Sunday, January 26, 2014

Wilko Johnson - Back In The Night (LP) - #159

Wilko Johnson - Back In The Night (LP)

Another Wilko Johnson album makes a first time appearance on vinyl. "Back In The Night" has a release date of around January 31, 2014. Interesting to see what's being thrown onto the market now. I'm not complaining, my orders have been placed for all the upcoming items.

Not on pre-order yet, the collaboration album with Roger Daltrey, which, I believe, will take another two months (or thereabouts) to make it into the shops. And there's hoping that Wilko will finish the project for an album with all new material.



Sunday, January 19, 2014

Wilko Johnson - Red Hot Rocking Blues (LP) - #158

Wilko Johnson - Red Hot Rocking Blues (LP)

I just got an e-mail the other day, pointing out, that "Red Hot Rocking Blues" will be released as a 180gr vinyl item (who would have thought?). Depending on the country, there seem to be different street dates, January 20, 2014 for the U.K., Germany around mid February 2014 and even more for other distribution areas. Ask your favourite brick and mortar shop record dealer to order this for you and support these stores. The major mailorder biggies care exactly zero about you and your needs.



The Urban Voodoo Machine feat. Wilko Johnson (Part 2) - #157

The Urban Voodoo Machine feat. Wilko Johnson (Part 2)

Meanwhile, the 7" (on red vinyl) and the CD single have found their way to this place here. Interesting stuff, to say the least. Aficionados of Wilko Johnson should head straight for the B-side. Here, the master of the telecaster is in full flow and, I have to admit it, put a grin on my face when I heard this ditty the first time around. In fact, I'm still smiling when I listen to the song. Wilko at what he does best.

The A-side? Of course, superb performance of our hero, but I've got a bit of a problem with the song itself. Sounds a bit like a broken down Tom Waits leftover. And, frankly, I've had enough of Tom Waits to last a lifetime. Excellent songwriter and performer, no doubt, but he's been overdoing it by a country mile for the last 15 years. The guy used to be an innovator, he's just a nuisance these days. And copying him, what does that make you? But still there's Wilko on it and these days I take every bit I can get of the man.

In a review I read, that it takes some guts to ask Wilko to play guitar on a song called "Help Me Jesus", Well, he did it, doesn't mean he has to back the lyrics. Both songs are worth having, the first one only because you can't go without anything that has Wilko's name on it, but it's really the second track where your heart is. Buy it, no matter what I, or someone else says.



Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Urban Voodoo Machine feat. Wilko Johnson - #156

The Urban Voodoo Machine feat. Wilko Johnson

Until a few minutes ago, I had no idea about this. Wilko Johnson featuring on two tracks ("Help Me Jesus (Single Edit)" and "Heroin (Put My Brothers In The Ground)"). What I've heard so far (online only), this calls for an immediate acquisition. Available either as a CD (single) or a 7", Please see details at the homepage of The Urban Voodoo Machine.



Saturday, January 11, 2014

Jimmy Page Promises 2013 Box Sets For Every Led Zeppelin Album - #155

Jimmy Page Promises 2013 Box Sets For Every Led Zeppelin Album

Well, 2013 is a thing of the past and those boxsets haven't turned up anywhere. I was a bit tired of waiting for these and towards the end of last year, I bought every album as a "Quiex" or a Japanese release vinyl, just because I wanted to have the lot on good sounding analog and replacing some of my earlier LPs. I don't think I'll go for those remastered boxsets now. What I have now (on CD and Vinyl) is good enough. Just shows, that if you go public with announcements, you should deliver.or the buyer will lose all interest.