Archive for February, 2006

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

George Porter with Professor Longhair Okay, I suppose the Heads posts were enough of a segue to steer us out of the indie/alt.country/folk territory for awhile and into some deep New Orleans funk & soul. And I do mean funk, this shit is greasy — gets right under your fingernails funky. Humid, hot, sticky grooves […]

Tuesday, February 28th, 2006

Next to the Jonathan Demme’s Live documentary Stop Making Sense, Speaking In Tongues may be my personal favorite “proper” Heads album. While the excellent Remain In Light is their most fully realized work, Speaking In Tongues walks the thin line between the band’s art house sensibilities and the more mainstream pop sound they would embrace […]

Monday, February 27th, 2006

Believe the hype. Talking Heads were one of the finest/inventive bands of the 20th century and this album is their opus. Coming on the tails of Fear of Music, Byrne and company fused post-punk, funk, latin-rhythms, pop, and everything else available in the mix on this, their fourth album. “Polyrhythmic” gets thrown around a lot […]

Monday, February 27th, 2006

As promised, the Lost Album Series continues with yet another unofficial Ryan Adams record. The Suicide Handbook is said to have been originally slated as the follow-up to 2000’s Heartbreaker. The uber-sparse, acoustic, and downbeat arrangements must not have wowed Adams’ new label, Lost Highway, as he shelved the sessions and moved to Los Angeles […]

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

There have been many a “Gram parsons tribute album” over the past 30+ years, but this 1999 release is one of the best. A major factor being Emmylou Harris’s involvement, lending both credibilty and her amazing talent to the project. Most of the usual suspects are in attendance (Wilco, Whiskeytown, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, etc.) […]

Sunday, February 26th, 2006

Recorded live w/ full band in Malmö, Sweden 3.3.02 DOWNLOAD:MP3: Josh Rouse :: MiracleMP3: Josh Rouse :: Christmas With JesusMP3: Josh Rouse :: Women & MenMP3: Josh Rouse :: LaughterMP3: Josh Rouse :: Feeling No PainMP3: Josh Rouse :: Ugly StoriesMP3: Josh Rouse :: Under Cold Blue StarsMP3: Josh Rouse :: Marvin GayeMP3: Josh Rouse […]

Saturday, February 25th, 2006

Continuing with the occasional loose Texas-themed post leading up to SXSW, here is Jerry Jeff Walker off the excellent Jerry Jeff Walker – Live from Gruene Hall album. DOWNLOAD:MP3: Jerry Jeff Walker :: I Feel Like Hank Williams Tonight———–Amazon: Jerry Jeff Walker – Live from Gruene Hall