New Music For Old People: Wilco, Sir Sly, Max Frost

Al Kooper

Al Kooper

This column is like the title says — its intention is to fill the gap for those of us who were satiated musically in the ’60s and then searched desperately as we aged for music we could relate to and get the same buzz from nowadaze. iTunes was the answer for me in 2003 and I have been following the new releases every Tuesday ever since I realized there was an endless stream of music I could enjoy there.

I also include older items that I felt were obscure originally and might not have been heard back then. The reason I am writing this column is to make sure others don’t miss this wonderful music. These are not top ten items; but they SHOULD’VE been!

1. “Monday” – Wilco

Monday is a day that has been written about throughout music history. This “Monday” is very Stones-influenced and has a captivating hypnotic guitar figure that Keith Richard left on the table a few decades ago. Nonetheless, this early Wilco track rocks like a moose. It’s on a retrospective album called What’s Your 20? Essential Tracks 1994-2014.

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2. “Found You Out” – Sir Sly

This is the first of two in the Lost Two Found songs contest. Sir Sly is an LA trio whose work pops up in video games and TV commercials. They get played on Sirius and fill 2000-seaters all over the US. This is a taste of what they do. In this song, the woman is revealed as not so nice to the singer/writer. In the second of the Lost Two Found songs quite the opposite occurs.

3. “Nice and Slow” – Max Frost

I really liked this until I saw the video. Anybody thinking straight out there?

This column originally appeared on The Morton Report. Click for more great selections from Al Kooper! As always, show some love to the Morton Report!

Photo Credit: Joe Mabel [GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

One comment to “New Music For Old People: Wilco, Sir Sly, Max Frost”
  1. Reading “Backstage Passes And Backstabbing Bastards”, it’s just so amazing, I’m in a time warp to 1969 and my IPad wallpaper is Wheels Of Fire and I’m listening to Super Session and I want to thank Al Kooper for his huge contribution to my love of music.

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