absolute elsewhere

John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band

Absolute Elsewhere

5.1 King of Fools—Elvis Costello, 1986

5.2 Concentrated Sprawl—Minutemen, 19XX

5.3 Fools in Love—The Bunch, 1986

5.4 Hillbilly Elite—Elvis Presley, 1992 

5.5 Arty Pummeling—Sugar, 1992

5.7 Friendlier Chaos—MC5, 1993

5.8 Conspiratorial Moxie—Madonna, 1993

5.9 Layabout Smarts—Basehead, 1993

5.10 Falling Behind—Bruce Springsteen, 1993

5.11 Mother Popcorn—Ready Steady Go!, T.A.M.I Show, The Big T.N.T Show, 1993

5.12 Change Your Mind—Kurt Cobain, 19XX

5.13 Analog Naïveté—Box sets, 1997

5.14 CleavagepatraTotally Mad, 1999

5.15 Love in VainGimme Shelter Documentary, 2001

5.16 Rutles Rule—The Rutles, 2001

5.17 Great Pretenders—The Band, 2001

5.18 Free at Last—Napster, 2001

5.19 On the Rebound—Charlie Rich, 2001

5.20 The Psyche’s Garage—Nuggets II, 2001

5.21 Is There Sex After Death?—Six Feet Under, 2001

5.22 Radio Sweethearts—Nick Lowe, 2001

5.23 Sorrowful Angels—Shelby Lynn, 2001

5.24 Balding R&B—The Who, 2001

5.25 Will Not Let You Down—Bruce Springsteen, 2001

5.26 Time is Tight—Jim Keltner, 2002

5.27 Real American Joe—The Bottle Rockets, 2002

5.28 Back Around—Bonnie Raitt & Elvis Costello, 2002

5.29 Missing Bridges—Bruce Springsteen, 2002

5.30 Return of the Undead—The Ed Sullivan Show, 2002

5.31 Do the MashMashups, 2003

5.32 Punk’s Revenge—Courtney Love, Melissa Auf der Maur, Loretta Lynn, 2004

5.33 Sarcasm into Style—Steely Dan, 2014

Punk’s Revenge

WBUR Arts Pages, September 2004

 

WATCHING COURTNEY LOVE spin herself beyond self-parody to promote her CD America’s Sweetheart this past spring, it was easy to forget how much prickly punk culture she’s leaked into the mainstream. For starters, Love still delivers soaring rock’n’roll with sarcastic swagger, enough to make you crave the artistry even if the artist is craven. And Love’s bass player, Melissa Auf der Maur, has just released a prodigious solo album, calledAuf der Maur. Finally, there’s Jack White of the White Stripes, who’s just produced a comeback CD for country legend Loretta Lynn…