It has an authentic sound that we've been working towards all this time. Bad Religion's first record for a major label Atlantic Records opens with two guns blazing and doesn't stop firing until both sides of "Recipe for Hate" are played out.
Battling it out for more than a decade in L. Instead of toning down their act due to mainstream support, Bad Company came out with their most inventive and original album in years. Speaking truth to power as all true punks should, lead singer Greg Graffin and his mates continued turning the punk scene on it's ear.
Ultimately, this album rose to 14 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Own this original release on vinyl today. Chris Bellman at Bernie Grundman Mastering cut the lacquers for all the albums from the original analog masters, which are pressed on gram vinyl and presented in replica sleeves made to look like the original pressings.
All music overseen by executive producer Giles Martin. The seven LPs will be housed in die-cut jackets with a booklet in a library-style slipcase. Comes with an MP3 download card. To say In Heaven is about conquering grief would be oversimplifying everything Tim Showalter has achieved on the eighth studio album from Strand of Oaks. A stunning, hopeful reflection on love, loss, and enlightenment, In Heaven is a triumph in music making, and a preeminent addition to the Strand of Oaks discography.
Soon after, Stan, the cat they both adored, was diagnosed with terminal cancer. Showalter quit drinking so he could take better care of his wife and help rebuild the life they shared. And within months, they decided to pack up and move across the country from Philadelphia to Austin, Texas. With clean sounds, Jeff Lynne-esque acoustics, and sophisticated songwriting, he approached In Heaven in a more poised and pop-leaning way than his past releases.
The result is something extraordinary, as Showalter has crafted a poignant narrative that transcends his personal experiences and achieves a universality rooted not only in loss but joy, celebration, and newfound strength.
But any sense of hopelessness or melancholy yields to a different feeling entirely, just as he intended. Listen to your favorite records. And think about what it means to be alive. Rock icon and multi-instrumentalist Roger Taylor introduces his new solo album Outsider. With much of Outsider recorded during lockdown, this new album finds Taylor in a reflective mood, conveying a palpable sense of isolation, concerns over the passing of time, and tellingly dedicated "to all the outsiders, those who feel left on the sidelines".
A highly personal project, Outsider's instrumentation is almost entirely performed by Taylor, with his vocals matching the mood-piece atmosphere. Austin indie folk duo make their Grand Jury debut with True Love. This album is about growth and nostalgia.
Both band members got married. One had a kid. Joining Zimmer on scoring the soundtrack is Johnny Marr, who is also the featured guitarist on the album, with additional music by composer and score producer Steve Mazzaro. Performed and recorded over three nights in front of a sold-out crowd at The World Famous Theater in Harlem, NY December 4th - 6th,this album brings the electrifying performances that helped put Daptone on the map directly to your living room!
This album is lovingly dedicated to the memory of our dear friends Sharon, Charles, Naomi, and Cliff. Certified 4x Platinum and a perennial best-seller, the soundtrack reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Charts in and 2 on the Billboard Vinyl Charts.
For this one-time only printing, the jacket has been wrapped in a silver foil while the embossed Peanuts characters and tree have never appeared more striking. Critically lauded and deemed very much worth the wait, Interiors succeeded in reestablishing the band as the powerful and contemporary entity they had always been. Distant Po p ulations has a punchier, more up-tempo sound than its predecessor; its 11 songs are concise, carved sonic jewels boasting not a single wasted note; and its raw power, its gripping lyricism, leaps out from the very first listening.
It is a striking step up for the band. The songwriting itself had been no minor process: Following the release of Interiors, the band successfully toured around the world and in the process fully re-established their chemistry together. Not a single one of these songs has ever been played live onstage. Mickey co-penned 15 of the 16 songs on the album. Featuring I. The first live Steely Dan album in over 25 years. Wide Spine Jacket. Indie Exclusive Yellow 2 LP.
This song smorgasbord will feature the Belcher family - Bob H. Fans, your order is up. Ten records in six years is some kind of prolific. The latest, a double album, suggests the artist has some songs worth paying attention to. Not bad for a thirty-seven-year-old late bloomer. Charley Crockett has been a fairly remarkable artist to follow.
He has a look. His voice is one-of-a-kind. His distinctive, plaintive vocals crack unapologetically with emotion, and he phrases his lines around the beat like a jazz singer, while he expounds upon personal relationships and the world beyond. Charley has endured the collapse of the recording industry, no money, petty crime, societal ennui, the Covid pandemic, open heart surgery, one-night stands, long distance rides in a van, loud truck stops and diners serving stale lukewarm coffee to get to where he is now.
The box set also comes with redesigned artwork and metallic ink on a clamshell box, plus a page booklet featuring archival photos and a retrospective essay by author Kim Reuhl. The album includes 1 photo book, 1 folded poster, sticker, photo card, postcard sticker, photo card, postcard: random 1 out of 9.
Dimensions mm x mm x 8. In the early s, while the music industry was grappling with the arrival of new trends and technology, from MTV to compact discs to digital recording, Bob Dylan was writing and recording new songs for a new decade, creating an essential new chapters in his studio catalog. Bob Dylan - Springtime In New York celebrates the rich creative period surrounding Dylan's classic albums Shot Of Love, Infidels, and Empire Burlesque with previously unreleased outtakes, alternate takes, rehearsal recordings, live performances and more.
The songs. The songs stripped free of trappings, tampering, passing tastes, and judgements. The songs broken down to the sound of people really doing this, right now, acting on instinct. The songs rough and rowdy, bruised and tender, joking and crying, nagging and striving and yearning. The songs were always there, and here they are still, keeping pace with us.
