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Check out what was featured on this week’s Crackle & Pop with Bookie courtesy of Big Rock Brewery below.
Sam Cooke – Twistin’ The Night Away
Hey, Bookie with you and I want to play you a tune from the late, great Sam Cooke. Starting in ‘57 right through to ‘64, the man dominated the charts. He was one of the biggest influences on soul and RnB that would follow. This one’s from 1962, and you know what? The Shins got the title to their record Wincing The Night Away from this one. It was a big hit on the pop and number one RnB. It’s “Twistin The Night Away”, Sam Cooke on Crackle and Pop.
Courtney Barnett – Avant Gardener
I want to introduce you to one of my favourite artists these days. Her name is Courtney Barnett, she’s from Melbourne. Her music ranges from edgy folk to sonic rock and roll. The track we’re going to play “Avant Garderner” deals with when she had an anaphylactic asthma attack during an Australian heat wave. She’ll be in town august 25 at Lee’s Palace and she’ll have a new LP next year but you’re going to dig this. It’s Avant Gardener, it’s Courtney Barnett with Crackle and Pop.
Weezer – Across The Sea
While we get ourselves ready for Weezer’s new LP coming at the end of September called Everything Will Be Alright In The End, let’s go back to their September 1996’s second LP Pinkerton. You know, this one was much darker than The Blue Record and dealt with a lot of the trappings of a rock stardom, but it’s got some of my favourite Weezer songs of all time including “No Other One”, “The Good Life” and this one. This record has now developed into a bit of a cult classic and we love it around here. From the LP Pinkerton it’s “Across The Sea”.
The Gaslight Anthem – Rollin’ and Tumblin’
Let’s get caught up with The Gaslight Anthem. Now you know Brian Fallon, the man bleeds rock and roll. He’s friends with Bruce Springsteen, he loves The Replacements and he’s a Yankee fan, but we’ll forgive him for that. The band has a new record coming on August 19. It’s called Get Hurt and after their last LP Hand Written and the singles collection they put out last year, Brian told everybody the new record would be something completely different. We’re going to play you the track “Rollin’ and Tumblin’”, hope you dig it. We see them September 19 at the Sound Academy with their pals Against Me. This is The Gaslight Anthem “Rollin’ and Tumblin’” on Crackle and Pop.
The Clash – Rudie Can’t Fail
Let’s talk about the greatest double record of all time. Is it Dylan’s Blonde On Blonde , Springsteen’s The River, The Stone’s Exile On Main Street. Those are all amazing but you gotta give to The Clash’s London Calling. Released in December 1979 in England making it the last great record of the 70’s, and in January 1980 in North America, making it the first great record of the 80’s. Its four sides encompass everything that makes rock and roll great. I wanna play you The Clash at their record’s finest, it’s the last song on side one, it’s “Rudie Can’t Fail” from the greatest double album of all time. It’s The Clash and “Rudie Can’t Fail” on Crackle and Pop.