D. Phillips wrote:
Digging on the new BRMC (review
). Good stuff. Better than Howl, which I also liked.
The new BRMC
is the only 2007 released CD I've bought yet this year!
I like it better than Howl, but I wasn't a big fan of Howl. In fact, it's the only BRMC album that I've not bothered to pick up.
The Mooney Suzuki Maximum Black EP
doesn't really count as "new."
I'm eagerly anticipating the new White Stripes
My life has been very busy and complicated lately, and I've neglected music shopping. eMusic has been getting my $10 a month and I've not downloaded there in months and months. Free music going to waste.
All other acquisitions this year were of older material. Whether recently old- Wolfmother
, Arctic Monkeys
; re-issued old- The Essential Radio Birdman (1974-1978)
; classic old- Rolling Stones
; or formative old- Roy Orbison
, Link Ray
I got a Link Ray
7" by mail order but I don't currently have a turntable so I can't even listen to it, much less rip it.
I was considering the new Detroit Cobras
. Again produced by Greg Cartwright
. In my late teens, I was roommates with Rod Thomas
when he was drumming for Greg Cartwright's pre-Oblivians
band, the Compulsive Gamblers
. We all worked at a pizzeria together. Greg's a real swell guy, and I'm glad to see he's doing so well with his musical career.
My great missed opportunity-
Greg and Rod once asked me to do cover art for the Compulsive Gamblers' first 7". I did a sketch, but I moved out when Rod's girlfriend moved in, and didn't follow through with it. I still have the sketch.