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Not Forgotten: Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Ragged Glory

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Not Forgotten: Neil Young – After the Gold Rush

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Not Forgotten: Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers – Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers

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WITH their first album since 2017’s The Mercy Works out yesterday, Casper Skulls have shared a video for the mysterious and evocative roots rock of “Ouija”, which sees them connect to the infinite in well-wrought melody, A slight step away from the tenebrous and thundery aesthetic of their previous work, and finding some common sonic …

NIGH on thirty years now into their recording career – yep, Back To The Grotto came out waay back now, in ’92 – California’s country rockers The Mother Hips have just released their first cover in that entire ten, soon-to-be 11-album canon. It’s here for you now; it also features on the new set, Glowing …

LOUIEN we touched base with just a matter of days back, in an ensemble sense, when she lined up alongside Siv Jakobsen and The Northern Belle for the Nordicana loveliness of “No Rush”, bringing three-part harmonies to a chiming beauty of a tune reminding us to take care of each other. Now Miranda Solberg (for …

It had been a long time coming. Neil Young had last reached one of his irregular artistic peaks in 1979 with Rust Never Sleeps, but throughout the next decade he seemed to go into free-fall, until he recorded the Eldorado EP which stopped the rot and followed it up with the fair to middling Freedom. …

Always knowingly wilful, Neil Young has never been an easy musician to pin down. Having cut his teeth with Buffalo Springfield, his solo career started off with a solid enough debut of relatively standard singer-songwriter fare, a style he almost immeadiately ditched in favour of hooking up with half of garage band The Rockets, renaming …

I don’t know if it’s about getting older and wanting to ensure that I spend my time only listening to what I really like, or just a shorter attention span. Thing is, I’ve not got as much space to allow music to settle.  Maybe that’s unfair.  That’s just how it is, though. Ok ? So if …

The first thing that strikes you about Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers ’ debut album is how rough it sounds compared to the slick and streamlined made-for American roadtrips that their reputation has hung upon. With this in mind it’s perhaps not surprising that they were initially mistakenly considered to be part of the punk …

The Band are an acts whose heavyweight reputation promises far more than it actually delivers. For all the revisionist history since, in truth they only released two truly world class albums, Music From Big Pink and their eponymous second. That said, those two albums are probably responsible for influencing more Americana acts than anyone else …

This is good-time music. It’s got everything that you need: bendy, blues- and rock’n’roll-infused guitars, confident  brass, an unobtrusive but muscular rhythm section, a strong and soulful vocalist, and a good understanding of how to write coherent, tuneful, ass-shaking, country rock. This five-piece, who have been together for around a decade, hail from Port Angeles, …