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Both Sides Now – The Spirit of Americana – VA (2002)


Both Sides Now: The Spirit of Americana – VA (2002)
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Both Sides Now – Best Of Americana was a 2002 UK-exclusive release, compiled by Uncut magazine’s Nigel Williamson.

The collection aims to offer a comprehensive summary of Americana as it currently stands with 37 tracks from such an array of amazing artists like Bob Dylan, Flaming Lips, Lambchop, Mercury Rev, Jim O’Rourke, Thea Gilmore, Radar Brothers, Be Good Tanyas, Silver Jews, Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions & many more.

Funny, I wouldn’t associate many of these with Americana! But so fucking what! It’s great music!

Yap – although they did cast their Americana net a little too widely, there are still plenty of gems on this compilation.

Those seeking a purer form of Americana could do worse than check out the Flyinshoes podcast which comes from Nottingham, in the middle of the UK, rather strangely! I always knew Britland was the 51st US State!!

Some of these rather good podcasts can be had here; www.archive.org/flyinshoes

Both Sides Now collects two discs’ worth of contemporary artists who work loosely under the genre label Americana, although it is difficult to imagine some of the these acts actually falling into that drawer, like the Flaming Lips, for example, whose “Do You Realize” is included here.

That said, this is a pretty cool anthology with a lot of highlights, starting with the first track, Bob Dylan’s “High Water (For Charley Patton).” The woefully underappreciated Rodney Crowell contributes “Ballad of a Teenage Queen,” while Steve Earle brings his courageous (and controversial) “Ballad of John Walker,” and the two songs seem to sort of bookend the American experience. BR5-49 does a loving cover of Gram Parsons’ “Hickory Wind.” The Flaming Lips’ erstwhile cousin Mercury Rev, another band that works “in the spirit of Americana” rather than in Americana itself, is represented here by the pretty “Little Rhymes.” A fine introduction to some interesting artists who seem to never show up on MTV ( or on CMT, either, for that matter).

– Steve Leggett
Well, here’s a useful catch-all, catch-up compilation in time for slipping into your Americana Christmas stocking. Sub-sub-titled The Best of Americana 2002! It rather stretches a point to include the Flaming Lips’ pop-glorious Do You Realise? and Warren Zevon’s You’re A Whole Different Person, but otherwise this embraces all shades of the genre, from sparse mountain music to gutsy guitar rocking, from the Be Good Tanyas, Arlenes and Silver Jews to Jason Ringenberg, Jay Farrar and Grant Lee Phillips.

Rather than the review descending into an extended list, suffice to point you in the direction of Raul Malo & Shelby Lynn’s revamp of It Takes Two To Tango, Rodney Crowell’s Johnny Cash tribute album version of Ballad of a Teenage Queen, the inclusion of little known but worth discovering names Dan Bern, Wiskey Biscuit, Departure Lounge, and Cicero Buck, After All This Time from Darden’s Smith’s criminally underpublicised comeback album, and the fragile beauty of Hope Sandoval’s Suzanne.

But whether your taste leans more to Dylan (High Water) or Lambchop (I Can Hardly Spell My Name) with its balance of reliable old timers and emergent heirs to the throne (Mary Gauthier step right up), even with the notable omissions of Ryan Adams, The Guthries and Eileen Rose, this is ridiculously good value for money, even though it’ll probably cost you a fortune tracking down the albums by the artists you’ll just be discovering within. And I managed to get through the whole review without once drooling over the fact it also contains Thea Gilmore’s not-entirely-Americana-but-who-cares cover of I Dreamed I Saw St Augustine from her forthcoming new album. Oh darn!

