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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Street Date: 5/25/10



BILL KIRCHEN- WORD TO THE WISE

BIll Kirchen, original Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen guitarist, and the man whose fine Telecaster was a highlight of the 1972 hit "Hot Rod Lincoln," has made some fine albums on his own. He can sing, but man...can he play the guitar. "Word To The Wise" is another solid effort. With help from special friends like Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Maria Muldaur, and Dan Hicks, Bill Kirchen offers a collection of tunes that don't try very hard to hide behind the influence of his occasional employer, Nick Lowe. And anyone who covers Roger Miller's "Husbands & Wives" is alright by me. This is a great record!

BUY IT--->http://www.amazon.com/Word-Wise-Bill-Kirchen/dp/B003GEDLOO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1274786977&sr=1-1







BETTYE LAVETTE- INTERPRETATIONS:THE BRITISH ROCK SONGBOOK


The soul queen continues her resurgence with a collection of very familiar tunes that won't sound very familiar during your first pass. Miss Lavette is a big singer, and the soul will ooze out of your speakers. I know the record is called "Interpretations," but Miss Lavette too often takes liberties with the original melodies of such songs as Zeppelin's "All My Love," George via Ringo's "It Don't Come Easy," and Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here" to name a few, so the fun of hearing these classics gets lost in the confusion. ("Oh! This is 'Wish You Were Here?'") Does this mean the record doesn't work? Absolutely not. This is a killer Bettye Lavette record, and her versions of The Beatles' "The Word," Clapton's "Why Does Love Got To Be So Sad," and Pete Townshend's "Love Reign O'er Me" are worth the price of admission alone.

BUY IT--->http://www.amazon.com/Interpretations-British-Songbook-Bettye-LaVette/dp/B003A4IFDW/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1274787005&sr=1-1








JOHN PRINE- IN PERSON & ON STAGE

A collection of live performances from Prine's recent tours, features guest spots from Emmylou Harris, Josh Ritter, Sara Watkins and Iris Dement. 14 track collection available as a $3.99 download on Amazon.

TRACKLIST

1. Spanish Pipedream
2. She Is My Everything
3. In Spite Of Ourselves
4. Long Monday
5. The Late John Garfield Blues
6. The Bottomless Lake
7. Bear Creek Blues
8. Saddle In The Rain
9. Angel From Montgomery
10. Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore
11. Mexican Home
12. Unwed Fathers
13. Glory Of True Love
14. Paradise

BUY IT--->http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003GEDLUI/ref=s9_simh_gw_p15_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0JBQPW7Z6NKAARC5W0J3&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=470938631&pf_rd_i=507846









SMASHING PUMPKINS- TEARGARDEN BY KALEIDYSCOPE 1: SONGS FOR A SAILOR


The packaging is a silk-screened wooden box (7 ¼ tall x 8 wide x 1.05 thick).

Each box will contain:

Hand-carved leopard stone obelisk, about 2 tall, similar to marble

And unfortunately----

A 4-song CD with 4 new SP songs and instrumental intros
7 vinyl single containing one NEW song plus b-side

LOOK AT IT--->http://www.amazon.com/Teargarden-Kaleidyscope-1-Songs-Sailor/dp/B00381YJQO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1274787036&sr=1-1








STONE TEMPLE PILOTS- STONE TEMPLE PILOTS

Weiland and the boys are healthy and ready to rock. Good stuff from STP.

BUY IT--->http://www.amazon.com/Stone-Temple-Pilots/dp/B003CLAMYS/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1274787066&sr=1-1









WIDESPREAD PANIC- DIRTY SIDE DOWN


The Kings of Jam are back with their 11th studio release.

BUY IT--->http://www.amazon.com/Dirty-Side-Down-Widespread-Panic/dp/B003FUZMYQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1274787091&sr=1-1

10 comments:

jc said...

After the recent hullaboo about your sense of humor, I had to tell you that your "Look at it-->" tag made me smile.

Eric said...

Bill Kirchen---down the memory lane...after the Commander, i saw him at the Rodeo Bar on 3rd avenue.."Seeds and Stems"---helluva rockabilly player.

Anonymous said...

Great batch of releases this week, i don't know where to start first Sal, any ideas?

Alan Breathwaite

Sal Nunziato said...

The Bill Kirchen and Bettye Lavette records are both great!

Anonymous said...

Thanks Sal, i just ordered them, any cd's that have come out in the last year or so that you think are essential?

Alan Breathwaite

Sal Nunziato said...

Here's the link to my fave records of 2009, Alan.

http://burnwoodtonite.blogspot.com/2009/12/favorite-records-of-2009.html

Gene Oberto said...

Any wonder why the music business is in trouble?

While the LP is wonderful, Bettye Lavette had Pete and Babs absolutely mesmerized with her performance at the Kennedy honors. Her "Love Reign O'er Me" was breathtaking.

Does the label roll out a single to take advantage of the word of mouth and TV performance?

NO! It waits six months to put it on an album...

...while she becomes nearly forgotten in the public's attic of things we mean to get to.

It's little wonder why Tom Dowd reluctantly signed that release.

Who is her manager?

Meanstreets said...

Alan,
Don't know why, but some of Sal's Best 2009 CD's were handpicked from my list.............

I guess there are coincidences....

I love Bill Kirchen, no better country guitar player,& most importantly, a really nice man.....

Anonymous said...

surprised that you didn't mention the new graham nash tribute album. i was waiting to read your take before deciding whether or not to buy it.
brendan benson covering graham nash seemed like a perfect burning wood candidate

Sal Nunziato said...

That Graham Nash tribute just slipped by me. My bad.

And Geno---

NO KIDDING.