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Genre pick of the week Cover of Dancing Dimensions by Ural Thomas & The Pain.

Ural Thomas & The Pain

Dancing Dimensions

    Though Ural Thomas is universally recognized as one of the most exciting singers remaining from the original soul era, and an active musical institution for over sixty years, his band, all decades younger, are treated as equals. The Pain are no backing band - but rather a well-oiled tightly knit musical aggregation that have spent the last eight years with Thomas developing a unique sound of their own. 

    The relationship extends beyond the stage and the studio and the practice room. On a given night you may witness the octogenarian soul journeyman turning up at the club with a crew one-third his age at midnight. If you don't recognize him, he's the sharp-dressed man with the charismatic grin out on the floor cutting a rug long after the young folks went home. This love of life and crossgenerational relationship is the essence of Ural Thomas & The Pain. 

    Despite the usual COVID-19 obstacles, Ural Thomas and The Pain finally completed their much-anticipated third album, ‘Dancing Dimensions’. While exploring everything from sweet Chicago soul to airy West Coast psychedelia to Sly funk, their latest collection retains the distinctive sound the band organically developed over years of relentless work.

    TRACK LISTING

    1. Dancing Dimensions
    2. Heaven
    3. Do You Remember The
    4. Times We Had?
    5. First Dimension
    6. Apple Pie (Oh Me Oh My)
    7. Ol Safiya
    8. El Eey Em Eh
    9. Gimme Some Ice Cream
    10. Second Dimension
    11. My Favourite Song
    12. Third Dimension
    13. Hung Up On My Dream
    14. Promises
    15. If It Wasn't For Love

    David Bowie

    1. Outside (The Nathan Adler Diaries: A Hyper Cycle) - 2022 Reissue

      The twentieth album by David Bowie, originally released in 1995. The album saw Bowie hook up with producer Brian Eno once again, creating a diverse and experimental album incorporating art rock, jazz, ambient, industrial and electronica. Inspired by Twin Peaks as well as outsider art and artists, the album has a concept following detective Nathan Adler's murder investigation in world where art crimes and concept muggings happen.

      TRACK LISTING

      Leon Takes Us Outside
      Outside
      The Hearts Filthy Lesson
      A Small Plot Of Land
      Baby Grace (A Horrid Cassette)" (segue)
      Hallo Spaceboy
      The Motel
      I Have Not Been To Oxford Town
      No Control
      Algeria Touchshriek (segue)
      The Voyeur Of Utter Destruction (as Beauty)
      Ramona A. Stone/I Am With Name (segue)
      Wishful Beginnings
      We Prick You
      Nathan Adler (segue)
      I'm Deranged
      Thru' These Architects Eyes
      Nathan Adler (segue)
      Strangers When We Meet

      David Bowie

      Black Tie White Noise - 2022 Reissue

        "Black Tie White Noise" can now be seen as the album that helped David Bowie rediscover the inspiration of his earlier career and redefine his future one. After the abortive mismatch that was the Tin Machine this 1993 album was a breath of sophisticated, white-soul funk. Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bowie's co conspirator /partner in crime Reeves Gabrels gave an urgency and focus to the recording sessions and Bowie rose to the occassion by producing some of his best music of the 90s.

        TRACK LISTING

        The Wedding
        You've Been Around
        I Feel Free
        Black Tie White Noise (featuring Al B. Sure!)
        Jump They Say
        Nite Flights
        Pallas Athena
        Miracle Goodnight
        Don't Let Me Down & Down
        Looking For Lester
        I Know It's Gonna Happen Someday
        The Wedding Song

        David Bowie

        Earthling - 2022 Reissue

          'Earthling' was the 20th studio album by David Bowie, released in February 1997. The album showcases an electronica-influenced sound partly inspired by the industrial and drum & bass culture of the 1990s like Prodigy and Underworld. This was the first album Bowie self-produced since 1974. Recorded in just two and a half weeks right after returning from the 'Outside'  tour, the album is a snapshot of what Bowie was going through musically at the time. Making extensive use of sampling their own material on high BPMs, the album was the first Bowie album to be recorded digitally.

