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July 15, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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July 16: 40 year anniversary for On The Beach by Neil Young

“Good album. One side of it particularly—the side with ‘Ambulance Blues’, ‘Motion Pictures’ and ‘On the Beach’ — it’s out there. It’s a great take.” ~Neil Young The second in Neil’s ditch trilogy, On the Beach was also disavowed by … Continue reading

June 28, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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June 28: Gillian Welch released The Harrow & The Harvest in 2011 – 3 years ago

The Harrow & the Harvest is stunning for its intimacy, its lack of studio artifice, its warmth and its timeless, if hard won, songcraft. ~Thom Jurek (allmusic.com) The Harrow & The Harvest is simply one of the richest, most expansive … Continue reading

June 27, 2014
by Hallgeir Olsen
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June 27: Muddy Waters Rollin Stone The Golden Anniversary Collection was released in 2000

This is powerful music and belongs in any serious music fan’s library. You can’t own too much Muddy Waters. And even if you bought the Chess Box Set, only a third of these tracks were included. ESSENTIAL ~Steve Vrana (amazon.com … Continue reading

June 20, 2014
by Egil
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Today: Neil Young released “Tonight’s the Night” in 1975

“The record chronicles the post-hippie, post-Vietnam demise of counterculture idealism, and a generation’s long, slow trickle down the drain through drugs, violence, and twisted sexuality. This is Young’s only conceptually cohesive record, and it’s a great one.” ~Dave Marsh (The … Continue reading

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