Friday, May 12, 2017

A Cold Cold Cold Nugget

I've been breathing air but there's no sign of life...Cage the Elephant - Cold Cold Cold 

How did I miss this song?  It is from 2015's Cage the Elephant album Tell Me I'm Pretty (produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys).  I heard this on the radio recently and initially thought it was an oldie from one of those 60's Nuggets album.  It sounds like a garage rock classic from that era. The video is a little weird, but what a great song!  

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Poetry of Ray Davies

Now I'm on the fire of desire and the mystery, crying, oh but I ask where is the poetry?...Ray Davies - Poetry 

A couple of classic artists, Ray Davies (of The Kinks) and The Jayhawks have teamed up for a really great new Ray Davies album, Americana.  The song Poetry is a real standout on the album.  

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Old 97's Wander

All who wander are not lost, just me...Old 97's - All Who Wander 

The alt-country outfit, Old 97's have released their 11th album Graveyard Whistling.  I really like the song All Who Wander.  Dig it below!

Thursday, April 6, 2017

I Never Travel Far Without a Little Big Star

They Sing "I'm in Love.  What's That Song? I'm in Love with that song." ... The Replacements - Alex Chilton 

The Replacements released their homage to Alex Chilton and Big Star in 1987.  Big Star and the Replacements are both sort of cult bands that had fame, but never really became "big stars".  Both of these below are great tunes!

Friday, March 10, 2017

An Ohio Commotion

Ah ah ah a mass of devotion, ah ah ah and a Holy commotion... The Pretenders - Holy Commotion 

Dan Auerbach (Akron, OH) of The Black Keys produced and played on the latest from Chrissie Hynde's (Akron, OH) band The Pretenders.  I love the Auerbach influence with Chrissie's voice.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

California Dreamin'

California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see... Woody Guthrie - Do Re Mi 

California has always been a mythical place.  Back in the 60's The Beach Boys' songs took us there:  the surfing, the cars and those California Girls.  The Rivieras sang about going out west to the warm California Sun.  The Mamas & The Papas wished they were in L.A. while they were California Dreamin' back on the east coast.  In the 70's, even the English wanted to go there. Led Zeppelin was looking for a girl with flowers in her hair as they were Going To California.

The band America captivated us with their laid-back California sound and an invitation to us to go west young man with their imagery in Ventura Highway. 

America, the duo of Gerry Beckley and Dewey Bunnell are still touring.  I enjoyed an evening with them a few weeks back.