While the heart of the record will be familiar to fans of his neo-soul and hip-hop-infused work, here Rakei dives deeper into his sound, merging electronic with acoustic, and rugged grooves with ambient atmospheres, to create something richer, more detailed, and more textural than before. The band is comprised of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Aaron Lewis, lead guitarist Mike Mushok, bassist and backing vocalist Johnny April, and drummer Sal Giancarelli.
Over the course of their career, the band has released seven studio albums and eight Top 10 singles, selling over 15 million albums worldwide.
Careless Love, first released inis a rich collection of covers, with tunes from Bob Dylan to James P. With over half a million albums sold, it shifted Peyroux from the jazz realm into the mainstream arena and remains her most popular release.
Sinner is the debut studio album by American heavy metal band Drowning Pool. Originally released on June 5, by Wind-Up Records, it is considered to be the band's most popular album - earning RIAA Platinum certification within the first six weeks of its release. This was due at least in part to their hit single "Bodies," which remains the band's most well-known song. Available on vinyl for the first time to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its release.
Now, 15 years later, this album is available for the first time. It's the follow-up to Golden Hour, which earned Musgraves her third No. With Parallel TimelineWellbaum explores the feeling of being trapped inside her own consciousness while simultaneously searching for a meaningful connection to the universe, and all the mysteries it contains. All content was overseen by executive producer Greg Fidelman. The music is a melange of blues rock, rock and singer-songwriter which surround themes about self-love and awareness, mental health, the environment, and consumerism.
Elvis Costello and award-winning producer, Sebastian Krys, have brought together a stunning international cast of some of the biggest Latin rock and pop artists from around the globe to interpret Elvis Costello and The Attractions' album, This Year's Model, entirely in Spanish. The inspired Spanish-language adaptations are set to the band's classic studio performances, culled from the original master recordings, which have been newly mixed by Krys.
Available on black Vinyl. Focusing on their craft, staying out of the fray, and holding fast their faith to find new ways to express the discord and delight of being alive, to turn the duality of existence into hymns we can share, Low present HEY WHAT.
The ineable, familiar harmonies of Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker break through the chaos like a life raft. Layers of distorted sound accrete with each new verse - building, breaking, colossal then restrained, a solemn vow only whispered.
There will be time to unravel and attribute meaning to the music and art of these times, but the creative moment looks FORWARD, with teeth. Like a film director, she works as an aural auteur building scenes with her rapturous voice and the plaintive plucks of her guitar strings. Through this process, she both defies and expands notions of what it means to be from the region. The songs throughout the album tend to be shorter, and that was intentional. Falk counts jazz and funk as his major influences, so quite fittingly his percussion punctuates the album.
Freeman contributed guitar for the first time on her own recordings. The couple are joined by Victor Furtado bringing his skills as the youngest-ever recipient of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo, Eli Wildman The Wildmans contributing acoustic guitar and mandolin, the much sought-after keyboardist Sam Fribush on piano, keys, and organ, Berklee College of Music graduate Eric Robertson adds additional guitars and bass, as well as acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Aaron Lipp contributing banjo and bass.
Frances Forever can spin anything into sunshine. As the project of Boston-area singer-songwriter Frances Garrett, its myriad moods can send listeners reeling into romance or off floating in existential space. Garrett balances their familiarity with extremes with an undeniable ear for melody and a gift for writing tracks that could live at home anywhere on the pop timeline.
Atop this glitter-shocked display, Garrett spills their guts about fumbling their own power. Take one listen to 'space girl,' Frances' latest charmer of a single that's rocketing up indie charts and TikTok counts despite a disaster mission of a year.
From the doo-wop glaze of opener 'depression' to the horn-flecked indietronica of 'daytime,' paranoia party carves its identity from stopovers in darker, braver territory. Those enchanted by 'space girl' have plenty to root for, though, as the EP's title track serves as its boldest mission statement, stacking a story of college-party anxiety against a circus-tent waltz that glitches and stutters in line with Garrett's narrative confidence.
Legendary British producer Kevin Martin is back with his first new full-length album under The Bug moniker in seven years. Scott Galloway. Swedish musician and producer DJ Seinfeld Armand Jakobsson rose to prominence in through the so-called 'lo-fi house' scene, inadvertently helping define its sound. Now having transcended early labels, his long-awaited new album 'Mirrors' is set to be released on Ninja Tune in September.
Recorded August 24,the performance of the legendary album in its entirety was kept secret until the moment the band took stage. Halsey has surpassed 60 million RIAA-certified units across albums, singles and features. Worldwide, she has sold over million adjusted singles. On History Of A Feeling, the Walk Right In - The Troubadour Singers - Sing Out On The Beach (Vinyl based songwriter comes to terms with the dissolution of a meaningful relationship.
The songs on History Of A Feeling, are the most direct and introspective songs Diaz has ever written. This 4LP features remastered versions of the original albums and has 64 tracks including 44 previously unreleased tracks, alternate versions, alternate mixes and vocals.
Available on black vinyl. Formed inBoris boldly explores their own vision of heavy music, where words like "explosive" and "thunderous" barely do justice. Using overpowering soundscapes embellished with copious amounts of lighting and billow smoke, Boris has shared with audiences across the planet an experience for all five senses in their concerts, earning legions of zealous fans along the way.
Furiously recorded in the early days of the covid pandemic and surprise-released in JulyNO was met with immediate and widespread praise. This will also serve as the release of NO on streaming services worldwide.
This is the first-ever and particularly-anticipated official vinyl release of Boris's essential album, Flood. The album was originally released in Japan, only on CD. Delivered in four equally important movements, Flood is simultaneously delicate, dense, undulating, devastating, emancipating, hypnotic and triumphant.
Each season of the album has its own sense of place, best revealed listen-by-listen. With the album, Boris broaden their vision of musical possibility, with a notable and imaginative influence from visionary American minimalist Steve Reich, weaving in prog, drone and slowcore into a multifaceted symphony. There simply has never been another piece of music like Flood.
