Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Ain't Talking 'bout Tuesday




Uh....oops?

Sorry?

My bad?

Let's just say, the way I felt the last two days, I wouldn't wish on anyone except maybe like...two or three people.

Regularly scheduled programming begins right after this brief rundown of yesterday's releases.









ISOBEL CAMPBELL/MARK LANEGAN- HAWK

I read a fab review of this record in last month's Mojo. It made me wanna listen to not only this, but the duos two previous outings. So I did. Sadly, I'll never get those hours back. Lanegan's deep, husky voice and Campbell breathy tweet of a voice just ain't happening for me. I don't find this beautiful. It's brooding crap.

BUY IT--->http://www.amazon.com/Hawk-Isobel-Campbell/dp/B003STL0E0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1282736592&sr=1-1







MARGARET CHO- CHO DEPENDENT

This woman has made a stand-up career out of saying mildly amusing things followed by a Harpo Marx face while she waits for you to laugh. Now, some of my favorite artists, Brendan Benson, Jon Brion, Grant Lee Phillips, and some others I don't mind like Fiona Apple and Ani Difranco help out Cho on a new album of funny songs with titles like "Your Dick," "Lice," "Eat Shit & Die" and the Pete Seeger cover, "Captain Cameltoe."

BUY IT--->http://www.amazon.com/Cho-Dependent-Margaret/dp/B003VQO50G/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282736631&sr=1-1








EELS- TOMORROW MORNING

Just two albums prior, Mark Everett wowed me with some of the best work of his career on "Hombre Lobo." But I've only just come out of the coma induced by his last release, End Times," so I'm not quite ready for "Tomorrow Morning." I'll get back to you.

BUY IT--->http://www.amazon.com/Tomorrow-Morning-Eels/dp/B003VSTBDK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282737373&sr=1-1-spell








JP, CHRISSIE & THE FAIRGROUND BOYS- FIDELITY

Miss Hynde has dropped the Pretenders moniker for a collaboration with Welsh singer JP Jones for an album that sounds like a pretty good Pretenders record with occasional vocals by someone other than Chrissie Hynde.

BUY IT--->http://www.amazon.com/Fidelity-JP/dp/B003T05SUK/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1282737849&sr=1-1-spell







ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

!!! (CHK CHK CHK)- STRANGE WEATHER ISN'T IT

MARSALIS FAMILY- MUSIC REDEEMS

CHARLIE MUSSLEWHITE- THE WELL


KATY PERRY- TEENAGE DREAM

5 comments:

steve simels said...

The new Katy Perry album is here! The new Katy Perry album is here!!!

Anonymous said...

The new Katy Perry album cover is here! The new Katy Perry album cover is here! (C'mon, that's some brilliant cheesecake. Vargas heaven, literally.)

Sal, I felt the same way about the second Isobel Campbell-Whatshisface album, which I also bought after reading a rave Mojo review (and eventually, I think, sold to you); never heard the first one. But for me this new one clicked, less a Sinatra-Hazelwood retread novelty act but something more, somehow, organic. Give it at least one more spin! And hope you're feeling better.

Bruce Handy

PS: Also loved the latest memoir installment. I was involved with a sketch comedy group in the mid-80s that also played a lot of decent clubs around town, got some attention, never quite made it, and left behind a weird combination of friction, bitterness, and lasting friendship. Your band stories felt like they took place in a parallel but very familiar world.

Meanstreets said...

Sal,
You have forsaken Austin's " Dale Watson " & his release yesterday of " Carryin' On ".....

Sal Nunziato said...

I'm sure he wasn't the only one. My apologies to you and Dale.

anythingshouldhappen said...

Have to admit that I love Lanegan's solo stuff, same with dear Isobel, but together No!!!!!.

Liking the new Eels, agree with you about the last one.

Katy Perry album covers : I can see the attraction, but then you see her in an interview and she makes the mistake of talking.

Her husband to be is probably the most irritating git in the UK. He's made a career of impersonating Ron Moody's take on Fagin in Oliver Twist.

He's like a Dick Van Dyke cockney with hi Flagon of your finest ale stout yeoman of the bar.