Some of the current tunes that I am really impressed with, by some of the older statesmen of rock.
Sugar Man – Rodriguez, from the Daytrotter sessions, recorded 5 May 2009. Awesome.
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen, from his new Live In London double CD. What a fantastic version, and the gospel-style Hammond B3 organ solo is amazing.
Light A Candle – Neil Young from Fork In The Road. Haunting and poignant.
Beyond Here Lies Nothin’ – Bob Dylan, from Together Through Life. Rollicking, ‘Black Magic Woman’-ish boogie blues. Love it.
Queen Of the Supermarket – Bruce Springsteen, from Working On A Dream. A wall of sound production for what is essentially a sweet little song. Like The Kursaal Flyers ‘Little Does She Know’.
Jozi Town – Jack Hammer and Tidal Waves, from Highway 13. Jack Hammer celebrate their 25th Anniversary this year. This reggae track that closes last year’s Highway 13 album, speaks straight to the heart of xenophobia.
Magnificent – U2, from No Line On The Horizon. Magnificent? Maybe not, but very good? Definitely.