Familiar foundations guide the journey. He never signed on for work for hire. To re-record those songs with the maturity that Fin and his band members have achieved is about viewing the past through the lessons it has taught, not just remastering and repeating it. With a solid fan base worldwide, Fin and his band have played the venues and festivals they want, and if not plain sailing, then certainly they've been in a space where they can operate with confidence, soaring with shoegaze layers one minute, back to purist blues basics the next.
Fin has also participated in a sideline in co-writes on records by the likes of John Legend, a few soundtracks and the occasional excursion into dub or techno to keep things interesting. The songs were recorded in lockdown by Chrissie and her Pretenders bandmate James Walbourne, almost entirely by text message. James would record an initial idea on his phone and send it off to Chrissie to add her vocal, before the tracks were mixed by Tchad Blake U2, Arctic Monkeys, Fiona Apple.
On her highly anticipated Rounder debut Long Time ComingFerrell shares a dozen songs beautifully unbound by genre or era, instantly transporting her audience to an infinitely more enchanted world. The Smithsonian Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap is a first-of-it's-kind multimedia collection chronicling the growth of the music and culture from the parks of the Bronx to solidifying a reach that spans the globe.
The set includes tracks on 9 CDs and a page book with original design by Cey Adams, artist and founding creative director of Def Jam Recordings, as well as essays by some of hip-hop's leading writers and critics and never-before-seen photographs. Through the music, writing, and extensive liner notes, the Anthology reveals the many trends within this multifaceted genre, it's social and political implications, and it's influence on popular culture. The Anthology is the third major compendium produced by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings that tells the story of a defining era of music "of, by, and for the people," following the Anthology of American Folk Music and Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology.
It frequently highlights the objects and stories of hip-hop displayed in the National Museum of African American History and Culture galleries, offering perspective on the African American experience and it's impact on American culture. Duringthe band spent their time building a new studio space in Queens, NY, while continuing to independently produce all their own music, art and even building their own guitars.
Acid Dad has crafted a record that sounds new, yet feels nostalgic. In contrast to their earlier work, they make use of slower tempos and expand their sound to include songs that are both more intricate and more hypnotic.
To accompany the new record, the band spent the last year collaborating with video artist Webb Hunt, producing psych and glitch art videos that form a visual counterpart to the dreamy distortions of their LP.
It was the 25th Anniversary of the store. The foundation provides, among other things, music scholarships in the Richmond area. The updated packaging includes original artwork from acclaimed artist and long time collaborator, Wes Freed.
Now available on CD for the fi rst time as well. Slipcase packaging contains a page scrapbook by Olivia Harrison and a replica of the original album poster. Merlot Wave Vinyl. Since his debut single inMurphy has exploded in the cloud rap community and his music has been streamed over Million times. His new album, joke's on you, is his debut for Epitaph Records and will be his first available on vinyl. Guccihighwaters is the keystone to the label's dedication to this sound that we feel is the future of Alternative music.
He began to indulge his musical vision by exploring community on the internet, finding a place to belong that he had not found prior. As a singer, Murphy was a bit of an outsider to the SoundCloud rap world he'd begun to orbit. His use of original piano with a classic touch and his angelic singing gave him an original voice within the scene's crowded world.
Even if he wanted to blend in, he didn't know how. With Jokes On You, he says, "basically my goal was to make it sound like me. For Fans of powfu, Lil Peep, nothing, nowhere and Lund. Within those walls these songs had to be unapologetically honest. Even the darkest songs on this record hold out hope for a happy ending. Demon Records presents Distortion: Live, the fourth and final edition in a series of expansive vinyl box sets chronicling the solo career of legendary American musician Bob Mould.
Quick View. Reality Suite has grabbed that sword and is waving it relentlessly in the face of close-minded and sexist parts of society. Watch their latest music video for their single Grave to see them fighting and winning the fight. Tons of catchy songs and a very resolute attitude. These guys have definitely created their own unique sound and style! Well done! Houston and the Dirty Rats Songs! From the Bathroom Stall? Houston and the Dirty Rats.
Vinyl 7. Vinyl LP pressing. Greatest Hits is the first compilation album by Aerosmith, released on November 11, It went multi-platinum and contained the songs that made the band an icon of the s rock era.
You guys have become one hellacious live band my brother! Love the gold suit! We gotta do Dustland one day. Now I've got 3 options here: 1. Some cold-blooded monster is playing a cruel trick on me. It's Bruce Hornsby. But I haven't talked with him since ish. It really is Bruce Springsteen I forgot to put both Bruce's numbers in that phone. So I google the area code. It's from Freehold, New Jersey, and I'm still not convinced.
So I text Evan Bruce and Patti's son who has become a buddy of mine and get verification that the number really is coming from his old man. And then, Covid Happened. We were sorry that we didn't get to tour it, but genuinely happy that we were able to release Imploding the Mirage as some sort of consolation. This is what we do, and this is what we have to offer. A joyful record about unity and perseverance. Our interpretation of that promised light that lives just beyond the boundary of sorrow.
I have always sought to find and reflect that elusive light in my songs. It's a trait I inherited from my mother Jean. She died from a brain tumor back in at the age of 64… Sixty Four! I'm turning 40 next week and I'm starting to realize just how young that is. Too young. She was married to my father Terry for 44 of those years.
Dustland was written in the middle of her battle with cancer. It was an attempt to better understand my dad, who is sometimes a mystery to me. To grieve for my mother. To acknowledge their sacrifices and maybe even catch a glimpse of just how strong love needs to be to make it in this world.
