The media churn around the archival release of Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s new live box set, invites backlash from the uninitiated, who could perceive this as yet another sad attempt for over-the-hill musicians and audiences to recapture their glory days by strip mining the musical past in a way that only serves to showcase the old weeds in a brand new pipe. As if that were a bad thing.
Posted on July 6, 2014 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments
If not for the Who, Simon Townsend wouldn't be here, nor would we. Even so, this 53-year-old singer presented an evening's worth of original, acoustically played songs that have little to do with the Fatherband, although some of them would be at home in the large format. (If the Who provided the onramp to Townsend-the-Younger's music, the road itself is his own.)
As an ancillary member of the Who, Townsend is one of four on stage who is not Roger Daltrey or his brother Pete,…Continue
Posted on April 28, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments
Neil Young’s Pono Music format is in the middle of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign, raising nearly $3 million and exceeding the $800,000 goal in the first two days. Accordingly, all of the really cool incentives are already gone.
It’s hard not to get excited about this format that blends vinyl's superior sound quality and the iTunes'…Continue
Posted on March 14, 2014 at 7:00am — 32 Comments
BREAKING NEWS— On April 1 ABCKO records will release Herman’s Hermits: The American Albums, an eight-CD box set that replicates all of the band’s LPS as released in the United States from 1965 to 1969, complete with original liner notes and, considering the expected audience demographics, a custom magnifying glass.
This could actually happen. While there is a resurgence in vinyl and a continuing interest in 1960s releases, replicating them on…Continue
Posted on February 26, 2014 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments