- “Slipin’ & Slidin’” – Little Richard
I read somewhere once that Here’s Little Richard is one of the most ‘essential’ records of all time. After listening a few dozen times in recent weeks, I believe that I agree. There is currently a special limited edition of it at Newbury Comics.
- “Livin’ For The City” – The Dirtbombs
Love this record and love this band. I highly recommend you give them a listen. You can order stuff from here.
- “Superstition” – Stevie Wonder
After reviewing The Dirtbombs, I couldn’t resist playing something from the legend himself. Wish he hadn’t lost his political edge for a bunch of wedding played syrup, but still, when he was at his creative peak, he couldn’t be touched.
- “Your Touch” – The Black Keys
Earlier Black Keys, they just frickin’ rock – no matter what Mr. White has to say.
- “Hold On” – Alabama Shakes
Something about this band just leaves me wanting more; looking forward to getting the new stuff.
- “Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs
A good Neil Young cover is always welcome around here. Besides it gives me another excuse to play something from those great cover albums by Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs.
- “Ballad of Big Nothing (Alternate Vocal)” – Elliot Smith
Another re-release from Newbury, … I love Smith’s music, I just wish it didn’t remind me of… well, less talk – more listen.
- “Punky’s Dilemma” – Simon & Garfunkel
Started writing a review that included a memory of this song; haven’t finished the review, but the song makes me smile all the same.
- “Blackbird” – Paul McCartney & Wings
Besides the recent re-master of Wings Over America, I actually have an old cassette copy I got back when I was about 15. Can’t believe this guy is still touring… can’t believe Kanye fans didn’t know who he was… actually…. I can believe that. Nevermind.
- “Magnet and Steel” – Walter Egan
Don’t own it on vinyl, but I really do love this song. For some reason I always thought this was a Buckingham – Nicks song and always pictured Lindsay & Stevie singing it together. For a billion years I’ve known the truth, but that image just never goes away.
- “Don’t Let Me Break Your Heart Again” – Turbo Fruits
Best Strokes sounding song not put out by the Strokes in a very long time; can’t wait to hear the whole record.
- “The Root” – Kim Deal & Morgan Nagler
Kim Deal is so frickin’ awesome it hurts. Don’t want to picture the Pixies without her – so I don’t. She has her own web store where she is selling her singles and posting videos. This video is pretty cool.
- “What Ever Happened?” – The Strokes
No, I’m not paid to promote Newbury! BUT – they do put out some cool collectible vinyl!
- “Disarm” – The Smashing Pumpkins
It is getting hard to find this edition of Siamese Dream that is 180 gram vinyl with a gatefold cover. Get it soon or wait for the next significant anniversary.
- “Positive Bleeding” – Urge Overkill
Yeah… I broke down and bought it! Probably use it as an example of how the poor exchange rate makes buying from south of the border a little on the expensive side.
- “Until The Sun Comes” – Rival Sons
Love this song, I’m just not sure about the band yet. I’ll let you know later.
- “If Only We Were Dogs” – Juliana Hatfield Three
Soon to be sold out from her web store, if you are thinking about it… you better get on it.
- “I Ain’t Superstitious” – The Jeff Beck Group
It just made it across the Atlantic, and it already seems hard to get. Good Luck!
- “Communication Breakdown” – Led Zeppelin
No problem finding this gem any and everywhere.
- “John, I’m Only Dancing (Sax Version, 2003)” – David Bowie
This record has become “My Precious” he says in his best Gollum voice. This is a great version of the classic “John, I’m Only Dancing.” Why do I love it so much – the answer is in the song.