It was my therapy. It was cathartic. That's where Bruce comes in. Before I really became a fan of his, I was in the business of stadium-size everything. Certainly larger than the lives of Jeannie and Terry Flowers. But Bruce has written a lot about people like my parents and found a whole lot of beauty in otherwise invisible people's hopes and dreams.
Their struggles, and their losses. I'm grateful to him for opening this door for me. I'm grateful to my parents for their example to me. Now go find something new out about your dad, give your mom a big hug, and for god's sake LP to Bruce Springsteen.
The pair traveled to China together and worked together on a film about the journey. Clarence got to be there for the premiere of an initial cut at the Garden State Film Festival, and in a note of gratitude to his filmmaking partner he called the whole experience "one of the greatest things that I have ever done. After the Big Man's death nearly ten years ago, Mead worked long and hard with Virgil Films' Joe Amodei to complete the film for an official release, reworking it as a loving, posthumous tribute to its subject.
We found out today that Nick has been hospitalized following a motorcycle accident and is now facing multiple surgeries. A GoFundMe campaign has been organized on his behalf by his friend Brian Samelson, who writes: "Nick is the type of guy that is always there for others — but now others need to be there for him.
Nick could use a hand as this accident has left him unable to work with a long road of rehab ahead. I was right about the camera time… but I didn't anticipate the rest of the weekend in Washington DC, as Nick and I clicked: we went barhopping, trading Clarence stories and raising more than one glass to him; had a late-night Japanese feast with Nick's son in Georgetown; even took a trip to the Library of Congress together along with our buddy Shawn Poole to listen to some rare Springsteen material on file.
We became fast friends — not something that I've found happens often, later in life, but then you don't often meet someone who directed videos for Motorhead. Over the years, in addition to sharing some cool footage with us of Clarence and othersNick contributed a four-page story with beautiful photographs to our Big Man tribute issue. I'll stop before this reads like an obituary, because it's not. I've got every hope that Nick is gonna pull through. But I'm feeling for him, my thoughts are also with Cynthia and the rest of his family, and I hope that, if you were moved by his film about Clarence and you're able to swing it, you'll consider donating to the GoFundMe campaign.
It was my third-ever show on the radio. Channeling what freeform radio legend Vin Scelsa would often do with a song he loved, I played "A Dustland Fairytale" a few times back-to-back. I went into a long, somewhat rambling diatribe about The Killers and the song, how special it was, and the importance of a landmark statement song and the third album. I continued playing the song and talking about it. Unbeknownst to me, the label guy and someone from the Killers' team were together, driving back from somewhere on a Sunday night, and they were tuned in.
They heard me play the song a few times and heard my thoughts about it, and then they told the band. The song was only released as a single in the U. At this point I was still unaware my radio show had anything to do with all of this. I was just happy that a song I loved from the moment I heard it — and one I was the first DJ to play — was getting wider exposure. I was skeptical. We had a fun staff at WRXP, and I was thinking, I'm being punked — because I was the new guy on the radio, and we were always playing jokes on each other.
There's no way Brandon is calling my show. It has to be a joke, some sort of rookie DJ hazing ritual. Now it's a Sunday night in August of The Killers are playing in the area soon. I'm on the air doing my show, and an email comes in with "Brandon" in the address, with an mp3 attached, saying to play it after we talk.
Greg, my board op, has downloaded the mp3; he's not saying what it is, and I'm sure he's in on this joke as well. Greg tells me there's a call — it's Brandon Flowers. I tell him to patch it through after the song ends, while I roll my eyes, anticipating being the butt of this now-elaborate joke…. Well, the song ends, and I take the call… and it really is Brandon Flowers! Twelve years later, it's wild that this has come full circle: my favorite artist who is also now a fellow freeform DJ!
Bruce Springsteen is doing a version of my favorite Killers song with them — a song that quite possibly might never have had mass U. This morning, as fans far and wide prepared to virtually queue for this summer's Springsteen on Broadway, the man himself called in to chat live on-air. James Theatre run — referring as much to the mere fact of it, after the long lockdown, as the performances themselves.
Life has "only felt remotely normal recently," he said as the world works to move past the pandemic, "so I'm just looking forward to standing in front of an audience, and I'm looking forward to the audience just being there… seeing them there.
I'm glad to be working. Jon [Landau] originally mentioned [a return engagement] to me, and I said, "Well, I don't know. So I said, well, maybe I'll just take the time off. But then Jordan Roth, our producer from Broadway, called — literally the next day, very strange — and asked if we'd be willing to go back for a limited amount of shows. Just for the opening of Broadway. So I started to think about it. Then I had a friend who got so enthusiastic about it to me that he talked me into it.
Sitting on my couch one night, I said to him, "Aaah, I don't know if…" — "Are you kidding me? So the next day I said, "Okay, we'll do some shows. It'll be nice to be back there again and hope we can lend a hand [as New York theater comes back]. Broadway revival I have the script; I haven't looked at it; I haven't done any rehearsing [laughs]. But the truth is, I didn't rehearse much the first time! My recollection is we played a few dress rehearsals, I played it once down here at Monmouth College, but that was all I did.
It's not something you can stand there and sort of talk to yourself in the afternoon [laughs] I'm not going to tell myself those same stories. Part of it is the element of spontaneity, even though the script is relatively fixed.
But I've got it set up for Monday, actually: I'm going to start freshening up the script and going through it again to see if I'm going to make any changes — any small changes — or not. It's pretty much going to be the show that it was, because that's what people expect and that's what I have. It lasted for shows pretty much the way it was. It got a little longer, which means I probably added things; I would like to tighten it up a little bit, if anything. I would like to get it a little closer to the way it was when I initially debuted it on Broadway than it was towards the end.
