Friday New Releases – September 16, 2022

Friday, Friday, Friday!!! It is time for new releases and we have a few…okay, more than a few. There are well over 50 releases this week so I am sure you will find something. I only have one that I’m interested in and maybe will listen to a few more over time. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a great weekend!

  • 81QipCV7DrL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Smith/Kotzen – Better Days…And Nights (LIVE) – (BMG Rights): Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen are back and this time we get live and studio albums. You get 5 previously unreleased live tracks from theirTrans-Atlantic 22 Tour plus the four studio tracks featured on their sold out ‘Better Days’ vinyl EP!

And then all the rest…

  • 41aUvB+6r4L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Marcus Mumford – (self-titled) – (Capitol Records / UMG)
  • 91LbxG8uFVL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  The Devil Wears Prada – Color Decay – (Solid State Records)
  • A1oqg7N0X-L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Michelle Branch – The Trouble with Fever – (Audio Eagle Records / Nonesuch Records)
  • 81QEMdZ+HDL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Ringo Starr – EP3 E.P. – (Universal Music / Roccabella)
  • 81XnU1zsH+L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Pink Floyd – Animals (2018 Remix) – (Pink Floyd Music / Sony)
  • 61y4fLkCidL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Creedence Clearwater Revival – At the Royal Albert Hall – (Craft Recordings / Concord)
  • 81+Qu-20HCL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  LeAnn Rimes – God’s Work – (EverLe Records / Thirty Tigers)
  • 91ryCA1cxSL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Little Big Town – Mr. Sun – (Capitol Records / UMG)
  • 71XpdJwaLKL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Noah Cyrus – The Hardest Part – (Records Label / Columbia)
  • download-23  The Mars Volta – The Mars Volta – (Clouds Hill)
  • 71FFLqjzM-L._SX522_  Death Cab for Cutie – Asphalt Meadows – (Atlantic Records / WEA)
  • 71n00b4TR9L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Starcrawler – She Said – (Starcrawler Music / Big Machine Label Group)
  • 817CRl2TCtL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Clutch – Sunrise on Slaughter Beach – (Weathermaker Music)
  • 91WdsFGhu1L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  House of Lords – Saints & Sinners – (Frontiers Records)
  • 81IUyCqDJlL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Ginevra – We Belong to the Stars – (Frontiers Records)
  • 71mdIsVKqeL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Fans of the Dark – Suburbia – (Frontiers Records)
  • 51EvmwHtOdL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Joe Strummer & the Mescaleros – Joe Strummer 002: The Mescaleros Years – (Casbah Productions / Dark Horse Records / BMG)
  • 91WR+epPXSL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  The Black Angels – Wilderness of Mirrors – (Partisan Records)
  • 81NAft7MRDL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Behemoth – Opvs Contra Natvram – (Nuclear Blast)
  • 81aWnxG5CBL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_-1  Edenbridge – Shangri-La – (AFM Records / Soulfood Music)
  • 81sw5JZJlkL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Wolfheart – King of the North – (Napalm Records)
  • 61N0+E4hBOL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Sumerlands – Dreamkiller – (Relapse Records)\
  • 71NDwasldfL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Lybica – Lybica – (Metal Blade Records)
  • 91Rj7+BBtQL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Destrage – So Much. Too Much. – (3DOT Recordings / Many Hats Distribution)
  • 717wuILgS2L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Omophagia – Rebirth in Black – (Unique Leader Records)
  • 71+1qXvPu8L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Ondara – Spanish Villager No. 3 – (Verve Label Group / UMG)
  • 61mopsCfAQL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Julian Lage – View With A Room – (Blue Note Records)
  • 51MLKFYs5NL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Miles Davis  – That’s What Happened 1982-1985: The Bootleg Series Vol. 7 – (Columbia Records / Sony Music)
  • 61y3C1KMdlL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Samara Joy – Linger Awhile – (Verve Records / UMG)
  • 71rnCFSInnL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Confessions of a Traitor – Punishing Myself Before God Does – (Facedown Records)
  • 81Z2d22lC-L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Bumpin’ Uglies – Mid-Atlantic Dub – (InEffable Records)
  • 9144wuEyPgL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Danielle Ponder – Some of Us Are Brave – (Future Classic)
  • 91pD0KLfonL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Surf Curse – Magic Hour – (Atlantic Records)
  • 81En3QhT5+L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Cape Francis – Don’t Let Your Heart Walk Away – (Sleep Well Records)