– Mike Davies

Tracklisting

CD 1 – 78:18

01 Bob Dylan – High Water (For Charley Patton) 04:05
02 Raul Malo & Shelby Lynne – It Takes Two to Tango 03:35
03 Lambchop – I Can Hardly Spell My Name 03:22
04 The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize 03:34
05 Jim O’Rourke – All Downhill From Here 05:00
06 Jeff Finlin – I Am the King 04:12
07 Warren Zevon – You’re a Whole Different Person When You’re Scared 05:14
08 Jay Farrar – Barstow 03:54
09 Radar Brothers – Rock of the Lake 04:59
10 Dan Bern – New American Language 05:13
11 Jason Ringenberg – Bible and a Gun 04:37
12 The Be Good Tanyas – Don’t You Fall 03:40
13 Silver Jews – Horseleg Swastikas 03:23
14 Caitlin Cary – Shallow Heart, Shallow Water 04:36
15 Hayden – I Should Have Been Watching You 01:43
16 The Vessels – Don’t Waste Your Time 03:07
17 Chris Mills – Silver Line 02:56
18 BR5-49 – Hickory Wind 04:18
19 Stewboss – I Hope I Miss You 03:39
20 Rodney Crowell – Ballad of a Teenage Queen 03:11

CD 2 – 75:19

01 Josh Rouse – Feeling No Pain 04:20
02 Steve Earle – Ballad of John Walker 03:41
03 Wiskey Biscuit – Santa Ana River Delta Blues 05:51
04 Mercury Rev – Little Rhymes 05:12
05 Thea Gilmore – I Dreamed I Saw St. Augustine 04:35
06 Chuck Prophet – Summertime Thing 05:11
07 Grand Drive – Track 40’s Gone 04:45
08 Grant Lee Phillips – Like a Lover 04:32
09 Departure Lounge – King Kong Frown 02:58
10 St. Thomas – Oh I Have Left the Ground 03:28
11 Cicero Buck – Delicate Shade of Grey 03:35
12 Will Kimbrough – Hey Big Sister 05:11
13 Mary Gauthier – Our Lady of the Shooting Stars 03:30
14 Dolly Varden – Overwhelming 05:21
15 The Arlenes – Lonely Won’t Leave Me Alone 05:27
16 Darden Smith – After All This Time 02:54
17 Hope Sandoval & The Warm Intentions – Suzanne 04:48

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August 19, 2008 Posted by | Jim O'Rourke, Josh Rouse, Mercury Rev, Music_AltCountry, Silver Jews, Steve Earle, Various Artists, _BOB DYLAN, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Josh Rouse – Complete Discography!

All credit to Fratan for compiling these wonderful nuggets from Mr Rouse!


Studio Albums

Dressed Up Like Nebraska (1998)


1. Suburban Sweetheart
2. Dressed Up Like Nebraska
3. Invisible
4. Late Night Conversation
5. Flair
6. White Trash Period Of My Life
7. Simple Thing
8. Woman Lost In Serious Problems
9. Lavina
10. Reminiscent

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89709109/1998JRDressAlb.rar

Chester [with Kurt Wagner] (1999)


1. Somehow You Could Always Tell
2. That’s What I Know
3. Table Dance
4. 65
5. I Couldn’t Wait

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89703529/1999JRChest.rar

Home (2000)

1. Laughter
2. Marvin Gaye
3. Directions
4. Parts And Accessories
5. 100m Backstroke
6. Hey Porcupine
7. In Between
8. And Around
9. Afraid To Fail
10. Little Know It All

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89705353/2000JRHome.rar

Under Cold Blue Stars (2002)


1. Twilight
2. Nothing Gives Me Pleasure
3. Miracle
4. Christmas With Jesus
5. Under Cold Blue Stars
6. Ugly Stories
7. Feeling No Pain
8. Ears To The Ground
9. Summer Kitchen Ballad
10. Women And Men
11. The Whole Night Through

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89710705/2002JRUnderStar.rar

1972 (2003)


1. 1972
2. Love Vibration
3. Sunshine
4. James
5. Slaveship
6. Come Back
7. Under Your Charms
8. Flight Attendant
9. Sparrows Over Birmingham
10. Rise

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89708499/2003JR1972.rar

Nashville (2005)


1. It’s The Nightime
2. Winter In The Hamptons
3. Streetlights
4. Carolina
5. Middle School Frown
6. My Love Has Gone
7. Saturday
8. Sad Eyes
9. Why Won’t You Tell Me What
10. Life

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89716909/2005JRNAsh.rar

Subtítulo (2006)


