Sunday, April 30, 2006

Just for the heck of it, more Youtube links: Cramps, Dictators, Bo Diddley, Fleshtones, Howlin' Wolf, Loli & the Chones, Nomads, Nomads (2), Oblivians, Rip Offs, Ronettes, Seeds, Sam The Sham, Yardbirds

and let's not forget (the) New Math!
A potential warning to us all. (Thanks to Bobby Lloyd Hicks for the link)
The new Mary Lee’s Corvette album entitled “Love, Loss and Lunacy” is out in the UK tomorrow. I think there are US shows just prior to that but check the website for those. If there’s such a thing as justice in terms of airplay it’ll be lighting up the airwaves over the course of the next few months and beyond. There’s nothing manufactured or processed here and no need to skip tracks because there are no duffers. “All that Glitters” sets the stall out with an effervescent energy that permeates the whole album and the Herd-like horns that punctuate "Wasting The Sun" are an infectious tonic to these ears. A soundtrack for life circa 2006 that plays out as a timeless slice of pop(tastic) Americana. Add a dash of rock swagger and two fingers of twang and yer all set. “Falling Again” could provide Cyndi Lauper with a passport back to the mainstream should she think about covering it. LL&L is consistent and heartfelt but don’t take my word for it, you can catch Ms Kortes here in the UK in May with Smash Palace at the following establishments proving just that:

Friday 12th Nantwich, The Audlem
Saturday 13th Buckingham The Granary
Sunday 14th Macclesfield, Bar Cuba
Friday 19th Berwick-upon-Tweed, The Barrells
Saturday 20th Comrie, WRI Hall
Sunday 21st Aberdeen, The Lemon Tree
Tuesday 23rd High Wycombe, Wycombe Swan
Wed 24th London, The Borderline
Thursday 25th Swindon, Swindon Arts Centre
Friday 26th Glasgow, ABC2
Saturday 27th Edinburgh, The Village
Sunday 28th Nottingham, The Maze
Monday 29th Sheffield, Broadwalk
Tuesday 30th Winchester, The Railway

Take your pick and get with the action. Full band shows are likely to pack quite a wallop so treat yourself and when you're satisfied that I'm not snowing you then buy the album at the show. Sound like a plan? Good.