Neil Young

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #7: Neil Young “Homegrown”

Neil Young, Homegrown (Reprise Records) Neil Young has to be fucking crazy to have not released this in 1975. “Shakey” indeed, if we’re going by his nickname. The excuses just don’t add up at all. “It was too dark, maaannn.”… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #10: Joni Mitchell “Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-1967”

Joni Mitchell, Joni Mitchell Archives Vol. 1: The Early Years 1963-1967, (Rhino) “Someone told me there’s a girl out there, with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair” – Led Zeppelin, “Going To California When dear old Robert… Continue Reading →

Niche Appeal’s Fave 2020 Records #33: Serge Gainsbourg “A La Maison de la Radio”

Serge Gainsbourg, A La Maison de la Radio, (Digger’s Factory) For the past few years, buried within the layers and layers of overpriced trash flooding the bins on Record Store Day have been some wonderful archival Gainsbourg releases. These are… Continue Reading →

Hawk Tubley’s Widescreen Urban Psych

Unlike the majority of “retro” leaning contemporary music, which tends to sound over studied and therefore drearily contemporary, Hawk Tubley really could have been on the radio in 1974. This Philadelphia solo act may be shackled to the Christian name… Continue Reading →

“Not Everyone Should Have A Platform” An Interview With John Brodeur Of Bird Streets

A gem of an album It was the art design on the orange cover that spoke to me. Yes I did judge a book by the cover and am glad I picked it out of a crowd of other needy… Continue Reading →

All Time Strangest Records: Oar by Alexander “Skip” Spence

Alexander “Skip” Spence had one of the most golden late ‘60s freak scene resumes that could ever be typed up. If you were a counterculture superstar recruiter of the time and this patchouli-scented cover document crossed your groovy desk you… Continue Reading →

Yes, Rick James and Neil Young Were Once In A Band Together

“I’m Rick James, bitch. And I was once in a band with Neil Young.” Nobody could blame you if you’ve never heard of the Mynah Birds. Over four scattershot years in the mid-’60s this obscure Toronto garage tribe managed only… Continue Reading →

Critic Review: Erin Osmon of Pitchfork on Neil Young: “Roxy – Tonight’s The Night Live”

There’s an easy trap that many critics fall into when reviewing archival releases. It’s a fully understandable slip, but it has clearly spelled out the doom of many a review of music recorded in the ‘60s and ‘70s. When a… Continue Reading →

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