Sunday, May 10, 2009

North Fork Sound Top 20 May 10th ‘09

1. Angel Corpus Christi: Me And My Beretta
2. Bell XI: Amelia

3. Lady Ann: Informer

4. Lou Reed: What’s Good

5. The English Beat: Save It For Later
6. Kevin Teare: Fairwell Fair Cruelty
7. The Kinks: Everybody’s Gonna Be Happy

8. Commander Cody: Seven Eleven
9. Mark Bingham: The Earth Cracks
10. Gavin Bryars: The Sinking Of The Titanic (Hymn II)

11. Home: Fancy Lady Hollywood Child

12. The Heptones: Cool Rasta

13. The Soundtrack Of Our Lives: Babel On

14. Doug Sahm: Just Groove Me

15. Jimi Hendrix: Like A Rolling Stone (live)

16. Bettye LaVette w/the Drive-By Truckers: They Call It Love

17. Doo Rag: Chunked & Muddled
18. Bo Diddley: Do What I Say

19. Radio Birdman: You’re Gonna Miss Me

20. Seasick Steve: Thunderbird


NoFoSo Alb o’ The Week
:

New York Dolls
: Cause I Sez So (Atco Records)


The Guilty Pleasure
:

Anita Ward: Ring My Bell (T.K. Records)

Last Week’s Listener Thumbs-Ups:
Ray Davies
: Yours Truly Confused, N10

Lonnie Mack: Baby What’s Wrong
Symaryp
: Skinhead Girl

Wizzard
: See My Baby Jive

The Kinks
: Come Dancing

Frankie Miller
: It’s All Over

Eric Heatherly
: Judging Beauty

Elvis Presley
: Big Boss Man (alt take 2)

Jimi Hendrix Experience
: Hey Joe

Hoodoo Gurus: Bittersweet
Backyard Babies
: Babylon

Graham Parker
: High Horse

Muddy Waters
: Caldonia
Kasabian
: Club Foot
Jill Sobule
: Mexican Pharmacy

The Hellacopters
: (Gotta Get Some Action) Now
The Hellacopters
: In The Sign Of The Octopus

T. Valentine: Hello Lucille, Are You A Lesbian?
The Rolling Stones: Not Fade Away
Errol Dunkley
: You’re Gonna Need Me

Suicide
: Cheree

Eddie & The Hot Rods
: Do Anything You Wanna Do

Sinead O’Connor
: Jerusalem

Mick Farren
: Mona (A Fragment)
Spiritualized
: Broken Heart

Chuck Berry: Memphis Tennessee
Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3: TLC
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
: Ain’t Nothing Like The Real Thing

Gene Vincent
: Baby Blue

Finn’s Motel: Concord Village Optimist Club
Chumbawamba: Give The Anarchist A Cigarette
Albert Lee: Good Times
Veneice Stark
: I Still Love You

Cracker
: Low

Doug Powell
: The Uninvisible Man

Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson: Motor Head Baby
Kris Kristofferson
: The Show Goes On

Lambchop: National Talk Like A Pirate Day
T. Rex
: Ride A White Swan

Mark Bingham
: It Never Goes Away

Medicine Head
: Rising Sun

MX-80
: Don’t Hate The French

The Pretty Things
: Cries From The Midnight Circus

RL Burnside
: Stole My Check

Pete Wingfield
: 18 With A Bullet

Danbert Nobacon & The Pine Valley Cosmonauts: Rock ‘n’ Roll Holy Wars
Angel Corpus Christi
Phoenix, AZ
photo: ht

scanned from a lenticular 3-D print

Angel Corpus Christi tops the pack this week with a track deemed too 'heavy' (content-wise) to put on the US album. So what did we do? We made it the first single in the UK!

"So if you see me comin', you better step aside
A lot of kids didn't and a lot of kids died.
Don't be reaching for your knife it won't do you any good
Look, whatcha gonna do...stab a bullet?
And I can get by your metal detector,
Don't mess with me and my Beretta"

Her recent homage to Lou Reed called, (what else?) 'Louie Louie' is well worth checking out. Go here, look around...

Lady Ann

The best single to come out of Jamaica in 1982, was 'Informer' by Lady Ann. Produced by Joe Gibbs, it features a killer bass line and a hook that simply chanted the word "Murderer". I used to have the 7", the 12" and the album. Somehow I've ended up with just an mp3. My advice? Never move. You lose stuff.

The (English) Beat are back in full effect at the Stephen Talkhouse in Amagansett, May 16th. See you there.

There's a brand new Commander Cody album called 'Dopers Drunks and Everyday Losers' (Blind Pig Records). It's highly enjoyable.

And finally, Sara Hickman wrote to tell me Stephen Bruton finally lost his battle with throat cancer yesterday. This is desperately sad news. Anyone tuning in to North Fork Sound over the last couple of years will know he was a favourite here and I'm sure Nofoso regulars Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton and Jimmie Dale Gilmore would agree his presence in their lives made a huge difference, both personally and professionally. My condolences to his family and all his fans.

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