Is it hot enough for ya?! Yeah, it's August and the summer has been every bit the slog we thought it would be. Half the country is eat up with the Covid and the other half is trying to avoid the virus. The good news is that while the month starts out slow, it picks up by week three with a slew of new music from folks like King Buzzo, Cidny Bullens, Guided by Voices, the Lemon Twigs, Chuck Prophet, Deep Purple, reggae legends Toots & the Maytals, and blues giants Walter Trout and Bobby Rush, among others. Throw in a live sets from Iggy & the Stooge and Nils Lofgren and reissues from the Flamin' Groovies, the Tom Tom Club, and Collective Soul and August is starting to look pretty good!
Release dates are probably gonna change and nobody tells me when they do. If
you’re interesting in buying an album, just hit the ‘Buy!’ link to
get it from Amazon.com...it’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! If you're boycotting Amazon and don't have an indie record store close by, may we suggest shopping with our friends at Grimey's Music
in Nashville? They have a great selection of vinyl available by mail
order, offer quick service, and if you don't see what you want on their
website, check out their Discogs shop!
Collective Soul - Collective Soul [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Collective Soul - Hints, Allegations and Things Left Unsaid [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Deep Purple - Whoosh! BUY!
The Flamin' Groovies - Jumpin' In the Night BUY!
Glass Animals - Dreamland BUY!
The Stooges - Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970 BUY!
Biffy Clyro - A Celebration of Endings BUY!
King Buzzo - Gift of Sacrifice BUY!
Robbby Krieger - The Ritual Begins At Sundown BUY!
Cidny Bullens - Walkin' Through This World BUY!
The Georgia Thunderbolts - The Georgia Thunderbolts EP BUY!
Guided By Voices - Mirrored Aztec BUY!
The Killers - Imploding the Mirage BUY!
The Lemon Twigs - Songs For the General Public BUY!
Nils Lofgren - Weathered [live album] BUY!
Old 97's - Twelfth BUY!
Chuck Prophet - The Land That Time Forgot BUY!
Tom Tom Club - Tom Tom Club [vinyl reissue] BUY!
Various Artists - Willie Nile Uncovered [tribute album w/Nils Lofgren, Graham Parker, Elliott Murphy, others] BUY!
My Morning Jacket - The Waterfall II BUY!
Dan Penn - Living On Mercy [Memphis soul legend] BUY!
Bobby Rush - Rawer Than Raw BUY!
Savoy Brown - Ain't Done Yet BUY!
Toots & the Maytals - Got To Be Tough BUY!
Walter Trout - Ordinary Madness BUY!
Album of the Month: It's no secret that we're big Willie Nile fans 'round these parts (Willie is from WNY, after all!), but even in a month with new albums from the great Walter Trout and a live Nils Lofgren set, the tribute compilation Willie Nile Uncovered would stand out. Nile is an extremely gifted songwriter, and this two-disc, 26-song set features other very talented folks like Elliott Murphy, Graham Parker, Dan Bern, Richard Barone, Nils Lofgren, John Gorka, and Lucy Kaplansky, among many others, interpreting songs from across the four decades of Nile's critically-acclaimed career. If you're unfamiliar with Mr. Nile, you owe it to yourself to check out Willie Nile Uncovered!