Every Wednesday at 9:13 am, one of Pittsburgh's finest music writers joins me (Cindy Howes) on the Morning Mix to play a couple favorite new songs and share some insight. Today we welcome Scott Tady of The Beaver County Times.
In case you missed it here's what he played (with commentary by Scott):
Tom Waits, "Bad as Me" - With the possible exception of Scotch whiskey, there's no clearer example of an "acquired taste" than Tom Waits' singing. I've got music-loving friends who don't "get" Waits. Personally, I admire the feeling and wisdom imparted by his rough and rumbling vocals. I chose the title track from Waits' week-old album, which is solid from start to finish. The standout cut might be the not-quite-ready-for-the-FCC "Hell Broke Luce," a poignant and clever anti-war track (who else does those anymore?) His fans number guest musicians on the album such as Keith Richards, Flea, Slash, Les Claypool and Ben Jaffee from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.
HoneyHoney, "Angel of Death" - There's another Ben Jaffee making music, the Ben that's one-half of the delightful alt-country/indie-folk L.A. duo HoneyHoney.He's the guitar foil to the sweet, sexy and soulful singing of Suzanne Santo. She's also got a saucy side (check the band's ode to decadence "Let's Get Wrecked.") Here, she manages to make a song called "Angel of Death" sound alluring. In an interview with Jaffee, I told him this song sounds like something Gram Parsons would have written for Emmylou Harris. "Naw, that was just me trying to rip off a Hank Williams song," he said.
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