Monday, January 1, 2018

New Music Monthly: January 2018 Releases

Welcome to the New Year (2018 for those of you keeping score)! After a couple months of diminishing returns on new music, January brings a tentative return to form for major and minor labels alike. Although the marquee names are few and far between, the new month brings new blues from stars like Tinsley Ellis and Curtis Salgado, reissues of classic LPs by Fleetwood Mac and 6 String Drag, and welcome archive releases by the Remains, Big Star, Rising Storm, and Frank Zappa and much, more more! So count up your pennies and get ready to buy some new tunes to get you through the January winter weather...

If we wrote about it, there'll be a link to it in the album title; if you want an album, hit the 'Buy!' link to get it from's just that damn easy! Your purchase puts money in the Reverend's pocket that he'll use to buy more music to write about in a never-ending loop of rock 'n' roll ecstasy! 

Tinsley Ellis's Winning Hand

6 String Drag - High Hat [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Big Star - Live at Lafayette’s Music Room   BUY!
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Wrong Creatures   BUY!
Denny Doherty - Of All the Things: The Complete ABC/Dunhill Masters   BUY!
Tinsley Ellis - Winning Hand   BUY!
The Remains - Live 1969   BUY!
Rising Storm - Calm Before...   BUY!
Curtis Salgado & Alan Hager - Rough Cut   BUY!
Joe Satriani - What Happens Next   BUY!

Frank Zappa's Munich 1980

Black Label Society - Grimmest Hits   BUY!
Ry Cooder & David Lindley - Two Long Riders   BUY!
Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac [deluxe reissue]   BUY!
Joe Perry - Sweetzerland Manifesto   BUY!
They Might Be Giants - I Like Fun   BUY!
Walking Papers (w/Duff McKagan) - WP2   BUY!
Frank Zappa - Munich 1980   BUY!

Country Joe & the Fish's The Wave of Electrical Sound

Backtrack Blues Band - Make My Home In Florida   BUY!
Calexico - The Thread That Keeps Us   BUY!
Country Joe & the Fish - The Wave of Electrical Sound   BUY!
Ty Segall - Freedom's Goblin  BUY!

The Remains' Live 1969

Album of the Month:The Remains' Live 1969 is a long-overdue live album by the legendary '60s-era rockers. Recorded at the legendary Boston Tea Party, the band tears through a high-energy set list that includes covers of "Hang On Sloopy" and "Johnny B. Goode" along with a smattering of originals. The band had been broken up for better than two years but got together for a one-night-only show that is sourced from recently-discovered tapes and pressed on CD and vinyl for long-suffering fans.

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