Your Morning Rock/New Music Tuesday – August 28th, 2007 Tuesday, August 28, 2007Posted by Jerkwheat in albums, jerkwheat, music, music video, New Music Tuesday, Your Morning Rock.
Good morning boys and girls – I’ll be waiting around at home this morning for the DirecTV man to come bring me a satellite dish and NFL Sunday Ticket. So I’ve got that going for me. But what of Your Morning Rock? What of this week’s new albums?
Holy shit! Was that the corpse of 90′s stalwarts Collective Soul? Looks like it was – and, uh, that may be about as good as it gets this week. Follow the jump to learn the awful truth…
Collective Soul – Afterwords
I have something to admit. These guys are absolutely a guilty pleasure. Big chunky guitars have always been a weakness of mine. Yes my fellow indie kids, I realize they are totally lame and whatnot. I care not. I have no problem plugging into the amp and rocking out a few bars of “Where The River Flows”. So sue me. But, if you want a perfect example of the state of the music industry today – Collective Soul may be a good option. Sure they don’t go gold with their sales anymore – but this album has an exclusive brick and mortar distribution deal with TARGET. It won’t be at your Best Buy, Sam Goody, or wherever the hell people actually purchase music these days. I wouldn’t have even known this album existed if it wasn’t for my checking out the Target ad in my Sunday newspaper. Ok, so it has an iTunes deal as well – but still, it’s a Target exclusive. ( I won’t lie to you, it’s cheap there too – I may pick it up on my next Target trip. Stop laughing. There are worse things to be a fan of and you know it…)
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals – Lifeline
Back in 1998 ( damn that was nearly 10 years ago!), I saw Ben Harper on the HORDE tour with several other bands that caused Pine Knob to be surrounded in a giant cloud of marijuana smoke. As I stumbled over the jam band loving hippies, I realized that while Harper was a super talented musicians, his music would never really be my thing. Much like Cartman, my desire is to drive heavy machinery through hippie crowds. Nevertheless, Harper has kept on keeping on. It’s his eight album in little more than a decade. There are some Ben Harper songs that I do really like, but I’ve just never been enough of a jam band guy to really give him his proper due. Surely one of you will be picking this up – I’d love to hear what you think about it.
Lyle Lovett – It’s Not Big, It’s Large
That’s what she said.
Well, I’ve really got nowhere else to go with this week’s releases. We’ve had some solid choices the past couple of weeks so we were due another crapfest. Is there something else good and little known that is coming out this week? Make like Stu and Lemme Know…