Archive for January, 2008

Thursday, January 31st, 2008

Last October J.J. Cale fans saw their hero’s vaults unlocked with the release of Rewind: The Unreleased Recordings, which collects 14 previously unavailable tracks. For an artist whose songs have famously been covered for decades, it’s great to see Cale, himself, work his way around other artist’s work. Here are two of the highlights: a […]

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

Next Tuesday your local retail shelves will see the return of Bob Mould with his 7th (and counting) solo release, District Line. I’ve fallen off the Bob Mould train a couple of times in the past (see: 2002’s electronica flirtation Modulate), but, between hearing a few tracks, and having read numerous early reviews, and interviews, […]

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

I was originally turned on to the late British bluesman, Long John Baldry, via his 1971 LP, It Ain’t Easy. Initially, it was Baldry’s take on The Faces “Flying” that stopped me in my tracks, as, until hearing his reading of the song, I could not imagine anyone else other that Rod Stewart’s pipes doing […]

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

Sure, there may be numerous covers out there of Don Dryant’s “99 Lbs,” but Ann Peebles’ version solidly remains my favorite. In fact, she owns it in a way the original only hints at. I have blogged about the compilation this track is culled from, Original Funk Soul Sister: The Best of Ann Peebles, previously, […]

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Earlier today Billboard announced that Neil Young’s latest plan, per his much delayed Archives project, is to release the set in a multi-media format, exclusively on Blu-Ray and DVD. Yup, you heard him: no compact discs. Share you thoughts on this news in the comments.  I imagine a number of us will be ripping the […]

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Those of you who read Patterson Hood’s Off The Record, last week, may have noted that Hood lists his all-time favorite Athen’s, GA release as The Glands self-titled second album. High praise, indeed. While I cannot make the same claim (R.E.M. owns that accolade), the album certainly ranks up there with the best of them, […]

Monday, January 28th, 2008

Super excited for tonight’s AD Presents show. Come on out to the Silverlake Lounge for a night of music with some of our favorite LA artists (yup, Blair is now a card-carrying Angeleno after relocating from New Orleans). Here is the artist lineup, most of which, regular AD readers have read about time and again: […]