Monday, July 19, 2010

New Music Releases July 20, 2010

Acacia Strain - Wormwood
Aretha Franklin - 100 Hits Legends (5 CDs)
Art of Noise - Influence: Hits, Singles, Moments, Treasures
Asleep At The Wheel - It's a Good Day [mp3]
Asleep at the Wheel & Leon Rausch - It's a Good Day
Big Boi - Sir Luscious Left Foot... The Son of Chico Dusty [vinyl]
Big Head Todd And The Monsters - Rocksteady
Billie Holiday - 100 Hits Legends (5 CDs)
Bing Crosby - 100 Hits Legends (5 CDs)
Black Veil Brides - We Stitch These Wounds
Blue Things - Let The Blue Things Blow Your Mind (2 CDs)
Books - The Way Out [mp3] [vinyl]
Brian Culbertson - XII
Brian Setzer - Don't Mess With a Big Band
Bruce Springsteen - Live on Air
Burning The Masses - Offspring Of Time
Chimaira - Coming Alive DVD/CD Ferret Music
Coathangers - 143 (Dan Deacon Remix) b/w Arthritis Sux [mp3]

DEVO - Something For Everybody [vinyl & CD]

Devo - Something for Everybody

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On 140 gram transparent blue colored vinyl, and comes with a CD of the album! More than three decades after the release of its visionary debut, Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo, and a full twenty years since its last studio album, Devo is back with the aptly titled Something for Everybody. The long rumored, wildly anticipated album features the band's classic line-up: Mark and Bob Mothersbaugh, Gerald and Bob Casale - joined by drummer Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Guns n' Roses). The album also includes contributions from John Hill and Santi White (better known as rising hip-hop star Santigold), John King of the Dust Brothers, and the Teddybears. Though the songs recorded for Something for Everybody are built on Devo's signature mechanized swing, the recording and presentation of the album saw the band experimenting with an entirely new approach. A series of studies were conducted through the site to help the band with its creative decisions, from color selection to song mixes.

Dan Sartain - Doin' Anything I Say [vinyl]
Dan Sartain - Lives
Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night of the Soul (2-CD, 2-LP deluxe edition)
Daniel Johnston - Story of An Artist (6-CD box set) [vinyl]
Darker My Love & Moccasin - Split 12" [vinyl]
Daughters - Hell Songs [vinyl]
David Cassidy - Live In Concert
David Garrett - Rock Symphonies
Delorean - Ayrton Senna EP
Department of Eagles - Archive 2003-2006 [mp3] [vinyl]
Devo - Something for Everybody (2 LPs - Blue Vinyl)
Dirty Three - She Has No Strings Apollo (reissue) [vinyl]
Eliza Doolittle - Eliza Doolittle
Emerson Lake & Palmer - A Time and A Place (4-CD box set)
Ender - This Is Revenge
Endless Boogie - Full House Head [mp3] [vinyl]
Eric Clapton - Journeyman (2 LPs) (Vinyl)

Everly Brothers - 100 Hits Legends (5 CDs)

