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Hugh Cornwell (The Stranglers) – Totem and Taboo (2012)

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Incredibly, it’s been 22 years since Hugh Cornwell left The Stranglers. With his former band he released 10 studio albums in 14 years.Hugh has always been an intellectual, often ignored in his punk roots, and has an urbanity and eccentricity about him akin to David Byrne, so it’s no surprise that Totem and Taboo is a reference to a collection of essays by Sigmund Freud. Cornwell appears to be saying that he walks a different walk, that he sees things differently, that what he enjoys we would revile at. With such a strong claim one might expect the music to be difficult and experimental, but the sound is classic guitar, bass and drums. It has the sound of a 60s band; the bass is, at times, as rumbling as anything JJ Burnel ever put down between grooves and Hugh’s guitar work has always been interesting and individual. In keeping with the 60s sound, ”˜Stuck in Daily Mail Land’ sounds like a Ray Davies number and ”˜God is a Woman’ has a bass line straight from Cream’s ”˜Badge’.Cornwell’s song writing has often revolved around well known phrases and this album is no different, with song titles like: ”˜I Want One of Those’, ”˜Bad Vibrations’, ”˜Love Me Slender’ and ”˜In the Dead of the Night’. But where once his lyrics were mysterious and open to interpretation, now they all too often banal; take this from The Face: “Amongst the faithful there was Paul/he shook my hand in the hall”.

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Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes – Eric Burdon & The Greenhornes (2012)

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In what may go down as a truly legendary collaboration, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Eric Burdon has joined with producer Brendan Benson and Cincinnati rockers The Greenhornes for a four-song EP.

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Michelle Nixon & Drive – A Place I Belong (2011)

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Three Time SPBGMA Female Vocalist of the Year… Winner of 2 IBMA Awards…… Michelle and the best version of “Drive” you’ve ever heard are back and everyone’s talking. Here is the perfect blend of bluegrass and “real” country you will ever find.

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The Guru – Go Easy (2012)

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The Guru return triumphantly with their new album “Go Easy” and it expands on the promise of last years “Native Sun” in a whole bunch of ways!The title track opens the album and what a track! It stands out as a sleek radio single ripe with top notch pop sensibility but nothing is quite like […]

Calexico – Selections from Road Atlas 1998-2011 (2011)

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Selections from Road Atlas: 1998-2011 is another example of how much care and thought Calexico take in presenting their music to their fans. A distillation of the limited-edition vinyl set of eight tour-only releases — itself a project the band embarked on because fans requested it — it plays like a travelogue through Calexico’s lesser-known […]

Martin Sexton – Live at the Fillmore (2012)

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Tracks: 01 – Intro 02 – Candy 03 – Serenity Prayer 04 – Diner 05 – Happy 06 – Failure 07 – Thought I Knew Ya 08 – Angeline 09 – Elephant’s Memory Reprise 10 – A Day In The Life 11 – Glory Bound 12 – Purple Rain 13 – America mp3 256 kbps […]

Emmylou Harris – Luxury Liner -1977 (2004)

Posted by Zorn on November 29, 2012 with No Commentsas

1977′s Luxury Liner is the third offering in Emmylou Harris’ discography, excluding 1970′s Gliding Bird. Like its two predecessors, it is an eclectic mix of country and rock-and-roll, relying a little more heavily on cover material than her earlier albums had done. Produced by Brian Ahern and backed by her superb Hot Band, Emmylou pays […]

Pat Green – Songs We Wish We’d Written II (2012)

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The album marks Green s first release on his new record label Sugar Hill Records and is the follow-up to his 2001 collaboration with friend Cory Morrow,Songs We Wish We d Written. Nearly a decade after releasing the first tribute/collaboration with Morrow, Green has sold over 2 million albums, earned three Grammy® nominations, released a […]

Tom Russell – The Man From God Knows Where (1999)

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Tom Russell had been releasing great records for about 25 years by the time he issued this album, but he outdoes himself here. Eight years in the making, The Man from God Knows Where is a song cycle inspired by America’s pioneers and, particularly, Russell’s own immigrant ancestors; but it probably comes at least as […]

Jethro Tull – 10 Great Songs (2012)

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Tracks: 1. Living In The Past 2. Aqualung (Live At Madison Square Garden) 3. Bungle In The Jungle 4. Locomotive Breath (Including Dambusters March) (Live At Madison Square Garden) 5. Minstrel In The Gallery 6. Teacher 7. A Passion Play (Edit No 8) 8. Thick As A Brick (Edit No 1) 9. Rainbow Blues 10. […]

The Flaming Lips – One More Robot (2012)

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Tracks: 01 Do You Realize?? 02 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 1 (Unused UK Radio Mix) 03 Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Pt. 2 (Not Final Mix) 04 Funeral in My Head (If I Go Mad) 05 Fight Test 06 One More Robot (Not Final Mix) 07 Are You a Hypnotist?? (Not Final Mix) […]

Ricky Skaggs – Music to My Ears (2012)

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Skaggs may be the only one in Bluegrass today  who can afford to carry a seven piece band.  We all know that he would still probably have the best instrumentalists if he trimmed the group to a standard 5 piece outfit.  But we can’t argue with his choice of musicians like Andy Leftwich (fiddle), Cody […]

Police Dog Hogan – From The Land Of Miracles (2012)

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FROM THE LAND OF MIRACLES is the second full length album release from Police Dog Hogan who have a great knack of fusing a lot of Americana sounds without coming across as pseudo Americans. In fact they can join a growing batch of UK bands who are putting a very British stamp on the Americana […]

Johnny Cash – Sun Recordings: Greatest Hits (2012)

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Tracks: 01. I Walk The Line – By Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two 02. Guess Things Happen That Way 03. Give My Love To Rose 04. Folsom Prison Blues – By Johnny Cash & The Tennessee Two 05. Home Of The Blues 06. Wreck of the Old 97 07. Next In Line 08. The […]

Marion James – Northside Soul (2012)

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Marion James – Vocals Ivan Appelrouth – Guitar Steve Bassett – Piano, Organ Tom Ellsworth – Bass Brad Ellsworth, Dysty Simon – Drums with Horn Section Ronnie Owens – Harmonica mp3 320 kbps | 141 MB | UL

Black Moth Super Rainbow – Cobra Lucy (2012)

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Serena Ryder – Harmony (2012)

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Paula Frazer – Now It’s Time (2007)

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After nearly a decade, classic 4AD band Tarnation, led by the angelic Paula Frazer, returns with a brand new studio album. Inspired by events that happened during one summer in San Francisco, August’s Song is a heartbreaking, beautiful testament to love and loss, with a touch of redemption at the end. Like classic Tarnation, Frazer […]

The Chris Welch Band – Lucky to Be Alive (2012)

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Stan Ridgway – Mr. Trouble (2012)

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Mr. Trouble is here.  6 new Songs. + 4 live tracks.The musicians here include Stan Ridgway: electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica, keyboards, electronics, vocals / Pietra Wexstun: keyboards, electronics, optigon, farfisa organ, vocals, melodica / Rick King: electric and acoustic guitar, bottleneck guitar, elec. bass / Bruce Zelesnik: drums, electronics, tympani, metal breakdrums, percussion / […]