bloodshot www.bloodshotrecords.com 2011) N —This is a great song! And with cowbell.
The O'Jays “992 Arguments” from Back Stabbers (Philadelphia International 1972) —One of the greatest soul album cuts of all time.
Raphael Saadiq “Radio” from Stone Rollin' (Columbia 2011) N —Rockin' soul from a veteran of the 90s thinking about the 60s.
Phil Judd “Dictionary of Love” from Other Love: Split Enz and Beyond (Raven 1997) —So many great songs from Phil Judd and I'm always happy to learn them.
Lindsey Buckingham “In Our Own Time” from Seeds We Sow (Eagle Records 2011) —Lovely new tune.
Rocket From the Tombs “Sister Love Train” from Barfly (FIRE 2011) N —David Thomas of Pere Ubu and the great Richard Lloyd on guitar.
Dead Kennedys “California Uber Alles” from Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables Vinyl Album (Cherry Red 1980) —The song may not make sense lyrically any more, but it does still kick some butt.
Manfred Mann “Do Wah Diddy Diddy” from Best of Manfred Mann: The Definitive Collection (EMI 1992) —A song I first learned from Bill Murray in Stripes.
Johnny Kidd & The Pirates “Casting My Spell” from The Very Best of Johnny Kidd & the Pirates (EMI 2008) —One of Pete Townshend's favorite guitarists.
Nancy Sinatra “These Boots are Made For Walking” from Boots (Reprise 1966) —Well, you know this one.
Nick Lowe “Sensitive Man” from The Old Magic (Yep Roc 2011) N —A sweet little song.
Matthew Sweet “Oh, Oldendaze!” from Modern Art (Missing Piece 2011) —A little song from Sweet. He's in town tomorrow night at the Duck Room.
The Feelies “The Boy With the Perpetual Nervousness” from Crazy Rhythms (A&M 1980) —He never helps out in the yard.
Joe Henry “Odetta” from Reverie (Anti 2011) N —Sublime.
Bill Frisell “Nowhere Man” from All We Are Saying (Savoy 2011) N —Exquisite take on the Beatles song.
Levon Helm “You'll Never Again Be Mine” from The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams (Columbia Records 2011) N —Levon Helm takes some old Hank Williams lyrics and turns them into something gorgeous.
Merle Haggard “Laugh It Off” from Working in Tennessee (Vanguard 2011) N —If you find yourself in lockup, write a song about a jail.
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