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Neil Young, Secret Machines, The Ramones

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Neil Young, Secret Machines, The Ramones

Neil Young, Secret Machines, The Ramones

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Political protest songs from Neil Young; A Peter Seeger tribute from Bruce Springsteen; A more subdued CD by Secret Machines; Neo-psychedelica from The Black Angels; A steel drum tribute to The Ramones; Early twentieth century New Orleans Jazz; A gorgeous "audio film" from China.

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Neil Young, Secret Machines, The Ramones

Living with War

Let's Impeach the President

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Let's Impeach the President

  • from Living with War
  • by Neil Young

Neil Young has a long tradition of writing powerful and political protest songs, like "Ohio," on the Kent State National Guard shootings, and "Let's Roll" about the 9-11 terrorist attacks. His latest CD, Living With War takes on President Bush and the war in Iraq.

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We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions

John Henry

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John Henry

  • from We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
  • by Bruce Springsteen

On his latest CD, the Boss pays tribute to one of his musical heroes, folk singer Pete Seeger. Though this collections doesn't include any songs written by Seeger, it includes covers of many tunes Seeger made popular, like "We Shall Overcome" and "John Henry."

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Ten Silver Drops

All At Once (It's Not Important)

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All At Once (It's Not Important)

  • from Ten Silver Drops
  • by Secret Machines

Secret Machines are known for powerful, driving rock inspired by bands like Led Zeppelin, particularly in the drumming of Josh Garza. Their latest CD is more subdued and less driving than previous work, but still powerful and inspired.

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Passover

Young Men Dead

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Young Men Dead

  • from Passover
  • by The Black Angels

Just two years old, the Black Angels play with the confidence and power of veteran rockers. Based in Austin, the band take cues from classic psychedelic rock with fuzz-powered guitars, infectious riffs and heavy, droning rhythms.

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Pan for Punks: A Steelpan Tribute to the Ramones

Blitzkrieg Bop

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Blitzkrieg Bop

  • from Pan for Punks: A Steelpan Tribute to the Ramones
  • by Tracy Thornton

The steel drum is synonymous with tropical music of the Caribbean. If percussionist Tracy Thornton had his way, it'd also be synonymous with punk rock. On his latest CD, Thornton offers inspired covers of classic tunes by the Ramones... all on steelpans.

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Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man

Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man

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Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man

  • from Here Comes the Hot Tamale Man
  • by The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra

The New Leviathan Oriental Foxtrot Orchestra plays its own style of New Orleans jazz from the early 20th century. On this CD they mix waltzes and ballads with novelty songs and the sounds of American Tin Pan Alley.

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Metropolis Shanghai: Showboat to China

The Moon Over the Fountain

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The Moon Over the Fountain

  • from Metropolis Shanghai: Showboat to China
  • by Various Artists

The producers of Winter and Winter records say Showboat to China is a "sound story about the 'Paris of the East,' about the 'Whore of Asia,' about the 'Golden Era' of the greatest city in Asia in the 1930s and 1940s." It's a gorgeous collection of songs the artists hope will transport listeners to another place and time.

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