Tuesday, September 1, 2009

New music releases for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009

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A.A. Bondy - When the Devil's Loose
Alice Cooper - Killer
Allen Toussaint - Saint of New Orleans
Amon Amarth - The Crusher
Andrew W.K. - 55 Cadillac
Apples In Stereo - #1 Hits Explosion
Beanie Sigel - Broad Street Bully
Black Crowes - Before the Frost...Until the Freeze
Black Crowes - The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion (vinyl)
Brandi Shearer - Love Don't Make You Juliet
Brendan Benson – My Old, Familiar Friend
Chevelle - Sci-Fi Crimes
Chris Young - The Man I Want to Be
Chthonic - Mirror Of Retribution
Chuck Ragan - Gold Country
Cougar - Patriot

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Cross Canadian Ragweed - Happiness And All The Other Things
CuCu Diamantes - CuCuland
Datarock - Red
David Bazan - Curse Your Branches
Dirge Within - Force Fed Lies
Dizzee Rascal - Holiday
Dr. Dre - The Chronic (remastered with bonus disc)
Drive-By Truckers - The Fine Print (A Collection of Oddities and Rarities) 2003-2008
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Essential Emerson, Lake & Palmer 3.0
Entrance Band - The Entrance Band
Explode Into Colors - Eyes Hands Mouth 7"
Farewell - Run It Up the Flagpole
Farmer Dave Scher - Flash Forward to the Good Times (vinyl)
Frankel - Anonymity Is The New Fame
Friendly Fires - Friendly Fires (reissue)
George Usher - Yours & Not Yours
Heavy Young Heathens - Heavy Young Heathens
Insane Clown Posse - Bang Pow Boom
John Fogerty - The Blue Ridge Rangers Rides Again
Juliette Lewis and The New Romantiques - Terra Incognita
Just Jack - All Night Cinema
Kath Bloom - Finally (reissue)
Lady Gaga - Hit Mixes
Ladyhawke - Ladyhawke (with bonus tracks)
Led Zeppelin - The Roots of Led Zeppelin (Various Artists)
Les Sabler - Live

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Liam Finn - Champagne In Seashells
Little Boots - Remedy
Lost Fingers - Lost in the 80s
Love of Diagrams - Nowhere Forever
Lovvers - OCD Go Go Go Girls
Lullabye Arkestra - Threats/Worship (vinyl)
Madcon - Conquest
MadLove - White With Foam
Mammal - The Majority
Marshall Tucker Band - The Essential Marshall Tucker Band 3.0
mewithoutYou - It's All Crazy! It's All False! It's All a Dream! It's Alright (vinyl)
Miles Davis - Ascenseur Pour L'Echafaud (2-LP vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis - Cookin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis - Steamin' with the Miles Davis Quintet (vinyl reissue)
Miles Davis - Working (vinyl reissue)
Motown - Motown 50 Fanthology
Nina Simone - Little Girl Blue (vinyl reissue)
Noah & The Whale - First Days Of Spring
Opposite Of Sex Live + Burn [EP]
Ozzy Osbourne - The Essential Ozzy Osbourne (3-CD set)
Pete Yorn/Scarlett Johansson - Break Up (vinyl)
Peter Broderick - 4 Track Songs (vinyl)
Pitbull - Rebelution