Life… right now [From My Home to Yours] has been fun… keeps me digging into music, which I've found to be very satisfying. It keeps me finding new things — new groups, and old things that I didn't know existed or hadn't heard — so the radio show continues to be enjoyable. And then Patti and I had our 30th anniversary last week, so that was a big thing! Vault projects There are things we're working on. We have something that's going to come out in the fall; I don't know if it's been announced yet [It has not.
Not new records, but things that fans I think are really going to be interested in. We've worked on a lot of things from the vault… well, I'll let it be a surprise.
Greetings from Bloomington I worked on three songs on John [Mellencamp]'s album, and I spent some time in Indiana with him. I love John a lot. He's a great songwriter, and actually we've become very close.
I've had a lot of fun with him. So I sang a little bit on his… terrific record that I think is coming out in the fall. Killers in the sun I did a nice thing with Brandon Flowers, with The Killers… they're a terrific band, and we did something together that I think is going to come out soon. Like, in a week or so! So I've been staying busy. Burning out versus fading away turns out to be a false choice.
There was a time, not so long ago, when the age of 30 would be considered the natural end of a rock star's power and glory — or at least their relevance. Certainly can't trust 'em after that. But in recent decades, along with the staying power of the genre itself, there have been more than a few major rock figures, Springsteen chief among them, demonstrating that you can stay healthy, stay active, and continue producing great music well into your later years.
Volume 23 of Springsteen's SiriusXM series From My Home to Yoursnew this week and going out to "senior citizens from coast to coast and around the world" on E Street Radio, celebrates the triumph of an extended, rewarding life over a tragic, early death.
They snap, pop, or crack inside my knees. My knees have a language all of their own — and I listen to them. Crackles and pops aside, Springsteen clearly prefers old age to the alternative. Artists tackling the theme in Vol. As he so often has done in this series, Bruce shines a spotlight on the "father of [his] country," Bob Dylan — especially apropos since Dylan recently celebrated his 80th birthday. This time around we get to hear Dylan performing one of his originals, another artist covering a Dylan song, and finally Dylan covering one of Sinatra's classics to close out the show.
Which brings to mind John Eddie's "Forty," but maybe that number's too far in the rearview mirror to make the cut here. Before playing "my good friend" John Mellencamp's "Don't Need This Body," Springsteen confirms that he "played on a few of Johnny's tracks on his upcoming record… we had a great time out there in Bloomington. Despite that aforementioned shift in rock 'n' roll — best not to die before you get old after all — country music is the dominant musical genre in this setlist.
Of the episode's 15 tracks, four of them feature some of country's honky-tonk heroes and heroines, new and old: Moe Bandy, Lefty Frizell, Toby Keith, and Kitty Wells with "her lovely interpretation" of Dylan's "Forever Young. Add in George Jones — as well as his duet partner Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins, each of whom also made significant forays into country music — and you're looking at just under half of the setlist featuring performances by country musicians. The penultimate track is Springsteen's own "Kingdom of Days," one of the most beautiful songs ever written and recorded about the joys of growing old alongside someone you love.
Along with the rest of this stellar episode, it echoes what Bruce wrote so concisely, eloquently, and insightfully in his Born to Run autobiography:. The exit in a blaze of glory is bullshit. James Theatre seat locator, for preppers. Looking to donate to a great cause and acquire something special for yourself or — Father's Day being just around the corner — someone else?
Little Steven and his crew have some offers you might not want to refuse. Of particular interest to Backstreets readers will be the various articles of clothing including custom-made sports jerseys donated by Stevie, as well as books and tour merch signed by Bruce. Feel lucky? Each short will be hosted by Little Steven with Danny Clinch.
Here's the full schedule of shorts:. Visit teachrock. TeachRock continues to offer free lesson plans and online resources to teachers of classes K, successfully reaching and engaging students by integrating popular music and its history into all subject areas. The last concert of the run was June 8, in Birmingham don't mind the date on the pass at right, printed before the schedule change after nearly three months overseas and a month of shows in the U.
In today's new installment, 'steen is seen, as the papers would have it: the wait is over and the concerts begin. The Thom Zimny film premiered on Netflix as the curtain came down for what we thought was the final time. Since there was no tour for Western Stars or, of course, for Letter to You, which released mid-pandemic Broadway remains Springsteen's most recent performance series. While we all await "the biggest party you've ever seen," as Bruce has looked ahead hopefully to a potential band tour, we imagine reviving Broadway will allow him to stretch his performance muscles again as the world continues the process of reopening this summer.
The St. James Theatre, like the Walter Kerr, is part of the Jujamcyn Theatres company; in terms of seating capacity, it's nearly twice the size, holding 1, as opposed to the Walter Kerr's Audience members will be required to provide proof of full COVID vaccination in order to enter the theater.
Ticket sales begin on June 10 at noon Eastern, via SeatGeek. For show dates and ticket links, visit brucespringsteen. Now Festival in Asbury Park is back on forafter having to cancel last year's event. Daily line-ups have now been announced for the two-day festival on September th, and it confirms good news for Patti Scialfa, as well as fans excited to see a rare center-stage performance from the First Lady of E Street. The festival is bringing back many of the artists who were on last year's bill, and that will include Ms.
This has been a long time coming for us Very few people returned their tickets, and all the Pearl Jam fans are super excited that this will be their first U. Danny Clinch holds this festival in the summer, Sea. It's in Asbury Park. He asked me to play, and it was going to be big, something like 10 or 20, people on the beach. I was going to come out and play a minute set. I went, "What a great way to get going! Then it was just done. Like most of our plans for But after playing it as it lays for a year, live music is coming back, to Asbury Park and around the world.
Visit seahearnowfestival. We promise to serve it up to you as soon as possible. Above, we present the label's advance marketing plan known as their Buyways for "the most anticipated album of Coincidentally, "Don't Look Back" was the final song Springsteen debuted injoining compositions like "Rendezvous," "The Promise," and the track that did make the cut, "Something in the Night.
