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Music News for September 3, 2013

Perfect for fall, here are your top 12 “flawless” albums!

So, today we have a list of albums that some people think have NO filler . . . and are packed with great songs from beginning to end.  Here are 12:

 1.  “Kind of Blue”, Miles Davis, 1959

2.  “Illinois”, Sufjan Stevens, 2005

3.  “De-Loused in the Comatorium”, The Mars Volta, 2003

4.  “Revolver”, The Beatles, 1966

5.  “2001″, Dr. Dre, 1999

6.  “Jar of Flies”, Alice in Chains, 1994

7.  “Lateralus”, Tool, 2001

8.  “Siamese Dream”, Smashing Pumpkins, 1993

9.  “Rumours”, Fleetwood Mac, 1977

10.  “Boston”, Boston, 1976

11.  “OK Computer”, Radiohead, 1997

12.  “Graceland”, Paul Simon, 1986

 See the original post HERE with information on each album!

 

Have you ever wondered what a song would sound like performed by a different artist? Well… the time has come.

You may have heard of the YouTube sensation Anthony Vincent. The guy who can sing songs in 20 different styles. It’s pretty incredible, he has single handedly covered Katy Perry, Ariana Grande, and Jason Derulo. Now he has moved on to Linkin Park’s “In the End”. Take a listen here and find more of his work on YouTube. 

 

 Elvis Costello takes on Bob Dylan for ‘New Basement Tape’ “Married to My Hack”

Elvis Costello has released a new single from his latest album Lost in the River: The New Basement Tapes – a supergroup of musicians have set music to recently rediscovered Bob Dylan lyrics – has come out, and it features Elvis Costello on lead vocals. The track is titled “Married to My Hack” take a listen here, or search on YouTube! 


Music News for September 3, 2014

Prince and his ultra sexy new albums

It seems Prince has been busy while on his 4 year hiatus. The “artist formally known as..” will drop a pair of new LPs on September 30th: one a collaborative disc with his group 3rdEyeGirl called Plectrumelectrum and the other a solo album dubbed Art Official Age. Both mark Prince’s first release since 2010. He has already unveiled a couple tracks from both albums, including Art’s Official Age’s “Breakdown” and Plectrumelectrum’s kinky “Breakfast Can Wait” and today the sexual rocker debuted another new track, a slow jam known as “U Know” on his SoundCloud page.

 

Arcade Fire hits the road with Triumphant Wolf Parade

Arcade Fire wrapped up the final North American leg of their Reflektor tour.  In order to bring a sense of closure to their nearly yearlong trek and to choose the next band to rock around the globe with, they performed Wolf Parade’s “I’ll believe in Anything”. Both bands came up together in the Montreal music scene nearly a decade ago.

 

Survivor lead singer Jim Jamison has passed away

Jim Jamison died after suffering a heart attack at the young age of 62. Jimi didn’t join Survivor until 1984, AFTER their hit “Eye of the Tiger”.  Original vocalist David Bickler was forced to leave the group after developing polyps on his vocal chords. Jimi was the singer on Survivor’s Burning Heart from “Rocky 4″ . . . “The Moment of Truth” from “The Karate Kid” . . . plus “I Can’t Hold Back” and their Top 10 songs “The Search Is Over”, “High On You”, and “Is This Love”.  The remaining band members sent out a tweet stating “Survivor is very shocked & saddened by the passing of our brother Jimi Jamison. Our thoughs, love, & prayers go out to his family & friends.”

For those whom may be interested … Courtney Love has writers block.

Like many authors, Courtney Love is a victim of writer’s block. The Hole singer has been penning a memoir with Rolling Stone writer Anthony Bozza. The Girl With the Most Cake was supposed to hit bookshelves in December of 2013 before being pushed back to early-2014. We are now in September and still no sign of Love’s memoir. “It’s a disaster. A nightmare,” Love told Paper.

 

 

New CD releases for Tuesday September 02, 2014

V”, Maroon 5 featuring songs such as ‘Maps’ and ‘Animals’

Nick & Knight”, the self-titled debut from Nick & Knight … a collaboration between former boy band members Nick Carter from Backstreet Boys and Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block.  Featuring their song, ‘One More Time.’

Step Back”, blues rock guitarist Johnny Winter. Album guests include Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Brian Setzer, Dr. John, Billy Gibbons from ZZ Top, Leslie West from Mountain, and Joe Perry of Aerosmith.

The Counting Crows released “Somewhere Under Wonderland” with ‘Earthquake’.

Alternative rock band The Vines released their sixth album “Wicked Nature” a double album, with the lead single “Metal Zone.”

Southern Rocker Frank Foster has a new album out, “Rhythm & Whiskey” featuring the single “Cut off Jeans.”

Finally “Rancho California” the debut album of Calico The Band, three chicks from L.A. whose music has been featured on the hit show “Nashville” and their upcoming show “Night Shift”. You might also like their cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” although it will not be on the album.


7th Annual Bosom Buddies Contest!

Congratulations to Haley Short and her mom – the winners of the 7th Annual Bosom Buddy contest!

Haley and her mom will each win a 6 month membership to Anytime Fitness in Sandusky, Norwalk and Huron.

A $50 Olive Garden Gift Certificate AND you and a $25 gift certificate to Tiffany’s Flowers in Vermilion courtesy of Jon Konz, Coldwell Banker – Routh Realty.

They will enjoy a day at the Spa featuring  a one hour massage for each of you From Solutions Salon and Spa in Norwalk. Visit them at solutionssalon.net

2 gift baskets from Tre Sorelle Chiccolato on Wayne Street in Sandusky

2 $25 Gift Certificates to Cork & Stubby’s Restaurant in Amherst courtesy of Shagovac Heating and Cooling.  Visit them at www.shagovac.com

And of course in the name of Breast Cancer Awareness, you will each win a mammogram from Fisher-Titus Medical Center in Norwalk.