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Pretenders - The Pretenders (Gold CD)
Prodigy - Take Me to the Hospital
Psyke Project - Dead Storm
Queen - A Kind of Magic (vinyl)
Queen - Flash Gordon (vinyl)
Queen - Innuendo (vinyl)
Queen - News of the World (vinyl)
Queen - Queen (vinyl)
Radney Foster And The Confessions - Revival
Reverend Horton Heat - Laughin' & Cryin' With Reverend Horton Heat
Richard Lloyd - The Jamie Neverts Story
Robin Guthrie - Carousel
Rod Stewart - The Definitive Collection 1969-1978
Saint Etienne - So Tough: Deluxe Edition
Sam Baker Cotton
Serge Gainsbourg - Confidentiel(reissue)
Serge Gainsbourg - Aux Armes Et Caetera (Versions Dub) (reissue)
Simple Minds - Graffiti Soul
Sleepthief - Labyrinthine Heart
Street Sweeper Social Club - Street Sweeper Social Club (vinyl)
Sultan - Nu Breed
Susana Baca -Seis Poemas
Susanna and the Magical Orchestra - 3
The Color - Morale We All Have Demons
Theoretical Girl - Divided
These United States - Everything Touches Everything
They Might Be Giants - Here Comes Science
Those Bastard Souls- Twentieth Century Chemical (remastered with bonus tracks)
Tommy Sparks - Tommy Sparks
Trey Songz - Ready
Used - Artwork
Various Artists - Psych-Funk 101
Various Artists- 9 (soundtrack)
Various Artists - Definitive Jux Presents, Vol. 4 (vinyl)
Various Artists - Dreams
Various Artists - Lenny: A Salute to Stevie Ray Vaughan
Various Artists - Mark Ronson Presents - Man in the Mirror
Various Artists- Motown 50 Fanthology
Various Artists - Porno Groove: The Sound of 70's Adult Films (vinyl)
Various Artists - Sorority Row (soundtrack)
Various Artists - The Roots of Led Zeppelin
Various Artists - Ze 30: Ze Records Story 1979-2009 (vinyl)
Wale - Chillin
Weekend Nachos - Unforgivable
Whitney Houston - I Look To You
Wiggles - Hot Potatoes! The Best of The Wiggles
Willard Grant Conspiracy - Paper Covers Stone
Yonder Mountain String Band - The Show

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Music News & Notes

Neil Young Release

Neil Young's website has an announcement for Archives Performance Series #12: Dreamin' Man, to be released on or about November 2. According to the site:

"DREAMIN' MAN, Neil Young Archives Performance Series #12, will be released on or about Nov. 2nd, 17 years after the original release of Harvest Moon. A closer look at Harvest Moon songs, all performed solo acoustic before the release of Harvest Moon, DREAMIN' MAN contains intimate live performances recorded in concert halls during 1992."
-- NY Times


Wolfmother Releases “Transmissions From The Cosmic Egg” Episode 1

Wolfmother has just launched the first of a series of a behind the scenes looks at their forthcoming opus, Cosmic Egg. Transmissions From The Cosmic Egg: Episode 1 travels the open high-way to Byron Bay where much of the record was born and pre-production took place. In the piece front man Andrew Stockdale provides an introspective look at the new album, “sometimes I kind of think… Are these songs good enough? Will people like them?” and goes on to explain, “I think these songs suit me. They suit the way I sing and what I can relate to, the world I can relate to.”

The wonderfully ambitious new record is set for release on October 13, preceded by their joyously shredding first single, “New Moon Rising,” which is out now! “New Moon Rising” is a thumping, ripping slice of optimistic future-blues that’s all over the radio now and just the first piece to be unveiled of the fine Cosmic Egg puzzle. It’s a thrilling rush of goodtimes direct to the soul and is only the beginning of a mighty return…. grab “New Moon Rising” NOW on iTunes.

Wolfmother’s new album is, in short, the sound of the band’s world being rethunk and cracked wide open, with a sprawling, jubilant galaxy of musical and metaphysical harmony spilling forth. Expedition is welcome to all, and to begin you on your journey, you can now pre-order limited edition versions of Cosmic Egg in a variety of formats including CD, deluxe CD, 2LP Vinyl, Limited Edition Box Set, and various music and merch combos NOW from wolfmother.com.


Britain's Official Chart Company Names She Loves You As Biggest Selling Beatles Track

The U.K.'s Official Chart Company, the people responsible for the music charts each week, were asked by BBC Radio 2 to research and assemble a list of the biggest selling tracks in the U.K. by the Beatles. It took the organization a bit of time, as they had to take into account the various re-releases over the years, but the final list of 30 was revealed Monday on BBC Radio 2 by Ken Bruce.

Topping the list is She Loves You, which was the biggest selling single by any artist in Britain from 1964 until 1977 when Paul McCartney's Mull of Kintyre/Girl's School sold more copies. Second is I Want to Hold Your Hand followed by Can't Buy Me Love, I Feel Fine and the double sided Day Tripper/We Can Work it Out.

All of the top five records only charted once to reach their sales while number 6, Hey Jude, was a hit twice (1968/#1 and 1976/#12). There are a couple of surprises of note. Yesterday, the most recorded song of all-time, only comes in at number 26 as it wasn't released in the U.K. until 1976 and only managed to make it to number 8. Strawberry Fields Forever is listed twice instead of combining two separate releases as the first issue was as the B-side of Penny Lane while the 70's release was as the A-side.

