“BLOW ME (ONE LAST KISS)” PINK
Four years since “Madhouse”, the last CD of all new material by Pink. She’s back with a edgy breakup anthem similar to a tougher version of Kelly Clarkson’s Since You’ve Been Gone. The chorus says it all: “I think I finally had enough/ I think I maybe think too much/ I think this might be it for us/ Blow me one last kiss/ You think I’m just too serious/ I think you’re full of s—/ My head is spinning/ So blow me one last kiss.” The new CD will be called “The Truth About Love” will similar biting titles like “Walk Of Shame” and “Slut Like You”.
“TAKE A LITTLE RIDE” JASON ALDEAN
CD #5 for Jason Aldean is getting ready to drop later this fall (read my discography of his first four CDs JASON ). The lead single “Take A Little Ride” debuted at #1 on ITunes. Billboard predicts sales will set a record for digital sales by a male country artist. The current record is Toby Keith’s Red Solo Cup at 207,000 in a week. The song should dominate NASCAR commercials. You’ll love the guitar heavy song almost as much as the lyrics. Jason sings of riding his Chevy down the dirt roads, picking up his girl with the summer tan and pink toes on the dashboard, turning up the radio, and letting the seats go back.
“SAD” ELTON JOHN with PNAU
My college, The University Of South Florida, just renovated their Sun Dome and will open the facility with an Elton John concert. It’s been years since Elton’s topped the charts but thanks to an Australian dance duo named Pnau, he’s back on the charts. While in a record store in Sydney, Elton picked up Pnau’s album, loved it so much, he contacted the band and signed them to his management company. Giving the green light to take Elton’s catalog of music from the 70’s and revamp them to their style. What came of this was a new CD called “Good Morning To The Night”, a hit and miss CD of dance, electronic sounds mixed with classic Elton John vocals. The track I chose uses the “sad” line from Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word and elements of “Curtains”.
“KEEPSAKE” GASLIGHT ANTHEM
If you don’t about Gaslight Anthem until now, you’ve been missing out on the best New Jersey bar band since Springsteen. In fact, Bruce loves the band so much that he’s joined them at the famous Stone Pony bar on stage and they’ve even covered “Badlands” on their own. If the Ramones covered Springsteen it would be the Gaslight Anthem sound. Their brand new CD, Handwritten, and the lead single “45” have been receiving critical reviews. My favorite track is “Keepsake” with lyrics of family, opportunities lost, and that classic Jersey sound.