Tuesday, March 23, 2010
If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date: 3/23/10
MOSE ALLISON- WAY OF THE WORLD
After a 12 year absence, the great Mose Allison is back with Joe Henry in the producer's chair. Mose sounds great...for 82, and Joe Henry as always, ups the ante.
Hey Joe, if you're reading, how about pulling Bill Withers out of retirement, or maybe a philly soul record with Daryl Hall & Todd Rundgren?
THE BIRD & THE BEE- INTERPRETING THE MASTERS VOL.1 (Hall & Oates)
Cute, trendy, and oh so ironic, the duo spends the entire record sucking the life out of the Hall & Oates catalogue. This type of crap is really the type of crap that pisses the crap out of me. H&O aren't cool enough for the hipsters to like on their own, but I assure you NOW they will be humming "Rich Girl" on their way to Tokidoki. F**k off! Buy "Abandoned Luncheonette" or "Change Of Season" instead.
GOLDFRAPP- HEAD FIRST
One of the better electronica bands (duo, actually) out there, Alison Goldfrapp and Will Gregory are back with their fifth. Haven't heard it, so it's safe for now.
PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS- COMPLETE COLUMBIA SINGLES (3 CD SET)
All 62 commercially released A & B sides are here, remastered and painstakingly annotated by Ed Osborne. (Was "Crisco Party" a single?)
SHE & HIM- VOLUME TWO
M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel are back with another collection of sunshine pop. Deschanel's voice is irresistible and M. Ward's ok, too. Plus, they cover NRBQ's "Riding In My Car." That's good enough for me.
Here's a little audio treat from Zooey Deschanel.
THE UNTHANKS- HERE'S THE TENDER COMING
Thanks to Mojo Magazine throwing out 5 star reviews like rice at a wedding, I jumped right on The Unthanks last record. $22 from Amazon UK. Me, sucker. It seems these guys have some heavy duty fans--Radiohead, Portishead, Robert Wyatthead, Ben Foldshead, and Ewan McGregorhead. Ol' fathead here finds them grating and unpleasant.