“BLOWN AWAY” CARRIE UNDERWOOD
Who would have guessed that America’s country music princess, Carrie Underwood, would be skirting controversy with her latest video. On her new CD, she released “Two Black Limousines” that discussed two women dealing with a guy cheating on both of them. Here on “Blown Away” she created a darker version of the Wizard Of Oz. “There’s not enough rain in Oklahoma to wash away the sins of that house”. Carrie said the acting in this video was so intense, she left with actual bruises after filming.
“FASTEST GIRL IN TOWN” MIRANDA LAMBERT
Back in December, I posted a lyric video of this song and called it my pick as the best song on Miranda’s new CD. Check out the lyrics at my prior post. Here’s the premiere of Mrs. Blake Shelton’s new video! I don’t spoil the fun but you just know when Miranda and NASCAR’s Danica Patrick stroll into the bar, trouble is brewing! Listen for the lightning quick guitar solo at the end of the song. The video reminds me of Nicolas Cage and Angelina Jolie in “Gone In 60 Seconds”.
“REBOOT THE MISSION” THE WALLFLOWERS with MICK JONES (of The Clash)
I absolutely love everything about this video! First, it’s the return of Jakob Dylan and The Wallflowers. Like his father, Jakob’s voice is one of a kind. They add in Mick Jones of The Clash to create a hybrid mix of music that sounds like Big Audio Dynamite with a little reggae vibe. To add to the retro 90’s sound, the video features some of the best moonwalking, breakdancing, and popping and locking since Ice-T in “Breakin'”.
DAILY MUSIC TRIVIA: The Smashing Pumpkins performed at what concert on an episode of The Simpsons? Yesterday: young Lindsay Lohan dressed up as garbage on Late Night With David Letterman
“VIOLET RAYS” SMASHING PUMPKINS
While we’re bringing back classic 90’s rock heroes like the Wallflowers, Billy Corgan and The Smashing Pumpkins are back with an impressive NEW CD called Oceania. The nine minute title track is epic with swirling guitars, a beautiful atmosphere, and one of those songs destined to be a concert favorite. “Violet Rays” rocks hard highlighted by new drummer, Mike Byrne, a perfect compliment to Billy’s lyrics. The new CD doesn’t have that big radio ready single but taken as a 13 track compilation, it’s one of the best new releases of 2012.