Top Tune of the Week

Week of October 26, 2011
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Sam Phillips - Zero Zero Zero!

Big numbers go by
I close my eyes
I never count a large amount
My lucky number is below one
You never know when you might need a zero

When Sam Phillips and producer T Bone Burnett entered the studio to follow up her hit Grammy nominated Martinis & Bikinis album, they enlisted a bevy of A-list players such as Jon Brion, Jim Keltner, Matt Chamberlain, Don Heffington, Greg Leisz, Jerry Scheff and Marc Ribot, among many others, to craft an original musical soundscape – a retro-futuristic pop collection dubbed “Omnipop.”

Among Omnipop’s often overlooked gems include a co-write with REM (“Slapstick Heart”), and, an enduring personal favorite, “Zero Zero Zero!” Perhaps “Zero” is channeling the likes of Esquivel and his ilk, we don’t know… what we do know is that this pop nugget puts a big smile on our face whenever we hear it.

So, take a peek into what we think Sam Phillips’ space-age bachelor(ette) pad might sound like. You never know when you might need a zero…

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