1. Quiet Town
2. Summertime
3. It Looks Like Love
4. La Costa Blanca
5. Jersey Clowns
6. His Majesty Rides
7. Givin’ It Up
8. Wonderful
9. The Man Who
10. El Otro Lado

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89716141/2006JRSubt.rar

Country Mouse City House (2007)


1. Sweetie
2. Italian Dry Ice
3. Hollywood Bass Player
4. God, Please Let Me Go Back
5. Nice to Fit In
6. Pilgrim
7. Domesticated Lovers
8. London Bridges
9. Snowy

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89720843/2007JRCountMou.rar

Live Albums

The Smooth Sounds of Josh Rouse (2004)


1. Comeback (Light therapy)
2. Love Vibration
3. Sunshine (Come On Lady)
4. Under Your Charms
5. Slaveship
6. 1972
7. Rise
8. Feelin’ No Pain
9. Miracle
10. Under Cold Blue Stars
11. Late Night Conversation
12. Directions
13. Flight Attendant

Links:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89722143/2004JRSmoothLive.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/89711018/2004JRSmoothLive.part2.rar


EPs & Rarities

Bedroom Classics, Vol. 1 (2001)


1. Miserable South
2. A Night In
3. A Song to Help You Sleep
4. Sad Eyes
5. Sunshine
6. Michigan

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89705378/2001JRBedI.rar

Rarities (2004) [Comes with the live Smooth Sounds of Josh Rouse DVD]


1. Michigan
2. Princess on the Porch
3. Knights of Loneliness
4. I Just Want to Live
5. A Well Respected Man
6. Kentucky Flood
7. Pittsburgh
8. Me Gusta Dormir
9. Scenes From a Bar in Toronto
10. Smile

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89716309/2004JRSmooRarit.rar

Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2 (2005)

1. Neighbor-hoods
2. The Last Train
3. Oh, I Need All of the Love
4. Soul’d Out
5. Daylight Savings Time

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89714110/2006JRBedII.rar


Kcrw.Com Presents… Josh Rouse Live With Guitar & Strings (2006)


1. Quiet Town
2. Givin’ It Up
3. Wonderful
4. Oh, I Need All The Love
5. The Man Who Doesn’t Know How To Smile

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89712933/2006JRStringKC.rar

She’s Spanish, I’m American (2007)


1. Car Crash
2. Jon Jon
3. Ocean Always Wins
4. These Long Summer Days
5. Answers

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89714532/2007Span.rar


Singles



Dressed up like Nebraska (1998)

01 – Dressed up like Nebraska (Radio Edit).mp3
02 – Dressed up like Nebraska (Live).mp3
03 – Late Night Conversation (Live).mp3
04 – Please Please Please Let Me Get What i Want (Smiths Cover)

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89702538/1998JRDressSing.rar

Feeling No Pain (2000)

01 – Feeling No Pain (Edit)
02 – Sunshine
03 – Late Night Conversation

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89702409/2000Jr_FellSing.rar

Nothing Gives Me Pleasure (2002)


01 – Nothing Gives Me Pleasure
02 – A Night In
03 – Directions

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89709368/2003JRNothPleaSing.rar

Love Vibration (2003)


01 – Love Vibration (Radio Edit)
02 – Princess On The Porch
03 – Knights Of Loneliness

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89709009/2003JRLoveVibEP.rar

Bootlegs

Live Glas’Art (Paris) [19-02-02] (2002)


01. Under cold blue stars
02. Feeling no pain
03. Laughter
04. Ugly stories
05. Miracle
06. Women and men
07. Well respected man
08. Dressed up like nebraska
09. Marvin gaye
10. Christmas with jesus
11. Hey porcupine
12. The whole night through
13. Directions
14. A forest
15. Nothing gives me pleasure
16. Suburban sweetheart

http://rapidshare.com/files/89715908/2002JRParBoot.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/89706571/2002JRParBoot.part2.rar

Live KB in Malmö [Sweden] (03-03) (2003)


