October 21, 2008

Ben Nichols (of Lucero) and The Gaslight Anthem cover Johnny Cash

Today marks the release of All Aboard: A Tribute To Johnny Cash, featuring The Gaslight Anthem and Ben Nichols of Lucero in a one-two punch, along with artists like Chuck Ragan, Dresden Dolls (featuring Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady) and a variety of other punk/indie/Americana bands. Some artists I’ve not previously heard of, but they do the songs an interesting turn. Aside from a few missteps, in general the rough edges of this collection suit the songs well.

LISTEN TO THE WHOLE ALBUM

TRACKLISTING:
1. Man In Black – The Bouncing Souls
2. Country Boy – Fallen From The Sky
3. Wreck Of The Old ’97 – Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music)
4. Let The Train Whistle Blow – Joe McMahon (Smoke or Fire)
5. Delia’s Gone – Ben Nichols (Lucero)
6. God’s Gonna Cut You Down – The Gaslight Anthem
7. Cocaine Blues – The Loved Ones
8. Give My Love To Rose – OnGuard (feat. Jason Shevchuk of Kid Dynamite and None More Black)
9. I Still Miss Someone – Casey James Prestwood (Hot Rod Circuit)
10. Hey Porter – MxPx
11. Cry, Cry, Cry – The Flatliners
12. Ballad of a Teenage Queen – The Dresden Dolls feat. Franz Nicolay of The Hold Steady
13. Folsom Prison Blues – Chon Travis (Love = Death)
14. There You Go – The Sainte Catherines
15. I Walk The Line – Russ Rankin (Good Riddance, Only Crime)

Bonus Track/Vinyl only: Delia’s Gone (Alternate Version) – Ben Nichols (Lucero)

All proceeds benefit the Syrentha Savio Endowment for underprivileged breast cancer patients; we can all rock for breasts. That seems like a pretty unifying and worthy cause. Buy the album for ten bucks on Anchorless Records.

Also, good neighbors take note: Ben Nichols and Chuck Ragan are playing (along with Tim Barry, Jon Snodgrass and Austin Lucas) tomorrow and Thursday nights in Colorado as part of this “Revival Tour.” Hallelujah.

9 Comments »

  • IT’S A LITTLE WEIRD TO ME THAT YOU HAVEN’T POSTED ABOUT GOSSIP IN THE GRAIN YET, CONSIDERING WHAT A RAY FAN YOU’VE APPEARED TO BE IN THE PAST. I THINK THE NEW ALBUM IS STELLAR AND PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IT. JUST SAYIN.

    Giuseppe — October 21, 2008 @ 9:01 pm

  • why are you shouting up there?
    are you going coming up on thursday and what are you seeing?

    Julio Enriquez — October 22, 2008 @ 8:32 am

  • Yes Julio – Kings of Leon Thursday? And Wovenhand Saturday night. I want to hear about your trip.

    heather — October 22, 2008 @ 8:41 am

  • i want to go to KOL, but I have yet to secure my tix from my source…i’m kind of bummed…i thought it would have been a slam dunk, but now that WAS is touring w/KOL, it’s a little harder to get tix

    Julio Enriquez — October 22, 2008 @ 8:52 am

  • i know – i am looking forward to the Stills and We Are Scientists. all-around good show!! i couldn’t even get a plus-one. sorry dude. try craigslist? :)

    heather — October 22, 2008 @ 9:10 am

  • I was shouting b/c Ray deserves his own post. What’s the hold-up? Have you fallen out of love with Ray, Heather?

    giuseppe — October 22, 2008 @ 10:36 am

  • giuseppe, no, there has been no falling out. i’ve been moving, so i’ve been behind on ALL things music-related. the new album hasn’t grabbed me yet (neither did til the sun turns black, not like Trouble) but I am seeing him Monday and will try to definitely post something coherent, before or after…

    heather — October 22, 2008 @ 10:45 am

  • Fair enough. I encourage you to spend some more time with the album. I enjoyed it instantly, which I can’t say about TTSTB. If the tune “Winter Birds” doesn’t give you chills, call your doctor.

    giuseppe — October 22, 2008 @ 12:10 pm

  • i enjoyed with this blog…

    Parantar — October 23, 2008 @ 10:08 pm

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
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