PATTI SMITH Performs Goosebumps Version Of NEIL YOUNG’s ‘AFTER THE GOLD RUSH On Amercain TV

Last night legend PATTI SMITH sung a stripped-down version of Neil Young‘s 1970
classic song ‘After The Goldrush’ on American TV show ‘The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’. A genuine and heart-whole goosebumps performance that she started first with reciting a new poem.

Tune in and get touched by this iconic voice…

She was on the show to promote her
new memoir ‘Year Of The Monkey‘.
Here’s the interview she gave…

Part 1

Part 2

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5 Memorable Albums Turning 50 in 2020…

The best of the past

Here are 5 Memorable Albums, selected by
Turn Up The Volume, turning 50 in 2020!

1. ‘Funhouse’ by THE STOOGES

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2. ‘Loaded’ by THE VELVET UNDERGOUND

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3. ‘After The Gold Rush’ by NEIL YOUNG

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4. John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band by JOHN LENNON/PLASTIC ONO BAND

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5. ‘Moondance’ by VAN MORRISON

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5 Splendid Albums Turning 45 in 2020…

The best of the past

Here are 5 Splendid Albums, selected by
Turn Up The Volume, turning 45 in 2020!

1. ‘Tonight’s The Night‘ by NEIL YOUNG

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2. ‘Horses’ by PATTI SMITH

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3. ‘Blood On The Tracks‘ by BOB DYLAN

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4. ‘Physical Graffiti’ by LED ZEPPELIN

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5. ‘Fleetwood Mac’ by FLEETWOOD MAC

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NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE Share ‘MILKY WAY’ Track From New LP…

New sonic impulses

30 August 2019


(Photo by Darryl Hannah via Neil Young Archives)

Living legend NEIL YOUNG (73) teamed up with long-time Crazy Horse friends, bassist Billy Talbot (75), drummer Ralph Molina (74), and old pal, amazing guitarist Nils Lofgren (who played with Bruce Springsteen for several years), who, at 68, returned to recording with Young nearly 50 years after he began. The quartet locked themselves up in a studio
in the mountains of Telluride, Colorado last April. The result is a new album titled simply ‘COLORADO’. The 10-song LP will be out in October and a documentary about the LP’s creation, titled Mountaintop Sessions, will be released alongside it.

Here’s the lead single ‘MILKY WAY‘. A shadowy love song reminding me for some reasons of Young‘s 1975 pitch-black masterpiece Tonight’s The Night because of its ramshackle, basic, nostalgic and raw tone, yet here’s a spark of hope to feel free. Capture the mood here…

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FIVE INFLAMMABLE SUMMER BANGERS – Part 12…

Weekly series of five rolling ripsnorters to go bananas to this summer

A new week! Here are five legendary singer/songwriters turning up the temperature…

1. ‘I Don’t Wanna To Grow Up’ by TOM WAITS
(Album: Bone Machine – 1992)

2. ‘Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!’ by NICK CAVE & THE BAD SEEDS
(Album: Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! – 2008)

3. ‘Downtown’ by NEIL YOUNG
(Album: Mirror Ball – 1995)

4. ‘Baby Let Me Follow You Down’ by BOB DYLAN and THE BAND
(Album: The Last Waltz – original soundtrack 1978)

5. ‘Seventeen’ by SHARON VAN ETTEN
(Album: Remind Me Tomorrow – 2019)

All 60 Summer Bangers so far
collected here on Spotify

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See/hear you next week, music junkies…

NEIL YOUNG – 25 Years Ago His ‘SLEEPS WITH ANGELS’ Album Came Out…

15 August 2019

25 years ago, on 16 August 1994, living legend NEIL YOUNG released his 20th album ‘SLEEPS WITH ANGELS’. Although it was never officially confirmed we can assume that
the LP’s title referred to Kurt Cobain who committed suicide in April of the same year.
It was Young‘s seventh collaboration with Crazy Horse. An emotional, downhearted and gloomy longplayer, except for fierce rocker ‘Piece Of Crap‘, bringing his darker self like he exposed on his 1975 masterwork Tonight’s The Night back to mind again.

ALL MUSIC wrote: “The album thus has a tired, mournful feel that is both compelling and off-putting. Young had not investigated such forbidding territory since the days of ‘Tonight’s The Night’ and ‘On the Beach’, and ‘Sleeps With Angels’ is on a par with those often harrowing works.” Full review here.

Three highlights…

– MY HEART –

– PIECE OF CRAP –

– PRIME OF LIFE –

Album in full…

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NEIL YOUNG: Facebook – All Albums

NEIL YOUNG Released Darksome ‘ON THE BEACH’ Album 45 Years Ago…

15 July 1974

All time legend NEIL YOUNG released ON THE BEACH, his fifth longplayer, 45 years ago, on 16 July 1974. A darksome blues record inspired by troubled times, professionally and personally, for the iconic singer/songwriter. For the fans, like me, one of his most affecting achievements. Human, honest and wholehearted. Cutting songs, gripping vocals. Gloomy masterwork, captivating performances.

The world is turnin’,
I hope it don’t turn away

Rolling Stone said: “For many, many years, On the Beach was Neil Young’s great lost album. The LP didn’t generate a lot of heat when it came out in 1974, and Young didn’t release it on CD until 2003. Its absence from the marketplace turned it into somewhat of a mythical album, and those who dug it up in the pre-Internet days discovered an incredibly depressing album about the perils of fame. The opener ‘Walk On’ confronts Young’s critics, while the creepy ‘Revolution Blues’ is told from the perspective of a Charles Manson-like serial killer. Side two is a more serene affair. ‘Ambulance Blues’ and ‘On the Beach’ are two of the strongest songs Young has ever written, and two of the saddest.”

Album in full…

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NEIL YOUNG: Facebook – All Albums