Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher New Song “Wall of Glass”

What the world has been waiting for….maybe? Wall of Glass is the first track to be released from the former Oasis front mans solo effort, As You Were. After a lackluster effort with Beady Eye, Liam is hoping to rise to prominence and relevance again in the now barren wasteland that is rock music. 

Last night Liam debuted most of the album to an emotional Manchester crowd assembled for a tribute to the victims of the recent concert terrorist attack in Manchester. While the new songs sound promising, time will only tell if Liam will rise again to rock superstardom. Odds are definitely against him but we are hoping. If anything his voice sounds much improved from his embarrassing Olympic performance. So the question begs, is Liam fully back? Take a listen for yourself. As you were…..

bonus Oasis track from benefit This will definitely be worth seeing him when he comes around

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#Throwback Thursday – I Got You Babe

The unofficial official song of Groundhog Day. In 1987 David Letterman coaxed Sonny and Cher to perform their biggest hit one more time. The performance starts off awkward but by the end, they seem to be back in 1965. Although they forget lyrics and muck it up a bit, by the end everyone is wiping tears away, including Sonny. 11 years later Sonny would be gone, tragically killed in a skiing accident. Here is a very emotional performance of I Got You Babe.

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Future Islands New Song

Oh yeah! A new tune from Future Islands. Ran is an upbeat tune that is sure to put a bounce in your step. If Ran is any indication of what to expect from their  5th album The Far Field, we might be looking at another big year for Future Islands. The Far Field is set to be released April 7th.

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#Throwback Thursday – Sinead O’Connor – Mother

One of the best covers ever. Sinead O’Connor performed this version of Mother at Roger Waters Berlin concert in 1990. This concert was held to commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall 8 months earlier. Sinead was still a beloved artist at this point and her performance is breathtaking. Having members of The Band backing her on vocals is also a nice added touch. It’s amazing how Roger Waters masterpiece has stayed so relevant since the time of its release.

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Ryan Adams New Song “Do You Still Love Me?”

Ryan Adams released the first single from his new album Prisoner set for release February 17, 2017. Adams has been talking about this album for what seems like years now. He’s teased the sound will remind folks of epic 80’s rock by the likes of AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen. The lyrics are inspired painfully from his divorce from Mandy Moore. Obviously we will be considering this Ryan’s Blood on the Tracks album, and the anticipation to hear the whole album is killing us. Check out the first single, which is killer, Do You Still Love Me?

 

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Top 50 Songs of 2016

Here it is our Top 50 songs of 2016. I think I can speak for the everyone in the world when I say, “Thank god this year is over!”. This past year will ultimately be looked back upon as the year of great loss. With the passing of so many talented artists, from David Bowie, Prince, Glenn Frey, Leonard Cohen, Merle Haggard, Leon Russell, Phife Dawg, and on and on, a huge creative void has been created in the musical landscape.  We can only hope this void will be filled with artists and bands like the ones found on our list.  Keep hope alive!

As with any list, we know we missed a bunch of great tunes but this is what we listened to the most and liked the best. Let us know what we missed and we will follow up with a new list of “I can’t believe you left off this song, your list stinks”.  Here is looking back to the great songs of 2016.  Click on the links to hear the songs or follow the Spotify Playlist.

TOP 50 SONGS OF 2016

50. Lake Street Dive – Call Off Your Dogs

 

49. Beecher’ Fault – Life In This Light

 

48. Green Day – Bang Bang

 

47. How to Dress Well – Anxious 

 

46. Gillian Welch – Orphan Girl

 

45. Weezer – Do You Wanna Get High?

 

44. Modern Baseball – Everyday

 

43. Leopold and His Fiction – I’m Caving In

 

42. Declan McKenna – Brazil

 

41. The Strumbellas – Spirits

 

40. ANOHNI – 4 Degrees 

 

39. Woods – Sun City Creeps 

 

38. St. Paul & The Broken Bones – All I Ever Wonder

 

37. Hamilton Leithauser + Rostam – A 1000 Times

 

36. Catfish and the Bottlemen – Soundcheck

 

35. Wilco – If I Ever Was A Child

 

34. Anderson .Paak – Come Down

 

33. The Hotelier – Two Deliverances

 

32. Parquet Courts – Berlin Got Blurry

 

31. Blossoms – Charlemagne 

 

30. Nada Surf – Cold to See Clear

 

29. Charles Bradley – Changes

 

28. Kris Orlowski – Enough

 

27. Shovels and Rope – Johnny Come Outside

 

26. Whitney – No Woman

 

25. Operators – Cold Light

 

24. Flume – Never Be Like You

 

23. Brett Dennen – Cassidy

 

22. Kyle Craft – Lady of the Ark

 

21. Dawes – When The Tequila Runs Out

 

20. Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines

 

19. Drive-By Truckers – What It Means

 

18. Lee Fields & The Expressions – Work to Do

 

17. The Avalanches – Because I’m Me

 

16. Pinegrove – Old Friends

 

15. Grouplove – Standing in the Sun

 

14. The Stray Birds – Shining in the Distance

 

13. The Front Bottoms – Joanie

 

12. Nico Yaryan – Just Tell Me

 

11. Angel Olsen – Shut Up Kiss Me

 

10. The 1975 – The Sound

 

9. Lucy Dacus – I Don’t Wanna Be Funny Anymore

 

8. King Creosote – You Just Want

 

7. Field Music – The Noisy Days are Over

 

6. The Rural Alberta Challenge – White Lights

 

5. A Tribe Called Quest – We The People

4. Car Seat Headrest – Vincent

3. PUP – Sleep in the Heat

2. Mitski – Your Best American Girl

1. Big Thief – Masterpiece

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George Harrison 15 Years Gone

15 years ago the coolest Beatle died, George Harrison. George was always overshadowed by Paul and John, but few could argue that he wasn’t on their level. Upon leaving the Beatles George truly showed the world his talents were more than just “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”.  A little tribute some of his best. 

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#Throwback Thursday – Rolling Stones – Gimmie Shelter

Trying to rank the greatest Rolling Stones songs is like trying to rank the best baseball players of all time, everyone has their favorite. But Gimmie Shelter equates to the Babe Ruth of songs. Of all the the Rolling Stones song Gimmie Shelter is the great Bambino of Rock n Roll. The wailing guitar, explosive harmonica, and most of all Merry Clayton’s insane vocals make this song the piece de resistance of The Stones. The story of a pregnant Merry Clayton showing up late in the evening of a Manhattan recording studio with curlers in her hair to nail the legendary “Rape Murder…Its Just a Shot Away” is what makes rock n roll stories legendary. The video below describes the scene when she showed up at the studio, and on the recording you can still hear Mick Jagger yell “Whooooo” after she crushes that refrain.  Best vocals ever, the crack in her vocals makes it. Plus she had the attitude of a true Diva with this comment:

“Mmmhmmm I’m gonna do another one and blow them out of this room” – Merry Clayton