Fabulous Diamonds - Fabulous Diamonds II [mp3]
Flore - Raw
Francis & the Lights - It'll Be Better [mp3]
Frazey Ford - Obadiah
Frontier Ruckus - Deadmalls & Nightfalls [mp3]
Gentle Guest - Cast Off Your Human Form [mp3]
Gogol Bordello - Trans-Continental Hustle [vinyl]
Goodnight Loving - The Goodnight Loving Supper Club [mp3] [vinyl]
Hate Your Guts - Bastard's Disease
Hawkwind - Hawkwind (Vinyl)
Herbie Hancock - Imagine Project [vinyl]
High Confessions - Turning Lead Into Gold
Honor Bright - Action! Drama! Suspense!
Ian Gillan Band - Scarabus / Clear Air Turbulence
Impending Doom - There Will Be Violence
Instruments of Science & Technology - Music for Paradise Armor [mp3]
Irish Rovers - Still Rovin' After All These Years
JEFF The Brotherhood - Mellow Out b/w Heavy Days [mp3]
Jaga Jazzist - Bananfluer Overalt EP [vinyl]
Jamie Lidell - Wanna Be Your Telephone [vinyl]
Japandroids - Younger Us [mp3 & vinyl] [mp3]
Jimmy Gnecco [OURS] - The Heart
Jimmy Lafave - Favorites 1992-2001 [mp3]
Jo Stafford - Best of
Johnny & Edgar Winter - The Winter Brothers (2 CDs)
Johnny Cash - Rock N Roll (2 CDs)
Judas Priest - Angel of Retribution (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Judas Priest - Painkiller (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Julian Cope - Floored Genius Vol. 2
Kenseth Thibideau - Repetition [mp3]
Kristin Miltner - Music for Dreaming and Playing [vinyl] [mp3]
Lil Joe - Lil Joe High School Dropout
Lillian Axe - Deep Red Shadows
Liverbirds - From Merseyside To Hamburg - The Complete Star-Club Recordings
Louis Armstrong - Absolutely Essential 3 CD Collection
Lower Dens Twin-Hand Movement [mp3] [vinyl]
M.I.A. - XXXO: The Remixes EP [mp3]
MFSB - Philadelphia Freedom / Summertime
Mahjongg - The Long Shadow of the Paper Tiger [mp3] [vinyl]
Majeure - Timespan Remixes [vinyl]
Manowar & Friends - MAGIC - A Tribute to Ronnie James Dio
Marc Cohn - Listening Booth: 1970
Matthew Young - Traveler's Advisory (remastered) [vinyl]
Max Richter - Infra [mp3]
Mickey - 12"EP (First pressing limited to 500 copies)
Mirah - Don't/The Tears That Fall [vinyl]
Mose Giganticus - Gift Horse
Mountain Man - Made the Harbor [mp3] [vinyl]
Mozart Season - Nightmares
Nero Order - The Tower
Nirvana - Live on Air
Norfolk & Western - Dinero Severo [mp3] [vinyl]
Nouvelle Vague - Best of: Limited Edition
Otis Redding - 100 Hits Legends (5 CDs)
Pelican & These Arms Are Snakes - Split [vinyl]
Philip Glass - Glass: Orphee (Complete Opera Recording)
Piebald - Volume III
Portland Cello Project - Thousand Words [mp3]
Professor Green - Just Be Good to Green (Feat. Lily Allen)
Propaganda - A Secret Wish
Rachel's Selenography (reissue) [vinyl & mp3]
Rainbow - Difficult to Cure (Vinyl)
Rainbow - Down to Earth (Vinyl)
Rainbow - Final Vinyl (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Rainbow - Long Live Rock N Roll (Vinyl)
Rainbow - On Stage (2 LPs) (Vinyl)
Rainbow - Rising (Vinyl)
Rainbow - Ritchie Blackmores Rainbow (Vinyl)
Rainbow - Straight Between the Eyes (Vinyl)
Rakaa - Crown of Thorns [mp3]
Randy Travis - Top 10
Richard Youngs - 20 Years (remastered) [vinyl]
Richard Youngs - Beyond the Valley of Ultrahits (remastered) [vinyl] [mp3]
Rick Ross - Teflon Don
Rick Wakeman - Cirque Surreal
Sally Shapiro - Jackie Jackie [vinyl]
Secret Cities - Pink Graffiti [mp3] [vinyl]
Shannon Stephens - Shannon Stephens [mp3]
Shawn Colvin - Wichita Skyline
Shellac - Terraform (reissue) [vinyl]

Sheryl Crow - 100 Miles From Memphis

Sleigh Bells - Treats (LP)

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'This Brooklyn act is another male-female duo receiving a lot of buzz, but don't expect the dream-pop vibe of Beach House or the folk-tinged sound of She & Him. Rather, Sleigh Bells make grungy dance pop . . . The group is comprised of guitarist Derek Miller and singer Alexis Krauss, who ended up working as a duo when former members of the band went on to form another buzz-band, Surfer Blood. This debut was produced by Derek Miller. Stereogum has named them a "Band to Watch" and the New Yorker has given them attention. This release comes out on Mom + Pop Music in special partnership with NEET Recordings, a label run by M.I.A., with whom Krauss has been compared.' - Tony Sclafani /


