It has been a busy week here. My new album, Held Momentarily, is now available.

You can find it at your favorite digital music spots (here are a few examples):

iTunes     Spotify     BandCamp     Amazon     SoundCloud

I also had my album release celebration show at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 3 on Thursday.  Thank you again to all of you that came out and showed your support.  It truly was the best show I've ever given, and that was in no small part to the love you were beaming up to the stage for the entire show.

I am so lucky.

I'm building out my site now for more information about the new album (including a new bio, lyrics, the making of the album, etc.).  Check back soon as the site evolves.


094 - Iggy And The Stooges - Raw Power

094: Iggy and The Stooges - Raw Power (1973)

This is going to be a short post.

As I said, it was a busy week with the release of my album and my show.

To have two albums by the same artist in one week could be a blessing or a curse.

For me, it was the latter.

As I've said before, punk is not for me.  I have gotten to appreciate some of the records on the list (especially The Clash's London Calling).

Iggy scares the shit out of me.  I've heard the stories about how he rolled around on stage over broken glass.  Do an image search for "iggy pop broken glass shows" and you'll see what I mean.

Not the kind of guy you want to ride an elevator with late at night.

Many of those guys have mellowed or lost their edge.

Not him.  I'm still scared.

I get that he inspired a lot of musicians, like Kurt Cobain, Frank Black, The Smiths, and the Sex Pistols.

Penetration is interesting, for it's unexpected use of a celeste (the bell sound).  Shake Appeal sounds like a Beatles song on amphetamines.



093 - The Stooges - Fun House

093: The Stooges - Fun House (1970)

This album is grittier.

You can hear it's influence on records and bands that came later.

The Doors.  Guns N Roses.  The Rolling Stones.  U2.

I especially hear Iggy's influence in the song Dirt.  I do like that song's insistent/incessant bass line.

And that's it.




I have to be honest and say that I used my veto power this week.  I did not listen to these albums the mandated three times, because I honestly didn't have the time.  I thought about extending for a week and doubling back to give them their due, but I just don't think there's more here for me this time.  So, to be fair, if I'm ever asked, I heard both of these albums--but I did not listen.

Up Next

090: David Bowie - Low (1977) 089: Primal Scream - Screamadelica (1991)

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