this is quite sly i must say: "Modern adult-contemporary musicians like Faith Hill or Neko Case..."
― goole, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 21:45 (1 year ago) Permalink
Always forget it's Bruce Hornsby playing the majestic organ line in "I Can't Make You Love Me." It even reduces Phil Collins to tears:
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 23:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
So far digging the new album. Here's what I posted on Rolling Country (because we'd been talking about Joe Henry and because I'd just listened to Slipstream twice straight through)True that xpost Joe Henry can stuff some boredom into tracks, but he does great w with the ones he produces and writes and co-writes on Bonnia Raitt's new Slipstream. The co-write's with Loudon Wainwright, melds with the real good Dylan-written track before it, which he also produced, so Raitt's playing with Bill Frisell and Greg Leiz, no ambient 'llowed, not in the usual elevator sense anyway, just some eloquent picking. She and ex NRBQ/long-time Nashville cat Al Anderson play great elsewhere (she produced most of the set, sounds like she and Al may have co-written some too)They even squeeze and slap some juice out of "On Down The Line," basically a boring-ass yacht rock barnacle. The only other song choice I'd quarrel with so far is one about a Hollywood marriage as run through the evil media blah blah, but some musical diversion there too. So far seems like if you jumped from her 70s peaks to this, you'd be on the same level, or close enough to keep your balance--streaming here for nownhttp://www.bonnieraitt.com/slipstream
― dow, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:32 AM (10 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Player's in the right rail, despite blank in the middle of page.
― dow, Wednesday, April 11, 2012 12:35 AM (9 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
― dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oops, sorry here's the activated link, and w much better sound than the NPR stream, at least on my machine (with ILX headphones star Koss Proplus, available at v non-audiophile prices, be good to your ears and music, brothers and sisters)http://www.bonnieraitt.com/slipstream
― dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
ILX headphones threads star/frequent choice, that is.
― dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
"Stripped down both lyrically and structurally, but revved up in energy and dynamics, the Dave Edmunds cover "Me and the Boys" formed the centerpiece of what would be called her "new wave" album, Green Light."
― scott seward, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 16:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
Cool. Yeah, Green Light's real good, one of her most rocking. For some reason, I stopped keeping up after that, but everything from her first decade of recording is worth checking out.
― dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wouldn't call it "new wave" though, unless "Tumblin' Dice"-type Stones, NRBQ, Rockpile were new wave--even so, no synths, no skinny ties materialize when I listen (more like bike rides along and down Thrill Hill, past the woods and toward the reservoir)
― dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
Ha, I think Scott was noting the error in calling it a Dave Edmunds cover when it was in fact NRBQ...
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah, but her stripped-down version does have kind of a Rockpile thing too, ditto some other stuff on the album, so the tour guide at least made an appropriate mistake.
― dow, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 17:49 (1 year ago) Permalink
Very happy for her that she's scored her biggest hit in years: Starbucks rock that's cool.
― Exile in lolville (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 26 April 2012 00:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
― flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Thursday, 26 April 2012 01:10 (1 year ago) Permalink
goddamn I love the way the chorus hits on this
― set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Thursday, 9 May 2013 05:43 (2 weeks ago) Permalink