The following are the top 30 with indications of year(s) and chart position(s):

1.She Loves You (1963/#1)

2.I Want to Hold Your Hand (1963/#1)

3.Can't Buy Me Love (1964/#1)

4.I Feel Fine (1964/#1)

5.Day Tripper/We Can Work it Out (1965/#1)

6.Hey Jude (1968/#1, 1976/#12)

7.From Me to You (1963/#1, 1983/#40)

8.Help! (1965/#1, 1976/#36)

9.Hello, Goodbye (1967/#1)

10.Get Back (1969/#1, 1976/#28)

11.Paperback Writer (1966/#1, 1976/#23)

12.All You Need is Love (1967/#1)

13.Yellow Submarine/Eleanor Rigby (1966/#1)

14.Ticket to Ride (1965/#1)

15.Magical Mystery Tour EP (1967/#2)

16.A Hard Day's Night (1964/#1)

17.Penny Lane / Strawberry Fields Forever (1967/#2)

18.Lady Madonna (1968/#1)

19.Love Me Do (1962/#17, 1982/#4)

20.Please Please Me (1973/#2, 1983/#29)

21.The Ballad of John & Yoko (1969/#1)

22.Let it Be (1970/#2)

23.Free as a Bird (1995/#2)

24.Something/Come Together (1969/#4)

25.Beatles Movie Medley (1982/#10)

26.Yesterday (1976/#8)

27.Real Love (1996/#4)

28.Baby It's You (1995/#7)

29.Back in the U.S.S.R. (1976/#19)

30.Strawberry Fields Forever (1976/#32)

Overall, the Beatles had 31 titles make the British top 40 with Ain't She Sweet (1964/#29) the one record that didn't make the list.


Sugarland to Release Their First Ever Holiday Album Gold And Green October 6

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Grammy award winning duo Sugarland will release a 10-track holiday-themed record titled Gold And Green October 6,
which includes 5 original songs co-written by lead members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush. With the purchase of Gold And Green, available everywhere, fans will be able to access exclusive content such as downloads and the chance
to enter special sweepstakes.


1. City Of Silver Dreams*
2. Winter Wonderland
3. Holly Jolly Christmas
4. Coming Home*
5. Gold And Green*
6. Maybe Baby (New Year's Day)*
7. Nuttin' For Christmas
8. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
9. Little Wood Guitar*
10. Silent Night

Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush make up country duo Sugarland who've sold over 8 million records since exploding onto the music scene in '04 with Twice The Speed Of Life ("Baby Girl"/"Something More"). Enjoy the Ride ("Want To"/"Settlin'"/"Stay") quickly followed in '06 and their third studio album Love On The Inside ("It Happens"/"Love"/"All I Want To Do"/"Already Gone") in July '08, which skyrocketed them to superstardom, drawing fans from all genres and critics abroad. Sugarland is credited with co-writing all tracks from all three albums and co-producing the last two. As a thank you to their loyal fans, in Aug. '09 the duo released Live On The Inside, a CD/DVD set of live tracks, covers and footage from their tour. They've performed in six European countries and are now headlining a U.S. tour that runs thru the fall. They've received trophies from the Grammy's, American Music Awards, Academy of Country Music, CMT Music Awards and the Country Music Association. Nettles was recently chosen to perform for the Obama Presidential celebration, as well as the duo for Oprah. In August, ABC aired an hour long network special
featuring the duo in their most beloved setting...on stage.


Cover Art for Carrie Underwood's 'Play On'

Carrie Underwood has a flower on her ear for the cover art of her new album 'Play On'.

An artwork which reportedly will be featured on the front cover of Carrie Underwood's new album "Play On" has been found. Outed via USA Today, the photo has the country music singer sitting with a flower inserted on one of her ears and leaning her chin on her right hand.

Carrie is expected to release the new album across United States on November 3. She has worked on a new song with top-notch producer Max Martin. Though so, it is still unclear whether or not the track they crafted will be included in the forthcoming set.

Rock/Pop Tidbits

When Stu Cook and Doug Clifford reformed CCR as Creedence Clearwater Revisited in 1995, former band mate John Fogerty won a court injunction to prevent the use of the name and the live performance of CCR's hits. The pair toured as Cosmo's Factory until the injunction was overturned on appeal.

Pat Boone spent a total of 21 weeks at the top of the Billboard Pop chart with six different number one hits spread out between 1955 and 1961. His daughter Debby had only one hit, "You Light Up My Life" in 1977, but it stayed number one for 10 straight weeks.