          TRACK LISTING

          Little Wonder
          Looking For Satellites
          Battle For Britain (The Letter)
          Seven Years In Tibet
          Dead Man Walking
          Telling Lies
          The Last Thing You Should Do
          I'm Afraid Of Americans
          Law (Earthlings On Fire)

          David Bowie

          Hours… - 2022 Reissue

            ‘Hours...’ is the 21st studio album by David Bowie, released in 1999. It was the first complete album by a major artist available to download over the Internet, preceding the physical release by two weeks.

            A lot of the material that ended up on ‘Hours...’ was originally used, in alternate versions, for the video game Omikron: The Nomad Soul, which also featured two characters based on Bowie, as well as one on his wife Iman, one on ‘Hours...’ collaborator Reeves Gabrels, and one on bassist Gail Ann Dorsey.

            TRACK LISTING

            Thursday's Child
            Something In The Air
            Survive
            If I'm Dreaming My Life
            Seven
            What's Really Happening?
            The Pretty Things Are Going To Hell
            New Angels Of Promise
            Brilliant Adventure
            The Dreamers

            David Bowie

            The Buddha Of Suburbia - 2022 Reissue

              David Bowie's full-album soundtrack loosely related to a BBC TV serialisation of Hanif Kureishi's novel 'The Buddha of Suburbia' has always been one of the hidden gems of his vast and celebrated back catalogue. While only the title track actually made it into the series, the finished album was a smorgasbord of jazz, ambient and experimental influences incorporated into a wider pop and rock aesthetic.

              TRACK LISTING

              Buddha Of Suburbia
              Sex And The Church
              South Horizon
              The Mysteries
              Bleed Like A Craze, Dad
              Strangers When We Meet
              Dead Against It
              Untitled No. 1
              Ian Fish, U.K. Heir
              Buddha Of Suburbia (featuring Lenny Kravitz On Guitar)

              David Bowie

              Toy - 2022 Reissue

                'Toy' is a posthumously released album from David Bowie. Recorded in mid-2000 in New York with members of his touring band, with a mixture of new and unreleased old material rehearsed quickly for the purposes of what would have been a surprise album, it was shelved by Virgin/EMI, an act leading to Bowie's departure from the label.

                TRACK LISTING

                I Dig Everything
                You've Got A Habit Of Leaving
                The London Boys
                Karma Man
                Conversation Piece
                Shadow Man
                Let Me Sleep Beside You
                Hole In The Ground
                Baby Loves That Way
                Can't Help Thinking About Me
                Silly Boy Blue
                Toy (Your Turn To Drive) 

                Craig Finn

                A Legacy Of Rentals

                  Best known as the singer of the Hold Steady, Craig Finn is a Minnesota-bred singer, songwriter, and guitarist based out of New York City. Combining literary influences like Jack Kerouac and John Berryman with the musical influences of Bruce Springsteen and fellow Minnesotan Paul Westerberg, Finn's highly descriptive lyrical style has a strong focus on narrative, crafting whole worlds for the people in his songs to exist within.

                  'A Legacy of Rental's', the 6th solo record from Finn, was produced by Josh Kaufman and recorded by D. James Goodwin at The Clubhouse recording studio. Compared to past solo releases, this new collection was recorded with the help of a 14-piece string section including violins, violas and cellos, instead of the usually horn-heavy sounds that Craig and The Hold Steady are known for. The themes of the record explore memory -- how we remember our loved ones, the places in our lives that have changed, and recent events that are part of our pasts.

                  TRACK LISTING

                  1. Messing With The Settings
                  2. The Amarillo Kid
                  3. Birthdays
                  4. The Year We Fell Behind
                  5. Due To Depart
                  6. Curtis & Shepard
                  7. Never Any Horses
                  8. Jessamine
                  9. A Break From The Barrage
                  10. This Is What It Looks Like

                  Bobbie Gentry

                  The Girl From Chickasaw County - The Complete

                    Bobbie is notable as one of the first female country artists to compose and produce her own material. During her five-year tenure at Capitol, she penned at least two songs that have become certified classics, ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ and ‘Fancy’, among dozens of original compositions.

