Rock and Roll will never die…
Yep, it’s that time of year – the pools aren’t even closed yet but the stores have Halloween decorations in the aisles and the ballsy ones even have a few Santa items prepped for display. And in the music industry, where old habits die hard, labels jockey to get product in position for Christmas. If they can market it in September, break it in October and take credit for it in November, history shows that you’ll be wrapping it up in pretty paper in December.
So while the theatres were filled with aliens and vampires and dinosaurs all summer, so too will the virtual record shelves in the fall. So this week’s TGIF announces Ten Returning Rockers who have product – their word for music, not mine – ready to roll.
Roll. They got it half right, anyway.
(01) – Wilco – The Whole Love
(02) – Blondie – Panic of Girls
(03) – Ryan Adams – Ashes & Fire
(04) – Tom Waits –Bad As Me
(05) – Sly Stone – I’m Back
(06) – The Jayhawks – Mockingbird Time
(07) – Daryl Hall – Laughing Down Crying
(08) – The Bangles – Sweetheart of The Sun
(09) – Lindsey Buckingham– Seeds We Sow
(10) – Nick Lowe – The Old Magic