Tuesday, February 10, 2009

If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date - 2/10/09


Anybody got Grammy fever? How about Grammy plague? Whatever you got, here are a few more things to get. Some good new releases today.




DAN AUERBACH- KEEP IT HID

First solo release from Black Key Dan Auerbach doesn't stray too far from the raw and gritty sound of his band, but does add a few more elements of the music that has influenced him. A fantastic solo debut that touches upon Memphis soul, Chicago blues, and some 60's psychedelia. Great stuff.



BEASTIE BOYS-PAUL BOUTIQUE (20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION)

Arguably the best hip-hop album ever recorded, "Paul's Boutique" gets remastered and repackaged with a few additional songs. This will be a hard sell to the non-believers, but the true genius of sampling and rhyme has never been executed with such grace and intelligence as this hall of fame record by The Beastie Boys.



JORMA KAUKONEN- RIVER OF TIME

Produced by the great Larry Campbell, and featuring a stellar cast of musicians that includes Levon Helm, the legendary guitarist returns to the acoustic sound that made "Blue Country Heart" such a standout.






VAN MORRISON- ASTRAL WEEKS LIVE

Here is a document of the historic performance from the Hollywood Bowl in November. This is $338 less than seeing it live at the Beacon Theatre, and with the CD there's a 50/50 shot Van will show up.









VINCE TAYLOR- JET BLACK LEATHER HAIR

Everyone knows The Clash's version of Taylor's "Brand New Cadillac" found on "London Calling," but not many have heard his version, or anything else by the rocker who David Bowie referred to as one of the influences for the Ziggy Stardust character. Great compilation from the ACE label of the UK, this disc covers all phases and all labels of Vince Taylor's career.






INDIA.ARIE- TESTIMONY VOL.2: LOVE & POLITICS

Acoustic, neo-soul princess follows her successful "Testimony Vol.1: Life & Relationship" with this new collection of breezy soul tunes. Look for Volume 3, "Chips & Salsa," before year's end.









LILY ALLEN- IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU

Cute, British troublemaker's sophomore release includes the first single, "Fuck You," a bouncy romp with some cool samples and a chorus right out of a John Hughes' movie.

I want to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankee fan. Really. Thanks.

5 comments:

soundsource said...

i just got the van album and it's really weird but it's blank. maybe he only shows up on half the cd's and I got the wrong half.

geno said...

It wasn’t the Grammy headline that grabbed me. It was the picture of A-Rod touching the plaque at the former House That Ruth built. He won’t be doing that in the House That NYC Built. My understanding is that Jeter copped that for himself before the demolition.

Van was scheduled to play here at the STKHLM Jazz Festival last summer. The band showed up, gave an excellent performance with someone who looked like Van and sounded like Van when he sang. Other than that, we don't know, because he didn't speak one word to the crowd. No one minded, though, because it only cost about 25 bucks for the entire day.

steve simels said...

I do not get the Beastie Boys. I have never gotten the Beastie Boys, and lord knows I've tried. I understand that they're all post-modern and brilliant and despite that I still do not get the Beastie Boys.

It must be a generation gap thing, is all I can figure.

In any case, there -- I've said it.

Meanstreets said...

As noted by " Burning Wood " last week,pressured by me to higlight more Texas music, Willie Nelson & Asleep At The Wheel have released a new CD. In these difficult times, what a pleasure to listen to upbeat, fun, optimistic authentic American music.
And doesn't it make you feel better there is no way it's on obama's ipod....or any of his ilk ???

Meanstreets said...

No doubt Sal, you will be highlighting on 2/17/09 Texas's Gurf Morlix new release....titled " Last Exit To Happyland "...We look forward to seeing this Austin legend next month during SXSW....and a friend of us all, Ray Wylie Hubbard.....