Thursday, May 10, 2007
James Blood Ulmer- Funky Lover
Maybe I'm looking in all the wrong places, but I haven't encountered a single discussion, review or advertisement touting the new James "Blood" Ulmer album. Bad Blood In the City came out this week. I only learned it existed when I became curious to see what label was adventurous and savvy enough to work with Mike Dillon. I'm hoping Ulmer's new project captures the amazing vibe captured on this recent video of Ulmer and Alison Krauss collaborating on "Sitting On Top of the World." If so, it'd be the blues album of the year. "Funky Lover" is from Got Something Good For You, a 1985 session with George Adams, Amin Ali and Calvin Weston. Projects like this make the concept of categories seem silly.
Make sure your bladder is empty and your mouth is clear before you click on this link. It's The Seeds performing "Pushin' Too Hard" on a forgotten TV show. "I hope you like it- I think it's gassy!" You know who else is gassy? The Electric Prunes!
Kansas City Click: I'm hopelessly biased when it comes to Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers. I think they're one of the best live rock'n'roll band in the world. At least half the fun is generated by Clyne's rabid, hard-drinking fans. This video from a recent show provides a representative taste of what's on tap tonight at the Hurricane.