Issue #109 July 2016

Issue #109 July 2016Innocent Words Issue #109 July 2016


INNOCENT WORDS ISSUE #109 JULY 2016 COVER STORY: Ladies and Gentleman … Vicki Peterson of The Bangles!

Hey Mercedes: Reuniting Every Night Fire Works
The Muffs Kim Shattuck: Red Lips, Green Thumbs, and Rock & Roll
Glen Phillips: Toad The Wet Sprocket’s Front Man Is Torn
The Posies: Resilience Is the Key


Blondie: Debbie Harry Is Still A Bad Ass
Tanya Donelly: Piloting Musical Journeys
Innocent Words Blues Series: Remembering Willie Dixon: July 1, 1915 – January 29, 1992

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2/3 Goat: Let it Rise (Self-Released)
Alabama Love Snakes: Everybody’s Gotta Go (On The Hill)
Debbie Bond: Enjoy the Ride [Shoals Session] (Blues Root)
Divine Weeks: See These Landing Lights (Self-Released)
Garbage: Strange Little Birds (StunVolume)
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes: It Is What It Is (Blue Front)
Imaginary Sons: Don’t Impress Me (Bossy Lil’ Thing)
The Last Ditches: Spilt Milk (Hyperspace/Rocker Records)
Lost Love: Comfortable Scars (Stomp)
Mean Jeans: Tight New Dimension (Fat Wreck Chords)
Panda City: Self-Titled (Self-Released)
Tom Rhodes: Who You Were (Self-Released)
Emily Rodgers: Two Years (Misra)
Paul Simon: Stranger to Stranger (Concord)
Vaudeville Etiquette: Aura Vista Motel (Sunyata)
Vicious Petals: Main Street Lights (Self-Released)
Rob Zombie: The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser (Universal)

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The Bangles: Ladies And Gentlemen . . . The Bangles! (Omnivore Recordings)
Allen Ginsberg: The Last Word on First Blues (Omnivore)
Kris Kristofferson: The Cedar Creek Sessions (KK)
The Move: Move/Shazem [Reissues] (Esoteric/Cherry Red)
Glen Phillips: Live at the Belly Up (Belly Up Live)
Rolling Stones: Totally Stripped [CD/DVD] (Eagle Rock)
Traveling Wilburys: Collection [Vol. 1, Vol. 2, DVD] (Concord Bicycle Music)
Various Artists: Love Cats: A Tribute to the Cure (Reimagine)
Various Artists: To Emmylou (Fleeting Ghost)

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Adam and the Ants: Kings of the Wild Frontier [Super Deluxe Edition] (Legacy Recordings)
Alejandro Escovedo: Gravity; Thirteen Years [Deluxe Reissue] (New West/Watermelon)
The Flux Machine: Louder! 12” (Self-Released)
Peach Kelli Pop: Halloween Mask 7″ (Lauren Records)

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The Road Beneath My Feet: By Frank Turner (The Overlook Press)

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Pride and Joy – The Story of Alligator Records: Starring – Bruce Iglauer, Koko Taylor, Lonnie Brooks, Elvin Bishop, Katie Webster, Lil’ Ed (Mug-Shot)
Tom Waits: Down & Dirty – Interviews and Contributions (IV Media)
Accidental Incest: Starring – Elyssa Baldassarri, Johnny Sederquist, Michael Thurber, Patricia Hawkridge (Scorpio Films)
Delivered: Starring – Michael Madison, Jeanette May Steiner, Toshi Toda (Nelson Madison Films)
Hot Bot: Starring – Zack Pearlman, Doug Haley, Cynthia Kirchner, Anthony Anderson, Donald Faison, Danny Masterson (Video Services Corp)
Killer Dames [Limited Edition Box Set] Featuring: The Night Evelyn Came Out of the Grave / the Red Queen Kills Seven Times (Arrow Films)
Scars: Starring – Danielle Cole, Neale Kimmel, Matt Wells (TRB Productions)

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