                    Bobbie released eight Capitol albums in total, heralded by the smash hit debut ‘Ode to Billie Joe’ (Which displaced Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band from the top of the charts in the US). Delta Sweete, her third, is another highlight. MOJO magazine listed it in their top 500 greatest albums of all time and memorably described her as the ‘JD Salinger of rock n roll.’

                    Bobbie also teamed up with Glen Campbell later that year (1968) for album of duets that earned her another gold record and spawned three hit singles, including a cover of the Everly Brothers’ hit ‘All I Have to Do Is Dream’, which rose to No. 3 on the U.K. and No. 27 on the Billboard Hot 100. The pair also toured briefly together and performed on a number of American and British television programs and specials.

                    Bobbie enjoyed four UK hits, with ‘I’ll Never Fall in Love Again’ topping the charts in 1969. In the USA, she notched 11 hits and was nominated for a Grammy for album Fancy, which was largely produced by Rick Hall in Muscle Shoals

                    Bobbie had her own BBC show for 3 seasons, hosting the programmes, performing her own material and introducing guests such as Elton John, James Taylor and, Donovan. She also headlined her nightclub in Vegas.

                    She quit the scene over 40 years ago (1978), and unlike everyone who returns, she has stayed out of sight. She remains one of the few genuine mysteries of popular music. Because she was so popular (No.1 singles/Albums, BBC TV series, Vegas residency) her abilities as a writer, producer and arranger were too often overlooked, she paved the way for Joni Mitchell and Carly Simon. Bobbie’s songs continue to influence a new generation of artists like Cheryl Crow, Beth Orton, Lucinda Williams and Roseanne Cash all of whom have cited her as an influence and covered her songs.

                    In 2018 UMC released Capitol years boxset consisted of 8CDs, this is the first ever large-scale retrospective containing the first UK reissues of her albums in their entirety – supplemented by 76 previously unreleased demos, outtakes and alternate takes from all Bobbie’s Capitol albums. Included are beautiful acoustic demos of songs like Refractions, Courtyard and Seasons Come Seasons Go, alternate takes of Sunday Best, Sweet Peony and Benjamin, and previously unheard originals like Morning to Midnight, and Joanne. In addition, Bobbie recorded some great cover versions that never saw the light of day including Conspiracy of Homer Jones by Dallas Frazier, Spinning Wheel by Blood Sweat and Tears, Salome Smith and her amazing dancing bear by Randy Newman, and blues songs like Seventh Son by Willie Dixon. One of the selling points of the set is a previously unreleased album of jazz cover versions including intimate mostly acoustic interpretations of songs including Irving Berlin’s Suppertime, Billie Holidays God Bless the Child (play from start) and Since I Fell for You by Buddy Johnson. This change of direction was abandoned in favour of the blue-eyed soul of the Touch em With Love LP, making these recordings a unique document of Bobbie as we have never heard her before. Also included are selections from Bobbie’s three BBC tv series including live versions of her well-known tracks Ode to Billie Joe and Mississippi Delta as well as songs Bobbie never recorded in the studio like The Beatles’ Mother Nature’s Son and Harry Nilsson’ Open your Window. All the audio has been mastered from the original tapes. These to include many rare and never before seen images of Bobbie, images from photo shoots, out takes, performing and touring. These releases will feature an exclusive illustration provided by fashion illustrator David Downton.

                    These new formats (2CD / 2LP) are cut down versions of the boxset and feature a selection of the unreleased bonus material from the 8CD package, including an alternate take of Sunday Best, demo of Hurry, Tuesday Child, Mississippi Delta alternate version and many more. The CD will have a 38 page book, the LP will have a 12”12” insert with a selection of images used in the boxset and sleeve notes.

