Archive for May 13th, 2012

Steely Dan Sunday, "Hey Nineteen" (1980)

< >> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Steely Dan isn’t the band people look to for documenting watershed moments in cultural history, but I think that intentionally or not, they did so with their top ten hit “Hey Nineteen.”

Meiko – The Bright Side (2012)

The Bright Side, due May 15, 2012 on Fantasy Records/Concord, certainly lives up to its name with Meiko’s fizzy, almost hallucinogenically blissful opener “Stuck On You.”

Half Notes: Peter Brötzmann – The Brain of the Dog in Section (2008)

This is saxophonist Peter Brötzmann with cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm, though it in no way sounded like Kenny G with Yo-Yo Ma. It was recorded in an “industrial urban warehouse district.” It’s on the Atavistic label (read: not easy listening).

Barenaked Ladies – Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before! (2012)

With Stop Us If You’ve Heard This One Before!, the Barenaked Ladies have cranked open their vault of rarities, demos, B-sides, and live tracks. There’s also a “remix.”