Category: Swampy

Mudcrutch "Mudcrutch"

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#755 in the series) is the debut self-titled album by Mudcrutch. I’ll be the first to admit, I’ve never been the biggest Tom Petty fan.  Don’t get me wrong, I think he’s OK, I do like him. I’ve seen him and really enjoyed the show. (Althought I liked the opening band the del Fuegos better)  I’ve liked some of this work but I think the best thing he ever did was his original single “American Girl” and that was 1976. But…. however, I really liked his Mudcrutch album! Here’s what Mudcrutch was all about. They were Petty’s first band formed in 1970.  The band did include a number of future Heartbreakers. They...

Sonny Landreth “Outward Bound”

  Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#556 in the Series)is Sonny Landreth, Outward Bound In 1987, John Hiatt released his great Bring the Family album. This was the work that took him from being a guy just known for being a good songwriter, to a known musician and record maker in his own right. Part of the reason that radio found that album to their liking was that it featured some great backing musicians with well-known identities. That project included the likes of Nick Lowe, Jim Keltner and Ry Cooder  (who later would all record together again as Little Village). That album was a critical success and did not do badly sales-wise either. What would John do on...

John Hiatt “Slow Turning”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#420 in the Series ) is John Hiatt, Slow Turning. Three Dog Night- “Sure As I’m Sitting Here; Rosanne Cash –“This is the Way We Make a Broken Heart “and “Pink Bedroom,” Jeff Healey Band –“Angry Eyes,” Eric Clapton and BB King – “Ridin’ With the King – Nick Lowe and His Cowboy Outfit and Desert Rose Band – ”She Don’t Love Nobody,” Bonnie Raitt –“Think Called Love.” You may know many of these songs. They all did quite well and they were all written by John Hiatt.  For years he was known as the guy that put out hits for others but couldn’t quite make that success carry over to his own...

Creedence Clearwater Revival “Cosmos Factory”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#249 in the Series) is Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cosmos Factory. I was surprised to find out that we hadn’t done anything from Creedence nor John Fogerty solo as of yet.  Well that ends now. CCR has had more popular releases than Cosmos Factory. I chose this album for song, “Ramble Tamble.”  It’s a nice long seven minute excursion thru the swamp. It does house many of the better known classics.  I’m sure you’ll remember “Who’ll Stop The Rain,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” “Travelin’ Band,” “Up Around the Bend,” “Lookin’ Out My Back Door” and “Runnin’ Through the Jungle.”’  Hmm, more than I thought actually. Rolling Stone Magazine rated Cosmos Factory #265...

The Radiators “Law of the Fish”

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#245 in the Series) is The Radiators, Law of the Fish. Have you seen the Radiators…One of the best bands to come out of New Orleans?  Well you got about 8 months left to do so.  Their final tour is underway.  Catch ‘em while you can. They have been together for 33 years. The same five musicians that started the band way back when are still together.  Ya gotta love The Radiators! Track listing “This Wagons’ Gonna Roll” (Ed Volker) – 4:20 “Like Dreamers Do” (Volker) – 4:04 “Doctor, Doctor” (Volker, Dave Malone, Camile Baudoin, Reggie Scanlan, Frank Bua Jr., Glenn Sears) – 4:05 “Oh Beautiful Loser” (Volker) – 4:12 “Suck the Head”...

Little Feat ‘Waiting For Columbus’

Today’s Cool Album of the Day (#113 in the Series) is Little Feat, Waiting For Columbus. We usually only have studio albums in this blog. No Greatest Hits packages either. But today is going to be different. Today is Little Feat, Waiting For Columbus. It’s quite possibly the best live album ever. (Note: since this was originally published we have indeed begun covering live albums, but still no greatest hits packages.) I do so for sad reasons. Little Feat drummer Richie Hayward passed away yesterday from liver cancer. He will be missed by masses. He was a wonderful musician and according to those that knew him, a wonderful person. What always amazed me about Waiting For Columbus was Richie’s drum...

Little Feat "Down on the Farm"

Today’s Cool Album of The Day is Little Feat, Down on The Farm. This album was released in 1979. It was being recorded when lead singer, slide guitarist, front man Lowell George passed away. Today is the 31st anniversary of Lowell death. It wasn’t one of the bands better selling, nor better received albums. But I loved it. It’s one of my Little Feat favorites. Favorite tracks? They’d include, ‘Six Feet of Snow, Down on The Farm, Perfect Imperfection’ and ‘Wake Up Dreaming.’ Some interesting guest players on the disc. David Linley, Robben Ford, Sneaky Pete Kleinow (Flying Burrito Brothers), Bonnie Raitt and future Little Feat member, Fred Tackett. Lowelll George (4-13-45) — (6-29-79) Here’s a video of the...