Friday New Releases – June 26, 2020

I can’t believe June is now over. When the Covid-19 stay at home orders started, the days creeped on by and first and then when we got in to a routine, they started flying and now we are over 3 months later and time seems to be going faster.  At least we aren’t on stay at home orders anymore.  Enough babble, we have to get to the main point of this post…the new releases that are out.  There are not a lot of choices today as Covid strikes again with several releases being moved til later (thank you Kansas and Neon Trees). I’m really only interested in one and curious in another.  There are in Blue.  Let me know what you want to hear or if I missed anything that should be noted.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!!

  • 91IUojOZMmL._SX522_  Will Hoge – Tiny Little Movies – (Edlo Records / Thirty Tigers):  I discovered Will on his second album back in 2003 and was instantly blown away.  He has certainly grown since then and is one hell of a story teller.  His protest songs are amazing and the musicianship is outstanding as well.  Basically, he can do no wrong.  Any new music from him is welcomed with open ears!!  If you like country flavors with a little rock and folk, then grab this one now.  This ain’t your bro-country and thank God for that!!

  • 91LeZW7FD0L._SX522_  Grey Daze – Amends – (Loma Vista / Concord Records):  Chester Bennington is back from beyond.  This was a project of Chester and I believe it was his first band.  They were able to finish the album with Chester’s vocals and I have liked what I’ve heard so far.  He is missed!!

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Tuesday’s Memes – Depeche Mode

You know, why not.  Why not do a post on Depeche Mode?  I don’t have an answer so I guess that means I have to do one since there is no real argument against it. I can’t say that I’m a huge Depeche Mode fan, but I do like some of their songs.  Add that to the fact that I got most of these memes, then I might as well do a post.  So, here you go and I hope you don’t reach out and touch the delete button me and you make to the end.

Here you go…Depeche Mode…

The songs…

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Friday New Releases – November 22nd

The week before Thanksgiving and the last big week of new releases.  There will be more releases over the next three weeks, but not as big as this one (in numbers, not necessarily quality).  There are a handful I will give a spin and they will be highlighted in Blue as usual.  Let me know what interests you or what I might have missed.  Now next Friday there are new releases, but it is also Record Store Day Black Friday, so hopefully some I can grab…until then.

  • A1iseK+RBPL._SX522_.jpg  Coldplay – Everyday Life – (Parlophone Records / Warner Music):  I will admit, I hold hopes out that they will release something as good as ‘Parachute’ again.  So, this will get a spin to see what they bring to the table this time.  My hopes aren’t too high.

  • 81--bZEqP7L._SX522_.jpg  Beck – Hyperspace – (Fonograf Records / Capitol):  Okay, it’s Beck…why would he not get a spin?  His quirkiness is always welcome even if not always appreciated.

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The Poodles – ‘Prisma’ – Album Review

Not a huge cover albums fan, I was very apprehensive on this release.  I do like cover songs, you know, maybe throwing one on an album, but not a whole album.  Cover albums can be very hit or miss. The band either interrupts the songs in to their own sound or they copy it exactly adding nothing special and that is always my fear.

The Poodles decided to do a covers album for their 7th studio album and all though I am a huge fan of the band, this worried me greatly.  But being a fan, a did give it a spin.  The good news is the band took an approach of picking songs from artist that are not in their specific genre of glam metal and they definitely achieved that goal.  The album title ‘Prisma’, I can only assume was picked to signify the songs would be looked at from different angles or viewpoints and they would add their own color to them.  And was that achieved?  Well, let’s discuss that and find out.

The opening track of the album sounds like pure, classic Poodle.  The song is “Crazy Horses” by the Osmond Brothers from 1972.  Yes, I said that right…the Osmond Brothers.  Now that is definitely going outside your genre.  The song is cranked up much heavier and would fit perfectly on any Poodles’ album.  What helps is that I am not real familiar with this song so I have no preconceived notions of what this song should sound like.  Their first choice is making me think this might be a great covers album.

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Friday New Releases – March 17th

Happy Friday.  What are you in the mood to hear today?  You have a lot of variety and can listen to blues, rock, christian worship, classical pop, pop, alternative, metal and movie scores.  There are even a couple of 80’s bands back (Depeche Mode and Greg Kihn).  Whatever you like, let me know what floats your boat.  Mine are highlighted in Blue.

  • 170x170bb-22  Gary Clark Jr. – Live North America 2016 – (Warner Bros. Records):  This is probably the best one on the list.  Gary Clark Jr. live doesn’t get much better. If you haven’t heard him before, you are missing out.  He is a helluva a guitar player. He is blues, rock, soul, r&b and blends it all nicely together.  Listen to the video below and you will be like..DAMN!!! This man is awesome!!.

  • 170x170bb-3  Elevation Worship – There is a Cloud – (Elevation Church):  This church is just down the road from us and they do a great live show every year at the Spectrum Center that always sells out.  We have seen them several times at church (when we go) and they are amazing.  If you like Worship music, this is one of the better, more talented groups out there.

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Nominations

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced the nominations for the 2017 induction ceremony today. There are a lot of great artists on this list and all deservedly so; however, only 5 will make it through. The nominees are as follows:

  • Bad Brains

  • Joan Baez

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