I remember so fondly the Billy Bragg and WILCO combo-plate, Mermaid Avenue. Beautiful Woody Guthrie lyrics, tonky guitars and perfectly pitched vocals. That album oozed breezy romance like a tomato oozes juice and seeds. Yup. I just read in The L Mag that Jay Farrar, former Uncle Tupelo man, is doing another Mermaid Avenue. Details here.
And to remind you of that juicy goodness, here’s the best track.
Billy Bragg and Wilco: California Stars