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PIGSHIT: GARY’S 2012 TOP 12 (In no particular order, by the way)

2012PigBOB DYLAN  Tempest
www.bobdylan.com

Well, it certainly provides the Perfect soundtrack to the Man/the Legend's latest Rolling Stone interview, for starters. Neat "Duquesne Whistle" video, too.

NEIL YOUNG  Psychedelic Pill
www.neilyoung.com

2012 was an admittedly slow year for forever-young Neil: only two albums, one film, one autobiography, one death scare (this one c/o NBC News!) and one ear-boggling audio format. Still.

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GARY PIG GOLD’s NOUGHTIE TWENTY-ONE

Despite an alarming amount of critical mass to (and by) the contrary, there truly was much, much more worth hearing this decade just past than those big Big Star, Beatle, Bob Dylan and even Neil Young box sets.

No, really!

So then, strictly alphabetically speaking as always, here’s what I spent much of January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2009 listening very closely to whilst Rock and Roll Reporting…..

Apartment – Sparkle Bicycle
Waikiki Record (2008)
http://www.myspace.com/apartmentjp

Tatsuya Namai’s radiant pop of the Daniel Johnston-meets-Shonen Knife variety.

Alex Brennan – The Last Smile Of The Pied Piper
xtoalex@hotmail.com (2004)

Hopefully Mr. Brennan will be duly hired to give the Beach Boys’ catalog that Beatles Love treatment when the time inevitably arrives.

Lindsey Buckingham – Under The Skin
Reprise Records (2006)
http://www.lindseybuckingham.com/

Once insane, always insane.

Candypants – Candypants
Sympathy For The Record Industry (2000)
http://www.amazon.com/Candypants/dp/B00004YWQ0

Ronnie Spector fronts Elvis’ Attractions …and THEN some!

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PIGSHIT by Gary Pig Gold – EIGHT QUESTIONS FOR BILL LLOYD

bill-lloyd-webMy favorite Nashville-based musician, songwriter, recording artist and sometimes even record producer to boot, Bill may be best renowned ‘round rootier musical circles for his fine work within the unapologetically Everly-esque Foster And Lloyd duo. But it’s his incredible-indeed string of solo releases that always hit me hardest (“Set to Pop” especially!), not to mention his extraordinary extracurricular Long Players band, who just got finished recreating the Stones’ entire “Some Girls” elpee on stage, every single note-for-note and shadoobee-for-shadoobee.

All of which somehow reminded me to ask Bill, on behalf of us all…..

1. “Munsters” or “Addams Family”: Which one’s for you, and Why?

“Addams Family” all the way. Outside of having a great theme song, “The Munsters” was just a typical goofy ‘60’s TV show. The Addams offered bizarre eccentricity as an option of a lifestyle that could work in society… and taught that money could buy you out of many of your problems. Obviously, “The Addams Family” was more like real life than we ever considered.