What Is This Americana Thing Anyway…?

Our occasional feature on the whys and wherefores of Americana is back – this time featuring prolific writer and former metal fiend turned Gram Parson aficionado Mark Underwood. He once upon a time used to write for Music Week don’t you know (we didn’t). Continue reading “What Is This Americana Thing Anyway…?”

Neil Young and Crazy Horse release track from new album – Listen

Neil Young & Crazy Horse have released a track from their forthcoming new album ‘Colorado’, the first album together since 2012’s ‘Psychedelic Pill‘.  The album will be released via Reprise Records on October 25th. Continue reading “Neil Young and Crazy Horse release track from new album – Listen”

Neil Young announces new live album – Listen

Neil Young has announced the release of a new live album from his archives, called ‘Tuscaloosa’. The album was originally recorded on February 5th, 1973 at the University of Alabama, and heralds from a particular Neil Young tour with his backing band the Stray Gators, which was subsequently documented on his ‘Time Fades Away’ record. You can hear the track ‘Don’t Be Denied’ from it below, all eight minutes of it, along with the track listing. The album comes out June 7th. Continue reading “Neil Young announces new live album – Listen”

Neil Young to record new album with Crazy Horse

News from Rolling Stone this morning that Neil Young has announced that he’ll be recording a new studio album with Crazy Horse “in the near future” which will be their first new album since 2012’s ‘Psychedelic Pill’. New of the new album came via Young himself who broke it on his Neil Young Archives website in a response to a fan’s letter enquiring after his future recording plans. Young replied: “Crazy Horse is about to enter the studio with 11 new ones.” Continue reading “Neil Young to record new album with Crazy Horse”

Interview: Phil Lee on how he finally saddled up with Crazy Horse

It’s taken a hell of a long time for Phil Lee to get in the saddle and corral his Crazy Horse buddies, Ralph Molina and Billy Talbot, into the studio to record an album with him. His online notes for his 2013 album ‘The Fall And Further Decline Of The Mighty King Of Love’ state, “This was to be the album I was going to make with Ralph and Billy of Crazy Horse. We had a couple of great rehearsals and could’ve done it if we had a mobile unit in Ralph’s garage. Logistics didn’t help as they live in California. Continue reading “Interview: Phil Lee on how he finally saddled up with Crazy Horse”

BST Hyde Park announces Dylan and Neil Young as first headliners

We have to refer to Neil by his full name in case any of you think you’re buying tickets to Will Young and end up bitterly disappointed. Evil multiconglomerate Barclaycard has announced its first two headliners for its British Summer Time Hyde Park events for 2019 – and they’re both playing the same night which could make getting hold of tickets interesting – no less than Bob Dylan and  Neil Young are joint headliners.  Continue reading “BST Hyde Park announces Dylan and Neil Young as first headliners”

Neil Young’s home is lost to Californian fires

Neil Young has been raging against Donald Trump again following his response to the Californian fires also raging at the moment, and given that his own home has now apparently been destroyed he’s understandably not a happy man. Billboard have reported: “The Canadian rock legend broke the sad new with a post on the Neil Young Archives, in which he blasted Donald Trump’s reluctance to act on climate change and for the president’s steadfast denial of scientific evidence.  Continue reading “Neil Young’s home is lost to Californian fires”

Neil Young bids Facebook farewell (for now)

Spin are reporting today that Neil Young has announced a personal exodus so he can spend more time with his online archive which he’s been busy updating over the last six months at NeilYoungArchives.com. They report: “In a new post on Facebook, the songwriter says that he will be leaving the platform to focus on expanding Neil Young Archives, which he here calls “a giant time machine cabinet” filled with “albums and tracks, bits and pieces, manuscripts and art, film and video.” Continue reading “Neil Young bids Facebook farewell (for now)”

New Neil Young film “Paradox” available to stream on Netflix in UK

Yes Neil Young fans, you can not only stream the soundtrack to the “fantasy western musical” (if those three words don’t strike horror into your heart then they should) but there were newspaper adverts over the weekend promoting his new collaboration with Daryl Hannah ‘Paradox’ being shown on Netflix in these here parts now. The Guardian wasn’t exactly glowing about it, giving it 2 stars, but the write up at least sounds like it’s worth a watch:  Continue reading “New Neil Young film “Paradox” available to stream on Netflix in UK”

Stream the new Neil Young album “Paradox”

Which was also the name of a Liverpool nightclub from the 90s (Paradox that is, not Neil Young – although what a great name for a nightclub).  Stereogum are reporting this morning that hot on the heels of ‘The Visitor’, Neil Young’s latest album with Promise Of The Real as his backing band, he’s now he’s releasing another album, ‘Paradox’, once again backed by Promise Of The Real along with Jim Keltner, Paul Bushnell, and Joe Yankee and a whole orchestra. Continue reading “Stream the new Neil Young album “Paradox””