Archive for the 'Neil Young' Category

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

Below is the second half of the Neil Young soundboard-derived live collection A Perfect Echo Vol. I. capturing the years 1974 – 1976.  The first half can be found here. For those interested in the back story, here are notes on the series via sharing the groove: “Braden Strickler has done it again. He’s compiled […]

Thursday, June 18th, 2009

The following set was posted on AD in 2007 and I had planned on reposting it in early 2008  in conjunction with the release of the first volume of Neil Young’s archives project.  Since then the set was, obviously, pushed back multiple times…and with it, this repost.  So for those who have requested it over […]

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Here’s the thing about the first installment of Neil Young’s Archives project: only the obsessive will care, and with the (variable) price point, care enough to pony up the cash to purchase.  This was never intended to appeal to the casual fan and/or newbie.  Now that alone isn’t revelatory, but when one considers the amount […]

Saturday, May 30th, 2009

(Leading up to the June 2nd release of the first volume of Neil Young’s long awaited Archives project, AD is posting a series Neil related posts.) Those keeping track the past couple of weeks will note this is the second cover I’ve featured culled from Neil Young’s 1992 Harvest Moon album (noticing a trend here?).  […]

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

Released in 1989 (wow, a whole twenty years ago) The Bridge – A Tribute To Neil Young boasts an impressive array of artists representing a wide swath of the, then, contemporary “alternative” music scene.  The set is culled from a fairly diverse pool of left of center talent including, but not limited to, Nick Cave, […]

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

As I mentioned the other day, you can expect a good amount of Neil Young related posts leading up to the June 2nd release of the first installment of the bard’s long awaited/delayed Archives Series. This is a good thing. And to be honest it really doesn’t take much to come up with an “excuse” […]

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

This being AD it is inevitable that there will be a myriad of Neil Young related posts on the horizon, what with the first volume of his long awaited archives set with a release date of June 2nd.  Last year TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe made an appearance in Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married […]

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

Ah yes, Neil in the early ’80s. An interesting, if often ignored, era in the artist’s four decade career. If you’ve read Shakey (and really, any card-carrying Neil Young fan should) you’re aware the first half of the decade was rife with random experimentation and exploration — the majority of which was considerably underwhelming (although […]

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Sugar Mountain, the third live release in anticipation of Neil Young’s forthcoming Blu-Ray/DVD archives project, finds the bard at the University of Michigan, aged 23, soon after Buffalo Springfield’s inevitable split. One of Young’s earliest known (recorded) solo performances, the set exemplifies the singer-songwriters preternatural talent both in the material and delivery. While the acoustic […]