Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This is a pretty crazy week for new record releases, but here's what I'm going to be talking about on OutQ tomorrow morning:

1. The avalanche of new U2 stuff: the reissues of Boy, October and War, which "Todd" commented about when I posted about them a few weeks ago. He cried "foul" that there were still bonus tracks left after the release of The Complete U2 on iTunes a few years back. Speaking of iTunes, they've just released U2's Live From Paris, recorded on The Joshua Tree tour. It's the audio of the DVD that came with The Joshua Tree reissue that came out last year. And "The Ballad Of Ronnie Drew" CD single that came out only in Ireland a few months back.

2. David Bowie's Live In Santa Monica '72. This is Bowie before he was a star, and he still had lots to prove. He was completely into the Ziggy Stardust act, and his band, The Spiders From Mars, were rocking.

3. The new Nine Inch Nails albums, Ghosts I-IV and The Slip.

4. Black Sabbath's Rules Of Hell box set, covering their lineup with singer Ronnie James Dio.

I won't even have time to talk about Buddy Guy's new album Skin Deep, Zach de la Rocha's new project One Day As A Lion or Peter Gabriel's new song from Wall-E.

Next week, I think we'll start introducing topics of discussion. Hopefully next week's will be that long debated topic, "Do politics and music mix?" So, we'll talk about Zach's new album, as well as the soundtrack to the Crosby Stills Nash & Young documentary Deja Vu. (And also the non-political Rolling Stones concert film, Shine A Light, which comes out on DVD. Although Bill and Hillary appear in it).

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