01. Miracle
02. Christmas with Jesus
03. Women and men
04. Laughter
05. Feeling no pain
06. Ugly stories
07. Under cold blue stars
08. Dressed up like Nebraska
09. Hey porcupine
10. Directions
11. Nothing gives me pleasure
12. Suburban sweetheart

Links:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89716815/2003JRSweeBoot.rar

Live at Kcrw [Morning Becomes Eclectic] (2003)


01 – 1972
02 – Slaveship
03 – Under Cold Blue Stars
04 – Interview
05 – Love Vibration

06 – Where Are We Going
07 – For The Turnstiles

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89708640/2003JRKcrwBoot.rar

White Sessions, France [02-03-2005] (2005)


01 – My Love Has Gonelife
02 – Winter In The Hamptons
03 – Streetlights
04 – It’s The Nighttime
05 – Middle School Frown
06 – Sad Eyes
07 – For The Turnstiles (Neil Young)

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89715400/2005JRWhtSessBoot.rar

February 15, 2008 Posted by | Josh Rouse, Music_Alternative, Music_DISCOGRAPHY, _MUSIC | 6 Comments

Josh Rouse – Complete Discography!

All credit to Fratan for compiling these wonderful nuggets from Mr Rouse!


Studio Albums

Dressed Up Like Nebraska (1998)


1. Suburban Sweetheart
2. Dressed Up Like Nebraska
3. Invisible
4. Late Night Conversation
5. Flair
6. White Trash Period Of My Life
7. Simple Thing
8. Woman Lost In Serious Problems
9. Lavina
10. Reminiscent

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89709109/1998JRDressAlb.rar

Chester [with Kurt Wagner] (1999)


1. Somehow You Could Always Tell
2. That’s What I Know
3. Table Dance
4. 65
5. I Couldn’t Wait

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89703529/1999JRChest.rar

Home (2000)

1. Laughter
2. Marvin Gaye
3. Directions
4. Parts And Accessories
5. 100m Backstroke
6. Hey Porcupine
7. In Between
8. And Around
9. Afraid To Fail
10. Little Know It All

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89705353/2000JRHome.rar

Under Cold Blue Stars (2002)


1. Twilight
2. Nothing Gives Me Pleasure
3. Miracle
4. Christmas With Jesus
5. Under Cold Blue Stars
6. Ugly Stories
7. Feeling No Pain
8. Ears To The Ground
9. Summer Kitchen Ballad
10. Women And Men
11. The Whole Night Through

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89710705/2002JRUnderStar.rar

1972 (2003)


1. 1972
2. Love Vibration
3. Sunshine
4. James
5. Slaveship
6. Come Back
7. Under Your Charms
8. Flight Attendant
9. Sparrows Over Birmingham
10. Rise

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89708499/2003JR1972.rar

Nashville (2005)


1. It’s The Nightime
2. Winter In The Hamptons
3. Streetlights
4. Carolina
5. Middle School Frown
6. My Love Has Gone
7. Saturday
8. Sad Eyes
9. Why Won’t You Tell Me What
10. Life

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89716909/2005JRNAsh.rar

Subtítulo (2006)


1. Quiet Town
2. Summertime
3. It Looks Like Love
4. La Costa Blanca
5. Jersey Clowns
6. His Majesty Rides
7. Givin’ It Up
8. Wonderful
9. The Man Who
10. El Otro Lado

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89716141/2006JRSubt.rar

Country Mouse City House (2007)


1. Sweetie
2. Italian Dry Ice
3. Hollywood Bass Player
4. God, Please Let Me Go Back
5. Nice to Fit In
6. Pilgrim
7. Domesticated Lovers
8. London Bridges
9. Snowy

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89720843/2007JRCountMou.rar

Live Albums

The Smooth Sounds of Josh Rouse (2004)


1. Comeback (Light therapy)
2. Love Vibration
3. Sunshine (Come On Lady)
4. Under Your Charms
5. Slaveship
6. 1972
7. Rise
8. Feelin’ No Pain
9. Miracle
10. Under Cold Blue Stars
11. Late Night Conversation
12. Directions
13. Flight Attendant

