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 Andy Mulkerin of Pittsburgh's City Paper.
In case you missed it here's what he played with commentary by Andy:
Rumer, "P.F. Sloan" - This is a little outside of my wheelhouse as far as contemporary stuff that I pick for the Buzz goes ... but, it's a song that was written by Jimmy Webb about his 1960s contemporary, P.F. Sloan, who wrote "Eve of Destruction." British singer Rumer revived it on her recent album Boys Don't Cry, on which she covers tunes by male songwriters of earlier decades. I'm a big Jimmy Webb fan, and Rumer's voice has a Karen Carpenter-ish quality to it.
Mark Lanegan, "White Light/White Heat" - Everyone knows "White Light/White Heat," the song penned by Lou Reed for The Velvet Underground. You also likely know Lanegan, if not for The Screaming Trees then for his many collaborations and production credits over the years. This cover is on the soundtrack of the new Nick Cave/Warren Ellis movie, Lawless. There's also a pretty haunting version of this song performed by Ralph Stanley on the same soundtrack.
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Andy Mulkerin Mark Lanegan Rumer The 9:13 Buzz