Spur - Of The Moments [vinyl] [mp3]
Steve Poltz - Dreamhouse [mp3]
Strange Attractor - Just looking 7" single
Strawbs - Live At the BBC, Vol. 1
Strawbs - Live At the BBC, Vol. 2
That Petrol Emotion - Babble (remastered with bonus tracks) [mp3]
The High Confessions [Steve Shelley, Chris Connelly] - Turn Lead Into Gold With High Confessions
The National - Sad Songs for Dirty Lovers (reissue) [vinyl]
These United States - What Lasts
Toro Y Moi - Leave Everywhere [vinyl] [mp3]
Triffids - Wide Open Road (The Best of the Triffids) [mp3]
Various Artists - Anthology of Noise & Electronic Music 6 [mp3]
Various Artists - Jersey Shore Soundtrack [mp3]
Various Artists - Jonas L.A.
Various Artists - Northern Soul's Classiest Rarities Volume 4
Various Artists - The Ikon Records Story - America's #1 Unsung Garage Label 1964-1966
Various Artists - This Is the Blues, Volume 3
Various Artists - This Is the Blues, Volume 4
Various Artists - Up From The Grave
Various Artists - Where You Gonna Go? Motor City Garage Bands 1965-1969
Various Artists - World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria Part 2 [vinyl]
Various Artists - World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria [vinyl] [mp3]
Walter Gibbons Jungle Music - Essential & Unreleased Remixes 1976-1986 [mp3]
War From A Harlots Mouth / Burning Skies - split
Wax - Do You Believe in Magic
Wire - Send Ultimate (remastered with bonus CD)
Women - No Reasons LP
Woom - Muu's Way [vinyl]
Yo-Yo Ma - Yo-Yo Ma Plays Ennio Morricone (remastered) [mp3]
Young Sinclairs - We Spoke Our Minds EP [vinyl]
Zero 7 - Record

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New Jazz Releases - July 20, 2010

