November 14, 2018 Playlist

"The Hissing Of Summer Lawns" by Joni Mitchell (1975)
Joni Mitchell "The Hissing Of Summer Lawns"  1975 (Canada)
Joni Mitchell celebrated her 75th birthday last week! This week's CAOTW is a somewhat polarizing album from the period where she was at her peak of commercial success, following her most popular studio album Court And Spark and obligatory rockstar double-live album Miles Of Aisles, both released in 1974. As great artists often do, she followed these hits with a more eclectic album that pushed her style further in the direction of her own version of "jazz fusion", in this case fused with her own unique style of songwriting which never fit properly into the folk scene any more than her "jazz" would fit into the jazz scene. At this point, she was still playing with rock-oriented jazzers, including folks who played on records by Steely Dan (Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Skunk Baxter, Victor Feldman) and Frank Zappa (John Guerin, Max Bennett), plus of course some of the usual suspects from the Cali Smooth Mafia (Crosby, Nash, James Taylor). By the end of the decade, her touring band included legendary fusionistas Jaco Pastorious and Pat Metheny, while heavy hitters like Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter appeared on her albums.
In other "weird girl pop" news, Poppy's second album has arrived and it's a bit of a surprise! I believe one of Poppy's secret influences is the Japanese "rapping, dancing mannequin" duo FEMM, who also specialize in three minute girl power pop ditties and act like robots.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year Country
Neil Young & Crazy HorseDown By The RiverEverybody Knows This Is Nowhere1969Canada/USA
Meat PuppetsTouchdown KingMonsters1989USA
Kurt Vile Rollin' With The FlowBottle It In (N)2018 (Matador)USA
J Mascis See You At The MoviesElastic Days (N)2018 (Sub Pop)USA
Ty Segall The Loner (Neil Young)Fudge Sandwich (N)2018 (In The Red)USA
Poppy Chic ChickAm I A Girl? (N)2018 (Mad Decent/I'm Poppy)USA
Poppy XAm I A Girl? (N)2018 (Mad Decent/I'm Poppy)USA
PoppyI'm PoppyPoppy.Computer2017USA
Kyary Pamyu PamyuKyary AnanPamyuPamyuRevolution2012Japan
GrimesKill V. MaimArt Angels2015Canada
FEMML.C.S.B-side single2016Japan
Haru Nemuri Narashite (長谷川白紙 remix)Haru To Shura (N)2018 (Perfect)Japan
Spiritualized The Morning AfterAnd Nothing Hurt (N)2018 (Fat Possum)UK
Uncle Acid & the deadbeats BedouinWasteland (N)2018 (Rise Above)UK
Daughters Ocean SongYou Won't Get What You Want (N)2018 (Ipecac)USA
Oh Sees Sentient OonaSmote Reverser (N)2018 (Castle Face)USA
Cave AharahaAllways (N)2018 (Drag City)USA
Polyphia Death NoteNew Levels New Devils (N)2018 (Equal Vision)USA
Oneida Lay Of The LandRomance (N)2018 (Joyful Noise)USA
Kate BushThe Big Sky (Meteorological Mix)Hounds Of Love (bonus track on CD reissue)1985UK
All Them Witches Harvest FeastATW (N)2018 (New West)USA
Bombino Imajghane (The Tuareg People)Deran (N)2018 (Partisan/Knitting Factory)Nigeria
Joni MitchellIn France They Kiss On Main StreetThe Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Joni MitchellHarry's House / CenterpieceThe Hissing Of Summer Lawns
Joni MitchellShadows And LightThe Hissing Of Summer Lawns
David CrosbySong With No Words (Tree With No Leaves)If I Could Only Remeber My Name1971USA
The BandAcadian DriftwoodNorthern Lights - Southern Cross1975Canada/USA
Neil YoungDreamin' ManHarvest Moon1992Canada
Joni MitchellDreamlandDon Juan's Reckless Daughter1977Canada
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