Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Sexy Boots...yeah...

The lead single from U2's new album (No Line On The Horizon) is available to stream from

The track is called Get On Your Boots and will be released as a digital download February 15. The album lands March 03 (US).

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The 77s: Rock N Rollers Extraordinaire!

I first discovered The 77s about 7 years ago, as a result of picking up a Lost Dogs record in a bargain bin. From the first, I was won over by Michael Roe's blistering guitars and riveting, soulful vocals. There are almost two bands here; the hard rocking, blues inspired jam band, and the heartbreaking, melodic pop band.

After more than twenty years of making music twenty times better than almost anything else on the radio (or your iPod, for that matter), The 77s released Holy Ghost Building this past year to plenty of raving from fans and critics (at least, those lucky enough to hear it). This record is, hands down, my favorite record of 2008. The only thing remotely resembling a misstep is the inclusion of the song "A Lifetime Without You," which seems out of place amidst the old style rock and roll and gospel blues throughout Holy Ghost Building; it's really just too good a song to be considered a misstep, however, so I just enjoy and long for Michael Roe's next solo or 7&7 Is project.

The rest of the album is perfect, mining every facet of the beginnings of rock and roll to produce a record that sounds...well, real. In a consumeristic world of pop products, this record has a warmth and reality, both from the recording process and the songs chosen, that sets it heads above the rest. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Listen here, tell your friends, and check out more about the band at or

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Monday, January 12, 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

The 77s featured on Jan 15!

The following thought occured to me in a bathroom today:

If I could go back and change something in music history, I would have Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra each record an album with Phil Spector as arranger and producer, and I would have them record an album together, with Brian Wilson arranging and producing.

Fall to your knees in awe of this possibility that shall not be realized...take solace in the thought that God is sovereign and knows better than we why this amzing blessing was not bestowed upon humanity.