Saturday, December 22, 2007

MUSIC: Faves Of 2007

My favorite music of 2007, presented in alphabetical order:

Carbon/Silicon---The Last Post

Peter Case---Let Us Now Praise Sleepy John

Jarvis Cocker---Jarvis

The Coral---Roots And Echoes

The Detroit Cobras---Tied & True

John Doe---A Year In The Wilderness

Mitch Easter---Dynamico

Bryan Ferry---Dylanesque

John Fogerty---Revival

Future Clouds And Radar---Future Clouds And Radar

The Go---Howl On The Haunted Beat You Ride

Ian Hunter---Shrunken Heads

Richard Lloyd---The Radiant Monkey

Midwest Music Liquidators---Various recordings only available (for now) on their myspace page.

The Museum Mutters---Various recordings only available (for now) on their myspace page.

Outrageous Cherry---Stay Happy

Prince---Planet Earth

The Skeletons---Alive In The Nineties

Son Volt---The Search

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band---Magic

The Stabilisers---Wanna do the Wild Plastic Brane Love Thing?

Stephen Stills---Just Roll Tape

Ben Vaughn---Designs In Music

Wilco---Sky Blue Sky

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

MUSIC: Ike Turner RIP

Ike Turner played a profound role in shaping American music. His band’s 1951 single “Rocket 88” is often regarded as the first rock & roll record. As a talent scout and A&R man, he discovered or recorded many blues legends, including Elmore James, Buddy Guy and Howlin’ Wolf. Turner moved to East St. Louis in 1954, and his Kings of Rhythm became a top rhythm & blues act in St. Louis. In the 1960s the group’s sound evolved into the pulsating rock and roll of Ike & Tina Turner. Famous for his boogie-woogie piano and whammy-bar guitar signatures, Turner produced hits such as “A Fool In Love,” “It’s Gonna Work Out Fine” and “Proud Mary.” Ike Turner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1991.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

STEVE ROCK: New Prisonshake Singles Out Now!

Get 'em while they're hot, here.