Links:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89722143/2004JRSmoothLive.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/89711018/2004JRSmoothLive.part2.rar


EPs & Rarities

Bedroom Classics, Vol. 1 (2001)


1. Miserable South
2. A Night In
3. A Song to Help You Sleep
4. Sad Eyes
5. Sunshine
6. Michigan

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89705378/2001JRBedI.rar

Rarities (2004) [Comes with the live Smooth Sounds of Josh Rouse DVD]


1. Michigan
2. Princess on the Porch
3. Knights of Loneliness
4. I Just Want to Live
5. A Well Respected Man
6. Kentucky Flood
7. Pittsburgh
8. Me Gusta Dormir
9. Scenes From a Bar in Toronto
10. Smile

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89716309/2004JRSmooRarit.rar

Bedroom Classics, Vol. 2 (2005)

1. Neighbor-hoods
2. The Last Train
3. Oh, I Need All of the Love
4. Soul’d Out
5. Daylight Savings Time

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89714110/2006JRBedII.rar


Kcrw.Com Presents… Josh Rouse Live With Guitar & Strings (2006)


1. Quiet Town
2. Givin’ It Up
3. Wonderful
4. Oh, I Need All The Love
5. The Man Who Doesn’t Know How To Smile

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89712933/2006JRStringKC.rar

She’s Spanish, I’m American (2007)


1. Car Crash
2. Jon Jon
3. Ocean Always Wins
4. These Long Summer Days
5. Answers

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89714532/2007Span.rar


Singles



Dressed up like Nebraska (1998)

01 – Dressed up like Nebraska (Radio Edit).mp3
02 – Dressed up like Nebraska (Live).mp3
03 – Late Night Conversation (Live).mp3
04 – Please Please Please Let Me Get What i Want (Smiths Cover)

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89702538/1998JRDressSing.rar

Feeling No Pain (2000)

01 – Feeling No Pain (Edit)
02 – Sunshine
03 – Late Night Conversation

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89702409/2000Jr_FellSing.rar

Nothing Gives Me Pleasure (2002)


01 – Nothing Gives Me Pleasure
02 – A Night In
03 – Directions

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89709368/2003JRNothPleaSing.rar

Love Vibration (2003)


01 – Love Vibration (Radio Edit)
02 – Princess On The Porch
03 – Knights Of Loneliness

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89709009/2003JRLoveVibEP.rar

Bootlegs

Live Glas’Art (Paris) [19-02-02] (2002)


01. Under cold blue stars
02. Feeling no pain
03. Laughter
04. Ugly stories
05. Miracle
06. Women and men
07. Well respected man
08. Dressed up like nebraska
09. Marvin gaye
10. Christmas with jesus
11. Hey porcupine
12. The whole night through
13. Directions
14. A forest
15. Nothing gives me pleasure
16. Suburban sweetheart

http://rapidshare.com/files/89715908/2002JRParBoot.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/89706571/2002JRParBoot.part2.rar

Live KB in Malmö [Sweden] (03-03) (2003)


01. Miracle
02. Christmas with Jesus
03. Women and men
04. Laughter
05. Feeling no pain
06. Ugly stories
07. Under cold blue stars
08. Dressed up like Nebraska
09. Hey porcupine
10. Directions
11. Nothing gives me pleasure
12. Suburban sweetheart

Links:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89716815/2003JRSweeBoot.rar

Live at Kcrw [Morning Becomes Eclectic] (2003)


01 – 1972
02 – Slaveship
03 – Under Cold Blue Stars
04 – Interview
05 – Love Vibration

06 – Where Are We Going
07 – For The Turnstiles

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89708640/2003JRKcrwBoot.rar

White Sessions, France [02-03-2005] (2005)


01 – My Love Has Gonelife
02 – Winter In The Hamptons
03 – Streetlights
04 – It’s The Nighttime
05 – Middle School Frown
06 – Sad Eyes
07 – For The Turnstiles (Neil Young)

Link:
http://rapidshare.com/files/89715400/2005JRWhtSessBoot.rar

February 15, 2008 Posted by | Josh Rouse, Music_Alternative, _MUSIC | Leave a comment