                    TRACK LISTING

                    2CD
                    CD 1
                    Ode To Billie Joe
                    I Saw An Angel Die
                    Chickasaw County Child
                    Sunday Best [alternate Take]
                    Hurry, Tuesday Child [demo]
                    Niki Hokey / Barefootin’ [Live On The BBC]
                    Mississippi Delta [alternate Version]
                    The Seventh Son [Band Version]
                    Okolona River Bottom Band
                    Mornin' Glory
                    Jessye' Lisabeth
                    Refractions
                    Courtyard
                    Feelin’ Good [demo]
                    Sweete Peony [alternate Version]
                    Casket Vignette
                    Recollection
                    Eleanor Rigby
                    Sittin’ Pretty
                    Hushabye Mountain
                    The Conspiracy Of Homer Jones
                    Sunday Mornin' [alternate Version]
                    Let It Be Me (duet With Glen Campbell) [without Strings]
                    CD 2
                    Suppertime
                    God Bless The Child
                    This Girl’s In Love With You
                    Touch 'Em With Love [stereo Version]
                    Greyhound Goin' Somewhere
                    Seasons Come, Seasons Go [demo]
                    Glory Hallelujah, How They'll Sing [alternate Take]
                    Fancy
                    Find 'Em, Fool 'Em And Forget 'Em
                    He Made A Woman Out Of Me
                    Rainmaker
                    Circle ‘Round The Sun
                    Apartment 21 [Stereo 7” Version]
                    Billy The Kid [Live On The BBC]
                    Benjamin
                    But I Can't Get Back
                    Belinda [acoustic Version]
                    Mean Stepmama Blues
                    Lookin' In
                    Smoke
                    Joanne
                    You And Me Together
                    The Girl From Cincinnati

                    2LP
                    LP 1 - SIDE A
                    Ode To Billie Joe
                    Chickasaw County Child
                    Hurry, Tuesday Child [demo]
                    Sunday Best [alternate Take]
                    Mississippi Delta [alternate Version]
                    Okolona River Bottom Band
                    Refractions
                    Courtyard
                    LP 1 - SIDE B
                    Mornin' Glory
                    Sweete Peony [alternate Version]
                    Casket Vignette
                    Recollection
                    Sittin’ Pretty
                    Hushabye Mountain
                    Conspiracy Of Homer Jones
                    Sunday Mornin' [alternate Version]
                    Let It Be Me (duet With Glen Campbell) [without Strings]
                    LP 2 - SIDE C
                    God Bless The Child
                    This Girl’s In Love With You
                    Touch 'Em With Love [stereo Version]
                    Seasons Come, Seasons Go [demo]
                    Glory Hallelujah, How They'll Sing [alternate Take]
                    Fancy
                    He Made A Woman Out Of Me
                    Rainmaker
                    Circle ‘Round The Sun
                    LP 2 - SIDE D
                    Apartment 21 [Stereo Version]
                    Benjamin
                    But I Can't Get Back
                    Lookin' In
                    Smoke
                    Joanne
                    The Girl From Cincinnati

                    Psychedelic Porn Crumpets

                    Night Gnomes

                      Within 11 seconds of clicking “play” on “Lava Lamp Pisco” it’s instantly apparent why Night Gnomes, the latest album from Psychedelic Porn Crumpets might be their greatest offering yet. The track is a riffy monster that delivers a much-welcome Black Sabbath-style slap to the head. It’s big, shiny, sleek and irresistible. It’s Psychedelic Porn Crumpets giving their best and Jack McEwan the band’s fearless leader has the battle scars from the four-second harmonica solo to prove it. “I hadn’t blown the harmonica in five years. It was just sitting on my desk,” he recalls. “The first thing I did was suck in all this dust, and I couldn’t talk for like a day. Afterwards, the rest of the band was like, ‘You have to scrap that. It’s so cheesy.’ Anyone under 30 hates it, but it has the dad-rock vibe, so I kept it in.”

