NEWSLETTER '07 #6!
R.I.P. FRANKIE LAINE, JOE HUNTER (FUNK BROTHERS), BILLY HENDERSON (SPINNERS)
HOW COLD WAS IT THIS WEEK? IT WAS SO COLD THAT EVEN THE STATUE OF LIBERTY WAS NIPPLEY
SPEAKING OF NIPPLES... HERE ARE NEXT WEEK'S NEW RELEASES!
BLUE OYSTER CULT - REISSUES (Spectres and Some Enchanted Evening). We realize that at this point in the game, reissues of late '70s Blue Oyster Cult records are about as in demand as Joe Piscopo. But it would be unfair if we didn't give credit where credit is due. While most of you only remember "Don't Fear The Reaper" from 1976's Agents Of Fortune, the followup release, Spectres, was the band's strongest record to date. It features the hit "Godzilla," which of course is a bit of a novelty, but still a lot of fun. And the rest of the record is their most melodic and most accessible, with lots of Phil Spector Wall Of Sound-type production as well as some of Buck Dharma's finest guitar playing. Some Enchanted Evening was the live record to their most successful tour, which is now expanded to include five bonus tracks and a DVD.
LUCINDA WILLIAMS - WEST. Lucinda Williams is not one to hold back any emotion, or try to conceal any part of her personal life. She once said, "All my songs are written about somebody I know, and if they don't know what songs are about them, I tell them." This new record is her most personal to date, and could be her strongest work since Car Wheels On A Gravel Road. A friend of ours, upon first listen, said "I love this f***in' album. It sounds like Time Out Of Mind." And you know what? He's right.
And, um... guess what! That's about it as far as exciting new releases for next week! Of course there are always other things that we didn't mention, so if you happen to want the Harry Belafonte/Nana Mouskouri duets album, or any other new releases (or old, for that matter), we'll get it for you! EMAIL HEYNYCD@AOL.COM or CALL US AT (212) 244-3460!
Stay tuned, because the following week has plenty to offer! In the meantime, go read Pt. 5 of "PASSION OF THE CRANKS" on this very blog, and SELL US YOUR OLD CDs & DVDs! CALL OR EMAIL TO SET IT UP!
Admittedly, it's not very much of a newsletter, but we call it as we see it.
UNTIL NEXT WEEK, WE LEAVE YOU WITH THIS:
What did one harmonica player say to the other harmonica player?
"I'm better than you."
Nomar & Jerry Garciaparra