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W. SAYS "SH*T"; NYCD SAYS "I KNOW YOU ARE, BUT WHAT AM I?"
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AND NOW... THE NEWSLETTER!
We have failed to do a newsletter a couple of times this summer. But our lethargic ways have changed! Words are going to spew from our brains like bad records spew from the Chesky label. Not only will we be clocking in with a newsletter a week, minimum, but there's also plenty of other stuff right here on the blog, so keep checking in.
And now, a couple of releases we missed last week that are out now and available for ordering:
GOLDEN SMOG - ANOTHER FINE DAY. The new release from the semi-supergroup features more of the same Byrds-inspired country-pop. This record actually sounds more like the Mark Olson-less Jayhawks than the last Mark Olson-less Jayhawks record did.
LOS LONELY BOYS - SACRED. The second studio album from the Grammy winners with very nice hair and lots of tattoos.
STEVE MILLER BAND - FLY LIKE AN EAGLE (30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION). Newly remastered version of the 1976 classic includes three bonus tracks, which feature original versions of the title track, "Take The Money And Run," and "Rock'n Me," as well as a DVD that features a documentary, a 5.1 audio mix of the album, and a live concert.
THE ZOZO SISTERS (LINDA RONSTADT AND ANN SAVOY) - ADIEU FALSE HEART. With this release, Linda Ronstadt has now covered every genre of music except gangsta rap and, strangely enough, country rock. Teaming up with Cajun legend Ann Savoy, this is an exploration of traditional and contemporary roots music from two very distinctive voices. "Adieu False Heart" features some Savoy originals, as well as beautiful cover versions of Richard Thompson's "King Of Bohemia" and the Left Banke's "Walk Away Renee."
OUT NEXT WEEK!
THE BEASTIE BOYS - AWESOME, I F***IN' SHOT THAT! (DVD). The already-legendary concert film from the "To The 5 Boroughs" tour, shot by fifty lucky fans. A unique document of an amazing live band.
RAUL MALO - YOU'RE ONLY LONELY. The brilliant voice behind the Mavericks releases the long-awaited followup to his 2003 solo debut. Produced by Peter Asher, Malo puts his trademark Roy Orbison-inspired vocals on some of his favorite songs, which include Ron Sexsmith's "Secret Heart," the Everly Brothers' "So Sad," the Bee Gees' "Run To Me," Harry Nilsson's "Remember," and the title track, penned by JD Souther.
TOM PETTY - HIGHWAY COMPANION. Tom Petty is due for a good record. We've been saying this since "Wildflowers," which came out in 1994, and we're hoping that Highway Companion is that record. If living in a shack for a year and having one of your bandmates die of a heroin overdose doesn't straighten you out, we don't know what will.
THE NAZZ - REISSUES. The psych-pop legends, led by a young Todd Rundgren, get proper remastering with a plethora of bonus tracks, including Fungo Bat, the lost, unfinished record from 1970. Also includes lots of rarities and outtakes featuring Todd on lead vocals! If you're into Big Star, the Raspberries, and the Nuggets box, but don't know this band, then what are you waiting for?
JURASSIC 5 - FEEDBACK. The new record from NYCD's favorite rap act promises to have awesome samples, old-school beats, and lots of dirty words.
PHARRELL - IN MY MIND. The first proper solo release from the head Neptune features special guests Gwen Stefani, Jay-Z (wait -- isn't he retired?) and Kanye West, who's featured on the super-hooky first single, "Number One."
VARIOUS ARTISTS - LEONARD COHEN: I'M YOUR MAN (SOUNDTRACK). Features Nick Cave, Beth Orton, a whole bunch of Wainwrights, and a Thompson or two performing Cohen's songs.
EDIE BRICKELL & THE NEW BOHEMIANS - STRANGER THINGS. You can stop holding your breath now -- Edie and the New Bohemians are, at long last, back together for their first album in a really long time. Any woman who makes Paul Simon happy is all right by us. Now if she'd only tell him to take off that stupid baseball cap....
MICHAEL FRANTI - YELL FIRE! For years, Michael Franti has been an artist we've always respected but never liked. Live, he gets the hippie kids dancing the scrunchy-face dance, and has a lot to say about the world we live in. But on record, he's nothing more than reggae lite. (TO US, DAMMIT!) This new record, his first for the Anti label, could be exactly the same. We won't know until we listen to it.
BRUCE HORNSBY - INTERSECTIONS (BOX SET). 4 CDs and a DVD covering his entire career, including sessions with other people. Features over 20 unreleased tracks and lots of video performances never commercially available!
NEW YORK DOLLS - ONE DAY IT WILL PLEASE US TO REMEMBER EVEN THIS. Before the untimely death of Arthur Kane, this reunion could have been one of the most exciting in rock and roll history. As it is, with only two original Dolls surviving, it's still a damn good record. At no point does this record sound like a sellout -- it truly sounds like the followup to their last record, 1974's Too Much Too Soon.
SOUNDTRACK - MIAMI VICE. Features a duet between Colin Farrell and Philip Michael-Thomas on Jessi Colter's "I'm Not Lisa."
BOX SET OF THE WEEK!
THE WALKER BROTHERS - EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN. This is it -- EVERYTHING. Newly remastered, it sounds unf***ingbelievable. From their early surf singles to the big sound of their Phil Spectoresque heyday to their forays into territory that, to some, should have been left uncharted, and closing with their legendary masterpiece, 1976's Nite Flights, you get 115 songs, including previously unreleased alternate takes, original mixes, a deluxe 48 page book, and more. This is an import, so while not super-expensive, it's still a little bit more than your usual 5 CD box set. We have ONE COPY in stock now for the low low price of $64.99 -- once that goes, all future special orders will be $74.99. It's worth every penny! Get it now!
PAUL WELLER - CATCH FLAME. Side two of his last record hasn't even finished playing yet, and the Jam/Style Council legend is already putting out a new one. Sure to be even more exciting than his next record, which is about to come out... wait... hold it... NOW!
ORDER ANY OR ALL OF THESE, OR ANY OTHER CDs AND DVDs YOU'RE INTERESTED IN, BY EMAIL (HEYNYCD@aol.com) OR PHONE (212-244-3460)!
We know many of you are still waiting for some special orders on a few oddball titles and some catalog selections. We haven't forgotten! They've been ordered... and ordered... and ordered... but apparently, in order to stay in business, our distributors need to spend their money on more copies of the Bubba Sparxxx CD instead of getting what we need. We don't blame them, but it's frustrating all the same.
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UNTIL NEXT WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS:
It's not the heat, it's the stank of the street.
Chairman and Mickey Mao