Aaltonen / Bjorkenheim / Haarla / Umo - Sky Is Ruby
Adam Schroeder - Handful Of Stars
Ahmed Abdullah - Tara's Song
Andrew Cyrille / Greg Osby - Low Blue Flame
Andrew Cyrille / John Tchicai / Reggie Workman - Witch's Scream
Andrew With Greg Osby Cyrille - Low Blue Flame
Art Tatum Trio - Art Tatum Trio
Artistic Heritage Ensemble / Philip Cohran - Armageddon
Ben Webster - At The Renaissance
Benny Goodman - Afrs Benny Goodman Show, Vol. 1
Benny Goodman & His Orchestra - Goodman,Benny & His Orchestra Vol. 1-Afrs Benny Goodman Show
Bernie Young - Every Saturday Night
Billie Holiday - Lady Day
Billy Bang - Prayer For Peace
Bobby Jackson - Cafe Extra-Ordinaire Story
Brian Culbertson - XII
Brooks / PRASANNA / Smith - Raga Bop Trio
Cecil Taylor - Three Classic Albums
Chet Baker - Heartbreak With Strings
Chloe Feoranzo - Poor Richard's All:Man Act Plus One
Cochemea Gastelum - Electric Sound Of Johnny Arrow
Coleman Hawkins - Sonny Meets Hawk
Count Basie - Count Basie And The Kansas City 7
Creme Anglaise - Creme Anglaise
Dan Gailey - What Did You Dream
Dan Jazz Orc Gailey - What Did You Dream
Dan Jazz Orchestra Gailey - What Did You Dream?
Dave Brubeck - Three Classic Albums
Dave Burrell / Leena Conquest - Plays His Songs
Dave Mihaly - Eastern Accents In The Far East
Dave Mihaly & Shimmering Leaves Ensemble - Eastern Accents In The Far East
Decoy - Oto
Dexter Gordon - Doing Allright
Donald Byrd - Three Classic Albums
Duke Ellington - Duke Ellington And John Coltrane
Eero Ojanen - Short Stories
Eric Dolphy - Unissued German Concerts
Fred Hersch - Whirl
Freddie Hubbard - Body And The Soul
George Brooks / PRASANNA / Steve Smith - Raga Bop Trio
Getz & Gilberto - Stan Getz + Joao Gilberto
Gipsy Kings - Gipsy Kings
Glenn Miller - Garry Stevens Sings Again: 1946-1948
Han Bennink / Mikko Innanen / Jaak Sooaar - Spring Odyssey
Herbie Hancock - Imagine Project
Herbie Mann - Four Classic Albums
Ilmiliekki Quartet - Take It With Me
Iro Haarla - Heart Of A Bird
Iro Haarla - Penguin Beguine
Jay Clayton - In And Out Of Love
Jessica Williams - Touch
Jimmy Heath - Endless Search
Jimmy Heath / Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra - Endless Search
Joe Barbieri - Maison Maravilha
John Coltrane / Eric Dolphy - Unissued German Concerts
John Tchicai - Sudden Happiness
John Tchicai & Reggie Workman & Andrew Cyrille - Witch's Scream
Johnny Griffin - Introducing Johnny Griffin
Jon Hammond - Live At Bernies
Juhani Aaltonen - Mother Tongue
Juhani Aaltonen - Strings Revisited
Juhani Aaltonen - Reflections
Juhani Aaltonen - Illusion Of A Ballad
Juhani Aaltonen / Raoul Bjorkenheim / Haarla / Umo - Sky Is Ruby
Juhani Aaltonen Quartet - Conclusions
Kalle Kalima - Some Kubricks Of Blood
Karin Melchert - Jazz Classics N More
Ken Nordine - Nordine,Ken Vol. 2-Three Classic Albums
Lee Morgan - Tomcat
Les Baxter - Four Classic Albums
Lou Donaldson - LD Plus 3
Lou Donaldson / Three Sounds - LD+3
Lou With The 3 Sounds Donaldson - LD+3
Martin Denny - Three Classic Albums
Mike Mainieri - Crescent
Mike Westbrook - Fine N Yellow
Mikko Innanen - Eclexistence
Mikko Innanen & Innkvisitio - Paa-Da-Pap
Mikko Innanen & Jaak Sooaar & Han Bennink - Spring Odyssey
Mikko Innanen / Innkvisitio - Paa-Da-Pap
Miles Davis - Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1981
Miles Davis Sextet - Live At The Hollywood Bowl 1981
Moodswing 3 - Wegen Meines Beines
Nadav Snir-Zelniker - Thinking Out Loud
Nick Rosen - Into The Sky
Paul Hardcastle - Jazzmasters, Vol. 6
Philip Cohran & The - Armageddon
Philip Cohran & The Artistic Heritage Ensemble - Armageddon
Phillip Cohran - Armageddon
PRASANNA - Raga Bop Trio
Rad - Higher Plane
Raoul Bjorkenheim - Shadowglow
Ray Charles - Four Classic Albums
Salif Keita - Moffou + M'Bemba
Seattle Repertory Ja - Jimmy Heath:Endless Search
Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra - Jimmy Heath: The Endless Search
Shehasish Mozunder - Shehasish Mozunder And Som
Snehasish Mozunder & Som - Free Jazz & North Indian Fusion
Sonny Clark - Sonny's Crib
Sonny Clark - Three Classic Albums
Sonny Rollins - Three Classic Albums
Sun Ra - Nubians Of Plutonia
Sun Ra & Arkestra - Egypt Strut
Tammy Mccann - Never Let Me Go
Tex Beneke & The Glenn Miller Orchestra - Garry Stevens Sings Again 1946-48
Three Sounds - LD + 3: Lou Donaldson With The Three Sounds
Verneri Pohjola - March Of Alphamales
Wally Schnalle - Out Of The Pan
Will Bradley & His Jazz Octect - Ridin' A Riff
Willie Jones III - Next Phase


Dexter gordon - Doin' allright (blue note)
Johnny Coles - Little Johnny C (Blue Note)
Lee Morgan - Tom Cat (Blue Note)
Miles Davis - Seven Steps to Heaven

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New releases put together from a variety of online sources by Robert Benson -

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Music News & Notes

Mightier Than Sword Records Announces In The Hollows/Pala Split 10"/Digital EP

Mightier Than Sword Records has announced the upcoming split 10"/digital EP release from In The Hollows and PALA. The split vinyl is now available in the MTS Webstore and ships immediately. The limited edition vinyl 10" EP is available in three colors: solid black (ltd. 104), maroon with yellow haze (ltd. 199) and brown with black splatter (ltd. 199).

In The Hollows released their debut 7" on Mightier Than Sword in May. PALA's most recent 7" was praised for "[hitting] more styles than your 13-year-old cousin's wardrobe in a year, but rather than sounding forced, it combines into a working amalgamation of heavy and punk-styled music of the last 20 years."


