On Tuesday, a whole bunch of albums came out and I completely space on letting you know about them. For that (and only that), I apologize? I was just too busy talking to porn star Jesse Jane to even think about it.
Anyways, this week you might wanna go scoop up Boy Kill Boy’s Civilian (Island), Gym Class Heroes’ As Cruel as School Children (Fueled by Ramen), Impac’s Almost Famous (Divine), The Sleepy Jackson’s Personality (One Was a Spider, One Was a Bird) (Astralwerks), and Tapes 'n Tapes’ The Loon (XL) if you are young, hip and alternative.
If you like the hip hop, then likely you’d want to grab Jurassic 5’s Feedback (Interscope), Pharrell Williams’ In My Mind (Star Trak/ Interscope), Pastor Troy 's By Choice or by Force (Koch), The Source Presents: Fat Tape, Volume One (Koch), or even R&B gal LeToya self-titled debut (Capitol).
If you dig things a bit heavier, then Voivod’s Katorz (The End) will turn your screw. You could drink to Flogging Molly’s Whiskey on a Sunday (DualDisc; Side One Dummy), or even get smashed to countrified punkers The Supersuckers’ new EP, Paid (Mid Fi).
Retro rockers will dig Sammy Hagar and the Wabos’ Livin' It Up! (Rhino), Edie Brickell & New Bohemians’ Stranger Things (Fantasy/ Concord), Scritti Politti’s White Bread Black Beer (Nonesuch), Paul Weller’s Catch-Flame! (Yep Roc), or the great Tom Petty’s solo effort Highway Companion (American).
The big news this week through is the return of proto punk glamsters the New Your Dolls. Their third album, and first in 30 years or so, is titled One Day It Will Please Us to Remember Even This (Roadrunner) and is a real scorchers. Sure, 2/3s of them are dead, but the two remaining memebers are alive, well and rockin’ quite hard.
Other random sh*t includes the soundtrack to the film version of Miami Vice (Atlantic), reissued by Ian Dury & the Blockheads (Laughter, Fuel), The John Doe Thing (For the Best of Us, Yep Roc), Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five (Fresh & Furious: Hip Hop's Beginning, DBK) and a slew of albums by Todd Rundgren’s Nazz (on Sanctuary). And make sure to pick up the Beastie Boys new live DVD Awesome; I F---in' Shot That! (Velocity/ ThinkFilm).