"Beyond The Sea" by Bobby Darin was based on a song called "Le Mer", written by Louis Charles Augustin Georges Trenet in 1945. Bobby used the same melody, but the English words are not a translation of the original French lyrics.

When United Artists was preparing to release Electric Light Orchestra's debut album, a company representative tried to place a call to someone connected with the band to find out what the LP should be titled. The caller, having failed to reach the desired party, jotted down the notation "no answer," a phrase which was mistaken for an album title and assigned to the U.S. version of the LP.

In 1967, CBS-TV attempted to turn Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant into the next Tom Jones. In fact, Plant recorded a lushly orchestrated Italian ballad called “Our Song.” It actually sold over 800 copies.

The longest title of an album that actually made the Billboard chart is by Fiona Apple. Made up of 90 words, the album is called -
"When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight and He'll Win the Whole Thing 'Fore He Enters the Ring There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand and Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights and If You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land and If You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right"

The motel that was the scene of Janis Joplin's death in 1970 was right across the street from where Bobby Fuller died in 1966.

1950s crooner, Pat Boone is the great, great, great, great grandson of American frontier hero Daniel Boone.

Led Zeppelin founder Jimmy Page played as a session guitarist on Tom Jones’ 1965 hit, "It’s Not Unusual".

The world's first jukebox was installed at the Palais Royal Hotel in San Francisco on November 23rd, 1899. At a nickel per play, the machine earned nearly $1000 during the first six months of operation.

While upset about a girl who had just left him, Joe Rock wrote most of the lyrics to The Skyliners 1959 number one hit, "Since I Don’t Have You", while sitting in his car between stoplights.

In 1931, George Beauchamp and Adolph Rickenbacker designed and built the world's first electric guitar. Because of its odd shape, it was nicknamed 'Rickenbacker's Frying Pan'. The pair were granted a patent for their invention in 1937.

Paul McCartney originally wrote the first two lines of "I Saw Her Standing There" as "She was just seventeen, Never been a beauty queen." When he sang it for John Lennon, both realized that it was a poor rhyme. Finally, it was John who came up with "She was just seventeen, you know what I mean", which they knew was a perfect sexual innuendo for the song.

"I Heard It Through The Grapevine" has reached the Billboard Hot 100 six times in versions by Marvin Gaye (#1), Gladys Knight (#2), Creedence Clearwater Revival (#43), Roger Troutman (#79), King Curtis (#83) and The California Raisins (#84). The song has also been recorded by dozens of other artists including The Temptations, Ike and Tina Turner, Paul Mauriat and Elton John.

In a 2005 interview, Billy Joel said that during the recording of "We Are The World", most of the artists didn't like the song, but nobody would say so. Cyndi Lauper thought it sounded like a Pepsi commercial and Billy agreed.

The contract that made Brian Epstein the Beatles' manager was never really valid. Both Paul and George were under 21 at the time and needed a legal guardian to sign. Epstein himself never signed the document at all.

Rocker Neil Young arrived at Woodstock in 1969 with fellow musician Jimi Hendrix. When they realized that they had to travel several miles from the helicopter pad to the stage, they stole a pickup truck for the journey. Young calls the theft, “One of the high points of my life.”

This Date In Music History- September 1


Dave White - Danny & The Juniors (1940)
Archie Bell & The Drells (1944)
Greg Errico - Sly and The Family Stone (1946)
Barry Gibb - singer, songwriter, producer, The Bee Gees (1947)
Bruce Foxton - The Jam (1955)
Gloria Estefan (1957)
J.D. Fortune - INXS, winner of the 2005 CBS reality television series Rock Star: INXS (1973)
Babydaddy (Scot Hofman) - Scissor Sisters (1976)
Joseph Mark Trohman - Fall Out Boy (1984)

They Are Missed:

Jerry Reed ("When You're Hot, You're Hot") died from complications of emphysema in 2008.

In 2005, R L Burnside, a blues singer and guitarist who found latter-day success working with the John Spencer Blues Explosion, died in Memphis (age 78).

Born on this day in 1933, Conway Twitty. He died on June 5, 1993.

Boxcar Willie (Lecil Martin) - Singer, songwriter, known as "The Singing Hobo" (September 1, 1931 – April 12, 1999)


The Texas duo of Buddy Holly and Bob Montgomery auditioned for radio station KDAV's Sunday Party in 1953. The duo started a slot on Sunday afternoon that became known as The Bob and Buddy Show.

