The new album is called The Party Ain't Over and was released last week. The gatefold vinyl version plays music when you open it, like those greeting cards that sing to you when you open them. I think this is amazing! Seriously. It plays music when you open it! I missed her shows she did a couple of weeks ago in Los Angeles but I did catch her on Conan last week and she is, of course, amazing (see video below). Jack White performed with her on stage and then they both sat down for a quick interview with Conan. I love the interaction between Jack White and Wanda -- sort of like a mother/son-type relationship. He teased her about her relationship with Elvis when Conan asked her about her early tour with Elvis. She dated Elvis Presley in 1955. Anyway, you really need this album in your life! It is one of my favorites of the year so far, and she even does a fantastic cover of "You Know I'm No Good" by Amy Winehouse. Wanda Jackson was featured briefly in the Johnny Cash biopic Walk the Line but I think she really deserves her own movie. She has had an interesting life for sure and has influenced a ton of country and rockabilly artists over the years. Just check out any of the current rockabilly musicians and you can hear the influence. It is great to have Wanda Jackson back on the music scene. I think she didn't need Jack White and could have made a great album on her own, but he just stepped it up a bit. The two of them together is perfect. The album is perfect.
Check out Wanda Jackson performing "Hard Headed Woman" on Town Hall Party in 1958...
Listen to Wanda Jackson cover Bob Dylan's "Thunder on the Mountain" from the new album The Party Ain't Over...
Buy the new album The Party Ain't Over by Wanda Jackson
also out 1/25...
Verdugo Hills by Caroline
Stations of The Crass (reissue) by Crass
Feeding of the 5000 (reissue) by Crass
Kaputt by Destroyer
Kamakura by Gang Gang Dance
Content by Gang of Four
There are Rules by Get Up Kids
Kiss Each Other Clean by Iron & Wine
London Sessions by LCD Soundsystem
Passive Aggresive: Singles by Radio Dept.
Um Uh Oh by Say Hi
also out 2/1...
Party Store by The Dirtbombs
Winter Tale by Bobby Long
Go Down Under by Me First & the Gimme Gimmes
Talk About Body by Men
Seefeel by Seefeel