Top Jam! “Community of Hope” by PJ Harvey
Listen to closely to the lyrics of PJ Harvey's new single, "Community of Hope," and you can hear why DC politicians aren't proud about the public face of their housing project, with one even calling her the Piers Morgan of music. I'm sure civic leaders had higher hopes than one sit-down restaurant when they tore down the old high-rise housing project, the namesake of Harvey's new album, The Hope Six Demolition Project.
Top Jam: “Sour Candy” by Bleached
If I was Little Steven, Bleached's "Sour Candy" would be the coolest song in the world. I'm not Little Steven, I'm Bill, so "Sour Candy" is a top jam that wouldn't sound out of place on Little Steven's Underground Garage. It has that vibe of that period in the '70s where the lines between punk, power pop and hard-rock were blurred and no matter which scene you identified with, you could find something to love about the lady rockers in Bleached.
Top Jam: “She’s On It/Jack the Ripper” by The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
This track has no business being so good. And, it's so fucking good. "She's On It/Jack The Ripper" is a Record Store Day release by a band, the ...