Issue #118 May 2017

Innocent Words Issue #118 May 2017

INNOCENT WORDS ISSUE #118 May 2017 COVER STORY: Looking back on 15 Years of Innocent Words


Bayside: Opening Up On ‘Vacancy’

Buffalo Tom: 25 Years Later – ‘Let Me Come Over’
Sallie Ford: Healing the Sick Soul
Nancy Wilson: Reenergized, Reinvigorated With Roadcase Royale


Celebrating 15 Years of Innocent Words: Musicians Interview Troy Michael
Celebrating 15 Years of Innocent Words: 15 Favorite Interviews
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 1: The Beginning
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 2: The Evolution
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 3: The Record Label
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 4: The Accident
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 5: Pearl Jam
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 6: The Benefits
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 7: King’s X
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 8: Soul Asylum
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 9: Survival
15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 10: The Future

Read all the interviews and features here:


Ashland: Wildfire (Self-Released)
The Band Of Heathens: Duende (BOH)
Eric Bibb: Migration Blues (Stony Plain)
Amy Black: Memphis (Reuben)
Anna Coogan: The Lonely Cry of Space and Time (Self-Released)
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm: Self-Titled (Jay-Vee)
Date Night With Brian: EP (Top Drawer)
Dave Davies & Russ Davies: Open Road (Green Amp)
Essence: Black Wings (Self-Released)
The Flywheels: I’m For the Flowers (Mystery Lawn)
Hite: Light of a Strange Day (Six Degrees)
Mark Lanegan Band: Gargoyle (Heavenly)
Modern English: Take Me to the Trees (Self-Released)
Lauren Murphie and the Sodo 4: 777 (Self-Released)
The Real McKenzies: Two Devils Will Talk (Fat Wreck Chords)
Gina Sicilia: Tug of War (Blue Elan)
Skating Polly: New Trick (El Camino)

Read all the CD Reviews here:


A Flock of Seagulls: Remixes & Rarities (Cherry Red)

The Dirty Nil – Minimum R&B (Fat Wreck Chords)
Pink Floyd: The Early Years 1971 Reverber/ation (Pink Floyd Records)
Elliott Smith: Either/Or [Expanded Edition] (Kill Rock Stars)
Rex Smith: Rock & Roll Dream (HNE Recordings Ltd/Cherry Red)
The Vibrators: The Epic Years 1976-1978 (Anagram / Cherry Red)
Tammy Wynette: D-I-V-O-R-C-E/Stand By Your Man (Morello Records/Cherry Red)
Various Artist: Singles – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [Deluxe Edition] (Legacy)
Various Artist: Thank You, Friends – Big Star’s Third Live… And More [DVD/2 CDs] (Concord Bicycle)

Read all the Once More With Feeling Reviews here:


Paul Butterfield: Live New York 1970 (Rockbeat)
Gin Blossoms:
New Miserable Experience / Congratulations, I’m Sorry (UMe)
Miles Bonny:
Hello Jesus b/w High Enough 7″ (Big Crown)
The Demands:
Let Me Be Myself EP 7″ (Big Crown)
Lee Fields & The Expressions:
Lover Man b/w Never Be Another You 7″ (Big Crown)
El Michels Affair:
Tearz b/w Verbal Intercourse 7″ (Big Crown)
Sunny & The Sunliners:
Should I Take You Home b/w My Dream (Big Crown)
Lady Wray:
Underneath My Feet b/w Guilty 7″ (Big Crown)

Read all the Vinyl Reviews here:


Green Day Rising: Before the Dookie Flew By Michael Sharon and Tim Kenneally (First Division)

Smoke, Snort, Swallow, Shoot: Legendary Binges, Lost Weekends, & Other Feats of Rock & Roll Incoherence By Jacob Hoye (Lesser Gods)

Read all the Book Reviews here:


X Japan: We Are X (Magnolia Home)

The Assassin: Starring – Marcello Mastroianni, Micheline Presle, Cristina Gaioni (Arrow/MVD)
Caltiki – The Immortal Monster: Starring – John Merivale, Didi Sullivan, Gérard Herter (Arrow/MVD)
Cinema Paradiso: Starring – Philippe Noiret, Enzo Cannavale, Antonella Attili (Arrow/MVD)
Dead or Alive Trilogy: Starring – Riki Takeuchi, Sho Aikawa, Renji Ishibashi (Arrow/MVD)
Django – Prepare A Coffin: Starring – Terence Hill, Horst Frank, George Eastman (Arrow/MVD)
House – Two Stories [Limited Edition Box Set]: Starring – William Katt, Kay Lenz, George Wendt, Arye Gross, Bill Maher, John Ratzenberger (Arrow/MVD)
Ludwig: Starring – Helmut Berger, Romy Schneider, Trevor Howard (Arrow/MVD)
Property Is No Longer Theft: Starring – Ugo Tognazzi, Flavio Bucci, Daria Nicolodi (Arrow/MVD)
Story of Sin: Starring – Grazyna Dlugolecka, Jerzy Zelnik, Olgierd Lukaszewicz (Arrow/MVD)

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