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Poundings XXX (Pt. 1)

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T.S. Eliot theorized that each new poem shifted all the other poems that had come before, ever so slightly but a ripple felt. Poets need not be aware of one another’s work for this ripple to roll through, it’s something sensed in the subconscious but nigh impossible to force into words. Rock ‘n’ roll is much the same. To take up instruments and put one’s stamp on rock is to become part of something larger. Yes, only a handful will be household names, icons recognized and widely celebrated. Many efforts will clog the dollar bins at record stores or linger in garages, dust gathering reflections of a dream attempted. Still, it’s commendable that so many try, and I think it’s because even after 60-odd years, rock continues to surprise and delight us. It continues to embolden, enlighten and entertain, not yet fully predictable despite the many ruts some insist on keeping it in. In 2011, it’s not clear where rock will turn. What alleyways will it take us down this year? What new vistas will it reveal? No one knows for sure, and that great unknowing is part of what fires up Dirty Impound.

We offer up this mega-sized 30th installment of our signature mix in honor of Eliot’s notion, the famous and the unknown mingling bumptiously in rock’s great, ever-flowing stream. Listen, let this one take you on a little trip, and please keep coming back to share rock’s grand adventure with us every week. We’d miss you if you didn’t.

Part Two will be published tomorrow.

If you experience playback problems, pop over to the 8tracks mix page and it should play fine.

Poundings XXX Track Listing

  1. Abode of Wisdom – The Knights of the New Crusade
  2. For Her Blood – Retribution Gospel Choir
  3. Scrape The House – Mitchell Rasor
  4. Space Intro ->
  5. Fly Like An Eagle – Steve Miller Band
  6. Hold Your Head Up – Argent
  7. The Swallow’s Eye – Comets On Fire
  8. Hope You All Are Gone – TK Webb & The Visions
  9. We Will Awaken – Sam Champion
  10. Hey Darlin’ Do You Gamble? – Lucero
  11. Pink Dress – The Piersons
  12. Messing With My Head – Tinted Windows
  13. Kill Me Now – The Velvet Crush
  14. He’s So Brave – Sensations
  15. The Temporary Blues – The Features

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