Post Tagged with: "One Track Mind"

One Track Mind: Kahil El’zabar, “Central Park West” (2013)

The “Chicagoan of the Year” as awarded by the Chicago Tribune has to be a person who’s done a lot for that large community, and as percussionist, bandleader, composer, past Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians chairman

One Track Mind: Postal Service – Turn Around (2013)

Welcome back, Postal Service — this time for real. “Turn Around” is a squelchy, hook-focused dance number, but with the kind of lyrical midnight-blue melancholy that propelled the glorious X-fueled nihilism of New Order back in the 1980s.

One Track Mind: Bruce Springsteen, “Jungleland,” Sydney (2013)

Back when I was writing my Jungleland entry for the Sparks Fly On E Street series, E Street Nation had yet to discover Bruce’s decision as to the replacement for long-time saxophonist and side-man Clarence Clemons.

One Track Mind: Steve Forbert, “Romeo’s Tune” from Jackrabbit Slim (1979; 2013 reissue)

There’s a moment in this song, when Steve Forbert sings “sneak on out beneath the stars and run,” that meant everything to me when this song was new. A whole world, a world far away, lived inside that one line

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Stand Strong” from Good Road to Follow (2013)

One Track Mind: John Oates, “Stand Strong” from Good Road to Follow (2013)

With John Oates of Hall and Oates fame, the worry might have been that his on-going Nashville residency would lead to a turn toward the soft commercialism of modern-day country music.

One Track Mind: Rowdy House, “Hurricane Blues” (2013)

“Hurricane Blues” begins with a low levee moan, a squalling harmonica, the lonesome call of a dobro. The scene is set for the rumbling winds to come.

One Track Mind: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, “There’s a Hole in the Sky” (2013)

One Track Mind: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, “There’s a Hole in the Sky” (2013)

Neil Young has debuted a new, environmentally conscious song as part of his on-going Australian tour with Crazy Horse, called “There’s a Hole in the Sky.” Preview it here!

One Track Mind: Steve Earle, “Invisible” from The Low Highway (2013)

One Track Mind: Steve Earle, “Invisible” from The Low Highway (2013)

Steve Earle, as is his way, gets beneath the bromides and the easy assumptions about the homeless, in a harrowing new song that digs out the hard-won scraps of remaining pride.

One Track Mind: Davide Tammaro, “Jungle” (2013)

Sell Music online at ReverbNation.com Bursting out with a terse little curlicue of a groove, Davide Tammaro’s “Jungle” combines the sharp intellect of progressive rock into a muscular jazz cadence. It’s a soundscape that perfectly mirrors his subject, the always-bustling New York City.

One Track Mind: The Replacements, “I’m Not Sayin'” from Songs for Slim (2013)

One Track Mind: The Replacements, “I’m Not Sayin'” from Songs for Slim (2013)

Anyone who was a fan of their dangerously debauched brand of college rock, so long gone now, would have thought that chances of the Replacements getting back together were roughly the same as the odds they’d cover a Gordon Lightfoot song.