Monday, March 13, 2006

Album of the Day

Live at the Troubadour, by Kevin Gilbert & Thud (1999): Kevin Gilbert's all-too-brief life has produced several excellent posthumous releases. I've raved about The Shaming of the True before, but this live disc has it's charms, too. The material is largely drawn from Gilbert's solo album Thud (hence the name of the band), but also includes a few killer extra tracks, including a cool cover of Zeppelin's "Kashmir" (complete with tabla, no less), a more muscular version of Toy Matinee's "The Ballad of Jenny Ledge," and the ultimate middle finger to Sheryl Crow in "Miss Broadway."

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