In 1992, Bob Dylan was in one of his periodic creative slumps as a recording artist, and his live shows were already getting shaky. Perhaps the admiring musical cast assembled that year to mark the 30th anniversary of his first LP helped revitalize the songwriter that changed the direction of music? The 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration: Deluxe Edition has been releas...
Sigmund Snopek III is keeping good company these days. The
veteran Milwaukee recording artist is included with Frank Zappa, Yoko Ono, Neil
Young, Joni Mitchell, Sun Ra and James Brown in a fascinating examination of
late 20th-century music, Adventures in
Avant-Pop. Although author
Bryan Ferry is one of the outstanding figures to emerge from rock music in the 1970s and like old scotch whiskey, he has aged well. With Roxy Music and in his long solo career, Ferry created Pop Art statements more emotionally engaging than any picture hanging on a wall: his music envelopes listeners in a world of style, illusion, allusion and danger—and you can dance to it...
Although Stephen Stills sometimes seems overshadowed
by his frequent collaborator, Neil Young, the new four-disc career
retrospective offers ample reminders that Stills, a gifted and often
imaginative songwriter, was integral
There is pensive wandering into the past on this massive collection of
songs, moving smoothly through two discs in the CD version. Neil Young’s
artistry is at its height. “Twisted Road” contains revelatory lines that
At age 66, Neil Young is reaching an artistic zenith. Young recently released the album Americana with his longtime band Crazy Horse, and the end of this month will see yet another Crazy Horse album, Psychedelic Pill...
With his new “folk music” album Americana, a documentary film going into theaters this summer titled Journeys and his memoirs forthcoming this fall, it is impossible to dispute the prodigious artistry of Neil Young. Separating Young from...