June 18, 2010
New Albums: Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Chris Isaak
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – Mojo
If you’re caught/stuck in the 70s, or really ever wanted to be in the 70s, then Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers are right for you. I’m listening to Mojo and it sounds as if it could have been released at the peak of the old-rock sound. I would point out a specific song but I can’t think of any! Listen to “The Trip to Pirate’s Cove” and you’ll just know what I mean.
To date, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have sold millions of albums; several of their studio albums have gone platinum in the USA, while most others have gotten to at least a “Gold” standard. For having so many albums, this is quite an accomplishment.
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers celebrated their 30th anniversary in 2006, and have been going strong ever since. Even though Mojo is their first studio album since 2002, they are still kicking and have even set tour dates to promote the new album. Check it out for a good, laid-back, 70s-era music session!
Chris Isaak – Live at the Fillmore
Ahhh, Chris Isaak. How I love your soothing voice.
He thinks he’s in the rock category, but let’s be honest, he’s a little bit of everything. He has those rockstar guitar skills but a country twang in his voice, and pop good-looks. Am I right or am I right?!
Isaak released a studio album last year called Mr. Lucky, but this year, he is back with a compilation from a performance at the Fillmore. I know what you’re thinking: which Fillmore?! That’s the beauty of this album: Isaak has taken songs that he performed in any venue called “The Fillmore,” which includes theaters in San Francisco (the area in which Isaak was brought up), New York City, Denver, and Detroit.
The live CD has some great records on it. Not only does it include his classic hits “Wicked Game” and “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing,” but it also has lesser-known (but equally great) others such as “Blue Spanish Sky.” What a great song, right?
So check out what a versatile and classic artist Chris Isaak is with his live album!!
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