The exact reason for "Don't Look Back" being left off isn't known. But Dick Wingate, who was Springsteen's product manager at Columbia from tonoted that one late-in-the-game change — a decision to include a guitar solo in "The Promised Land" — could be one clue. Another curiosity is the sequencing, which probably wasn't final by the time Wingate met with Springsteen in Los Angeles to discuss how Columbia would — and wouldn't — market the new record.
Springsteen was adamant about its elements being plain and avoiding anything that might be perceived as hype, which had dogged him in the Born to Run era. Even the television spots that aired in a half-dozen markets during Saturday Night Live were brief ten seconds and to the point.
And Springsteen famously approved everything. Bruce told Dave Marsh shortly thereafter, "I wanted to get to my face, and paint on a mustache, but it was too damn high. Our thanks to Dick Wingate for the page of history above — Dick authored those words, including "Look for immediate radio and consumer acceptance to cause a sales explosion! Its explosive acceptance continues 43 years later. Keep on can't-stopping, Darkness. That band's first drummer, Bart Haynesleft the group to join the United States Marines and was killed in during the Vietnam War.
For everyone today who's remembering a loved one killed in military service or any other lost comrade-in-armswe wanted to share the Stand Up For Heroes acoustic version of Letter to You 's closing track, "I'll See You in My Dreams," performed by Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa for the Bob Woodruff Foundation :. As Bruce observes in the Letter to You film, "Where do we go when we die? Maybe we go nowhere, or maybe… everywhere. Maybe our soul resides in the ether, in the starless part of the sky, and resonates outward like a stone dropped into a still lake whose circles are the lives of people we've touched over the course of our lives.
No one knows where or how far their soul may sound, may travel… I don't know… But those passed never completely disappear. We see them on familiar streets, in empty clubs, and in late nights of long ago. They move in shadow, glimpsed only from the corner of our eyes.
We see them in our dreams. Bruce sure does, and this week's entry into the From My Home to Yours canon goes a little meta — with our host talking about radio In a crisp minute program, Springsteen doesn't mention the streaming services or downloadable apps that constitute modern "radio," nor does he use the time as an opportunity to weigh in on the current state of affairs in the radio biz — offering no "Last DJ"-style critiques of the mega-conglomerates or business decisions that replaced the heart of old-school "rock 'n' roll radio" with the iHeart of algorithms and one-size-fits-all playlists.
Instead, he's talking, and playing songs, about those old-school transistor radios: boxes with dials, protruding knobs, and antennas. And he starts it all off with a nostalgic look back on how those devices, with their translated sounds and signals, transported young Bruce to a universe far beyond his small town. Like past shows about summertime, cars, or bands, "Vol. It's not hard to envision that same desire for connection and community driving Springsteen back to radio just a little over a year ago to escape a global pandemic, provide a little spark, and connect with a distant audience amid the isolation and solitude of a homebound quarantine.
Previous to cable, previous to satellite, previous to the prominence of popular music in the New York area, you had your choice of two — two! It was approximately the size of your iPhone. The transistor was your only connection to the rocking, swinging sounds and culture that was teenagedom in the greater world in the '50s and '60s.
The power and importance of my radio could not be overstated. I lived with it: tucked it in my school bag during the day, and tucked it beneath my pillow all hours of the night.
This… this… this music This was speaking to me. There were people who knew and respected who I was and who I wanted to be. There I could find the answer to the only question my dead little town could not afford to ask: Is there anybody alive out there?
Fast forward nearly two decades, and a kindred anthemic, hook-laden melody drove Springsteen's search for connection in 's "Radio Nowhere. The Rayvns' "Raised on the Radio," a radio single off 's Fast Times at Ridgemont High soundtrack, kicks off a three-pack of songs from lesser-known, indie bands.
He even drops a personal connection to the film — no, not Brad Hamilton's "Jersey Devil" T-shirt, but Bruce's own "fabulous" little sister, Pam, and her big-screen turn as one of Spicoli's cheerleader classmates. More power pop follows with "It's on the Radio" from Oakville, Ontario's The Nines from 's Polaritiesa synth-driven song that would fit at home among Springsteen's lates pop-focused ear candy hello, "Hurry Up Sundown".
Springsteen recognizes Schermer, a Bay Area "club scene fixture," now based in Austin, TX, for his "heavy set of bona fides" as a sideman for artists like Bonnie Raitt and Elvin Bishop before venturing on a solo career.
Changing direction for the final half of the show, Springsteen shifts the spotlight from underappreciated bands to a series of songwriting legends. Like quite a few Warren Zevon songs, "Mohammed's Radio" is open to interpretation, but when he asks, "Do you wanna rock and roll all night long? Somewhat less ambiguous, Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys leave no room for doubt that the spiritual power that was the pop-and-hiss of AM radio is exactly what they're talking about in 's "That's Why God Made the Radio.
When introducing the song in [below] he not only revisited his memories of staying up all night with the transistor radio tucked beneath his pillow, but further added that this was "a song about when there was just a few stations, and everybody was gathered together listening to the same thing, hearing the same whisper in their ear.
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We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. All involved are equally disappointed. For the latest Stevie-sanctioned single, we have a Backstreets. Steve's brother John has been the bassist for Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes sinceand he plays on "Recovery Doll," too, holding down the low end while Steve's out front on lead vocals and guitar. The drummer on the track, Charley Drayton, has played with the Replacements and Keith Richards' X-Pensive Winos — and fans of those acts should find this "groovin' rock 'n' roll track," as Conte calls it, right in their sweet spot.
Also appearing on the new A-side: Steve's year-old son Zia, among those glossy backing vocals. But to balance it out, I wanted the track to be uplifting And of course, I'm a fan of his, too.