                      That devil-may-care spirit is present on each and every song on Night Gnomes. With guitarist Luke Parish, drummer Danny Caddy, bassist Wayon Billondana and multi-instrumentalist Chris Young by his side, McEwan bunkered down in his home studio, creating a sonic pastiche that almost sounds like turning the dial on a temperamental old radio every few minutes. “A lot of these songs are structured from the beginning, but then we add another part towards the end to really keep it interesting, even if it’s just for ourselves,” he says of the project, which was recorded at McEwan’s home studio in and around Perth. “Like on Fleet Foxes’ “Helplessness Blues,” every song has an ending that is completely different than the first part. That was the idea here.” Hence, distorted synths giving way to and then enveloping the lighter-waving riffage on opener “Terminus, The Creator,” a magnificent string section suddenly appearing on the nostalgic acoustic folk ditty “Dread and Butter” and a dizzying array of sounds linking arms on the title track, which imagines the proverbial creatures frolicking around a campfire in some far-off, mystical forest. “It feels jolly, but it’s also kind of terrifying and disturbing. My girlfriend told me she couldn’t listen to that song,” McEwan says of “Night Gnomes,” adding, “I’ve always liked how some Beatles songs just come out of nowhere, like “Mean Mr. Mustard.” This is our own little jingle that doesn’t fit with anything else on the record.”

                      On “Bubblegum Infinity,” the Crumpets waded through nearly 50 different variations of the track before a Eureka moment during a rehearsal jam session revealed its final structure. The song itself wound up as a commentary on the often rudderless nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and “taking comfort in the fact that nobody had a clue what was going on,” according to McEwan. “The song used to open with a huge riff that was sidechained to the kick drum so it sounded like it was thumping, but then that's how every Crumpets song starts. I swapped the heavy guitars for acoustics, which made it feel way stronger, both dynamically and sonically. It felt like we'd uncovered the clutter which guides the song to build into that chorus and not give anything away beforehand.”

                      McEwan is particularly proud of the dreamy “Sherbert Straws,” which he says “actually has some dynamics in it rather than having nine elements in the same spectrum as my vocals that I’m trying to constantly mix in and out of the track.” The song descends from the proud lineage of Australasian rock acts such as Tame Impala and Unknown Mortal Orchestra to whom McEwan professes devotion. “When we formed back in 2015, we marveled at how these awesome bands from around here could self-release music on vinyl and create their own stories. There wasn’t any waiting for labels to come knocking. It was all DIY and we loved that concept. We’re still holding right onto those coattails and we’re getting dragged as far as we can,” he jokes. For all of its varied vibes, the album never skimps on massive rockers sure to delight Psychedelic Porn Crumpets fans across the world in 2022. “Acid Dent” thrashes with abandon, but actually offers a slight concession to advancing age. “When we were younger, we were carefree and living tall, “McEwan says. “You get home with a handful of stuff in your pocket from whatever festival and just munch all of it, until you wake up in the morning so scattered. If we kept carrying on this way, we’d wind up in mental institutions by 35. So this is a nice little story about slowing down a bit.”

                      “Bob Holiday” pays homage to classic riffs McEwan remembers from his youth, like Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way?” “We’ve been trying to emulate that sound forever,” says McEwan, who also played in a Rage Against The Machine cover band when he was younger. “I also thought ‘Bob Holiday’ was a really strong name — like, if you were called that, you’d be able to do anything.”

                      The album comes full circle with the one-two closing punch of the instrumental “In Dreams, Out” and “Slinky/ Holy Water,” touching again on the thumping drums, acoustic guitar flourishes, washes of sound and strange noises introduced on the opening track. With the pandemic having provided McEwan the chance to “get my life together and get healthy,” not to mention move 200 meters from his favorite pub, he and his bandmates will soon be onto their next musical adventure. But exploring the undiscovered territory of Night Gnomes has already made a major impact on its creators.

                      “I have no idea what I’m doing half the time,” McEwan says. “It’s like, plug in, record. Why does this sound like shit but this other thing works? I needed five albums to get to this point of revealing some golden nuggets of information about dynamics, production and exploring new sounds. Everyone finds fault in their own work, but that’s probably what makes us want to keep creating.”

