Sound Salvation (Music)
Fri Jul 13th 2012 7.00am–10.00am
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Joan Armatrading “Me Myself I” (A&M 1980) —Dig that crunch - Joan totally reinvented herself with this record. She would do that several more times in her musical life.
Meat Puppets “We're Here”
from Meat Puppets II (Ryko 1984) —I don't know how they achieved that feeling that everything is just slightly out of sync, but it still makes me woozy after all these years.
The Blasters “Help You Dream”
from Hard Line (Warner Brothers 1985) —You're the prettiest woman I think I've ever seen and tonight, if you'll let me, I'd like to help you dream.
Sam Cooke “Trouble in Mind”
from The Rhythm And The Blues (RCA 1995) —You're crazy if you only want to own one Sam Cooke record, but if you do, this album might be the one to get.
Curtis Salgado “Strung Out”
from Soul Shot (Alligator 2012) N —Possibly the best male singer to release a record this year - certainly in the uppermost echelons.
Pops Staples “World In Motion”
from Peace to the Neighborhood (Charisma 1992) —Not many people bought this excellent solo record from the Staples patriarch - this cover of a Jackson Browne song is awfully good, as is much of the record.
Dr. John “Revolution”
from Locked Down (Nonesuch 2012) N —The record that is justifying Dan Auerbach's musical career. All it took was working with a major talent.
Aquitaine “Photo Tangerin”
from American Pulverizer, Pt. 1 - EP (self 2012) N L —Very good St. Louis band has finally settled on a name worth keeping - the music has been terrific for a year as Super Moon or Super Maroon.
Jellyfish “Will You Marry Me”
from Live at Bogart's (Omnivore 2012) N —Another chance to fall in love with one of the best woulda-coulda-shoulda bands of the 90s.
The Velvet Underground “Temptation Inside Your Heart”
from VU (Polydor 1985) —It still astounds me how this record of outtakes sounds like it should have been a real album when they were together.
Karate Bikini “Smuggler's Nightmare”
from Sauce of the Apple Horse (self 2012) N L —Don't break a plate on your best friend's face / Don't ask me why. Tim McAvin, I won't ask why, but how about wha? Great song from this local band.
Rough Shop “All the Good Things”
from Sault Ste. Marie (EP) (Perdition 2012) N L —St. Louis band recorded so many great songs they had to put out an EP with 3 that didn't fit on the album. And this song mentions snow!
Chip Taylor “Daddy, Why'd You Take My Guitar Away”
from Unglorious Hallelujah (BACK PORCH 2006) —How many songs are there with a kid trapped in between parents who aren't happy together? This one will break your heart.
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