Your Morning Rock/New Music Tuesday – September 16th, 2008 Tuesday, September 16, 2008Posted by Jerkwheat in jerkwheat, Your Morning Rock.
Well, we are back to being underwhelmed (if that’s a word/I know it’s not cause I looked it up) by this week of new releases…
HOOTIE Darius Rucker gives us his country side, but what else? Let us jump
Darius Rucker – Learn To Live
How bizarre is it to you that the dude from Hootie has the #3 country song in the land? Now think back to Cracked Rear View. Yeah, it’s not really THAT much of a stretch. I’m actually kinda curious to hear this whole thing. I’ve got a soft spot for the Hooties and, truthfully, his prior solo cd was better than it was given credit for.
Lindsey Buckinham – Gift of Screws
The erstwhile Fleetwood Mac-er delivers a new solo disc. I’ll probably enjoy the songs that I’ll hear on XM Cafe, but I’ll never drop the coin to make it my own. Just being honest here.
Jem – Down To Earth
Jem’s last album, Finally Woken, was pretty solid throughout and was a modest success at both radio and retail. So how come I haven’t heard a damn thing off of this and didn’t even know it was coming out until I did my weekly release chart stalking? BAD PROMOTIONAL MANAGER! BAD!
James – Hey Ma
[scene – an American rock club]
James: We’re going to play you something off of our new album….
American crowd:”PLAY ‘LAID’!!!!”
Your author finds James to be a fine band and wishes more people knew of them outside of “laid” – I have just met very few people who do.
Marc Broussard – Keep Coming Back
About 6 years ago I saw Marc Broussard open for Matt Nathanson at some bar in Chicago. Expecting very little, I was pretty impressed by Broussard’s set. I keep giving him more chances, but he’s yet to produce a studio album that wins me over like he did that night. Here’s hoping his promise is finally fulfilled this time around.
So, whaddaya know, it’s actually a good week after all. They almost always are. Let’s discuss further, shall we?