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The Crossing - October 2008

For those about to rock...we will rock you!

AC/DC and a revamped Queen this month...

By the way, that Gary Louris/Mark Olson album I mentioned last month, yea it didnít come out, but I learned that they have been signed to the New West Records label, home to such luminaries as Steve Earle, the Drive By Truckers and the Old 97ís among quite a few others. The album, still titled Ready for the Flood has been pushed into the new year and should get some solid distribution with that label. We will have to wait patiently for that. A few other records I know readers are interested in that are slated for 2009 include those by Buddy Miller and Pierce Pettis. The latterís latest will apparently be called That Kind of Love according to his official website. Buddy Miller, on the other hand, has a compilation out this month. Also, by all accounts, a long overdue album by Gillian Welch seems to be in the works for 2009 unless she sneaks it in under the 2008 wire.

A whole lot of music releases on the menu in the months ahead...from the major to the minor to the unsigned and indie. From the popular to the unheard of. So much to hear and explore. 

Movie-wise, most all of the big blockbusters have now appeared with scheduled dates.  

Choose wisely and as always, happy hunting...

Recently released and not mentioned in last edition:

* Peter Gabriel - Big Blue Ball (Many guests.)
* Bill Mallonee - Works Progress Administration, Vol. 1 (EP; download only.)
* Little Feat - Join the Band
* Enigma - Seven Lives Many Faces
* The Levellers - Letters from the Underground
* James Morrison - Songs for You, Truths for Me
* Tina Turner - Tina! (Best of.)
* Jeff Lorber - Heard That
* Taj Mahal - Maestro
* The New Year - S/T
* Glasvegas - S/T
* The Uglysuit - S/T
* Cats in Paris - Courtcase 2000
* Volcano - Paperwork
* Horse Feathers - House with no Home
* Charlie Haden - Rambling Boy
* Monte Montgomery - S/T
* Sam Champion - Heavenly Bender
* Matt Mays - Terminal Romance
* The Donkeys - Living on the Other Side
* Alias - Resurgam
* Tindersticks - The Hungry Saw
* Friendly Fires - S/T
* High Places - S/T
* The Shaky Hands - Lunglight
* Howling Hex - Earth Junk
* Broken West - Now or Heaven
* Brightblack Morning Light - Motion to Rejoin
* Girltalk - Feed the Animals
* Dead Confederate - Wrecking Ball
* Newsboys - Live: Houston, We Are Go
* Amy Grant - The Christmas Collection
* Rush of Fools - Wonder of the World
* Jesus and Mary Chain - Power of Negative Thinking
* Lesley Roy - Unbeautiful
* Lenka - S/T
* Vivian Girls - S/T
* Geoffrey Koch - If It Feels Good, Donít Do It (Local St. Louis dude.)
* Roy Orbison - Soul of Rock ĎN Roll (Box set.)
* Marillion - Early Stages 1982-1987: Official Bootlegs (6 CD box set.)
+ Tori Amos - Live at Montreux 1991-1992 

10/7

* The Pretenders - Break Up the Concrete
* Oasis - Dig Out Your Soul
* Of Montreal - Skeletal Lamping
* Deerhoof - Offend Maggie
* Margot & the Nuclear So and Soís - Not Animal
* Senses Fail - Life is Not a Waiting Room
* Rise Against - Appeal to Reason
* Annuals - Such Fun
* Lambchop - OH
* Department of Eagles - In Ear Park
* Jon McLauglan - OK Now
* Doug Hoekstra - Blooming Roses
* Casting Crowns - Peace on Earth
* Hey Monday - Hold on Tight
* Land of Talk - Some are Lakes
* Tesla - Forever More
* Brian Setzer - Ultimate Christmas Collection (CD/DVD.)
* Sarah MacLachlan - Closer: Best of
* Bob Dylan - Tell Tale Signs (2 and 3 CD rarities compilation.)
+ The Clash - Live at Shea Stadium, 1982
+ Sleeping Beauty
+ The Happening 
+ The Visitor
+ Paranoid Park
+ You Donít Mess with the Zohan

10/14

* Lucinda Williams - Little Honey
* Kate Campbell - Save the Day
* Queen & Paul Rodgers - The Cosmos Rocks (Brian May, Roger Taylor w/the singer of Bad Company and Free.)
* Santana - Multi-Dimensional Warrior
* Keane - Perfect Symmetry
* Sixpence None the Richer - Dawn of Grace
* Jackopierce - Promise of Summer
* The Cranes - S/T
* Secret Machines - S/T
* The Haunted - Versus
* Martin Sexton - Solo
* Amy Rigby & Wreckless Eric - S/T
* Ingrid Michaelson - Be OK
* Nikka Costa - Pebble to a Pearl
* Iím from Barcelona - Who Killed Harry Houdini?
* Rebelution - Courage to Grow
* Haste the Day - Dreamer
* Between the Buried and Me - Colors: Live
* House of Lords - Anthology
* The Nields - Rock All Day, Rock All Night
* Little Big Town - A Place to Land
* Kenny Chesney - Lucky Old Sun
* Ray Lamontagne - Gossip in the Grain
* Los Lonely Boys - Christmas Spirit
* Buena Vista Social Club - Live at Carnegie Hall, 1998
+ Bruce Springsteen - Videobiography
+ Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison (Deluxe edition.)
+ Radiohead - Logical Emotions
+ Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
+ War, Inc.
+ The Pirates Who Donít Do Anything

10/20

* AC/DC - Black Ice (Special Monday release; Walmart exclusive.)

