1. Track: Blondie and Dagwood Artist: Adam Carroll Album: Lookin’ Out The Screen Door (2000) Submitted by: toomuchcountry Comments: This one is for all you June brides and grooms who want your new marriages to last. My suggestion is to put down that copy of 50 Shades of Gray and listen closely to Carroll’s lyrics of romance based on the couple from a comic strip legend.
2. Title: Clever & Quickness Artist: River City Extension Album: Nautical Sabbatical (2009) Submitted By: @popa2unes Comments: Formed in Asbury Park NJ in 2007. The band played an explosive showcase at last year’s SXSW; Newport Folk Festival producer Jay Sweet stumbled upon the gig, and later told Billboard, “This band, River City Extension, is ripping the paint off the wall.
3. Title: No Spare Parts Artist: The Rolling Stones Album (year): Some Girls re-issue (2011) Submitted By: Bowood Comments: Jagger in hillbilly mode for this great road trip song from last years deluxe reissue
4.Title: “45″ Artist: The Gaslight Anthem Album (year): Handwritten (2012) Submitted By: Gorrck Comments: Single released in advance of the album. Thinking about actually getting the 45 on vinyl.
5. Title: PT Cruiser Artist: O. Children Album (year): Apnea (2012) Submitted By: tincanman2010 Comments: Sunshine. Music. Cruising. I said cruisING not cruisER. Oh well, rockin’ driving song so I’ll keep it.
6. Title: Head Above Water Artist: Ryan Montbleau Album (year): For Higher (2012) Submitted By: Mando Lines Comments: Ryan Montbleau’s new album was recorded in New Orleans with George Porter, Jr., Ivan Neville, Simon Lott and Anders Osborne. Ben Ellman (Galactic) produced. The majority of the songs (including this one) are Montbleau originals, but the record also has covers of Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers and Muscle Shoals great Eddie Hinton. Great record.
7. Title: I Just Want You To Go Away Artist: The Lovely Bad Things Album (year): New Ghost/Old Waves (2012) Submitted By: annieTUFF Comments: I just heard of this band a couple of months ago, so I’m still trying them on for size. But sometimes the best love song is an anti-love song.
8. Title: Yesterday (Circa Summer 80 Something) Artist: Cory Branan Album (year): 2012 Submitted By: TheOtherBrit Comments: Cory finally got this album out and this ode to John Cougar is the perfect way to kick off summer.
9. Title: Chain Chain Chain Artist: Red Red Meat Album (year): Bunny Gets Paid (1995) Submitted By: Ryan (Verbow @ Altcountrytab.ca) Comments: I’m constantly surprised at the numbers of bands I missed out on in the 90′s. Red Red Meat were straight outta Chicago, even touring with Smashing Pumpkins – yet I’m only just now finding out about them thanks to Tim Rutili’s current band (Califone). This is off of their recently reissued Sub Pop masterpiece Bunny Gets Paid – damn fine song if you ask me. Crank it.
10. Title: The Messenger Artist: Ray Wylie Hubbard Album (year): Crusades of the Restless Knights (1999) Submitted By: Rockstar Aimz Comments: Killer song by RWH. This version features Patty Griffin on background vocals.
11. Title: Ready For The Axe To Drop Artist: TV Smith Album (year): Useless – The Very Best of TV Smith Submitted By: Simon Comments: The only redeeming feature of this weeks Jubilee celebrations for me has been the various media articles and TV programming on the BBC revisiting punk, not that it ever really went away – which brings me to this months song choice from a guy who’s continued to record solo and in various collaborations after the punk band he fronted split in 1979, prompted by one of the aforementioned BBC Rock-docs here’s a track from the The Adverts front man TV Smith http://www.tvsmith.com/
12. Title: Alone In Memphis Artist: Austin Lucas w/Glossary Album (year): none Submitted By: Bryan Childs (ninebullets.net) Comments: This, I assume, will be on Austin’s next album.
13. Title: Everything You Took Artist: Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires Album (year): There is a Bomb in Gilead (2012) Submitted By: @philnorman
14. Title: Come Unto Me Artist: The Mavericks Album (year): Suited Up and Ready EP (2012) Submitted By: Trailer Comments: Bad ass song. Glad they’re back!
15. Title: Sippin’ Sorrow Artist: Pearl Woods Album (year): Eeny Meeny Moe! Submitted By: BoogieStudio22 Comments: An old R&B tune, from a ripped LP that I recently acquired (quality’s not great). Just plain fun!
16. Title: Bring Flowers To My Grave Artist: Jake Klar Album (year): Jake Klar (2012) Submitted By: Slowcoustic Comments: Some great twangy singer songwriter “alt-country” from this new-to-me artist. The 7 track album is even a free download on his bandcamp page:http://jakeklar.bandcamp.com/ Highly Recommended.
17. Title: Creakin’ Ol’ Bones Artist: Michael Dean Damron Album (year): Nah Death, Im’a Comin’ For You (2012) Submitted By: Romeo Sid Vicious Comments: Mike D. has been getting me through a lot as of late and this track is the one I queue up the most at the moment.
18. Title:1922 Artist: Shooter Jennings & Last False Hope Album (year): Outlaw Radio Compilation vol. 2 Submitted By: Adam Sheets Comments: Based on a Stephen King novella.
19. Title: Loser Neck Artist: The Riverboat Gamblers Album (year): The Wold You Feed (2012) Submitted By: erschen
20. Title: Set On Fire Artist: Magnolia Mountain Album: Town & Country (2012) Submitted By: Corey Flegel (This Is American Music)
21. Title: Sweetness Artist: Micah P Hinson Album: … And The Pioneer Saboteurs (2010) Submitted by: Lord Summerisle Comments: I am baffled as to why this man is not huge. Probably my favourite artist of the last 10 years in terms of consistency. Every album is great.
22. Title: The Devil Ain’t Lazy Artist: Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys Album: single (1948) Submitted By: April @ Now This Sound Is Brave Comments: I get a kick out of the fact that this song is essentially praising Satan’s work ethic. And, of course, since it’s Bob Wills, it swings. The mellow-voiced Tommy Duncan provides the vocals.