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Sunday, April 26, 2015

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Songs Of The Week 7.0: 4/18-4/24

This week's selections have been given a boost to make up for yesterday's Weekend Mix no-show.

Enjoy the randomness.


Ripple- The Grateful Dead
My New Haunt- Elvis Costello & The Roots
Paralyzed- Kiss
The Sounds Of Silence- Simon & Garfunkel
Mouth Almighty- Elvis Costello & The Attractions
She's So High-Tal Bachman
Love Changes All- ELO
Girls Are Better Than Boys- Silver Ginger 5
Snake Oil- Steve Earle
Don't Tell Me- The Incredible Casuals
Small Town Talk- Bobby Charles
Ruby Baby- Dion
Goodbye Girl- Squeeze
Saturday Gigs- Mott The Hoople


Friday, April 24, 2015

I'm not feeling very inspired today, not for most of the week actually, so apologies for the less than stellar postings and for the missing Weekend Mix.

Going try to fill up the tank for next week. Until then, here IS something stellar.

Tips o' the hat to both hpunch and drstub for beating me to my DVR.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Two For Tuesday

Some time in the late 70s, I suggested to a friend that Hall & Oates should cover "You've Lost That Loving Feeling." It was an obvious choice for a cover that I'm sure hundreds of H&O fans had thought about. One summer afternoon in 1980, hanging around in my friend John's backyard in Sheepshead Bay, the radio plays Hall & Oates new single, a cover of the Righteous Brothers hit and of course, I flip out. (I can do this all day. I missed my calling as an A&R guy. Too late now but, Robert Palmer would have had a huge comeback hit covering Sade's "Sweetest Taboo." Think about it.)

When I first heard Gregg Alexander's 1998 recording as New Radicals, I fell hard immediately. The record, "Maybe You've Been Brainwashed, Too," has been talked about a lot on these pages. It has fans and for good reason. This record is smart. It's Prince and Dylan and Rundgren and Lennon and McCartney moreso than so many other artists and records who have to suffer through those comparisons. My thoughts after hearing the ballad "Someday We'll Know" were the same as those in the late 70s. This is a Hall & Oates tune. Well, Daryl and John one-upped me and covered it with Todd Rundgren for their 2002 release, "Do It For Love."

Both versions are here. Both are terrific.

Felt like hearing them and was inspired to share.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Hello It's Joe

Just in case any of you were nursing your Record Store Day hangovers, I decided to ease into the week with this latter day gem from Joe Jackson as opposed to a Monday morning rant about all that's not right with RSD.

I loved "Volume 4," the Joe Jackson Band's return after a long hiatus and I hadn't taken it for a spin in years. I thought it was an apropos time to give it a listen in light of the ongoing discussion about "Our Wizard/Our Misguided Star," Todd Rundgren. (See comments of recent posts to catch up, as our dead horse has been beaten enough.)

As for RSD, I'm sure I will still have it in me to spew some venom later in the week, if I am uninspired with anything else. Until then, check out "Love At First Light."

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Songs Of The Week 7.0: 4/11-4/17

The True Wheel- Brian Eno
Sorry Suzanne- The Hollies
Run Me Down- The Higsons
Everybody Have A Good Time- The Darkness
When Love Goes To Sleep- Billy Bremner
Every Night About This Time- Fats Domino
Poor Boy- Nick Drake