10/21

* Gary Louris - Acoustic Vagabonds
* Brett Dennen - Hope for the Hopeless
* Lee Ann Womack - Call Me Crazy
* Sara Groves - O Holy Night
* Jimmy Herring - Lifeboat
* Sea and Cake - Car Alarm
* Lydia - Illuminate
* Building 429 - S/T
* Two Cow Garage - Speaking in Cursive
* Jolie Holland - The Living and the Dead
* Future Clouds & Radar - Peoria
* Hospital Ships - Oh, Ramona
* The Dears - Missiles
* Frigg - Economy Class
* Tom Russell - Veteranís Day: Anthology
* Black Sabbath - Paranoid (Deluxe edition.)
* The Doors - Perception (box set.)
* KISS - Ikons (4 CD box set.)
+ Happy Mondays - Call the Cops
+ Johnny Cash - Cash for Kenya: Live in Johnstown, PA
+ Incredible Hulk
+ The Strangers
+ Flight of the Red Balloon

10/28

* Marillion - Happiness is the Road (2 CD set in two volumes: Vol.1 - Essence, Vol.2 - The Hard Shoulder.)
* The Cure - Dream 4.13
* Snow Patrol - A Hundred Million Suns
* Kaiser Chiefs - Off With Their Heads
* Ryan Adams - Cardinology
* John Legend - Evolver
* Susan Tedeschi - Back to the River
* Bloc Party - Intimacy
* Pink - Funhouse
* Lovedrug - Sucker Punch Show
* Jesse Malin - On Your Sleeve
* Deerhunter - Microcastle
* Emery - While Broken Hearts Prevail (EP.)
* Eagles of Death Metal - Heart On
* Boz Scaggs - Speak Low
* Rascal Flatts - Greatest Hits
* Mary Kate OíNeil - mkULTRA
* Buddy Miller - Best of the Hightone Years
* Michael W. Smith - A New Hallelujah
* Hunter S. Thompson - Gonzo Tapes
* Bo Diddley - Gold
* Reba McEntire - 50 Greatest Hits
* Buddy Holly - Down the Line: the Rarities
* Ry Cooder - Anthology: The UFO has Landed
* Loreena McKennitt - A Midwinter Nightís Dream
* Jon Anderson - 3 Ships (reissue.)
* Hank Williams - Unreleased Recordings (box set.)
+ Shawn Mullins - Live at the Variety Playhouse
+ Kitt Kittredge: An American Girl 
+ Journey to the Center of the Earth

11/4

* Dido - Safe Trip Home
* Hinder - Take it to the Limit
* Travis - Ode to J. Smith
* Brad Paisley - Play
* George Lynch - Let the Truth Be Known
* The Rescuers - Crazy Ever After
* Fall Out Boy - Folie a Deux
* Switchfoot - Greatest Hits
* Girlschool - Legacy
* Cat Stevens - reissues
* Led Zeppelin - Huge box set
+ Tenacious D - Complete Master Works 2
+ Get Smart
+ Star Wars box sets

11/11

* Tracy Chapman - Our Bright Future
* Seal - Soul
* The Postmarks - By The Numbers
* Spindrift - The West
* Taylor Swift - Fearless
* Denison Witmer - Carry the Weight
* Enya - And Winter Came
* Mudcrutch - Live EP
* The Smiths - Sound of The Smiths: Very Best of (2 CDís)
* New Order - reissues
+ The Police - Certifiable (CD/DVD Live in Buenos Aires, Argentina; Best Buy exclusive.)
+ Flaming Lips - Christmas on Mars (CD/DVD.)
+ Smashing Pumpkins - If All Goes Wrong
+ Cheap Trick - Live at Budokan (30th anniversary DVD/3 CDís.)
+ Kung Fu Panda
+ Hellboy II: the Golden Army
+ Star Wars: the Clone Wars

11/18

* Chris Cornell - Scream
* Nickelback - Dark Horse
* Mudvayne - New Game
* Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Sunday at Devil Dirt
* Sammy Hagar - Cosmic Universal Fashion
+ Wall-E
+ Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

11/25

* The Killers - Day and Age
* Scott Weiland - Happy in Galoshes
* Neil Young - Live: Sugar Mountain
+ Rush: Snakes & Arrows: Live in Rotterdam (3 DVDís.)
+ Hancock
+ Meet Dave
+ Fred Claus

12/2

+ Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

12/9

* Rush - Retrospective 3
+ The Dark Knight
+ Horton Hears a Who

LYRICS of the MONTH:

With apologies to our two candidates...

ďLetís have Christ our president
Let us have him for our king
Cast your vote for the carpenter
That you call the Nazarene

The only way we can ever beat
These crooked politician men
Is to run the money changers out of the temple
And put the Carpenter in

O itís Jesus Christ our president
God above our king
With a job and a pension for young and old
We will make hallelujah ring

Every year we waste enough
To feed the ones who starve
We build our civilisation up
And we shoot it down with wars

But with the Carpenter on the seat
Away up in the capital town
The USA would be on the way prosperity bound!Ē

Woody Guthrie, the song ďChrist for PresidentĒ as performed by Wilco & Billy Bragg off the album Mermaid Avenue.

Happy Halloween!!

See you in November...

Chris Barlow
 

     
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
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