Issue #112 October 2016


Innocent Words Issue #112 October 2016


INNOCENT WORDS ISSUE #112 OCTOBER 2016 COVER STORY: Beach Slang: The Soft Evolution

The Connells’ Doug MacMillan: Down the Rabbit Hole
Honeyblood: Chaotic Empowerment on ‘Babes Never Die’
Logan Lynn: Modern Day Gene Kelly
Pansy Division: Still Witty After All These Years
toyGuitar: Clean Up After The Mess
The Vapors: Blast From The One Hit Wonder Past


Jimi Hendrix & the Band of Gypsys: Machine Gun: The Filmore East First Show 12/31/69
The Rolling Stones: In Mono [Box Set]

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Anomie Belle: Flux (Diving Bell)
Cantina: A Sea of Keys (We Know Better)
Elise Davis: The Token (Make The Kill / Thirty Tigers)
Jesse Dayton: The Revealer (Blue Elan)
Dinosaur Jr.: Give a Glimpse of What Yer Not (Jagjaguar)
Earth Girls: Wanderlust (Grave Mistake)
Kenny Davin Fine and the Tennessee Texans: Brand New Road (Self-Released)
Get Dead: Honesty Lives Elsewhere (Fat Wreck Chords)
Luke Winslow-King: I’m Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always (Bloodshot)
Julia Jacklin: Don’t Let The Kids Win (Polyvinyl)
Shelby Lanterman: Paper Thin (Self-Released)
Angela McCluskey: The Roxy Sessions (Bernadette)
Rebecca Rego and The Trainmen: Lay These Weapons Down (Self-Released)
Bobby Rush: Porcupine Meat (Rounder)
Audrey Spillman: Thornbird (Self-Released)
Swans: The Glowing Man (Young God)

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Bright Eyes: The Studio Albums 2000-2011 [Box Set]

Cheap Girls: God’s Ex-Wife (Asian Man)
The Connells: Stone Cold Yesterday: Best of The Connells (Bicycle Music Company)
Journey: Live In Manila (Eagle Rock)
KISS: The Ritz on Fire (Gold Fish)
KISS: Rocks Vegas [DVD/CD] (Eagle Rock)
The Pop Group: The Boy Whose Head Exploded (Freaks R Us)
ZZ Top: Live! Greatest Hits From Around The World (Suretone)
Various Artists: I’m a Freak Baby: A Journey Through the British Heavy Psych & Hard Rock Underground Scene 1968-72 [Box Set] (Grape Fruit/Cherry Red)
Various Artists: Mutants of the Monster: A Tribute to Black Oak Arkansas (Saustex)

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Close Lobsters: Desire & Signs EP 7” (Shelflife)
Communions: Don‘t Hold Anything Back b/w Eternity 7″ (Fat Possum)
Eyes of Love: Self-Titled EP 7″ (Wharf Cat)
The Fireworks: Black and Blue EP 10” (Shelflife)
Sunflower Bean: From The Basement EP 7” (Fat Possum)

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Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band – The Illustrated History: By Gillian G. Gaar (Voyageur Press)

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All Things Must Pass: Starring – Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, Chris Cornell, Chuck D. (MVD)
Prince: Slave Trade – How Prince Re-Made the Music Business (Prism/MVD)
Prince: Up Close & Personal (Nibon Silver/MVD)
What Happened, Miss Simone? Starring – Nina Simone, Lisa Simone Kelly, Andrew Stroud (Eagle Rock)
The Bloodstained Butterfly: Starring – Helmut Berger, Giancarlo Sbragia, Evelyn Stewart (Arrow/MVD)
Brooklyn: Starring – Saoirse Ronan, Emory Cohen, Domhnall Gleeson (Wildgaze)
Microwave Massacre: Starring – Jackie Vernon, Loren Schein, Al Troupe, Claire Ginsberg (Arrow/MVD)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot: Starring- Tina Fey, Margot Robbie, Martin Freeman, Billy Bob Throton (Broadway)

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