In 1955, after complaints from his neighbors, rock 'n' roll fan Sidney Adams was fined £3 and 10 shillings, ($9.80) by a London Court after playing Bill Haley's 'Shake Rattle and Roll' all day at full volume.

Elvis Presley shared his success with his family in 1956 by purchasing his mother a pink Cadillac.

19 year old Jerry Lee Lewis arrived at Sun Records in 1956 hoping for an audition, only to find that owner Sam Phillips was on vacation in Florida. Jerry Lee recorded some demos that Phillips would hear when he returned.

The Biggest Show Of Stars package tour kicked off at Brooklyn Paramount in 1957 and featured: Buddy Holly & The Crickets, The Drifters, The Everly Brothers and Frankie Lymon. On some dates artists were unable to play because of segregation laws.

Tommy Roe went to #1 in 1962 with "Sheila." The record was a re-recorded version of a song that was first released in 1960 when Roe was part of a group called The Satins.

James Brown appeared on "Shindig!" in 1965 performing "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag." Also on the show was Booker T. & the MG's.

The Byrds played the first of an 11 night run at the Whisky-a-go-go, Hollywood, California in 1966.

Guitarist Boz Scaggs joins the San Francisco based Steve Miller Band in 1967. Scaggs stays with the group through two albums (Children of the Future and Sailor) before heading out on a solo career in 1969.

In 1967, the four Beatles held a meeting at Paul McCartney's house in London to decide upon their next course of action following the death of manager Brian Epstein. They decided to postpone their planned trip to India and to begin the already-delayed production of the Magical Mystery Tour movie. They have two songs already recorded for the movie, ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and ‘Your Mother Should Know’.

David Bowie released "John, I'm only Dancing" in the UK in 1972. However, due to the song's supposedly gay lyrics, it's not released in the US until 1976, on the greatest hits LP ChangesOneBowie.

Bob Dylan's soundtrack to the film, "Pat Garrett and Billy The Kid" entered the LP charts in 1973. It includes "Knockin' On Heaven's Door."

In 1973, the Rolling Stones open their first European tour since 1971 at Vienna's Stadthalle, the first stop of the 20 city tour. The band wanted to play on the other side of the iron curtain but were denied.

In 1976, Ode Records president Lou Adler and employee Neil Silver were kidnapped at Adler's house in Malibu. The two were released after paying a $25,000 ransom. A week later, a California couple were charged with the crime, but a third accomplice got away.

Blondie, featuring former Playboy Bunny Debra Harry, signed their first major record company contract with Chrysalis Records in 1977.

Billy Idol's former band, Generation X, released their debut single, "Your Generation" in 1977. Elton John reviews it for a British newspaper calling it "really dreadful garbage. The Ramones do this sort of thing so much better."

INXS made their live debut in Sydney, Australia in 1979.

U2 released their first record in 1979, an EP entitled, U2-3 in their native Ireland.

In 1983, Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer of the Clash, fired guitarist Mick Jones, accusing him of "drifting apart from the original concept of the band." Jones goes on to form Big Audio Dynamite, and the Clash soon break up.

Tina Turner's "What's Love Got To Do With It" peaked at #1 on the pop chart in 1984.

Paul McCartney released his Press to Play LP in 1986.

Madness announced they were splitting up in 1986. The band achieved over 20 Top 40 UK hits including the No.1 'House Of Fun', (they re-formed in 1992 and again in 1999).

Cleveland's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum was opened with a seven-hour concert with dozens of stars in 1995.

David Bowie opened his online internet service provider business, Bowienet in 1998. The service offers basic internet services and exclusive Bowie news and releases.

"Rock N Roll Train," the first single from AC/DC's album "Black Ice," was used in commercials promoting the CBS show Criminal Minds in 2008.

In 2009, the Black Crowes unfurl “Before The Frost...” A second album, “...Until The Freeze,” is free exclusively through a download code included in “Before The Frost...” So you have to buy one to get the other. The discs were recorded live earlier in the year during a five-night stint at ex-Band singer/drummer Levon Helm's studio in Woodstock, NY.

Also in 2009, Kurt Cobain appears as a playable character in the Guitar Hero 5 video game. The late Nirvana frontman's avatar performs "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and a previously unreleased live version of "Lithium." The 85-song video game also has Kings Of Leon's "Sex On Fire," Blur's "Song 2" and Sublime's "What I Got." Looking for a Classic Rock Guitar Hero? Well, there’s a Santana avatar that accompanies a live version of "No One To Depend On."