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!
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.
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.
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
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
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.
WIDESPREAD PANIC- DIRTY SIDE DOWN
The Kings of Jam are back with their 11th studio release.