Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri May 4th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Velvet Underground “Foggy Notion”
from VU (Verve 1985) —One of the Velvets' best songs, and it wasn't released until they'd been gone for 15 years.
Talking Heads “Swamp”
from Speaking In Tongues (sire 1983) —Ah, 1983, my first job in a record store. We had something like 50 records we were allowed to play in the store, of which fewer than 10 were ones I enjoyed. I played this album just about every day I worked that year.
Paul Weller “Green”
from Sonik Kicks (Island 2012) —Paul Weller plays with synthesizers & echo chambers. It's not his strength, but it's definitely fun.
Chuck Prophet “Play That Song Again”
from Temple Beautiful (Yep Roc 2012) N —Chuck Prophet is capable of restoring your faith in music - and if you haven't lost it, he'll simply reinforce it.
Vertigo Swirl “Braying For Revolution”
from Swirl 3 (Rubber Stamp 2011) L —St. Louis band led by sometimes brilliant songwriter Brian Andrew Marek - this album has a lot of very cool psychedelic pop songs.
Pete Townshend “Pure and Easy”
from Who Came First (Ryko 1992) —The older I get, the more I appreciate the musical genius of Pete Townshend. When I was younger, I just dug the catchy hooks and the big rock flourishes, but I hear more and more depth all the time.
The Primitives “Amoureux D'une Affice”
from Echoes and Rhymes (Elefant 2012) N —Gomez Adams would be so happy - they're speaking French. Seriously, it's great to know this delirious pop combo from the late 80s is back again in fine form.
Joey Ramone “Rock 'n Roll Is the Answer”
from Ya Know (BMG 2012) —I'm not sure what the story is behind a brand new album by Joey - but this song sounds good.
Thin Lizzy “Opium Trail”
from Bad Reputation (Mercury 1996) —I spent a couple happy days this past week driving around enjoying the heck out of this old record.
Norah Jones “Out on the Road”
from Little Broken Hearts (Blue Note 2012) N —We made the official decision the other day at the record store to move Norah Jones out of the jazz vocals section. She's still an amazing singer, but this is a rock/pop record, and a darn good one.
Albert Hammond “It Never Rains in Southern California” (Collectables 1973) —It occurred to me that this song is a lot better than I used to think it was. So I listened, and yup, it is.
Willie Nelson “Smoke! Smoke! Smoke! (That Cigarette)”
from Remember Me, Vol. 1 (R&J 2011) N —It's not as though this song makes much sense in the modern world, but Willie has a blast with it.
Brothers Lazaroff “Where Light Betrays the Night”
from Science Won (self-released 2012) N L —I love that Rough Shop follows an acoustic record with electric, and the Brothers Lazaroff follow an electric record with acoustic.
Gram Parsons “Still Feeling Blue”
from GP (Reprise 1973) —I haven't dipped into Gram Parsons work in a long time - boy, this sounds great.
The Roches “Moonswept” (429 www.429records.com 2007) —I still can't believe Suzzy and Maggie Roche were in town last week and I couldn't go to see them. Oh, how I love the sound of the Roches.
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