Tuesday, September 22, 2009

If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date: 9/22/09


The Beasties' reissue campaign continues with an expanded, 2 CD version of their 1998 hit "Hello Nasty," now featuring an additional disc with 21 remixes and b-sides, including 7 unreleased songs.


So much more than just a romantic crooner and actor, Connick's New Orleans' roots and James Booker tutelage makes him one of America's finest piano players. Unfortunately, this record is a collection of fan favorites and oft-requested concert tunes and shows little of Connick's impressive ivory-tickling. Connick is great at this, if you like this sort of stuff.

Track List:
1. “All the Way (featuring Branford Marsalis)”…(James Van Heusen, Sammy Cahn )
2. “Just the Way You Are”….(Billy Joel)
3. “Can’t Help Falling in Love With You (feat. Wynton Marsalis)”….(George David Weiss, Hugo Peretti, Luigi Creatore)
4. “And I Love Her”….(Paul McCartney, John Lennon)
5. “(They Long to Be) Close to You (feat. Leroy Jones)”….(Burt Bacharach, Hal David)
6. “Bésame Mucho….(Consuelo Velázquez )
7. “The Way You Look Tonight”….(Jerome Kern, Dorothy Fields)
8. “First Time Ever I Saw Your Face”….(Ewan MacColl)
9. “Your Song”….(Elton John, Bernie Taupin)
10. “Some Enchanted Evening”….(Oscar Hammerstein, Richard Rodgers)
11. “And I Love You So”….(Don McLean)
12. “Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)”….Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley)
13. “Smile”….(Charlie Chaplin, John Turner, Geoffrey Parsons)
14. “Mona Lisa”….(Jay Livingston, Ray Evans)


First ever collection from the almost legendary pub-rockers, covering all the key tracks from both their Island & EMI output. A bit short, but solid. Here's the lot:

1. Writing On The Wall
2. Wooly Bully
3. Get Out Of Denver
4. Teenage Depression
5. I Might Be Lying
6. Hard Drivin Man
7. Do Anything You Wanna Do
8. Till The Night Is Gone
9. Quit This Town
10. Life On The Line
11. Media Messiahs
12. Power & The Glory
13. At Night
14. Wide Eyed Kids


First studio release in 5 years from the British singer-songwriter, "Draw The Line," features duets with Annie Lennox and Jolie Holland. I also never realized just how much Gray sounds like Loudon Wainwright III. Good stuff. I like Loudon better.


"Pieces" combines leftover tracks from both Manassas' self-titled release and "Down The Road." Amazing unreleased material featuring early versions of Stills' classics like ''Sugar Babe,'' ''Word Game'' and ''Do You Remember The Americans''


"Monsters of Folk" is the collaboration of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), M. Ward (Him)- three of this generations most critically acclaimed voices." Really? I've always thought these "Monsters" were three somewhat talented, but insanely over-hyped singer-songwriters. Yet together, the M.O.F. create a unique and quite pleasurable listening experience that seems to include the most accessible tunes this trio has ever offered.


Eddie Vedder and the boys are back with a vengeance. "BACKSPACER" is one kick-ass ride from the word GO! Could be the best record since their seminal debut, "Ten." Clocking in at under 40 minutes, Pearl Jam not only gets old school with the three-minute rocker, but offers some of the most tuneful songs of their career. (Shows ya what hanging around Neil Finn wll do for you.)


Yet another brilliant package from the good people at Rhino Records, "Nuggets 3," focuses on the L.A. scene, with songs by The Byrds, Love, The Doors, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield, Captain Beefheart, The Mamas & The Papas, Lowell George, Iron Butterfly, The Seeds, The Electric Prunes, The Peanut Butter Conspiracy, and of course, The Everpresent Fullness.


Disc 1: On The Strip
1. “Riot On Sunset Strip” – The Standells
2. “You Movin’” – The Byrds
3. “You I’ll Be Following” – Love
4. “Dr. Stone” – The Leaves
5. “Go And Say Goodbye” – Buffalo Springfield
6. “Zig Zag Wanderer” – Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band
7. “Gentle As It May Seem” – Iron Butterfly
8. “Candy Cane Madness” – Lowell George & The Factory
9. “If You Want This Love” – The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band
10. “Baby My Heart” – The Bobby Fuller Four
11. “All Night Long” – The Palace Guard
12. “It’s Gonna Rain” – Sonny & Cher
13. “For My Own” – The Guilloteens
14. “Take A Giant Step” – The Rising Sons
15. “One Too Many Mornings” – The Association
16. “Time Waits For No One” – The Knack
17. “Take It As It Comes” – The Doors
18. “Pulsating Dream” – Kaleidoscope
19. “Tripmaker” – The Seeds
20. “The People In Me” – The Music Machine
21. “Saturday’s Son” – The Sons Of Adam
22. “Eventually” – The Peanut Butter Conspiracy
23. “Swim” – Penny Arkade
24. “The Third Eye” – The Joint Effort
25. “Girl In Your Eye” – Spirit

