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Planting the seed

“We think about it as a team,” she said. “Watching so many bands for so long and standing in the audience, I was like, ‘I want to try that.’ After playing by yourself for so many years and seeing what level you can reach with so many musicians coming in, you pretty much have to.
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Commercial rock

Center of the Universe Festival featuring Capital Cities, Young The Giant, AWOLNATION & more
Friday-Saturday
Downtown Tulsa 
centeroftheuniversefestival.com 
$35-$50 

07/22/2014 | Comments 0

Mack truckin’

Swizzymack
9 p.m. Friday 
Kamp’s Lounge 
1310 NW 25th St. 
lndrnrs.com 
819-6004 
$10-$15 

07/23/2014 | Comments 0

Chevy cruisin’

Chevy Woods with Kevin Gates & more
9 p.m. Sunday 
Vibe Night Club 
227 SW 25th St. 
$20-$40 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0

Rock steady

Tesla
7 p.m. Saturday
Frontier City
11501 N. Interstate 35 Service Road 
frontiercity.com
478-2140
Free with park admission 

07/16/2014 | Comments 0
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Glen Campbell — Greatest Hits


Rod Lott February 19th, 2009

 

As far as I'm concerned, with his recent comeback album, Glen Campbell has washed the has-been taint of Branson from his reputation. Now, a 16-track collection of his "Greatest Hits" reminds us why we ever loved him in the first place. These songs hold up, sounding very much of their time, yet timeless as well.


His monster '70s country-rock hit "Rhinestone Cowboy" has become somewhat of a punch line, but a fresh listen reveals a still-infectious melody. But it doesn't compare to the standards written by Jimmy Webb: "Wichita Lineman" and "By the Time I Get to Phoenix," which are remarkably dark for tunes unfairly pegged as "easy listening." They're utterly sublime, as is a new-to-me "Dreams of the Everyday Housewife," which sounds positively Bacharachian in its bittersweet way.


Two tracks from the aforementioned comeback disc close out this superb anthology: "Times Like These" and "These Days," which cover Foo Fighters and Jackson Browne, respectively. The only disappointment is that Campbell's version of Travis' "Sing" wasn't also included, because it's the one that boldly showed he still can. —Rod Lott


 
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