                      TRACK LISTING

                      1. Terminus, The Creator
                      2. Lava Lamp Pisco
                      3. Dread & Butter
                      4. Bubblegum Infinity
                      5. Sherbet Straws
                      6. Night Gnomes
                      7. Bob Holiday
                      8. Microwave Dave
                      9. Acid Dent
                      10. In Dream, Out
                      11. Slinky / Holy Water

                      Third Man Books Present

                      Maggot Brain (Issue #9)

                        WE HAVE COLUMNS FOR YOU, by Lucy Sante (their first autobiographical writing for us, touching and brilliant); we have a tear-jerker of an advice column by Mimi Lipson; the tapes column is more succinct this time; the forgotten hip-hop column is on the enigmatic Son of Bazerk!; we revisit the roadside America column with a dinosaur theme because why not; we take a look at forgotten early Hawaiian music in the reissue column; we go into detail about why the mysterious Seymour Glass from Bananfish matters so much; and there’s a terrific first-person account of growing up in DC right when Fugazi hit and why that band was such a crucial signpost for misfits of all stripes at the time. Our columns alone are worth the price of admission, hah.

                        FEATURES

                        Raymond Pettibon: In a wide-ranging and sweet interview by Adam Woodhead Pettibon walks us through his entire career, and even makes economics sound interesting.

                        John Waters: We have a beautiful discussion on the merits of transgression in today’s climate by Feral House publisher and old friend Christina Ward.

                        Cheri Knight: The great Seattle-based scribe Dave Segal goes deep on this neglected experimental pop musician from Olympia in the '80s.

                        David Nance: Editor Mike McGonigal is fascinated by the way Nance manages to mix up tributes to other artists, and collaborations, with such deeply strong solo material.

                        Amy Ruhl:The cinematic visual artist is explored in depth by Chelsea Wolfe.

                        John Brannon: Check it out: we have the most epic and excellent career spanning photo packed feature by Brannon’s longtime photographer Doug Coombe.

                        Melvins photo tour diary: Entirely by Buzz Osbourne, photos and words -- this is like a dozen pages and so and taken just months ago. It’s really rad, all shot on their first tour in forever!

                        Lidia Yuknavitch: Alex Behr turned in a brilliant interview with the cult writer.

                        Kan Mikami: The Japanese outsider blues-folk musician and actor is interviewed by the LA-based saxophone player and composer Patrick Shiroishi

                        The Willies: And here we have thanks to Tyler Wilcox the most Maggot Brain type article, a big in-depth, lyrical feature on the Feelies ambient offshoot who have never been written on in-depth. The band’s connection to Downtown minimalism has never been written on this way, and basically you will for the first time understand how the band morphed from the first record into the second, and at least part of why there was so much time in between. We’re not worthy!

                        Sarah Elizabeth Schantz: We have some brilliant and timely fiction that deals with gun violence by this great writer.

                        Doorman Memories: Tim Abbondelo delivers a poignant set of memories (in the style of Joe Brainard’s celebrated long poem I Remember) on his days as the doorman to a midsize indie venue.

                        Windhand

                        Levitation Sessions

                          The live album from Windhand's show on Levitation Sessions. The Richmond, VA based quartet has quickly risen to the top of the heavy rock music scene, with their genre-defying take on doom and psychedelia. Perhaps the perfect soundtrack to these dystopian times.

                          “It was great to get together with the band after so many months apart, to plug in all the gear and let the demons loose once again. For a moment there it almost felt like being back on the road. We got to work with our old friends like Jonathan Kassalow (lighting and organ), and frequent music video collaborator Jordan Vance. They pulled it all together and made the show a heavy visual experience to pair with the audio which was recorded and mixed by our live sound engineer, Chris Moore. We look forward to seeing you on the road sometime soon at a real show, but this is as close as we'll get for now. Hope y'all enjoy.” - Dorthia, Garrett, Parker, and Ryan

                          Windhand is one of the key artists in the resurgence of heavy music, and in a scene teeming with great bands inspired by Black Sabbath, Pentagram, Sleep and Electric Wizard, Windhand stands apart due to their mastery of the craft and the stunning vocals of singer Dorthia Cottrell.

