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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 […]