Cheap Trick, I Can’t Take It. Live from 1984. For LP.
I love it when Robin Zander makes all the pretty high notes in this live version. It’s almost as good as the version that runs through my head when I’m running. Or drunk. Either way 24 years later, it still sounds great.
The band released their most recent record, The Latest, last month sans label support. Cheap Trick plays the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinati on July 15th. More Cheap Trick tour dates here.
Deep Soul by The Revelations featuring Tre’ Williams, 2008.
This 2008 record from The Revelations, featuring vocalist Tre’ Williams slipped by me. And while I don’t have a reasonable explanation for this gross oversight, I’m trying to make up for it now by posting the brilliant track from Deep Soul,He’s a Hustler. If you dig Hustler, then click here to download four more tracks from Deep Soul via the bands Myspace, for free.
The Dynamics, Seven Nation Army, originally released on 7′ in 2006. For JB.
The Dynamics are from Lyon, France. You can find this White Stripes cover, as well as dubbed out versions of Miss You by The Rolling Stones and Whole Lotta Love on The Dynamics2008 release, Version Excursions.
GLISS, Sleep. From 2009’s Devotion Implosion. Click the image to listen to Sleep.
You can find Sleep on GLISS’s second record, Devotion Implosion. The LA band is currently in the midst of a three month, US tour. If you missed the Zeppelin-esque fuzz that is GLISS last week at El Corazon, don’t worry. The band will be back in Seattle on June 10th at Vera for an all ages show.
Originally signed to Vision Records, part of Fat Albert Productions(Harold Albert pioneered the “Fat Albert” drum and the duo recorded The Stones and Clapton), Princess MC put out this hotter than hawt 12″, Pump Up The Funk in 1989. You can find PrincessMC’sPump onFly Girls! – B Boys Beware: Revenge of the Super Female Rappers, a double disc/LP, celebrates the history of the female MC. A girl who was never really gone, unless it came to her powers of mike control.
Today I ran a 5K in Seattle with lots of other fuckers. In the street. In the snow (the size of cotton balls), ice (very fucking cold) and (also very cold and falling sideways) rain. At any rate, when I was approaching the finish line it was a song from The Makers(out of Spokane, Washington, 509 represent!) that helped me plow through. Anyway, I do have one rant observation that is not weather related but is related to The Makers awesome song, Too Many Fuckers on the Street. If you are going to run in an organized event, is it too much to ask that you not text or talk on your cell phone while you pretend to run? Your cell phone fuckery makes it difficult for me to pass your lazy ass. All because you are busy texting one of your jackass friends: “Sup OMG BION its snowing, LOL WRUD?”. In the future, please get out of my god-damned way. Thanks.
Blur’sCrazy Beats can be found on the bands final studio record, 2003’sThink Tank. Blur will play two shows, their first live gigs in almost 10 years, in London’s Hyde Park on July 2nd and July 3rd, 2009.
Buffalo Tom coined one of my favorite phrases with the title of their 1992 record (one of my top 10 records of all time), Let Me Come Over. Every few years, this record, especially the deep-cutMountains, define a new space in my sad liquor addled life time for me. Just like it did in 1992. If you don’t own it, I won’t chastise this time as I usually do. Instead, I will gently encourage you to pick up this record as soon as you can. You’re music collection (and your favorite, musically inclined Cherry) thank you.
The band is currently recording songs for a new record and will slowly release some vintage recordings online via The Buffalo Tom website. Tune in, yo…