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MV & EE-Shotgun Willie(Willie Nelson cover)

Song Premiere: Steve Gunn, 'Milly's Garden'

They had me at new Steve Gunn!

Here is the trailer for the new Hiss Golden Messenger album. So today is off to a good start…

Natural Child-Derek’s Blues

An outburst of spastic guitar for a Monday morning.

The Band

—Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever

The Band-Loving You is Sweeter Than Ever

newspeedwayboogie made me think about Levon Helm as a drummer.  Levon is most known for his accent, voice, being an “Americana” icon and his subsequent deification.  What gets lost is the fact that he was a great drummer.  He cut his teeth on the Chitlin’ Circuit and studied at Berklee during the height of The Band.  For me, the first two Band albums exist on a higher plane.  You could even argue the second album is the greatest album ever.  The Band’s subsequent music was that of a crack, road band making really great rock ‘n roll.  Levon was the anchor of it all.

Neil Young

—Revolution blues

For me, this is the song that takes On the Beach in the dark direction the album is known for.  After Walk On and See the Sky About to Rain, Revolution Blues just pummels you.  The Danko/Helm rhythm section provides an almost bouncy counterbalance to Neil’s Manson inspired lyrics.  A brutal track indeed.


"we’ve got twenty five rifles just to keep the population down"

this song is brutal.

and it is awesome.

Neil’s On The Beach is the artist of the weekeend


Revolution Blues - Neil Young

Roky Erickson

—It's A Cold Night For Alligators

Roky Erickson-It’s A Cold Night For Alligators

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