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The Tuesday Morning Purchase: June 05, 2007: Springsteen, Chris Cornell, Muddy Waters, Los Lobos, Marilyn Manson, Paul McCartney

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Another huge week. Springsteen. McCartney. Muddy Waters. Los Lobos. Tom Petty. A hip-top tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd.

Wait, did I just type that?

Hauschka – Versions of the Prepared Piano – (Karaoke Kalk)/Avant

At first I thought this might be a John Cage sorta thing. Turns out to be remixes of a John Cage sorta thing.

Breakin' It Up, Breakin' It Down – Muddy Waters – (Legacy)/Blues

The Hard Again era produced some powerful blues from the man. This concert is a must-have for the Muddy fan. I can't tell what I'm more excited about, Muddy doing "Caledonia," or James Cotton taking on "Rocket 88."

Amanecer – Joey Calderazzo – (Marsalis)/Jazz

I'll admit to be having a pre-release copy of this one. Calderazzo expands on his solo piano concept, at one point adding vocals and acoustic guitar. Really great stuff. That Branford, he's got great taste.

Immersion: Three – Steve Roach – (Project)/New Age

Three discs of ambient, slowly evolving music. Go ahead, stretch that attention span!

In Japan – Chic – (Snapper UK)/R&B

Words cannot describe how much I hated Chic back in the day. Words cannot describe how much of a moron I was for ignoring the guitar coolness of that "Le Freak" funk riff.

Live in Dublin – Bruce Springsteen & the Sessions Band – (Columbia)/Rock

A document (audio and visual) of what a typical Seeger Sessions show was like. Undoubtedly, this is first on my list this week. The show I attended last year was phenomenal, a sort of carnival raveup crossed with E Street intensity.

Acoustic en Vivo – Los Lobos – (Rider's Block)/Rock

Acoustic Los Lobos? Yes, please.

Atomic Yggdrasil Tarot – Daniel Higgs – (Thrill Jockey)/Rock

Thrill Jockey is just one of those labels. They brought me Tortoise and for that I will always in their debt. I should just get it over with and purchase the rest of the catalog.

Eat Me, Drink Me – Marilyn Manson – (Nothing)/Rock

The intensity of Antichrist Superstar wore thin on me. Later on, I was amazed at how much I enjoyed the glam-splatter of Mechanical Animals. I have no idea what he's been up to recently, but I'm takin' a risk on this one.

Memory Almost Full – Paul McCartney – (Hear Music)/Rock

I really liked Sir Paul's last album, Chaos And Creation In The Back Yard. My collection of McCartney is pathetic. In fact, I don't really want to talk about it.

Flirtin' with Disaster Live – Molly Hatchet – (Cleopatra)/Rock

At first I thought this might be an old concert recording with Danny Joe Brown on vocals. Nope. It's more recent. Still, I have a soft spot for the Flirtin' material.

Heart It Races – Architecture in Helsinki – (Polyvinyl)/Rock

Damn, I just love that band name.

Hip-Hop Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd – Various Artists – (TRB)/Rock

The concept is just so wrong that I just can't help myself.

Highway Companion (Deluxe Edition) – Tom Petty – (Warner Bros.)/Rock

Question: How many times will Josh Hathaway end up buying this record?

Tennessee 2004 – Praxis – (Roir)/Rock

The four words you need to know are: Laswell, Buckethead, Worrell, Brain. Recorded live at Bonnaroo, 2004.

The Rhythmatist – Stewart Copeland – (A&M)/Rock

Long out of print (I have a tape of it somewhere), The Rhythmatist is a great example of Copeland's early soundtrack work.

Carry On – Chris Cornell – (Interscope)/Rock

Cornell's voice can knock a gaping hole in a fortress wall. A while back I heard his dark cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" and was immediately convinced that I'd own this disc.

How Many Stories Do You Read on My Face? – Senti Toy – (CIM)/World

I was drawn in by the title and intrigueing cover photo. Interesting stuff. Sounds like a vaguely Asian (Senti Toy was born in Nagaland, a tribal state in the northeastern tip of India) version of Norah Jones doing Bossa Nova. Sort of.

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  • Cotton does a great “Rocket 88” on Chicago! The Blues! Today!. That is a must-have for the blues fan.

    I’m buying the Springsteen tomorrow and hoping to nab a second copy of the Petty soon after, bitching all the way. Have I mentioned how I hate re-buying records? Apparently I have, haven’t I? Highway Companion is a pretty terrific record, though.

    My Muddy and Macca reviews should go up today and I hear The Roundtable is gathering for Bruce. This is shaping up to be a great summer.

  • I’m disgustingly late on my piece, I know, but Mark, I’m shocked at no mention of the new Shellac! That seems like something right up your alley.

    I’m extremely torn on the Petty re-issue, Josh. I really wish they’d have just issued the four “new” songs on an EP instead of doing the “deluxe” thing. I’m so tired of this trend. I love the album, but this really, really leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Not to mention that it doesn’t sound a whole lot like the Petty of “$8.98 Album” days, does it?

  • The strange thing about this Praxis live album is that it’s been available for a long time as a three-disc download from LiveBonnaroo.com Even stranger is that I’m kinda more curious about what they boiled the three discs down to than the whole thing.