  • 61oxashW2NL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Fletcher – Girl of My Dreams – (Capitol Records / Snapback Entertainment / UMG)
  • A1ajH9wcIcL._AC_UL640_FMwebp_QL65_  Djo – Decide – (AWAL Recordings)
  • 71OLCOFli-L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Rhett Miller – The Misfit – (ATO Records)
  • A1K9Kk4Rv+L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Loveless – End of an Era – (Loveless)
  • 71eDgdstDCL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  The Murlocs – Rapscallion – (ATO Records)
  • 81mL1FIWtvL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  The Darling Fire – Distortions – (Iodine Recordings)
  • 71CVq1DvKTL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Gogol Bordello – Solidaritine – (Das Grand Kapital / Cooking Vinyl)
  • 71n0kicwknL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Klangstof – Godspeed to the Freaks – (Velveteen Records)
  • 919pYs0zqEL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  The London Suede – Autofiction – (Suede Limited / BMG Rights Mgmt)
  • 51rtikeThoL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Rina Sawayama – Hold the Girl – (Dirty Hit)
  • 81kJ+JboLPL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Abstract – No More Hope for the Hopeless – (Abstract the Artist)
  • 81nbONoaNaL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Whitney – Spark – (Secretly Canadian)
  • 81Qtp63NXqL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Maggie Lindemann – Suckerpunch – (swixxzaudio)
  • 81grxrz0whL._AC_UL640_FMwebp_QL65_  Lissie – Carving Canyons – (Lionboy Records)
  • 81PyLFrpe7L._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  The Beths – Expert in a Dying Field – (Carpark Records)
  • 91P9bADBObL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Electric Callboy – Tekkno – (Century Media Records)
  • 61cDwQ+NeAL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_   Molly Lewis – Mirage E.P. – (Jagjaguwar)
  • A1WoSsX0klL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Jimmy Carpenter – The Louisiana Record – (Gulf Coast Records / SoNo Recording Group)
  • 81aSuHWX8RL._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  Mitchell Tenpenny – This is the Heavy – (Riser House Entertainment / Sony Music)
  • 81jwGm8bKML._AC_UY436_FMwebp_QL65_  We the Kingdom – We the Kingdom – (Sparrow Records / Capitol Records)

The Original vs. The Cover – “With A Little Help From My Friends”

For this episode of The Original vs. The Cover, we are going to discuss the incredible song “With A Little Help From My Friends” originally by The Beatles and most famously covered by Joe Cocker. The song for The Beatles was off their 1967 album ‘Sgt. Pepper & the Lonely Hearts Club Band’ and it was never released as a single until a re-issue of it in 1978. Joe Cocker’s version was off his 1968 album of the same name. His version went to #1 in the UK and only #68 in the US but is a signature song for him.

The song was written by the great writing duo of McCartney and Lennon and according to John Lennon, the song was mostly written by Paul with a little help from his friend. They wrote the song specifically for Ringo Starr who sings lead on the track. I found where the original working title of the song was called “Bad Finger Boogie” because Lennon played with only his middle finger on the piano as he hurt his forefinger. That title is said to have inspired the band Badfinger. Now, only believe this if you believe everything wikipedia tells you.

The song is said to be about drugs as even former U.S Vice Presidential candidate, Spiro Agnew, stated it was and wanted the song to be band. That claims is completely denied by the band. The song could be just about how no matter hard it gets, you can make it through it with the help of your friends. I mean John and Paul wrote the song for Ringo so that was helping their friend. Let’s get to the music.

THE BEATLES:

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Friday New Releases – September 24, 2021

Believe it or not, we are to the last release date of September. Hard to believe another month has flown by and we have yet another week with a ton of releases, but just shy of the two previous weeks of 50 releases or more. This is getting insane. There is really only one I am dying to hear (I know, a little dramatic) and it is marked in Blue. A couple more that I will try (also marked in Blue). Let me know what albums you are crazy about and which ones that came out that I missed so everyone knows. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

  • 91iarAz7faS._SS500_  Tremonti – Marching in Time – (Napalm Records): Mark Tremonti is back with another monster album. I love his stuff with Creed, with Alter Bridge, but I really dig is metal band Tremonti. The man can play some serious guitar and I love the fact he takes the mic for this band. Always some great stuff. Hold on to your hat with this one as it will blow you away!!
  • 91HTD+SQlqS._SX522_  Angels & Airwaves – Lifeforms – (My Products LLC / Rise Records): This is one I am wanting to try out as I really loved their first two albums from a while back. Former Blink-182 member, Tom DeLonge’s band is a little all over the place with their style, but it is unique and at times interesting so want to see what new they brought with them this time around.
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Friday New Releases – March 19, 2021

Another week has gone by and now we are to our favorite day of the week. At least its mine and if you are here looking at what new music came out today, it is probably yours as well. It is always great to see what is new and what you can’t wait to drop a needle on to hear…please don’t drop a needle in your arm…that would suck!! My albums I can’t wait to list are on Blue and when I see albums, I really mean album, singular. I shouldn’t have added that “s” because there is only one I want to hear. Hopefully though, you have a bunch. Let me know what is tickling your fancy and let everyone know if there is something I missed that is out. Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend.