                          TRACK LISTING

                          DISC 1
                          SIDE A

                          1. Old Evil
                          2. Diablerie
                          SIDE B
                          1. First To Die
                          2. Forest Clouds

                          DISC 2
                          SIDE C

                          1. Three Sisters
                          2. Grey Garden
                          SIDE D
                          1. Orchard
                          2. Cassock

                          Neil Young + Promise Of The Real

                          Noise & Flowers

                            ‘Noise & Flowers’ documents a 9-date tour that began just two weeks after Young’s lifetime friend and manager of more than 50 years, Elliot Roberts, passed away at the age of 76. Performing alongside a photograph of Roberts taped to his road case, Young approached each show as a celebratory memorial service to honour his late friend. It’s a trek the legendary singer/songwriter describes as “wondrous.”

                            In the album’s liner notes, Young says, “Playing in his memory [made it] one of the most special tours ever. We hit the road and took his great spirit with us into every song. This music belongs to no one. It’s in the air. Every note was played for music’s great friend, Elliot.”

                            In paying tribute to the manager who guided Young’s career for over a half-century, ‘Noise & Flowers’ explores all corners of his vast discography. It balances all-timer anthems (‘Mr. Soul’, ‘Helpless’, ‘Rockin’ in the Free World’) with rarely aired ‘70s deep cuts (‘Field of Opportunity’, ‘On the Beach’) and ’90s gems (‘From Hank to Hendrix’, ‘Throw Your Hatred Down’). His frequent backing band since 2015, Promise of the Real effectively bridges the extremes in Young’s sound, infusing his raging rockers and country serenades with their casual brilliance and telepathic intuition.

                            The companion film (directed by Bernard Shakey and dhlovelife) emphasizes both the intimacy and ecstasy of these performances.

                            ‘Noise & Flowers’ is entry No. PS 21 in the Neil Young Archives Performance Series of live releases – a special addition to a robust, and still-growing catalogue.

                            TRACK LISTING

                            Side A
                            01 Mr. Soul
                            02 Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
                            03 Helpless
                            04 Field Of Opportunity
                            05 Alabama
                            Side B
                            01 Throw Your Hatred Down
                            02 Rockin’ In The Free World
                            Side C
                            01 Comes A Time
                            02 From Hank To Hendrix
                            03 On The Beach
                            04 Are You Ready For The Country
                            Side D
                            01 I’ve Been Waiting For You
                            02 Winterlong
                            03 Fuckin’ Up

                            Various Artists

                            Surf Music - The Finest Selection Of 60s Surf Rock Music

                              Compilation of 60s surf tracks from California including tracks by The Beach Boys, Duane Eddy, The Fireballs, The Bel Airs, The Chantays, Santo & Johnny, and many others.

                              TRACK LISTING

                              A1. The Beach Boys - 409
                              A2. Dick Dale & His Del-Tones - Let's Go Trippin'
                              A3. The Bel Airs - Mr. Moto
                              A4. The Ventures - Perfidia
                              A5. The Chantays - Move It
                              A6. The Frogmen - Beware Below
                              A7. The Gamblers - LSD-25
                              A8. Link Wray & The Wraymen - Slinky
                              A9. The Mar-Kets - Surfer's Stomp
                              B1. Duane Eddy - Moovin' And Groovin'
                              B2. The Lively Ones - Crying Guitar
                              B3. The Surfmen - The Ghost Hop
                              B4. Sandy Nelson - Junior Jive
                              B5. The Fireballs - Bulldog
                              B6. The Tornadoes - Moon Dawg
                              B7. Santo & Johnny - Pineapple Princess
                              B8. The Frantics - Werewolf
                              B9. The Revels - Intoxica


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