Friday New Releases – March 16th

Another Friday and another week of some great releases.  There are some re-issues and so old bands back with new singers and some newer bands as well.  Hopefully there is something for you.  The two that really peak my interests are highlighted in Blue as usual.  Leave me a comment on what interests you this week…if anything. Also, let me know if I am missing anything as that is usually the case.  Happy Friday!!

  • 81-7puQHUFL._SX522_  Stone Temple Pilots – Stone Temple Pilots – (Play Pen Music):  The boys in STP are back and with a new lead singer, Jeff Gutt.  The three songs I have heard are great and I am looking forward to the rest.  Jeff sounds a little like the late, great Scott Weilan, but he also has his own sound and style.  The old STP sound is there as well so hopefully the have their groove back and we will see some great things from them.  Give it a try…if for no other reason than my brother-in-law was involved with recording the album.  That makes it worth it right there alone!!

  • 51gscNxcR2L._AC_US436_QL65_.jpg  Dorothy – 28 Days in the Valley – (Roc Nation Records):  A new band on the scene is Dorothy.  The band really delivers some great, heavy, old school blues rock & roll.  The lead singer, Dorothy Martin, is a powerhouse and force to be reckoned with.  Her searing vocals exploded on the scene with “Raise a Little Hell” and can’t wait to hear what she has to offer this time around.

  • 61hcwtuI1hL._SS500  Little Ceaser – Eight – (Golden Robot Records)
  • 617TpP5xWaL._AC_US320_QL65_  The Alarm – Declaration 1984-1985 – (Twenty First Century Recording)
  • 51skVOIFCrL._AC_US436_QL65_  The Alarm – Eponymous 1981-1983 – (Twenty First Century Recording)
  • 618fNzWvk+L._SS500  Andrew Lloyd Webber – Unmasked: the Platinum Collection – (The Really Useful Group)
  • 91Y3ETwhgXL._SX522_  Scotty McCreery – Seasons Change – (Triple Tigers)
  • 31Xp0NLWwIL._AC_US436_QL65_  Yo La Tengo – There’s A Riot Going On – (Matador)
  • 611weHytmaL._AC_US320_QL65_  The Crown – Cobra Speed Venom – (Metal Blade Records)
  • 617ZdcNBe4L._SY300_QL70_  Kim Wilde – Here Come the Aliens – (earMusic)
  • A1KEPeonC-L._SX522_  The Decemberists – I’ll Be Your Girl – (Capitol Records)
  • 31dF3mizQML._AC_US436_QL65_  Meshell Ndegeocello – Ventriloquism – (Naive)
  • 61xEnHtANNL._SS500  Snoop Dogg – Bible of Love – (RCA)
  • 51ytUJ-+ruL._SS500  The Oak Ridge Boys – 17th Avenue Revival – (Lightning Rod Records)

26 thoughts on “Friday New Releases – March 16th

  1. Of these, Dorothy is on my list. STP just isn’t doing it for me… but I’m a firm believer that Weiland brought so much to that band. Great grooves that he locked into and he threw out some audacious melodies and phrasing. This guy just sounds like a generic alternative rock singer and I can’t tarnish my feelings about STP being one of my favourite bands.

    Interesting connection for you (if you didn’t already know); Dorothy guitarist Nick Maybury was in The Wildabouts.

    New Earthless album is out today, too… though I’m not expecting my record to arrive until next week.

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    1. I agree in that STP was Scott. I can’t fault the boys for wanting to continue with the name as it is easier than starting over (which they tried to do and not successfully under another band name). Jeff is good singer in his own right, but he isn’t and won’t be Scott and shouldn’t try. He does sound like Scott so when I listen to the album, I hope he tries to do his own thing, but not loose the sonics of STP. I have enjoyed the new songs I have heard, but it did take while to grow on me.

      And I did not know what about Dorothy’s guitarist. I was listening to this one coming in to work. Some of it I really liked and some I didn’t. A mixed bag right now.

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      1. I think they needed an exceptional singer who would have brought something new. I don’t get that Jeff does that from the songs I’ve heard… the music is begging for something, and someone, special vocally. Not just from a Weiland fan point of view, but vocally he’s heading into obvious spaces. Good technically, but they needed a creative vocalist or, at least, someone with a different range. But hey, I’m not gonna be a big bowl of negativity here, I hope it all works out and sounds great… I just may not delve in for quite some time.

        I’m in agreement with you about Dorothy after a listen today. Nothing particularly struck me as brilliant; a few I liked and some I didn’t.

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  2. Little Casear I will check out as there last album the double live one was excellent. STP has been slowly growing on me with that new fella at the helm. I see Where J is coming from though…

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    1. I haven’t heard Little Caeser in forever so I am intrigued on that one a “little” bit.

      And yes, I see where J. is coming as well. A lot of people feel that way. The first two songs grew on me, but it took a lot of listens. The CD will be at my house when I get home today from work. Looking forward to it.

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  3. I listened to a Youtube clip of Dorothy and get a wonderful hint of Ann Wilson(Heart). She has an amazing voice.
    I will have to get this.

    I also will get the STP. I have the new Earthless but have yet to play it.
    Little Caesar, The Crown intrigue me.
    Snoop Dogg is so damn cool that I may even get his album too.

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    1. Dorothy does have that vibe. I love their first album. I haven’t listened to this one enough yet, but a little mixed with me so far.
      Can’t wait to get the STP in the mail today. I will try some of the others, but nothing else jumps out. I didn’t even know Snoop recorded albums. I thought he just guested in everyone’s albums. Lot of money in that.


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