Remember when Patti Smith used to be considered dangerous?
Archive for May 31st, 2012
Chances are pretty good that you already know the basic lowdown on this album: 1) It’s the first Neil Young/Crazy Horse record since 2003’s Greendale 2) The songs are all covers and 3) The covers are so damned old that most are in the public domain.
Yes co-founder Chris Squire, featured in a new duo recording with former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett, takes over our One Track Mind feature this week.
Kottke’s a funny guy and a beyond great guitar player. While I’m generally a bigger fan of his solo guitar records, there’s always something of interest lurking on the rest of Kottke’s albums. Highly recommended: Ice Water has his version of Tom T. Hall’s classic “Pamela Brown.” Also, check out Chewing Pine from the next year, which has “Regards FromRead More
This is the story of two collaborations with Joey DeFrancesco that you almost never saw — or the difference between music … and the music “business.”
So usually I try to focus this feature on the new kids on the block, but sometimes you’ve just got to dip back into the classics.