Saturday, October 22, 2022

Cool, New Music Playlist: November 2022


                                    Willie Chambers (of The Chambers Brothers) & Barbara Dane


BEST NEW ALBUM (TIE) Weyes Blood. And in the Darkness, Hearts Aglow

BEST NEW ALBUM (TIE) Robyn HitchcockShufflemania!

PJ Harvey And Tim Phillips. Bad Sisters. (EP, soundtrack) feat a cover of Leonard Cohen's "Who By Fire"

PJ Harvey. B-Sides, Demos & Rarities.

Sharon Van Etten. We've Been Going About This All Wrong [Deluxe Edition]

Panda Bear / Sonic Boom. Reset. (Expanded Edition)

Laura Veirs. Found Light. (Expanded Edition)

Bernard Butler. Live at Rough Trade East. (EP, Live)

Seth Avett. Seth Avett Sings Greg Brown.

STS9. Wakaan Mixtape.

Mdou Moctar. Niger EP Vol. 1 & Niger EP Vol. 2.

Paul Weller. Will Of The People.

Bright Eyes. Companion albums re-doing songs from three more early Bright Eyes albums: Digital Ash In A Digital Urn: A Companion, I'm Wide Awake, It's Morning: A Companion, and Lifted Or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground: A Companion.

M.I.A. MATA. We hate this album. And we really hate M.I.A. as a conspiracy theory-spewing Born Again Christian. Having performed and recorded and knowing all the hard work that goes into making something creative happen, we are very reluctant to criticize an artist's live performances or recordings. We hate the negative focus of many, especially online. We prefer to focus on the artists and the art that we *do* like, of which there is plenty. And M.I.A. was a favorite at one time. But she missed the train and is standing at the wrong platform, babbling. There is a lot of mediocre music out there, and others that is just not our cup of tea. You can't listen to everything, you've got to make choices, We choose not to listen, or pay much attention, to the mediocre pop of Taylor Swift, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megan Thee Stallion, and the like, and focus on truly creative artists who still take chances and make it happen. I think there are other places where they like that mediocre stuff and talk about it and you should go there if that's what you're into.

Arctic Monkeys. The Car. I hate this album too. See above. Arctic Monkeys, another old favorite of ours, used to do several different genres, now they basically do one genre - One-way ticket to Croonerville. Not a bad place to be, but we like going other places too. This group has TWO guitarists... how about using at least ONE of them more often.. and a little less strings and a little less keyboards. And better songwriting.

Dave DaviesLiving on a Thin Line. Nice, representative collection of songs by The Kinks guitarist to accompany a forthcoming book.

Sleater-Kinney. Dig Me In: A Dig Me Out Covers Album. Feat. St. Vincent, Wilco, Courtney Barnett. The Linda Lindas, Low. Friends of the band offer their fresh take on the 1997 classic.

Dry Cleaning. Stumpwork. Their second album. Laconic observations and such.

Arthur Brown. Monster's Ball. This 80 year-old is releasing his second album of 2022. So what's your excuse now? Check out the remake of Arthur's classic "Fire" feat James Williamson (the guitarist on Iggy Pop's Raw Power), Brian Auger & Carmine Appice

Hugh Cornwell. Moments of Madness. Cool, new solo album from former The Stranglers guitarist.

                                                                  Holly Near & Barbara Dane


Hamilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds. "Don't Pull Your Love"

Andrew Bird. "I Felt a Funeral, In My Brain" (feat Phoebe Bridgers, based on an Emily Dickinson poem)

Phoebe Bridgers. "So Much Wine" (feat Andrew Bird)

Children of Trostyanets. "War Is Your Name" (Ukraine)

Titus Andronicus. "Drummer Boy" (Mash-Up with Billy Joel's "Piano Man").

Fiona Apple. "Where the Shadows Lie". from "The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power" 

The Everly Brothers. "The Price Of Love"


The BeatlesRevolver (Super Deluxe).

David Bowie. Live In Berlin (1978)

Malvina Reynolds. Little Boxes And Other Handmade Songs.

Sonny Boy Williamson II. One Way Out.

The Libertines. Up the Bracket: Demos, Radio Sessions, B-Sides & Live. Their debut album.

The Chambers BrothersThe Time Has Come. Feat their smash hit "Time Has Come Today"

Fleetwood Mac. Tokyo 1977 (Live)

Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard. Pioneering Women of Bluegrass: The Definitive Edition

Nina Simone. Hoboken 1968 (Live)

Tinariwen. Kel Tinariwen (release from the 90s reissued)

Barbra Streisand. Live At The Bon Soir (1962, Remastered). 

Warren Zevon. Innocent Bystander (Live). Live 1976 & 1978.

Chicago. Kentucky Derby 1974 (Live)

Kim Fowley. Frankenstein And The All Star Monster Band

Little Stevie Wonder / The Marvelettes / The Miracles. Don't You Know.

Simon & Garfunkel. BBC Archives Sixties (Live)

Joe Strummer. Live at Acton Town Hall (Joe's last show).

Gene Clark & The Fyrebirds. Live At The Rocking Horse Saloon, 1-13-85, Hartford, CT. The Byrds co-founder solo live.

Ride. 4 EPs.

Los Destellos. Los Destellos Sicodélicos. 1968 Peru, psychedelic cumbia

                              CHECK OUT BARBARA DANE'S NEW BOOK!

           Barbara Dane: "This Bell Still Rings: My Life Of Defiance And Song"

READ: Barbara Dane live in Berkeley, October 17, 2022: Book Launch feat Willie Chambers, Holly Near, Family and Friends


Barbara Dane. "This Bell Still Rings: My Life of Defiance and Song"

Bob Dylan. "The Philosophy of Modern Song"

Anne Applebaum. "Red Famine: Stalin's War on Ukraine"

Serhii Plokhy. "The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine"

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