Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Dec 30th 2011 7.00am–10.00am
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Amy Winehouse “A Song For You”
from Lioness: Hidden Treasures (Island 2011) N —For this song, she took elocution lessons from Leon Russell, who wrote it. Can't understand much of what she sings, but it sure sounds sweet.
Cheap Trick “Just Got Back”
from All Shook Up (Epic unk 1980) —An underrated little number from the first Cheap Trick record that ever really disappointed us back in the day. But this song is like classic Cheap Trick - if it had been on In Color, everyone would love it.
The Retros “Looking Out For Me”
from Inner City Rockers (BDR 2011) N L —My favorite St. Louis band back in 1979 actually recorded. None of us ever heard it until now. And, yeah, these songs hold up.
Shelby Lynne “I'll Hold Your Head”
from Revelation Road (Everso Records 2011) N —I like to mix things up too much to do a year-end best show, but this is one of my faves of 2011. The rest can be found at http://euclidrecords.blogspot.com/2011/12/faves-of-2011-steve-pick.html
The Gourds “Drop What I'm Doing”
from Old Mad Joy (Vanguard 2011) —I'd played this one in the cowbell segment before - it's a classic Gourds groove, with added whomp from the little instrument that could.
Tom Verlaine “Days On the Mountain”
from Words From the Front (Collector's Choice 1982) —I recently returned to this album for the first time in a number of years - it's even more powerful than it seemed back in the day. All the songs are based on letters from American soldiers during World War I.
Jim Lauderdale “Patchwork River” (Thirty Tigers 2010) —I think the 2010 Lauderdale/Robert Hunter collaboration was the best one of their three.
Imelda May “Pulling the Rug”
from Mayhem (Decca 2010) —Another of my favorite records this past year. It's always a party with Imelda May.
JC Chasez “Blowin' Me Up (With Her Love)”
from Drumline (avex trax 2002) —I really can't resist pop music with such tight and inventive construction, and a groove that sends all sorts of messages to the body.
John Cale “Whaddya Mean By That”
from Extra Playful (Electric Drone 2011) N —He's just tossing off great songs without any fanfare - John Cale is making music that stands up with anything in his career.
from No Thyself (Wire-Sound 2011) N —Howard Devoto is one of those great vocalists who really can't sing. Beautiful track from the new record.
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