  • 91qon5cb2xL._SX522_  Paul Stanley’s Soul Station – Now And Then – (Universal Music): I am a Massive Kiss fan, so to see Paul Stanley branch out on his own is always a welcome site. This time around he is going old school R&B/Motown style with his band Soul Station. I can’t wait to see what he has in store. This might not be my normal cup of tea, but I will give it a shot as he has earned that much respect from me.

And here are the rest…some really big names starting with Mr. Bieber…

  • A1cXvozizOL._SX522_  Justin Bieber – Justice – (Def Jam Records)
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The Original vs. The Cover – “Come Together”

For this version of The Original vs. The Cover, we are going to discuss a Beatle’s Song, “Come Together”.  I have always been nervous about talking about the Beatles because it is holy ground and plus what hasn’t already been said about them.  However, I love this song and there are some great versions out there and I thought it was about time I did something on them. So we are going to compare the two versions of “Come Together”, the Beatles and Aerosmith.  Two heavy weights in the music world.

“Come Together” came about because Timothy Leary wanted Lennon to write a campaign song for him off this phrase, but Lennon was unsuccessful and a good thing to as Leary’s campaign run for California governor came to an abrupt end when he was arrested for pot possession (hell, he would be celebrated today).  He might have been unsuccessful with the campaign song, but he did succeed with this version of the song.

An interesting story behind the song, Lennon was sued by Big Seven Music Group which was the publisher of Chuck Berry’s song “You Can’t Catch Me”.  They argued that the song was too similar to the Berry song and I am guessing the lawsuit had some merit as the band settled out of court.  Now there are no writing credits other than Lennon & McCartney on this song still today so it must have been all about the money up front.  Too bad they didn’t fight for a writing credit.

THE BEATLES

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Friday New Releases – October 25th

We are to the final week of October and Halloween is right around the corner.  I don’t see any scary releases this week except maybe Lea Michele’s Christmas album…that one looks truly frightening and I will stay as far away as I possibly can from that one.  Me, i plan on scaring up a couple for sure and maybe give two others a try.  They are marked in Blue.  Let me know what interests you and what I might have missed.  I hope you find something and have a great weekend!

  • 9113CV5UhSL._SS500_.jpg  Airbourne – Boneshaker – (Spinefarm Records):  The boys from down under are back with another earth shattering, bone rattling rocker.  I have this one on order and the vinyl should be there when I get home. I have everything else they have done on vinyl so why not this one.  If you like AC/DC, you will like this.  They are loud, aggressive and fantastic.  Turn it up and let them blow your ears right off.

  • 91uELDXSA5L._SX522_.jpg  James Blunt – Once Upon a Mind – (Atlantic Records):  And if you want something a little more in the pop arena you won’t find anything better than James Blunt.  His unique voice, great story telling and song writing are always entertaining and worth quite a few spins.  Plus, the man is hilarious.  I saw him live and his self-deprecating humor really made me a fan.  HIs last album, ‘The Afterlove’ was amazing and so I have high expectations for this, his 6th album.

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My Sunday Song – “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

For My Sunday Song #58 I am going to tackle my favorite Beatles song, “Here Comes the Sun”.  Notice I said my favorite and I did not say the best.  I don’t want anyone getting a hair up there tail because I said the best.  My intention is to not start an argument as I know there are many people passionate about their Beatles.

The song was recorded in 1969 and released on their album ‘Abbey Road’ the same year. The song only features three of the Beatles, George, Ringo & Paul as John was recovering from a car crash.

Lyrically, it is a very simple song but musically there is a lot going on.  Paul did the bass, of course and Ringo on drums while George did everything else, and I mean everything else.  He is credited with both the acoustic and electric guitars, the harmonium, and introducing the band to a Moog synthesizer (which might have looked like something below).
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Friday New Releases – September 15th

Well hold on to your hats, there is an abundance of new releases today.  Over 27 albums on the list so there has to be something for you.  For me, there are at least 10 I want to listen to, but I am sure I won’t make it through all of them.  The ones I want are highlighted in Blue.  Let me know what you would like to buy or hear.

  • 61KS6Xq7XTL._AC_US218_  Josh Todd & the Conflict – Year of the Tiger – (Century Media):  If there isn’t a Buckcherry new album, I will take  Josh Todd album and this one has me super excited.  This one seems to be a little harder than Buckcherry and I like that.  The harder the better baby!!

  • 91GkSim-z6L._AC_UL115_  Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold – (Roswell Records):  The Foo Fighters bring us another release and although my interest tends to fade over time, I still enjoy them and will give this one a listen.  What I have heard so far has been promising so maybe they have put together a decent album…we will wait and see.

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