I mean, you can't go wrong with an Italian who plays guitar, sings, writes songs, produces records and acts! The B-side of the new single is a demo of that album's "Rock and Rye Queen," again with John Conte on bass, conjuring that Mats-style rock 'n' roll that's harder and harder to find these days. Get it here. That seaside show, night one of LP in Brighton, was the first-ever Bruce concert for our trusty correspondent across the pond, Mike Saunders, so today is a fitting day to bring you the next installment of his three-part series, "Highway '81 Revisited: Bruce Springsteen's Longest U.
Now in Part 2 he digs deeper into the reschedulings that kept them waiting even longer after the following news was announced on, fittingly, Friday the 13th of March: Bruce is simply exhausted and suffering from the assorted ailments that can crop up during a gruelling tour. While his health is not in serious danger, doing his first full tour of the U.
Bruce regrets any inconvenience to his fans and looks forward to seeing everyone in May and June. So the shows in England and Scotland would close the European tour, rather than open it as planned. Just how big? Let Bruce himself tell you, via his Born to Run autobiography: Bob Dylan is the father of my country. Highway 61 Revisited and Bringing It All Back Home were not only great records, but they were the first time I can remember being exposed to a truthful vision of the place I lived.
The darkness and light were all there, the veil of illusion and deception ripped aside. He put his boot on the stultifying politeness and daily routine that covered corruption and decay. The world he described was all on view, in my little town, and spread out over the television that beamed into our isolated homes, but it went uncommented on and silently tolerated. He inspired me and gave me hope. He asked the questions everyone else was too frightened to ask, especially to a fifteen-year-old: "How does it feel…to be on your own?
Bob pointed true north and served as a beacon to assist you in making your way through the new wilderness America had become. He planted a flag, wrote the songs, sang the words that were essential to the times, to the emotional and spiritual survival of so many young Americans at that moment.
We were alone together for a brief moment walking down a back stairwell when he thanked me for being there and said, "If there's anything I can ever do for you…" I thought, "Are you kidding me? Not much we can add to that ourselves, except to note that what's especially great about celebrating Dylan entering his eighties is that he remains, like Springsteen in his seventies, an active and vital artist, still performing and making records well worth checking out.
In fact, we'd argue that Rough and Rowdy Waysreleased just last year, contains some of his best all-time work. To celebrate, here are links to eight of our favorite Dylan covers performed by Springsteen through the years — including that moving Kennedy Center Honors performance Bruce refers to above — one for each decade that Dylan has been on the planet. John Hammond does deserve a nod from me for a couple albums. Great list, but i suggest some of Sean Costello and the first recordings of Johnny guitar Watson to.
Both are brilliant guitar players and got great voices. Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation with John Moorshead? Something from Colosseum? Something from Audience? If you asked leading University music appreciation doctorate professorsI am CERTAIN you would find popularity and technical statistics that could not agree with the idem listing you have posted.
Only two or so from the last 40 years? I was happy to see Texas Flood made the list. Also thanks for the list and for everyone adding their favorites.
Missing thoughts, J. But more importantly, we can see all the comments of what people left out. Missing: 1. Such a list without any jimi Hendrix album sounds strange you include SR Vaughanbut not his master!!! As usual guitar is the theme. Otis Taylor? The lack of Blodwyn Pig is disturbing.
Bout time someone mentioned Shuggie Otis. Roy Buchanan was to overly stylistic, loved him but he began to bore me. Jesus just left Chicago???? Surely one of the best electric blues albums of all time. He has a lot of great records.
His songs have been covered by some of the best. Give him a listen. I think albums is too limiting. Here are a list of albums that I like. I came to blues music after rock and roll through Eric Clapton and others so I am perhaps not a blues purist but I do appreciate Robert Johnson, BB King, and many others as well as those who led me to their music. Very glad to see my favorite Rory Gallagher included. Also, no Lonnie Mack. Where is the westafrican blues!? Wht about Ali farka Toures last albumSavane.
But in those years I have heard five albums that have all had a great influence on me. And, of course, pretty much everything by Wolf and Muddy. Seriously, great choice! Very difficult to narrow it down to Enjoy his lyrics and his slide and harp playing are on the money.
Did you consider any Canadian blues artists? I think there are also cases of musicians from other genres who recorded blues or blues like music — Triumph is one group I can think of. Man, did they miss a lot. Many that are much better than those they selected!!! Thank you! Some other also not mentioned in the comment section, i think great blues or bluesrock albums I very much like are:. Is a great blues album as well. The replies here are priceless. Bad Company?
George Thoroughgood? Janis Joplin? Stevie Ray Vaughn? Humble Pie? Allman Bros.? Triumph was labeled hard rock or heavy metal but Rik Emmett and the band did play and record some bluesy music from time to time. King King by The Red Devils is my favorite live blues album of all time. A must-own if ever there was one. But you have forgotten one very important British blues classic from that time, Five Live Yardbirds with the Yardbirds Eric Clapton was one of members at that time, replaced later by Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page.
The British blues scene during the sixties was so important for the founders of the blues and played an very important role to make this black music style to be accepted among the white audience in America. Would like to see One Album per Artist — this allows a greater degree of inclusivity. Hard Again by Muddy Waters is also a good one. Cheers to All. No Ronnie Earl! That is like making a chicken soup with no chicken! Plus the fact Ronnie plays ever note like it is his last!
I thought that is what the blues is all about. Hooker n heat already mentioned but what about hooker n davis hot spot soundtrack.
Rl burnside ass in pocket and finally graham bond organisation live at klooks kleek. All essential. Fats knew his blues! One James Cotton album and two Mayall. Uh, no. Gotta agree with that. You could get rid of all the rock bands and all the English bands. They were just regurgitating the masters. Go to the source not the people that are doing Rock covers. Agree about Willie Dixon…Needs to be there.
