Laughing Outlaw Records have proudly collated a double album of their artists covering Bruce Springsteen tracks!
Released the week of his Sydney shows in late March, the album features Sam doing his version of Highway 29 from the Ghost of Tom Joad album. The track is also the first time since Sam’s second album that he has collaborated with his former partner in crime Robert F Cranny, who engineered and produced the song.
The Midnight Special
Enmore Road, Enmore
Sam plays a free show at his favourite bar for the first time on Sunday February 10th at 6pm. The Midnight Special is an awesome little American inspired bar on Enmore Road in Enmore and you can see Sam play a rare solo set of new songs, old songs and a stack of covers he never gets to play.
Proper Music Social
King Street, Newtown
Sam, Barry and T-Bone play a trio show at the Union Hotel on Thursday February 21st. Blackie from the Hard-Ons is headlining, with Sam and the boys on before him sometime after 9:30pm. The first two acts playing are Alex Party Cat and Billy Burke.
Sam has been writing for a new album in the somewhat near future, and recorded this finished song on a hill in Los Angeles. The audio is a tiny low in parts but it is clear enough to enjoy. The song is currently titled ‘The Day We Met (Call You From Cali’). Please share this around on your pages and sites!
Team Shinazzi guitarist/bassplayer Adam T-Bone Taylor has created a clip for the opening track, and second single, off the 2011 album ‘When the Lights Come Up’. It was inspired by the Replacements video ‘Bastards of Young’ and we urge you to also seek this out if you haven’t ever seen it before. We would love for you to share this clip/song with your friends and other favourite blogs/sites; infact we encourage it! Hope you enjoy it.
‘When the Lights Come Up’, Sam’s fourth album, was recently named the Australian Album of the Year on Radio 2SER’s The Outpost program.
Sam said “DJ Vinnie Ramone has been strong supporter of mine for some time now, and I truly appreciate not only such a lovely accolade but also the airtime he gives both myself and other great Australian acts”.
On the last weekend in August Sam Shinazzi and Barry Adamson played two shows in Adelaide. We’d like to thank everyone involved (bands, promoters, punters) for a great time. You can read the Rip It Up interview by Robert Dunstan here:
Adelaide blog guru Spoz recorded some live footage of the lads below:
The night before Adelaide Sam was proud to be involved in a Sydney Neil Young tribute night, with all proceeds going to Beyond Blue. It was an amazing night; thanks to those of you who came along to support it. You can read an interview Sam did about the night and Neil Young’s music here:
Sam Shinazzi’s new album ‘When the Lights Come Up’ is officially out now, released by Laughing Outlaw Records and Inertia Distribution in Australia. Eleven new songs produced by Adam Wes Gregorace and mixed by David Trumpmanis, this is Sam’s fourth and strongest album yet.
The tracklisting is:
1 Movie Of Your Life
2 Twin Cities
3 Feel So Much Better
4 Everything To Me
5 Good Things
6 Jennifer Don’t Cry
7 Credits Roll
9 Grand Plans
10 The Longest Weekend
11 Beside You
The iTunes version also features the two bonus tracks ‘Broke’ and ‘There Is A Road’.