Issue #114 December 2016

114-december-2016Innocent Words Issue #114 December 2016


INNOCENT WORDS ISSUE #114 December 2016 COVER STORY: Alejandro Escovedo: Going Down, Fender Twin On 1

Jesse Dayton: Can’t Help The Way He Is
Letters To Cleo: Good Right Here
The Superweaks: Fundamental Tantalizing Component
Maria Taylor: It Takes A Village


Patti Smith: Paths That Cross
Innocent Words Blues Series: Remembering Bo Diddley – December 30, 1928-June 2, 2008
Innocent Words Blues Series: Remembering Willie Mae “Big Mama” Thornton – December 11, 1926 – July 25, 1984

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Allelujah: The Death and Life of Capt. Nathan Baker (Cosmic Dreamer)
Auburn Road: Fancy (Self-Released)
Bell X1: Arms (Belly Up)
The Deltahorse: Transatlantic (Slower Faster)
Alejandro Escovedo: Burn Something Beautiful (Fantasy/Concord)
Hickoids: The Out of Towners (Saustex)
Letters To Cleo: Back To Nebraska (Self-Released)
The Little Ships: Alone Together (Karve Music)
Maradeen: Above the Horizon (Self-Released)
Russell Morris: Sharkmouth (EMI Import)
Jeremy Nail: My Mountain (Open Nine)
NOFX: First Ditch Effort (Fat Wreck Chords)
Ohio Knife: Scalp or Be Scalped (Self-Released)
Placebo: Life’s What You Make It (Rise)
Maria Taylor: In the Next Life (Flower Moon)
This Frontier Needs Heroes: Real Job (Self-Released)

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Alice In Chains: Freak Show (HoBo)
Big Star: Complete Third (Omnivore)
Cheap Trick: In The Joint (Smokin’ Production)
John Coltrane: Trane 90 (Acrobat)
CeDell Davis: Even The Devil Get The Blues (Sunyata)
Hello: The Albums (Cherry Red)
John Lee Hooker: The Modern, Chess & Veejay Singles Collection 1949-62 (Acrobat)
Motley Crue: The End: Live in Los Angeles (Eagle Rock)
Roy Orbison: The Ultimate Collection (Legacy)
Placebo: A Place For Us To Dream (Rise)
The Rolling Stones: Havana Moon (Eagle Rock)
Various Artist: The Life & Songs Of Emmylou Harris (Rounder)
Zager & Evans: The RCA Masters 1969-1970 (Cherry Red)

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Big Neil / The Big Easy: I’m So Gone, I Ain’t Got No Hope Split EP 7″ (Something Wicked)
Cinerama: Valentina [12” LP (HHBTM)
Cowtown: Paranormal Romance 12” LP (HHBTM)
The Dustbowl Revival: Busted b/w Only One 7″ (Signature Sounds)
Kleenex Girl Wonder: The Comedy Album 12” LP (Reasonable)
The Robert Kraft Trio: I Gotta Have You 7” (Self-Released)
Mike Watt: Ring Spiel Tour ’95 (Legacy)
James Williamson & Maia: Sickkk b/w I Made A Mistake (Self-Released)

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Play It Loud: An Epic History of the Style, Sound & Revolution of the Electric Guitar: By Brad Tolinski and Alan Di Perna (Doubleday)

The Speed of Sound: Breaking the Barriers Between Music and Technology: By Thomas Dolby

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The Beach Boys: Pet Sounds: Classic Albums (Eagle Vision)
Kix: Can’t Stop the Show: The Return of Kix (Loud & Proud)
Last of the Mississippi Jukes: Starring – Morgan Freeman, Jimmy King, Bill Luckett (Mug Shot/MVD)
Morphine: Journey Of Dreams (Cinema/MVD)
My Way: Starring – Rebekah Starr, Annika Alliksoo, Jamie Adler, Holly Bacci (RSB Project/MVD)
New Orleans Music in Exile: Starring – Dr. John, Cyril Neville, Irma Thomas, Marcia Ball, The Iguanas, Cowboy Mouth, (Mug Shot/MVD)
Rush: Time Stand Still (Zoë Vision)
The Tubes: Live at German Television (The Musikladen Concert 1981) (Sireena)
The Hills Have Eyes: Starring – Susan Lanier, Robert Houston, Dee Wallace, Michael Berryman, Janus Blythe (Arrow/VD)
The Initiation: Starring – Daphne Zuniga, Vera Miles, James Reed, Hunter Tylo (Arrow/MVD)
The Shallows: Starring – Blake Lively, Óscar Jaenada, Angelo Josue Lozano Corzo (Columbia/Ombre)
Slugs: Starring – Michael Garfield, Kim Terry, Philip MacHale, Emilio Linder (Arrow/MVD)
Vamp: Starring – Grace Jones, Chris Makepeace, Robert Rusler, Dedee Pfeiffer, Gedde Watanabe (Arrow/MVD)

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