February 22, 2007

Jesse Malin: Live in Dublin, 1/21/07

I really, really like Jesse Malin‘s new album Glitter In The Gutter, coming out in the U.S. on March 20th on Adeline Records — it may be his strongest and most cohesive album yet. It’s exceptionally listenable, catchy and full of soaring hooks, but also with solid rock sensibilities, crushing lyrical turns, and some ace guest spots (Springsteen and Ryan Adams to name two). Not sure about the pink lettering on the cover, though. But I guess it’s true what they say, real men wear pink.

This exuberant recent show from Ireland is a must-listen, nicely previewing some of his new material and ripping through the back catalog, with two great covers. I’d love to see him live again – he’s so joyful in the middle of the music.

January 21, 2007 [FULL SHOW ZIPPED]
* equals new song

Riding On The Subway
Hotel Columbia
Prisoners of Paradise *
Black Haired Girl *
Queen Of The Underworld
Little Star *
Don’t Let Them Take You Down *
Cigarettes & Violets
Broken Radio *
Almost Grown
Bastards of Young (Replacements cover) *
Lucinda *
In The Modern World *
Death or Glory (Clash cover)
Aftermath *

The Glitter In The Gutter record release party is March 19th at the Bowery, for those of you lucky ducks in NYC. Definitely pick this album up when you can.

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  • This is my Not Squealing face.


    If anybody ever bootlegs the Glasgow show we were at the next night I would DIE, since we’d get a mention.

    lism. — February 22, 2007 @ 8:32 am

  • very nice post indeed..theres a beautiful malin performance from 2004 available over at the lullabyes blog..go here and scroll down (and brilliant sets from Micheal Penn and the Honeydogs from the same day
    jay strange

    Anonymous — February 22, 2007 @ 10:26 am

  • Thank you for the post!

    His cover of “Bastards of Young” is very cool. That’s one of my favorite Replacements songs and his version is a nice reworking of it.

    (Plus, I just love his New Yawk accent. Very urban!)

    Steve — February 22, 2007 @ 11:56 am

  • malin was the quintessential punk- band-name-dropping, “look, man, I’m from NYC, I’m from the street’, G-D-E chord playing ‘rocker’ when I saw him open for ryan adams. whatever you might see in malin, you might see in sammy hagar. blandecliche city.

    he’s about as rock and roll as michael scott.

    d. schrute

    Anonymous — February 22, 2007 @ 6:30 pm

  • Malin has a totally annoying voice. Like fingernails down a blackboard. He couldn’t make it as a punk rocker back in the day, and he sure hasn’t elevated his quality of music. I have two of his albums (don’t ask me why), but I’ll sure be passing on this one. Horrible stuff. But, to each his own.

    Anonymous — February 23, 2007 @ 8:11 am

  • I can agree that Malin’s voice is an acquired taste.

    heather — February 23, 2007 @ 8:15 am

  • Jesse Malin is the best!

    Ryan of the RSL blog — May 30, 2007 @ 3:11 pm

  • Saw this late. Any chance it could be re-uploaded?

    Zach — November 15, 2007 @ 11:28 am

  • Please re-upload.

    Many thanks.

    S — June 8, 2010 @ 3:47 am

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