Rock blues, straight blues, jazz blues etc. I want to know about everyone and then select my own favorites. I wish the list could have had or great albums. All of these works are valuable and have merit!! He plays a lot of cigar box guitars and unusual instruments.
And Joe Bonamassa was adored by B. King, you need a better recommendation than that?? And thank you!! Typical North American rubbish. So what are your selections?
European or African? Think in those terms and some of the classic rock bands qualify. Apologies, a couple of the artists I mentioned are on the list! I accept it is a subjective thing and impossible to include everyone. Gosh I could add a lot more. And change some to different albums. As for Allman Bros. The blues was almost dead in the us.
The Brits embraced it and started it again. My first concert was the Jefferson Airplane with the warm up band The Yardbirds in I would say that some of these bands should be included.
I wish it was more than Etta James, Tell Mamma. Has been previously mentioned but should include Chicken Shack and the Groundhogs. Also the Graham Bond Organisation. Also surprised that Robin Trower hasnt been mentioned. I also like Fleetwood mac by Fleetwood mac. This has to be one of the greats!
How could you miss this one? Thanks all! Hutto are strangely absent. The choice for Muddy Waters does not cover his best recordings. Why not The Best of Muddy Waters?
We could endlessly debate about the definition of blues, but the purpose here is not to list all the guitarists that once played a blues classic, or our favorites RnB or jazz or rock musicians. Why is there always someone who has to have the best or the top ten etc.
The other thing that amazes me is how everybody is an authority on how the bands such as the Stones, CreamMayall, Butterfield and on and on saved the music and brought it back to life. It was word of mouthconversationconcerts like the newport Jazz festival. We all know that our bluesmakers of all folks cannot possibly be ranked like football teams or mutual funds. Consider the West African griots or that itinerant bluesman that W. Handy found and lost at the Tutwiler train depot in And consider the folks whose paths never crossed those of the white historians or those who sang only to themselves and their God.
Even people who love the blues can manage to leave Willie Dixon off this list. I read them all and thanks. You mean there is only good blues albums out there? Give me a break. Gonna check it out. No one mentioned Hadda Brooks. Re; the Allman Brothers. I miss Duane. Fleetwood Mac including Green lack that raw blues voice, but I love their blues stuff.
Glad Alex Koris was mentioned. Great Lp. Check out Wild-Child Butler. Also, in many cases, there are better collections by the same artist than the ones listed. Great list. Bit of British Blues and Boogie? Thanks, enjoyed reading this.
Your email address will not be published. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Search uDiscover Music. Bert Ruisch May 3, at pm. Pat December 31, at Album). Chuck Nyren November 13, at am. Harmonica Slim November 27, at am. Bluesbabyblues December 31, at am. Spot on Harmonica Slim. TC Lambet December 31, at am. James December 31, at pm. Mike Hardy January 1, at am. Ray December 31, at pm. Josef O Luain August 12, at pm. Mark August 14, at pm.
David January 24, at pm. Slick September 25, at am. Christopher Driscoll March 31, at pm. Bassman Bob September 25, at pm. Scott Blanchat November 8, at pm. Totalmente de acuerdo, sobre todo en lo relacionado con Ronnie Earl. Jeff Tibbetts November 17, at pm. Mike September 25, at am. Jon Taylor September 15, at pm. There is a Hendrix compilation, titled Blues.
Patrick Longworth September 26, at am. Philip Anderson December 7, at pm. Aw, yes, the Powder Blues Band.
Thank you for mentioning them! Thomas February 9, at pm. Marco November 10, at pm. Vin January 4, at pm. Paul May 4, at am. Gompie May 4, at pm. Kaj Hobroh May 31, at pm.
Gerrit Krekel June 4, at pm. Dank Bert, voor de aanvulling, prima keus! Rutger De Groot August 5, at am. James September 1, at pm. Frank Nijenhuis December 30, at pm. Paul Lanfermeijer November 7, at pm. Frank …. Dat was in de Reinhalle : Lp hoes hangt hier nog steeds aan de muur! Smokey December 30, at pm. Ronald Andrews December 31, at am. What about African Blues…. Ali Farka Toure. Lambert Mulder December 31, at pm. Winifred Wiltens January 27, at pm.
Dick August 12, at pm. Dave Tothill August 13, at pm. John Shreve December 31, at am. Cooldrive December 30, at pm. Nolan weidner May 3, at pm. Andre May 9, at am. John May 4, at am. Michael May 4, at pm. Ric December 30, at pm. Brian May 4, at pm. Mike Loyley September 12, at am. Graeme Bristol May 3, at pm. Larry Jacobsen May 4, at am. Made the list. Bob C September 25, at am. Lesley Bowes Hefner May 3, at pm. You got that right, Lesley…no Janis?? Give me a break! Al Farber May 3, at pm.
Jack Rawles May 4, at am. Bonamassa is one the greatest bluesmen of the 21st century. Bennie King May 8, at am. Markk August 6, at am. Dan December 30, at pm.
C July 12, at pm. Joe Bonamassa would not know real blues even if it sat on his face. He is almost as bad as Eric Clapton. MG December 31, at pm. Clapton is good. Kind of a snore in this list though, IMHO. I agree with you about Joe Bonamassa and John Hammond!
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Gary Hoffman June 16, at am. John Chamless May 3, at pm. Colin James — National Steel — Love it! Duane Albert May 4, at am.
No Champion Jack Dupree? No King Curtis? Tsuneo Takai May 4, at am. Ric December 31, at am. Jim McCloskey May 4, at am.
John Henfrey May 4, at am. Bruce Whiteman May 4, at am.
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