Arcade Fire Reveal 8 Album Covers

Arcade Fire have revealed their eight different album covers. Featuring the same car, band logo, and slightly different suburban scenes, the covers of The Suburbs have different color schemes, but seem to be saying that everything is pretty much the same in every suburb. Arcade Fire release their album on August 2 (UK) and August 3 (US).


CRUCIFYRE – Unveil Album Cover Art

Stockholm death metal act CRUCIFYRE, who recently joined the Pulverised Records roster, are pleased to unveil the cover art of their upcoming debut full-length entitled Infernal Earthly Divine. Conceptualized by the band and brought to life by graphic artist Stefan Hansson, the dramatic illustration compliments what the band describes as, “nine tracks of pure oldschool hell!”

Formed in 2006, CRUCIFYRE features the crushing lineup of vocalist Erik Tormentor Sahlström (General Surgery, Maze Of Torment, Serpent Obscene et al), guitarists TG (The Sun, Morbid) and Urban Skytt (Crematory, Regurgitate, Nasum), bassist Henrik Doltz Nilsson (Dobermann Cult) and drummer Yasin Hillborg (Afflicted).


THE ETERNAL: 'Under A New Sun' Artwork Unveiled

Here is the cover artwork for "Under A New Sun," the forthcoming fourth full-length album from Melbourne, Australia's dark rockers THE ETERNAL. The band states, "The cover and several images in the booklet are based on photography by fantastic Romanian photographer Felicia Simion. Her photography really touched us and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do."

"Under A New Sun" was recorded at 301 Studios in Byron Bay with acclaimed producer and multi-platinum recording artist Jeff Martin (THE ARMADA, THE TEA PARTY).


AC/DC Among The World's Top-Earning Musicians

According to Forbes, Australian hard rock legends AC/DC made an estimated $114 million between June 2009 and June 2010, landing at position No. 2 on the magazine's list of Top-Earning Musicians of 2010.

Says the magazine: "This Australian heavy metal group has been shaking audiences all night long since 1973 and shows few signs of stopping. Second only to U2 in band tour earnings, AC/DC grossed a staggering $226 million on a worldwide tour that included 99 dates and brought in more than $2 million a night."

Forbes magazine's list of Top-Earning Musicians of 2010:

1. U2 ($130 million)
2. AC/DC ($114 million)
3. BEYONCE ($87 million)
4. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ($70 million)
5. BRITNEY SPEARS ($64 million)
6. JAY-Z ($63 million)
7. LADY GAGA ($62 million)
8. MADONNA ($58 million)
9. KENNY CHESNEY ($50 million)
10. BLACK EYED PEAS, TOBY KEITH and COLDPLAY (tied at $48 million)


Vampire Weekend Sued for Over $2 Million For 'Contra' Cover Art

Aceshowbiz : A cover girl appearing on the front page of Vampire Weekend's latest album "Contra" files lawsuit against the band, alleging them using her image without her consent.

The woman named Ann Kirsten Kennis filed the legal paper at Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, July 14. In addition to naming Vampire Weekend, Kennis also mentions photographer Tod Brody on the document.

She believes the band obtained a "photographic release" from Brody and claims it contains her forged signature. She blames the band for not bothering to verify the legitimacy of the release. Kennis had the vintage photo, featuring her wearing a yellow Polo shirt, taken back in 1983 when she worked as "a high-fashion model under contract with prestigious agencies in New York City."

She had no idea it was featured on the cover of "Contra" until the band came out promoting it in November 2009. Now, she is seeking more than $2 million in damages for this alleged misappropriation of identity. She argues that "the album design, in which the Photograph is featured prominently, was a substantial factor in generating recognition and buzz for the Contra album, thus increasing sales and profits."

Back in October last year, bassist Chris Baio admitted they haven't met the cover girl and didn't know who she is when asked by MTV. Frontman Ezra Koenig additionally explained what makes the picture of the girl interesting to them, "We just found it very striking.

And part of it is the look on her face. It's not about the color of her hair, or the fact that she's wearing a Polo shirt. What makes it interesting is her face." As of press time, spokesperson for the band hasn't commented on the issue.

Give her a pony and shut her up!


