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Looking back on my youth, I remember my father getting all worked up about Neil Diamond’s Hot August Night album, declaring it to be one of the best live albums ever. I’ve yet to obtain a copy to see if his assessment was right, but I’ll agree that he was pretty spot on with a similar critique of Live At Leeds . All of his talk about Neil Diamond heightened during the time when he tapped Robbie Robertson to man the controls for Beautiful Noise . My dad was certain that the pairing would turn out as legendary as it must have looked on paper. After he played it, I had a chance to sample it for myself. During this time, Aerosmith was the shit, as was Humble Pie, Peter Frampton, Alice Cooper, and those legendary artists that dad turned me on to when I was first transfixed with the shitty turntable in my bedroom.
Neil Diamond's recordings for Bert Berns' Bang Records label have a tortured release history, so it is good to see the release of the 23 track The Bang Years: 1966-1968 CD on Sony Legacy, a long-promised, but much-delayed, collection. The set presents nearly all of Diamond's Bang recordings in their original, rockin' mono mixes (but omits two Bang era tracks, "Shot Down" and "Crooked Street," for reasons I am not entirely clear on). I primarily know these songs through a 2 LP set released by Bang in 1973 called Double Gold . Double Gold , while containing some great music, is a fairly thorough butchering of Diamond's early hit records.
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist who helped create the gritty Memphis soul sound at Stax Records in the 1960s as part of the legendary group Booker T. and the MGs and contributed to such classics as "In the Midnight Hour," ''Hold On, I'm Coming" and "Sitting on the Dock of the Bay," died Sunday at 70. Dunn, whose legacy as one of the most respected session musicians in the business also included work with John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd's Blues Brothers as well as with Levon Helm, Eric Clapton, Neil Young and Bob Dylan, died while on tour in Tokyo. News of his death was posted on the Facebook site of his friend and fellow musician Steve Cropper, who was on the same tour. Cropper said Dunn died in his sleep.
Richard Lloyd (born 25 October 1951, Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania ) is an American guitarist , singer and songwriter , best known as a founding member of the rock band Television . [ edit ] Early life Lloyd first became interested in music as a small child and would sit at the age of three or four at a small 28-key child's piano, playing notes and wondering where they went as the vibrations subsided. When he was a young teenager he spent his evenings with a transistor radio balanced on his ear and a pillow over his head, searching for intelligent life. When he saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show and experienced the phenomenon of Beatlemania, his main interest was anthropological , wondering how four young men would cause mass hysteria worldwide the likes of which could only be matched by world wars. He followed the British Invasion back to its roots in American Blues and Jazz and listened to as much blues and jazz as he could find.
February 3, 2012 – 11:13 am Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork. NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Studio Jam 2012 Redwood Digital, Broken Arrow Ranch, Woodside, CA; January 2012.
Below is an interesting video of The Beatles recording one of their biggest and most iconic songs - " Hey Jude. " The video was shot for a BBC television show called most appropriately Music . Take note about 2:22 where you'll see engineer Ken Scott (in the fashionable pink shirt), George Harrison and producer George Martin together in Abbey Road (actually it was still called EMI Studios at the time) Studio 2. The real story is that what you hear on the video was almost the basic track to the song, but not quite. The film company, doing what film people do ("Don't worry, you won't even know we're here"), put everyone on edge, causing Paul McCartney and George H. to get into a row (which is why George is in the control room instead of playing). The next day the band took what they thought was the basic track to Trident Studios because it was the only studio in London that had an 8 track tape machine at the time, and the band wanted the extra tracks for the various overdubs to come.
Who knew that Wire was once such a full-throttle punk band? Here, they're taking cues from Johnny Thunders, The Stooges and Sabbath, but upping the pace as that first wave of speed-fueled British Punk was wont to do. These guys sound like snot-nosed, shouting bastards, their vocals more akin to Dischord punk acts like Minor Threat or Government Issue than any other band I can think of from '76. Dudes are pissed. 12FU.
But there is one accomplishment that Mr. Casher, now 73, wishes more people knew about: his role in the invention of the wah-wah pedal . The story of this device, which enables an electric guitar to take on aspects of the human voice — and which helped define the sounds of rock stars like Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton — is complicated. But that very complexity drives home a point: While it is easier — and more romantic — to talk about innovation as the domain of lone inventors who hit pay dirt while tinkering in solitude, creativity is more often than not a collaborative, and messy, affair. As such, Mr.
After the Gold Rush by Neil Young - Album Cover Location The album cover. The photo was taken by photographer Joel Bernstein, most likely sometime in early 1970, as the album came out in August of that year. In the book: Shakey: Neil Young's Biography ((c) 2002, Random House) author Jimmy McDonough writes that Bernstein, 18-years-old at the time, was "shocked" that Neil chose that photo for the cover. Bernstein described it as an "accidental shot" of Neil walking through Greenwich Village (during an outdoor photo session) and he even "solarized the print in order to hide its soft focus."
: Most historians believe that the Mysteries began at the end of the Neolithic Age (also known as the New Stone Age, roughly 9000 to 4500 BCE), making them one of the earliest cultural developments known to humanity. Coinciding with the development of agriculture, the rituals were designed to appeal to the grain gods of the Underworld by acting out their myths, which celebrated the cycles of planting, growth and harvesting. The earliest distinct Mysteries were practiced in Egypt, which depended on the yearly flooding of the Nile to fertilize its soil.
June 7, 2011 – 3:11 am The choice cuts from outtakes of Bruce’s first two albums. Click on the panels for a better view or to download artwork.
Mick Jagger on re-visiting the Stones' musical past Forty years ago, the Rolling Stones decamped to the South of France, living as tax exiles as they recorded their tenth album. The sessions became notorious for their bacchanalian excesses, taking place amidst a nine-month, non-stop cocktail party in a sprawling villa that had supposedly once been a headquarters for the Gestapo. The result was a sprawling double album, Exile On Main Street, which has gone down in history as one of the band's best. Next week, they are re-releasing the record with 10 new tracks - including several recently rediscovered songs. An accompanying documentary, Stones In Exile, will premiere in Cannes, before screening on BBC One on Sunday, 23 May.