If you are like me and collect the ‘ultra-hip’ books from the 33 1/3 series…you may be happy to hear about the announcement of their newest title…Grateful Dead – Workingman’s Dead by Buzz Poole (great name!)
By Buzz Poole
Released in 1970, the Grateful Dead’s Workingman’s Dead is cold-water-shock departure from the Acid Test feedback madness of the late ‘60s material, exemplified by songs like “St. Stephen” and “Dark Star.” Rather than relying on chemically-fuelled guitar licks and spacey improvisational explorations, this album is the first listen to what would become an extensive songbook informed and inspired by dusty, rough and tumble American history and world…
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St. Vincent is scheduled to perform on Saturday Night Live on 5/17/14.
By the way…you should check out this clip with Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) being interviewed for Guitar Moves. (I love all the other Guitar Moves clips. You should watch those too!)
You can listen to her new release here…