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One Track Mind: Alestorm, “In the Navy” from Live at the End of the World (2013)

One Track Mind: Alestorm, “In the Navy” from Live at the End of the World (2013)

I’m not sure that this shouldn’t be a WTF Wednesday entry instead of a One Track Mind, but Alestorm has a long and sordid history of strange cover songs.

Something Else! sneak peek: Chris Biesterfeldt, “Teen Town” from Urban Mandolin (2013)

When Chris Biesterfeldt set out to make the mandolin record which became Urban Mandolin, he used a small combo but outsized ambitions.

One Track Mind: Matthew Davidson, “Heartbreaker” (2013)

You might, with so many deep blues connections, expect 15-year-old Louisiana guitar prodigy Matthew Davidson’s new single to sound rootsy and raw. Instead, he draws in sounds and textures from a stirringly broad musical spectrum.

One Track Mind: Morrissey, “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” from 25Live (2013)

One Track Mind: Morrissey, “Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want” from 25Live (2013)

The decades have changed everything about this song. Once a paean, at least for me, of youth-bound angst — about dreams deferred for the drudgery (the tragedy!) of homework — it’s now shot through with real regret.

One Track Mind: HSAS [Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith] – “Going Down” (2013)

One Track Mind: HSAS [Sammy Hagar, Neal Schon, Michael Anthony, Chad Smith] – “Going Down” (2013)

The initial reaction, and it’s perfectly reasonable, might be that we hardly need another version of this blooze-rocking Sammy Hagar concert staple. Journey’s Neal Schon provides a new wrinkle

One Track Mind: Teddy and the Pandas, “Once Upon A Time/Out The Window” (1966)

Here’s one of those singles that, in a perfect world, would have grasped the charts everywhere and transformed Teddy and the Pandas into the big stars they should have been.

One Track Mind: Canary, “Let Down Your Guard” (2013)

After releasing two EPs, Canary has gotten it gender-bending brand of blues-rocking menace down to a coiled science. Take “Let Down Your Guard,” a track that first hits you in the solar plexus

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

One Track Mind: Willie Nelson with Emmylou Harris, “Dry Lightning” from To All The Girls (2013)

Willie Nelson has already issued three new albums since signing last year with Legacy. An And Friends project might seem like the least interesting yet.

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Pushing a Rock Uphill” from A Good Road to Follow (2013)

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Pushing a Rock Uphill” from A Good Road to Follow (2013)

Old-line Hall and Oates fans who may been less interested in John Oates’ more overtly country-inflected side trips of late, take heart: “Pushing a Rock Uphill” finds him returning to a tangy R&B vibe.

One Track Mind: Joel August, title song from Distant Shores (2013)

This is the title track for a sophomore release that’s been five years – and a lifetime – in the making. Twice, guitarist Joel August has put his dreams for becoming a musician on hold.