Tuesday, July 14, 2009
If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date - 7/14/09
BEASTIE BOYS- ILL COMMUNICATION (DELUXE EDITION)
The reissue campaign continues BOYEEEZ, with a remastered 2 CD edition of another Beasties classic, featuring better sound and an additional disc of remixed goodies.
BLEU- A WATCHED POT
William James "Bleu" McAuley is an amazing songwriter with an even amazinger singing voice that at times gives Robin Zander of Cheap Trick a run for his money. For this release he continues his penchant for big production and songs with enough hooks to snag a flounder. There are some great tunes here folks, with nods to John Lennon, Motown, Harry Nilsson, and Randy Newman.
DAVID BOWIE- VH-1 STORYTELLERS
CD and DVD souvenir of the Dame's stint on VH-1 trying to explain tunes like "Life On Mars" and "China Girl." I find this very entertaining, but I am also a huge fan who has even found a way to forgive Mr. Jones for his 1987 rap duet with Mickey Rourke on "Never Let Me Down," not only the worst record of Bowie's career, but also the worst concert I have ever seen. (Maybe even the worst year in the history of the world. 1987, look it up people!)
THE DEAD WEATHER- HOREHOUND
The biggest thing since The Raconteurs, The Dead Weather is yet another side project of one Jack White. Please read my full review HERE.
EMITT RHODES- THE EMITT RHODES RECORDINGS
Hip-O Select, the once exclusive boutique label subsidiary of Universal Music Group, whose product can now be found next to the Christmas tree air fresheners at your local Pep Boys, has done a smart job here by compiling all 4 ABC-Dunhill releases by cult- hero and Paul McCartney wanna-be Emitt Rhodes. Individually, these 4 Japanese only CDs fetch many a yen. But now, they all here in affordable pop splendor. Go Hip-O.
ROBIN TROWER- WHAT LIES BENEATH
One of my favorite guitar players continues to crank-em out. Trower's recent releases have not come close to the classic 70s material, but the man could still play. (This is not a recommendation for the new CD. I have not heard it.)
NEIL YOUNG REMASTERS
WELL IT'S ABOUT TIME, YOU DAMN CANUCK!! Hot on the heels of "Archives Vol. 1," the Rolls Royce of box sets, comes the first four, absolutely essential Neil Young records sounding better than ever. "Neil Young," "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere," "After The Gold Rush," and "Harvest" all get the long-awaited upgrade. (Will we be alive to see an upgrade of "Landing On Water?" I hope not.)
Here's something new from Bleu. Enjoy.
IN LOVE WITH MY LOVER