Issue #106 March 2016

Issue #106 April 2016

Innocent Words #106 March 2016


INNOCENT WORDS ISSUE #106 April 2016 COVER STORY: Soul Asylum: Rolling With the Changes

Violent Femmes: Singer/Guitarist Gordon Gano Addresses First Femmes Album in 15 Years
Western Star: Boot Stompin’ and Punk Rockin’
Wussy: Giving It All They Got


Innocent Words Blues Series: Remembering Billie Holiday: April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959.
Innocent Words Blues Series: Remembering Ma Rainey: April 26, 1886 – December 22, 1939
Innocent Words Blues Series: Remembering Bessie Smith: April 15, 1894 – September 26, 1937
Innocent Words Blues Series: Remembering Muddy Waters: April 4, 1913 – April 30, 1983

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Black Peaches: Get Down You Dirty Rascals (1965 Records)
The Blessed Isles: Straining Hard Against the Strength of Night (Saint Marie)
Bloody Knives: I Will Cut Your Heart Out for This (Saint Marie)
AJ Croix: American Idols (Creative Entertainment Network)
Alex Dezen: Self-Titled (Rock Ridge Music)
Lincoln Durham: Revelations of a Mind Unraveling (Droog)
Robbie Fulks: Upland Stories (Bloodshot)
Ace Frehley: Origins Vol. 1 (eOne)
Gladiola: This Year’s Storm (Self-Released)
Karen Haglof: Perseverance and Grace (Self-Released)
The Haymarket Squares: Light it Up (Self-Released)
Hotel Lights: Get Your Hand in My Hand (Bar None)
Lady Low: And They Say Romance Is Dead (MuseBox)
Cody Lee: Songs for Damaged Hearts (Periscope)
Jacob Metcalf: Fjord (Self-Released)
Soul Asylum: Change of Fortune (eOne)
Speed the Plough: Now (Coyote)
Jason Vivone and the Billy Bats: Avenue (Self-Released)
Water District: Self-Titled EP (Normandie)
Brian Whelan: Sugarland (Line in the Sound)

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Johnny Cash: Koncert V. Praze (In Prague Live) (Legacy)
Johnny Cash: Man In Black – Live In Denmark 1971 (Legacy)
Albert Collins and the Icebreakers: Live at Rockpalast (MIG)
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers: In The Coliseum (Goldfish Records)
Elvis Presley: The Album Collection (RCA/Legacy)
Rich Robinson: Llama Blues (Eagle Rock Ent.)
Rich Robinson: Paper [Expanded Reissue] (Eagle Rock Ent.)
Rush: The Lady Gone Electric (Sonic Boom)
Patti Smith: Bicentenary Blues (Good Ship Funke)
Talking Heads: Boston Tea Party (Sonic Boom)

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Mick Barr: Blespac (Spathages) 7″ (Wharf Cat)
Cellar Doors: Frost/Prism 7″ (Spiritual Pajama)
Eureka California: Versus 12” (HHBTM)
Great Lakes: Wild Vision 12” (Loose Trucks)
The Outta Sorts: Self-Titled EP 7” (Self-Released)
Tiger Joanie Scott: Baby I Need Your Lovin’ 7″ (Light In The Attic)
Secret Space / The Flats: Split 7″ (Memory Music)
The Shaggs: Sweet Maria b/w The Missouri Waltz 7″ (Missouri State Song)
Thin Lips: Divorce Year 7″ (Lame-O Records)
The Third Power: Believe 12” (Future Days)

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Complicated Game: Inside the Songs of XTC: By Andy Partridge and Todd Bernhardt (Jaw Bone)
Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking: By Elizabeth Anne Moore and the Ladydrawers Collective (Microcosm)

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David Bowie: In His Own Words (I.V. Media)
Elvis Costello: Detour Live at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall (Eagle Vision)
Keith Richards: In His Own Words (I.V. Media)
Black Mama, White Mama: Starring – Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig (Arrow)
From Dusk Till Dawn – The Series: The Complete Season Two (eOne)
The Martian: Starring – Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Michael Peña, Kate Mara, Jeff Daniels, Kristen Wiig, Sean Bean (20th Century Fox)
The Mutilator: Starring – Matt Mitler, Ruth Martinez, Jack Chatham (Arrow)
Togetherness: The Complete First Season (HBO Studios)
Whore: Starring: Isabel Vibe, Rudy Claes, Kenneth Falkenberg, Cassandra Jacobsen (Kiil Produksjon)
The Witch Who Came From the Sea: Starring – Millie Perkins, Lonny Chapman, Vanessa Brown, Peggy Feury (Arrow)

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