Posts Tagged ‘ Neil Young ’

Bachman’s ‘Heavy Blues’: Grammy Possibility

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April 17, 2015
Bachman’s ‘Heavy Blues’: Grammy Possibility

First the good news — a solid recording by a totally unappreciated guitar player, who is not on Rolling Stone’s top list. The last song is a blues ballad called “We Need to Talk”, boring at times, does not fit in and fizzles out the album, being the bad news. That said, this album...
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‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

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November 9, 2012
‘Psychedelic Pill’ — Neil Young is Nearly Perfect

By Kenneth E. Oquist ‘Psychedelic Pill’ by Neil Young and Crazy Horse is nearly perfect at 4 and 3/4 stars. The song “Driftin’ Back” at 27+ minutes is nearly an album in itself. The title track is in original and alternate versions. This song does indeed set the tone for all the songs. The...
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse – Americana: A Review

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July 25, 2012
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Americana

Some of the songs on Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s new album Americana have been done so many times as the folk songs that they are. This being said, this has got to be heard to be believed. This is by far one of the most intriguing reworking of old folk songs gone garage band...
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Preview: Bruce Springsteen’s 17th Studio Album ‘Wrecking Ball’

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January 29, 2012
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball

Song titles for the March 6th, 2012 release of Bruce Springsteen’s 17th studio album ‘Wrecking Ball’ are the new single “We Take Care of Our Own”, which sounds haunting — like a song from Springtsteen’s earlier releases ‘Born to Run’ or ‘Darkness on the Edge of Town’. After hearing this, I can say I...
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America – ‘Back Pages’: A Review

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August 4, 2011
America - Back Pages

You may say “Oh no, not another cover release!”, but outside of  the Christmas release ”Holiday Harmony” or “California Dreaming”, previous America efforts contain mostly the band’s own self penned songs. Back Pages starts out intriguing from the start. Joining Bad Company with a song named the same as the artist, “America” is really very well...
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Neil Young – ‘A Treasure’: A Review

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June 14, 2011
Neil Young - A Treasure

Neil Young’s new release A Treasure features live recordings from the mid 80′s and many songs from Old Ways. Also included are songs previously rejected by Geffen records, and there are more still in the can. “Amber Jean” is a country flavored gem that was recorded on Nashville Now. All songs except the last three are...
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The Grammy Award Winners

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February 13, 2011
The Grammy Award Winners

The Aretha Franklin tribute was a huge part of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards tonight. With a star studded tribute and a cameo appearance by The Queen Of Soul, the Grammys deliver old school heaven. Arcade Fire’s ’The Suburbs’ was a huge surprise as Album of the Year. I have to admit I thought this...
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The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards to Air on CBS February 13th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET

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January 24, 2011
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards to Air on CBS February 13th, 2011 at 8:00 PM ET

To be perfoming at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards are The BBC favorite Justin Bieber (yeah right), Bruno Mars, B.o.B., and all five Album Of The Year nominees Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminen, Katy Perry and Arcade Fire. I’m pulling for the dark horse Arcade Fire on this one. More performances are Usher with...
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