Categories
Classic Albums

CA34 Neil Young – After the Gold Rush

Sweet Ham Alabama(!) it’s a new Classic Album podcast and on this particular episode, Remfry goes in deep on his oldest album covered on Classic Albums thus far, 1970’s After the Gold Rush, the third full-length studio ‘solo’ album by Canadian / American musician Neil Young. It is one of four high-profile albums released by each of the members of folk rock collective Crosby, Stills Nash & Young in the wake of their chart-topping 1970 album Deja Vu. The album consists mainly of country folk music, along with the rocking “Southern Man”, inspired by the unproduced Dean Stockwell-Herb Bermann screenplay After the Gold Rush.

Remfry and Steve go through all 11 songs from the album individually as well as discussing the long lost screenplay that two of the songs from this album were inspired by. We also discuss Young’s history in bands before this album, the Skynrd/Young ‘feud’ and esoteric lyrics to the title track that have stumped fans for the past 50 years. Neil Young is an absolutely phenomenal talent, and this 2-and-a-half hour deep dive into one of his best works will tell you why.

Available over on patreon.com/riotactpodcast.

Categories
Riot Act

66 – Signed, Sealed and Delivered (by Morrissey)

On this week’s show, Steve and Remfry review new releases by Swans, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Stake, Une Misère and Frail Body. Plus the boys talk about the new Bloodstock announcement and Morrissey selling albums by the likes of David Bowie, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Patti Smith and Lou Reed for $300 a pop … but they’re signed by Morrissey so, you know …. worth it!

Listen: iTunes / Spotify / Soundcloud

Categories
Riot Act

48 – Bland Metalcore Is Not The Future

Remfry’s back this week to talk about the ridiculous amount of shows he managed to see whilst yo-yoing across Europe including Cult Leader / Birds In Row / Coilguns (London) Dead Kennedys & Haggard Cat (Czech Republic) Bokassa, Ghost & Metallica (kinda London) Nick Cave (definitely London) and Tool (Amsterdam). Phew! Oh and Steve saw Hatebreed… 

Album reviews come courtesy of The Boss Bruce Springsteen’s 19th album Western Stars and The Raconteurs Help Us Stranger and this week’s trade-off comes courtesy of Neil Young’s Mirrorball and Steve’s 16th favourite album of all time, The Paperchase’s Hold The Kitchen Knives

Listen: iTunes / Spotify / Soundcloud