May 2011 - It Rock And Roll
 

Month: May 2011

Those with passion for edgy alt.country and Neil Young in vinegary acoustic-rock mode need only know Chris Eckman (the Walkabouts, the innovative Sahara blues-influenced band Dirt Music) is one of those behind this occasionally churning, electro-rock outing with musicians from Slovenia where he now lives. The other prime mover is Rupert Huber (of the European downbeat electronica outfit Tosca) who feels a similar sense of displacement.With a chorus of women offering the spooky backdrop behind the keening and sharp guitar on Land of the Lost, groove-riding instrumentals which deliver a sense of unease (Longitude Zero has distant ululations and sinuous Vocoder) and titles like Wrong Train Comin’ .

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01 – Warm Love (3:22)
02 – Take your Hands Out Of My Pocket (4:03)
03 – Here Comes The Night (3:17)
04 – I Just Want To Make Love To You (5:36)
05 – Brown Eyed Girl (3:12)
06 – Moonshine Whiskey (7:14)
07 – Moondance (5:19)
08 – Help Me (2:41)
09 – Domino (4:37)
10 – Caravan (8:45)
11 – Cyprus Avenue (9:34)
12 – Wild Night (4:21)

BONUS (Lost Tracks From This Concert)
13 – I Paid The Price (6:43)
14 – Saint Dominic’s Preview (6:18)
15 – Gloria (3:16) (cut, Dave Fanning talking over)
Total Time 1:18:27

LineUp :
Van: Vocals
John Platania – Guitar
Jeff Labes – Keyboards
Jack Schroer – Saxophones
Bill Atwood – Trumpet
David Hayes – Bass
Dahaud Shaar – Drums
Terry Adams – Cello
Nancy Ellis – Viola
Tom Halpin – Violin
Tim Kovatch – Violin
Nathan Rubin – Violin

FLAC+Covers | 263 MB +231 MB | FSo1 | FSo2

The idea for Rock and Roll Joe began during Chip Taylor’s Scandinavian tour of 2007. As Chip traveled through Norway and Sweden with his longtime friend and guitarist John Platania, new protege fiddler Kendel Carson, drummer Bryan Owings and bass player Ron Eoff, they talked about everything. But many of the conversations revolved around the musicians that they knew and respected and Chip realized that most music fans didn’t really know the people who were behind many of the great records of the last 60 years.

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Ignatz is a belgian auteur who composes tripped-out psyche on various bric-a-brac which hinges on drone, lurks around the ghost of harmony not unlike a merry-go-round on which the crazed gypsies barking instructions are sun city girls and henry flynt. ‘Selected songs…’ compiles some choice slices from his stockpile of diy cassettes. It’s a riveting listen through out, and shows ignatz in all his different guises: from the crying sailor drowning in psychedelic mud to the melody addicted outsider baladeer choking on home brewn hard liquor. if jandek was in white light / white era vu in other words.

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Once in a while the stars align and something magical happens…as on the night Jazz at Lincoln Center presented a salute to the late, great bluesman, Ray Charles. Two musical iconoclasts, Willie Nelson and Wynton Marsalis, along with the stunning songstress Norah Jones, collectively brought their unique musical perspective to the legendary artist’s hits such as “Hallelujah I Love Her So”, “Hit the Road Jack,” and “Unchain My Heart.” Country music legend Willie Nelson and Pulitzer Prize-winning jazz artist and Jazz at Lincoln Center Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis share more in common than their multiple GRAMMY® awards. They also share great respect and admiration for the late musical pioneer Ray Charles. Nelson and Marsalis joined musical forces for a two-night Jazz at Lincoln Center concert event at New York City’s Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Their set list explored the legacy of Charles, cleverly sequencing the songs to tell the story of a love affair from beginning to end and beyond. This fine idea was made finer by the inclusion of fellow multiple GRAMMY® winner Norah Jones, whose style suggests a middle ground between Nelson and Marsalis.

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The Drive By Truckers have released three great rock albums in Southern Rock Opera, Decoration Day and The Dirty South but they didn’t start out like that. Gangstabilly is their first album and the sound is completely different from the three aforementioned “rawk” classics. Here we are listening to a band which is more than a little bit country, they even have banjos and lots of pedal steel.The songwriting, however, is still great. The Truckers songs always tell a story and the lyrics and subject matter are never trite or cliched. The best songs on this album are “The Living Bubba” about a musician defying AIDS, the tale of folly and loss that is “Panties in your Purse”, the joyous “18 Wheels of Love” – who else would write that chorus, “Steve McQueen” and the country-punk of “Buttholeville”

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