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Neil Young – Le Noise (Update)

The new Neil Young album Le Noise, was released yesterday.  Young and producer Daniel Lanois recorded the album in a Los Angeles mansion earlier this year. 

An angry folk album at heart, it braces Young’s stalwart folk-rock songs against a barrage of whirligig sounds usually better suited to emerging electro bands from Brooklyn.

Some though may find this unlistenable whilst others may regard it as another classic epic such is how Young’s music can divide the positive is that he can never be described as boring or even conventional.

Thus the songs and the recording process have some of Neil’s usual weirdness: He only recorded on nights when there was a full moon and brought out his big white electric Gretsch guitar, which was used to record some of his most famous records in the late ’60s and early ’70s.

In summary Le Noise demands more effort than some listeners might be willing to put in, but at its best, it repays that effort pretty handsomely. In that sense at least, it pretty much sums up Neil Young’s entire career.

To buy the music of Neil Young click HERE

September 28, 2010 Posted by | New Releases, Video | | Leave a comment

Black Country Communion

Black Country Communion, originally Black Country until copyright issues forced the addition of Communion, are an English-American rock supergroup featuring Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham, Derek Sherinian, and Joe Bonamassa.

The band was originally conceived during a concert being held for Guitar Center in November 2009. Joe Bonamassa, who was performing, was asked by Guitar Center to invite several friends along, one of which was former Trapeze and Deep Purple singer/bassist Glenn Hughes. Hughes joined Bonamassa for several songs on stage, which was noticed by renowned producer Kevin Shirley, who had worked with Bonamassa before, on several of his solo albums.

Shirley approached Hughes and Bonamassa with the concept of making a studio album under a band moniker. Not long afterwards, drummer Jason Bonham was recruited into the band by Shirley. The concept of a power trio didn’t satisfy Bonamassa however, so Derek Sherinian, formerly of Dream Theater and Billy Idol’s backing band was asked to join.

Their debut album “Black Country” is now on release with the title track below for your enjoyment.

“Black Country” – Black Country Communion

Nice bass intro followed by Deep Purple/Rainbow/Led Zeppelin by numbers which ain’t neccesarily a bad thing, however, if I want to listen to classic rock then it’s back to the 70’s and the albums of my youth for me.

To buy the music of Black Country Communion click HERE

September 28, 2010 Posted by | New Music, New Releases | , , | Leave a comment


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