NYCD's 2006 NEWSLETTER #7!
VP CHENEY STABS SCOTT McLELLAN WITH FORK
"I thought he was a knockwurst," said Cheney. In related news, Maureen Dowd hits Bush in back of head with frying pan. "I just wanted to hear 'DOINK!'," says Dowd.
MARY J. BLIGE FINALLY FINDS RIGHT KEY!
Unfortunately, it was for her mailbox.
CARS ON THE ROAD
The "new" Cars will be touring without its two principals- Ric Ocasek, and the late Benjamin Orr. Rock Legend Todd Rundgren, who is quickly becoming the Dan Hedaya of rock, has signed on as lead singer. Rundgren has also signed on as bassist for Loverboy, keyboardist for Quarterflash, and bullpen catcher for the Philadelphia Phillies.
NEXT WEEK'S RELEASES
ARCTIC MONKEYS - "Whatever People Say I Am That" Hyped to death, this debut from the Arctic Monkeys gets a U.S release. Better than some, not as good as most, repeated listens made this a much better record than we originally thought. Still, hype like this should be reserved for astronauts and snowstorms.
BABYSHAMBLES - "DOWN IN ALBION." Not the long-rumored field recordings from Angola Prison, this is the debut album from former Libertine Pete Doherty's new band, finally out in the States for those who still care and didn't get the import when it came out several months ago.
BILLY BRAGG - REISSUES. His first three albums and live EPs get remastered and reissued by the great Yep Roc label, complete with bonus tracks. If you like lefties with a good heart who sing about mildly amusing subjects with a heavy Cockney accent, then Billy's your man. Available individually or in a box that includes two DVDs! Unfortunately, we haven't been told what's on the DVDs, but if you care, email us at HEYNYCD@aol.com and we'll try to get more details.
RAY DAVIES - "OTHER PEOPLE'S LIVES." You've been hearing about it for months, we've been raving about it for weeks, and now's your chance to finally hear for yourselves what all the fuss is about. Better than anything he's done with the Kinks for the last 25 years.
DEREK TRUCKS BAND - "SONGLINES." First new recording in nearly four years from the honorary Allman Brother. Trucks' slide guitar playing is astonishing throughout, while his band serves up a little funk, a little jazz, and a lot of soul. A great record.
EELS - "LIVE AT TOWN HALL WITH STRINGS." Recorded at New York City's Town Hall on 6/25/05, a man we used to call A Man Called E performs unique takes of his unique originals, as well as some choice covers, such as the Left Banke's "Pretty Ballerina" and Prince's "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man." Also available on DVD with a slightly different track listing.
ELBOW - "LEADERS OF THE FREE WORLD." This is their fourth album, and you may order it if you like.
LEVON HELM - "MIDNIGHT RAMBLE VOLS. 1 & 2." Culled from his late-night sessions from his barn in Woodstock, NY, this is the rock legend with some very famous friends, such as Dr. John, Jimmy Vivino, Larry Campbell, Steven Bernstein, and the late Johnnie Johnson, running through a cornucopia of musical walnuts, including gospel standards, blues classics, rockabilly raveups, Band songs, and more. Available in two separate volumes, each including a DVD.
MOTT THE HOOPLE - "ALL THE YOUNG DUDES" & "MOTT" REISSUES. Two of Sal's favorite albums of all time finally get the upgrade they deserve. Classic records from the '70s, now featuring bonus tracks and new remastering. Tony is still waiting for reissues of two of his favorite albums, "More Bagels & Bongos" and "Pizza & Bongos" by Irving Fields.
SANTANA - "SANTANA III" (REISSUE). 35th anniversary Legacy Edition includes the original 1971 album plus 4 bonus tracks on one disc, and a complete show from the Fillmore West on Disc 2.
TEDDY THOMPSON - "SEPARATE WAYS." US release of Richard's son's sophomore effort. Guest appearances by his dad and a whole bunch of Wainwrights.
MERLE HAGGARD - REISSUES. Ten classic Haggard records now reissued on five twofer CDs, remastered and including unreleased material. Including "Someday We'll Look Back," "Mama Tried," "Sing Me Back Home," and "Swinging Doors & The Bottle Let Me Down."
RUDY VAN GELDER/BLUE NOTE RECORDS REISSUES. RVG remasters of Art Blakey's "Mosaic," Dexter Gordon's "A Swingin' Affair," Hank Mobley's "Dippin'," Lee Morgan's "Tom Cat," Horace Silver's "Silver's Serenade," and Jimmy Smith's "Softly As A Summer Breeze." Also from Blue Note this week... a brand new quintet recording from acclaimed pianist Andrew Hill, "Timelines."
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UNTIL NEXT WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS:
In the words of the great Bob French -- if you like what you read, tell everybody. If you don't like what you read, don't tell nobody.
Marc Almond and Mr. Peanut