Stream New Wanda Jackson & Social Distortion
Man. The new music news/albums/videos/whatever for January just won’t let up, and none might be bigger than Wanda Jackson’s collaboration with Jack White The Party Ain’t Over. Wanda AND Jack will be on David Letterman TONIGHT (1-20), and you can now hear the album streaming in its entirety on NPR’s First Listen.
The growl is still there folks, and Jack White may have never been better! And if they haven’t created enough buzz yet, they just released a video as well. Look out for this album to be earth shattering people.
And maybe on another side of the spectrum, just like Eddie Spaghetti and the Supersuckers are a punk band that dabble in country every once in a while, a little bit further down the West Coast, the same can be said for Mike Ness and Social Distortion. As if we didn’t already have enough new music on out plates, they have a new album out as well called Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes, and just like Wanda, you can stream the entire album.
Having put out straight up punk albums, and country albums with a punk twist, this one at first glance feels like it is somewhere in the middle. Songs like “Bakersfield” and “Writing On The Wall” have a country feel with just heavier guitar. Also was really impressed with “Can’t Take It With You.” This one at to at least give a few minutes with the stream and decide if it is your speed.
Keep your eyes out for Saving Country Music reviews for both of these titles.
January 20, 2011 @ 6:20 pm
Thunder on the Mountain, that’s five minutes and forty foure seconds of coolness!
great blog Triggerman.
January 20, 2011 @ 8:39 pm
Wanda Jackson is cooler than any and all of us. Few girls can say they dumped Elvis.
January 21, 2011 @ 8:32 am
I have a feelin’ I’d love to sit down with Miss Wanda and chat! She just has that special somethin!
January 20, 2011 @ 6:51 pm
just got both today. One of the better Social D albums in a while.
January 20, 2011 @ 8:41 pm
From what I’ve heard so far, I’m really impressed with the quality. Kind of hard to label it, kind of a mix of his punk and country approach, but great songwriting. You can tell they took time and did it right.
January 20, 2011 @ 9:38 pm
I’ve had a promo of the Wanda Jackson since October and have been listening to it for a long time. I wrote a review of it tonight and will probably be posting it tonight or in the morning.
January 20, 2011 @ 9:39 pm
One key quote though: “the best and most important record by a veteran artist since Johnny Cash’s original American Recordings back in 1994.”
January 21, 2011 @ 1:45 am
We’ll be looking for that. Post a link if you want!
Martin Luther Presley
January 21, 2011 @ 3:08 am
The new Social D is pretty cool, especially the 2-LP set with extra tracks. It’s not quite up there with their best stuff I think, but it IS good. I’m undecided about Bakersfield. At first it was my favorite on the record, but the more I listen to it the more it sounds unintentionally funny to me…a bit lost in cliches, and Mike couldn’t quite pull it off. I’m probably over-critical. Happens when you love a band.
Gonna give that Wanda album a shot. Unlike most people here I wasn’t impressed with the Loretta Lynn album…or the last few White Stripes albums…or Jack’s other shitty bands…I was a huge White Stripes fan from pretty early on and now I can hardly stand that dude. I DO think he is sincere about this, though, so I will give it a fair chance.
January 21, 2011 @ 8:13 am
I kind of agree with you, I don’t think he’s in it for anything other than to make a great Wanda Jackson album but I would’ve really liked to have seen someone like Deke Dickerson get a shot at it too.
January 21, 2011 @ 11:46 am
I was never into The White Stripes, but I also can’t say I’ve heard enough to say I’ve given it a fair chance. I do have the Racounteurs album I picked up after seeing them on Austin City Limits and getting blown away.
I have worried as we’ve gotten to the release date for this album and Jack White is everywhere, that people are going to start getting a little tired of seeing his face and name. In the end I am going to judge the music, regardless of who is involved.
January 21, 2011 @ 6:18 am
I saw an online promo about her new pink vinyl. It plays a song when you open the album cover like the singing hallmark cards. Pretty rad!
January 21, 2011 @ 9:02 am
My husband and i got to meet Wanda at the Country Music Hall of Fame a few months ago. That old lady can still rock and the interview was great! Her husband sure is protective of her though….my husband wasn’t about to get a kiss from her like he wanted!
January 21, 2011 @ 9:14 am
Definitely check the deluxe version of Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes on itunes. There are 3 bonus tracks. There’s a cool countrified version of Down Here With the Rest of Us.
January 21, 2011 @ 11:48 am
Only on iTunes? They’re a last resort for me.
January 21, 2011 @ 1:41 pm
If you buy the record off social d’s web site, you can get the vinyl version of the album which I know you like trigg. included w the vinyl is a digital download of the album that also includes the bonus tracks… \m/
January 21, 2011 @ 1:50 pm
I forgot to mention the bonus tracks are on the vinyl too.. ok sorry for all these replies
January 21, 2011 @ 3:53 pm
When will they start giving out review copies in vinyl? I hope soon!
Martin Luther Presley
January 22, 2011 @ 6:12 am
The White Stripes did just that back when they released Elephant. They said people without record players shouldn’t be writing about music anyway. That was about the last good thing they did. These days they’re selling overpriced limited edition stuff on Ebay. It’s quite sad. The first White Stripes LP is still a milestone in garage or punk blues or whatever.
I’ve listened to some snippets of the Wanda Jackson album. I didn’t like it. But to be fair, the music is ok. I just don’t happen to be a Wanda Jackson fan to begin with.
January 21, 2011 @ 10:46 am
Jack White sure can pic a guitar…
January 21, 2011 @ 12:06 pm
He’s all over this thing so much, it makes you wonder why his name is not on the cover. Or maybe that was his biggest contribution, to defer to the lady.
January 21, 2011 @ 12:38 pm
Just released today ,streaming live, is Bob Wayne’s new album “Outlaw Carnie” at the following link.
January 21, 2011 @ 12:57 pm