· Lock up your children! Al Jourgensen is back with a new incarnation of his Revolting Cocks side project, a crazy runaway locomotive loaded with a wild who's who of guest stars. Released this coming Tuesday on his artist-controlled imprint, 13th Planet Records, Cocked & Loaded kicks off with "Fire Engine," a long-lost song written with Iggy Pop in the early 1980s. Manic, swirling, and perpetually tweaking under the itchy Texas sun, Jourgensen has hammered out the insanity with three of the greatest vocalists in brutality, the Dead Kennedys' Jello Biafra, the Skatenigs' Phildo Owen, and (oh yes!) the Butthole Surfers' Gibby Haynes. And big guitars? How about Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen and ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons? One cover makes the set, a blistering take on Bauhaus' "Dark Entries," also found melting minds on the Saw II soundtrack.

· Shout Factory Records' new remix tribute to Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass, Whipped Cream & Other Delights Re-Whipped, takes a sexy new spin on the original 1965 classic, with all 12 original tracks re-grooved by a host of modern spin doctors, from Mocean Worker and Anthony Marinelli to DJ Foosh and Medeski Martin & Wood. Rather than just letting these producer-mixers loose with the master tapes, Alpert proves he's still kicking it, with new trumpet solos for each fresh interpretation. Due in stores next week, highlights include Dust Brother John King's nibble on "A Taste of Honey" and Thievery Corporation's sunny stroll through "Lemon Tree."

Television Alert:

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno welcomes Rhett Miller of the Old 97's on Thursday and Kris Kristofferson on Tuesday; Late Night with Conan O'Brien boasts Belle & Sebastian this evening overnight, the Derek Trucks Band on Friday overnight, Dressy Bessy on Monday overnight, and Matisyahu on Tuesday overnight; Last Call with Carson Daly presents Supergrass this evening overnight and Wicked Wisdom on Friday overnight; and Saturday Night Live's musical guest this weekend is Fall Out Boy.

New Releases Coming Tuesday, March 7:

... and like the winds, young grasshopper, are subject to change.


Big Al Anderson - After Hours (Legacy) wonderful new album from the NRBQ co-founder, laid-back and classy with guest vocalists Sharon Vaughn and Tia Sillers

Blondie - Greatest Hits: Sound & Vision (EMI) new CD/DVD collection featuring the bonus track "Rapture Riders," a blend of the band's own hit "Rapture" and The Doors' "Riders on the Storm"

Buzzcocks - Flat-Pack Philosophy (Cooking Vinyl) all new from Pete Shelley and Steve Diggle

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan - Ballad of the Broken Seas (V2)

Caroline - Murmurs (Temporary Residence) slow-motion chills and fragile swells from this mesmerizing fresh voice, perfect for watching fluttering snowflakes and walking frozen lakes

Neko Case - Fox Confessor Brings the Flood (Anti) with guests Kelly Hogan, Garth Hudson of The Band, Howie Gleb of Giant Sand, and John Convertino and Joey Burns of Calexico

Exene Cervenka & the Original Sinners - Sev7en (Nitro) featuring a cover of the Gun Club's "Ghost on a Highway"

Cheap Trick - All Shook Up (Epic Legacy) reissue expanded with the "Found All the Parts" EP

Cheap Trick - Dream Police (Epic Legacy) reissue expanded with four bonus tracks

Mike Compton & David Long - Stomp (Acoustic Disc) mandolin madness from this young duo sippin' from the well of Bill Monroe and traditional bluegrass gems

Date Movie - original motion picture soundtrack (Lakeshore) with music from Kelis, The Lovin' Spoonful, Barry White, and Soundmaster T

Dave Davies - Kinked (Koch) anthology of recent live and studio recordings from the Kinks co-founder, featuring the new song "God in My Brian," inspired by his stroke in 2004, and a tribute to George Harrison in his cover of "Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth)"

David Gilmour - On an Island (Columbia) long awaited new solo album from the Pink Floyd guitarist, co-produced with Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music, with guests Jools Holland, Georgie Fame, Graham Nash, and Robert Wyatt

Goldfrapp - Supernature (Mute) featuring the new single "Ooh La La"; also available in a special CD/DVD package

Half-Handed Cloud - Halos & Lassos (Asthmatic Kitty) quirky and lovable new music from John Ringhofer, a multi-instrumentalist who serves as trombonist for Sufjan Stevens' Illinoisemakers, praising and querying Heavenly Father in his sunny, childlike innocence

Kris Kristofferson - This Old Road (New West) intimate new album, alone with his guitar and harmonica

John Langford - Gold Brick: Or Lies of the Great Explorers or Columbus at Guantanamo Bay (ROIR) third solo album from the Mekons founder, with guests from the Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Waco Brothers, and This American One Day Band, and featuring a cover of Procol Harum's "A Salty Dog"

The Lawrence Arms - Oh! Calcutta! (Fat Wreck) tipping their hat to author Judy Bloom in "Are You There Margaret? It's Me, God"

The Little Willies - The Little Willies (Milking Bull/EMI) featuring Norah Jones on piano and vocals, this New York City bar band features covers of Willie Nelson's "I Gotta Get Drunk" and Kris Kristofferson's "Best of All Possible Worlds"

Willy Mason - Where the Humans Eat (Astralwerks) domestic issue of this 19-year-old's debut album with bonus music and videos

Matisyahu - Youth (Or Music/Epic) produced by Bill Laswell

Mogwai - Mr. Beast (Matador)

Moondog - Moondog (Honest Jon's) collection of recordings from "the Viking of Sixth Avenue," the famed blind New York City street poet and musician, culled from 78s and other lost sources and featuring vintage photography by Weegee

Van Morrison - Pay the Devil (Lost Highway) all new album of three originals and a dozen covers of songs made famous by Hank Williams, Big Joe Turner, Webb Pierce, George Jones, and Emmylou Harris

Mudhoney - Under a Billion Suns (SubPop) all new and celebrating 18 years as godfathers of grunge

Nightmares on Wax - In a Space Outta Sound (Warp) highly anticipated new album from George Evelyn, featuring the dub groover "Flip Ya Lid" and influences from African percussion to Motown

Pinmonkey - Big Shiny Cars (Back Porch) sweet, melodic Americana country, featuring their cover of Dolly Parton's "Down"

Placebo - "Because I Want You" (Virgin) import-only single

The Raconteurs - "Steady, As She Goes" (Third Man/V2) seven-inch vinyl single from Brendan Benson, Jack White of the White Stripes, and Patrick Keeler and Jack Lawrence of the Greenhornes

Stereolab - Fab Four Suture (Too Pure) CD or double-10-inch-vinyl collection of singles

Streetlight Manifesto - Keasbey Nights (Victory) track-for-track tribute of this ska-punk classic by Catch 22 from 1998

Terrestrial Tones - Dead Drunk (Paw Tracks) new stoner electronica from roommates Eric Copeland of Black Dice and Dave Portner of The Animal Collective

The Weepies - Say I Am You (Nettwerk) dreamy pop from this boy-girl duo that came together after each had been secretly obsessing over the other's solo work

Witch - Witch (Tee Pee) debut album of stoner rock from J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr., now back holding court behind the drum kit

The Wood Brothers - Ways Not to Lose (Blue Note) new from Oliver Wood and his better-known brother, Chris Wood of Medeski Martin & Wood

Mike Younger - Every Stone You Throw (Bare Bone) nice debut from this Nova Scotia singer/songwriter who busked his way across Canada with his guitar and harmonica at age 17

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