Deerhunter Release Halcyon Digest Track List, Album Cover

Deerhunter is set to release a new album 'Halcyon Digest' on September 28th, via 4AD. The new Deerhunter album is being supported by a grassroots xerox poster effort by the band, in which they'd like people to download the flyer and post copies around their town on kiosks and light poles.

Deerhunter frontman Bradford Cox came up with the idea, based on the effect that these posters had on him when he was younger.

He said he was "...always being fascinated with the ephemera of 70's – 80's artrock in record stores like Wuxtry in Athens where I hung out as a kid or Wax 'N Facts in Atlanta. You'd see a photocopied faded B-52's flyer next to a poster for Lou Reed or XTC. It was like an artpunk scrapbook on those walls. It made my head spin. Who are these people? Who are the fucking Residents with these weird-ass eyeball faces?"

The band would very much like it if people would email them with pictures and news of where the posters have been hung. In return, the band will share the album's first single with the poster people before anyone else, giving them the first opportunity to hear the music. They'll also give them an exclusive non-album track.

Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest Track List:

01 Earthquake
02 Don't Cry
03 Revival
04 Sailing
05 Memory Boy
06 Desire Lines
07 Basement Scene
08 Helicopter
09 Fountain Stairs
10 Coronado
11 He Would Have Laughed


Cover Art of Mark Ronson's 'Record Collection' 

An artwork to be featured on the front page of Mark Ronson's new studio project "Record Collection" has been revealed. It features several pictures overlapping each other in such a way that they display a close-up shot of the disc jokey wearing thick-framed sunglasses.

Led by Q-Tip and MNDR-featuring single "Bang Bang Bang" which charted well in U.K., the album is expected to make its way out in United States in October this year. He is going to release it under the moniker Mark Ronson & The Business Intl. Other artists making contribution to this fall release include Ghostface Killah and Boy George.


"When Pigs Fly" Album Released Online At

WHEN PIGS FLY: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear, a unique collection of newly recorded covers that mixes both legendary and contemporary artists doing versions of classic hit songs far out of their usual musical genre, will be available online at  on July 1, 2010 on Xemu Records.

The brainchild of record producer Cevin Soling, WHEN PIGS FLY: Songs You Never Thought You'd Hear, was brought to reality to create an "unforgettable" album. The recordings include Ani DiFranco and film star Jackie Chan doing a re-make of the Natalie Cole classic, Unforgettable; new wave icons Devo performing Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young's Ohio; 80's pop stars, The Fixx, creating their own take on the Nancy Sinatra hit, These Boots Are Made For Walkin'; Lesley Gore singing the AC/DC tune, Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap; and country music legends, TheOak Ridge Boys, recording the Kansas megahit, Carry On My Wayward Son.

The album also features original 60's pop stars The Box Tops (with Alex Chilton) performing their version of Blondie's Call Me; and Herman's Hermits (with Peter Noone) doing their rendition of Billy Idol's White Wedding. Billy Preston covers Duran Duran's Girls On Film; and, the only track previously released, Roy Clark performs Louis Armstrong's classic What A Wonderful World. The CD also includes recordings by The Connells and The Neanderthal Spongecake; and a unique version of Peter Gabriel's Shock The Monkey by Hawaiian legend, Don Ho. The record has already received tremendous attention appearing in Entertainment Weekly, hundreds of major radio stations, The AP Newswire, CNN, Billboard, and many other media outlets.


2- DEVO: Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young's OHIO
3- THE BOX TOPS: Blondie's CALL ME
5- DON HO: Peter Gabriel's SHOCK THE MONKEY

Herman's Hermits doing Billy Idol? Amazing.....


Renaming Chicago Post Office For Steve Goodman Approved By Congress

The Lakeshore Post Office near Wrigley Field in Chicago will soon be known as the Steve Goodman Post Office after the Senate unanimously approved the resolution. The House had previously voted 371-0 in favor. The bill now goes to President Obama for approval.

Goodman, also known as Chicago Shorty, was a singer/songwriter probably best known for writing The City of New Orleans but endeared himself to his hometown fans with the songs Go Cubs Go and A Dying Cub Fans Last Request. In reality, Goodman was one of the most talented performers and songwriters on the folk scene of the 70's and early-80's, filling his concerts with his own songs and amazing covers of music from the 20's forward. Steve battled leukemia for many years and passed away in 1984.


And finally,  a look at the Steve Miller Band