Disc 2: Beyond The City
1. “Jump, Jive & Harmonize” – Thee Midniters
2. “Back Up” – The Light
3. “To Die Alone” – The Bush
4. “Get On This Plane” – The Premiers
5. “Little Girl, Little Boy” – The Odyssey
6. “Hideaway” – The Electric Prunes
7. “Listen, Listen!” – The Merry-Go-Round
8. “She Done Moved” – The Spats
9. “Grim Reaper Of Love” – The Turtles
10. “See If I Care” – Ken & The Fourth Dimension
11. “He’s Not There Anymore” – The Chymes
12. “Back Seat ‘38 Dodge” – Opus 1
13. “Eternal Prison” – The Humane Society
14. “Revenge” – The Others
15. “Come Alive” – Things To Come
16. “Acid Head” – The Velvet Illusions
17. “Guaranteed Love” – Limey & The Yanks
18. “Love’s The Thing” – The Romancers (aka The Smoke Rings)
19. “Underground Lady” – Kim Fowley
20. “Pretty Little Thing” – The Deepest Blue
21. “You’re Wishin’ I Was Someone Else” – The Whatt Four
22. “Hippy Elevator Operator” – The W.C. Fields Memorial Electric String Band
23. “That’s For Sure” – The Mustangs
24. “Tomorrow’s Girl” – Fapardokly (Merrell & The Exiles)
25. “Everything’s There” – The Hysterics
26. “Our Time Is Running Out” – The Yellow Payges

Disc 3: The Studio Scene
1. “Action, Action, Action” – Keith Allison
2. “The Rebel Kind” – Dino, Desi & Billy
3. “High On Love” – The Knickerbockers
4. “Fan Tan” – Jan & Dean
5. “Halloween Mary” – P.F. Sloan
6. “Somebody Groovy” – The Mamas & The Papas
7. “Daydreaming” – Thorinshield
8. “Just Can’t Wait” – The Full Treatment
9. “Yellow Balloon” – The Yellow Balloon
10. “The Times To Come” – London Phogg
11. “No More Running Around” – The Lamp Of Childhood
12. “Little Girl Lost-And-Found” – The Garden Club
13. “Mothers And Fathers” – The Moon
14. “My Girlfriend Is A Witch” – October Country
15. “Montage Mirror” – Roger Nichols Trio
16. “Flower Eyes” – Pasternak Progress
17. “Come Down” – The Common Cold
18. “Jill” – Gary Lewis & The Playboys
19. “Daily Nightly” – The Monkees
20. “Night Time Girl” – Modern Folk Quintet
21. “Don’t Say No” – The Oracle
22. “Tin Angel (Will You Ever Come Down)” – Hearts And Flowers
23. “Rainbow Woman” – Lee Hazlewood
24. “Poor Old Organ Grinder” – Pleasure featuring Billy Elder
25. “Baby, Please Don’t Go” – The Ballroom

Disc 4: New Directions
1. “Sit Down I Think I Love You” – Stephen Stills & Richie Furay*
2. “Splendor In The Grass” – Jackie DeShannon with The Byrds
3. “November Night” – Peter Fonda
4. “Roses And Rainbows” – Danny Hutton
5. “Lemon Chimes” – The Dillards
6. “Here’s Today” – The Rose Garden
7. “I Love How You Love Me” – Nino Tempo & April Stevens
8. “Words” (Demo) – Tommy Boyce & Bobby Hart*
9. “(You Used To) Ride So High” – The Motorcycle Abeline (Warren Zevon & Bones Howe)
10. “Los Angeles” – Gene Clark
11. “Once Upon A Time” – Tim Buckley*
12. “Darlin’ You Can Count On Me” – The Everpresent Fullness
13. “I’ll Search The Sky” – The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
14. “Come To The Sunshine” – Van Dyke Parks
15. “Heroes And Villains” (Alternate Take) – The Beach Boys
16. “She Sang Hymns Out Of Tune” – Jesse Lee Kincaid
17. “Sister Marie” – Nilsson
18. “Last Night I Had A Dream” (Single Version) – Randy Newman
19. “Life Is A Dream” – Noel Harrison
20. “Marshmallow Skies” – Rick Nelson
21. “I Think I Love You” – Del Shannon
22. “Change Is Now” – The Byrds
23. “The Truth Is Not Real” (Single Version) – Sagittarius
24. “You Set The Scene” – Love
25. “Inner-Manipulations” – Barry McGuire


BYO Records, the seminal So-Cal punk label, celebrates its 25th anniversary with this fantastic 31 track collection of punk rock's best covering songs from the BYO roster. Punk icons such as the Dropkick Murphys, Leatherface, Subhumans, Bouncing Souls and NoFx covering their faves by 7 Seconds, Upright Citizens, Adolescents, Unseen and more. This is a smart tribute to an important roster of artists.


Anonymous said...


Any intel on the Finn/7 worlds collide project "The Sun Came Out"?

Sal Nunziato said...

Only got through Disc One and it's fantastic. It's a true collaboration, with everyone's influence heard throughout. Great and different version of "You Never Know," from the new Wilco album, is just one of many highlights.

Not sure why I missed that on my new releases.

Dave said...

I think you missed it because it isn't due out until next Tuesday. ;-)

Sal Nunziato said...

Well, the UK has been out for 2 weeks. I could have at least mentioned THAT.

Anonymous said...

We "the loyal readers" of Burning Wood forgive you Sal, because you give us so much during the year.

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