Thursday, August 1, 2019

New Music Monthly: August 2019 Releases

August is shaping up nicely for music, with rockin' new albums by Ty Segall, the Hold Steady, Redd Kross, Oh Sees, the Hangmen, the Futureheads, and King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard (their second this year!). It's also a great month for blues fans with new tunes from Bobby Rush, Coco Montoya, Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters, and the Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Grueling. If that's not your cuppa, how about reissues of great albums by Gregg Allman, John Lee Hooker, Linda McCartney, Steve Goodman, and the talented, effervescent Cindy Lee Berryhill?

Finally, the vaults were opened to sneak out vintage (and previously-unreleased) live sets from Creedence Clearwater Revival and Richard Thompson as well as Jefferson Airplane's complete Woodstock performance on three LPs. If you’re interesting in buying an album, just hit the ‘Buy!’ link to get it from’s just that damn easy! Your purchase puts valuable ‘store credit’ 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!

Cindy Lee Berryhill's Straight Outta Marysville

Berlin - Transcendance   BUY!
Cindy Lee Berryhill - Garage Orchestra [CD reissue]   BUY!
Cindy Lee Berryhill - Straight Outta Marysville [CD reissue]   BUY!
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Live at Woodstock [CD & vinyl]   BUY!
Cherie Currie & Brie Darling - The Motivator   BUY!
John Lee Hooker - The Country Blues of John Lee Hooker [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Linda McCartney - Wide Prairie [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Ty Segall - First Taste   BUY!
Richard Thompson - Across A Crowded Room: Live At Barrymore’s 1985   BUY!

The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling's Lucky Guy!

Steve Goodman - Santa Ana Winds [CD reissue]   BUY!
Steve Goodman - Unfinished Business [demos & outtakes]   BUY!
Jefferson Airplane - Woodstock: Sunday August 17,1969 [3-LP vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Rocky Kramer - Firestorm   BUY!
The Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling - Lucky Guy!   BUY!
Slipknot - We Are Not Your Kind    BUY!

Bobby Rush's Sitting On Top of the Blues

The Hold Steady - Thrashing Thru the Passion   BUY!
King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard - Infest the Rats' Nest   BUY!
Peter, Paul & Mary - At Newport 1963-65   BUY!
Oh Sees - Face Stabber   BUY!
Ride - This Is Not A Safe Space   BUY!
Bobby Rush - Sitting On Top of the Blues   BUY!
Sleater-Kinney - The Center Won't Hold   BUY!
Frank Turner - No Man's Land   BUY!
Versus - Ex Voto   BUY!

Redd Kross's Beyond the Door

Crobot - Motherbrain   BUY!
Arlo Guthrie - Alice's Restaurant OST [CD & vinyl]   BUY!
The Hangmen - Cactusville   BUY!
Coco Montoya - Coming In Hot   BUY!
Redd Kross - Beyond the Door   BUY!
The Rembrandts - Me and Fate   BUY!
The Rubinoos - From Home   BUY!

Gregg Allman's The Gregg Allman Tour

Gregg Allman - Laid Back [deluxe CD & vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Gregg Allman - The Gregg Allman Tour [vinyl reissue]   BUY!
Ronnie Earl & the Broadcasters - Beyond the Blue Door   BUY!
The Futureheads - Powers   BUY!
Jesse Malin - Sunset Kids   BUY!
Nirvana - Live and Loud [vinyl reissue]   BUY!

Creedence Clearwater Revival's Live at Woodstock

Album of the Month: Creedence Clearwater Revival's Live at Woodstock is the first release of the legendary band's hour-long set from the August 1969 festival. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the eleven tracks here include some of the most revered classic rock songs of all time. John Fogerty and crew rip through gems like "Born On the Bayou," "Bad Moon Rising," "Proud Mary," "I Put A Spell On You," and "Suzie Q" from CCR's first three LPs. My only question is why did it take so damn long to release this performance? Available on CD or groovy black vinyl...

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