Neil Young - Homegrown (June 19, 2020, at long last)

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deserves a thread of it's own

1. "Separate Ways" 3:33
2. "Try" 2:47
3. "Mexico" 1:40
4. "Love is a Rose" 2:16
5. "Homegrown" 2:47
6. "Florida" 2:58
7. "Kansas" 2:12
8. "We Don't Smoke It No More"
9. "White Line"
10. "Vacancy"
11. "Little Wing" 2:10
12. "Star of Bethlehem" 2:42

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5zxOWgCVbA

nostormo, Sunday, 17 May 2020 13:26 (one month ago) link

Lots of enthusiasm for "Try" in the other thread. Maybe it'll grow on me--homegrow on me--but it seems kind of ordinary by mid-'70s Neil standards. "Mexico" another instance of him borrowing a title from a great song already out there (Jefferson Airplane)--Yo La Tengo do that too.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 16:48 (one month ago) link

you're right, nobody should ever give a song a title that has been used before by another artist

rmde

"Try" is up there with any other 70's song of his, imo, it's perfect

sleeve, Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:05 (one month ago) link

On the other hand, Neil beat James Taylor to it by a year.

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:20 (one month ago) link

you're right, nobody should ever give a song a title that has been used before by another artist

rmde

Excellent point as always--if you read my post, I was clearly saying that it should never ever be done, not just dispassionately observing that Neil Young and Yo La Tengo do this.

Jesus, you're an idiot, buy. Please go back to pretending to file-kill me.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:49 (one month ago) link

buy = guy

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 17:50 (one month ago) link

I agree that Try is not a masterpiece,definetely not up there with the best songs on Harvest and/or On The Beach, but it's a good song regardless: A lesser effort from Neil from that era is still better than most artists.

Same goes for the other songs from Homegrown (re-recorded later or played live) that is floating around imo.

I suspect that one reason he didn't release it is that he felt is wasn't his best.

nostormo, Sunday, 17 May 2020 19:50 (one month ago) link

Don't disagree--it's pleasant. But also, for me, instantly forgettable. I'm not sure I'd replace a single song from After the Gold Rush or Zuma with it.

I suspect that one reason he didn't release it is that he felt is wasn't his best.

I'll buy Homegrown, which has hardly been automatic for me with Neil after Ragged Glory (I've been catching up in fits and starts). It's Neil from right in the middle of his usually brilliant peak decade. But I think that's a valid point. Long-lost or delayed albums and films often have a certain aura that attaches to them over time that's out of proportion to what you eventually get. Maybe there was a reason they were lost or delayed in the first place that's much simpler than intriguing backstory.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 20:05 (one month ago) link

he did shelve it for one of the greatest rock albums ever made so there's a lot of room for it to be really good

I'm feeling like it's going to be a mix between Comes a Time and Hitchhiker

What was the timeline? Which Ditch album took its place? I'm guessing Tonight's the Night.

clemenza, Sunday, 17 May 2020 20:11 (one month ago) link

yep TTN, Tyler posted his article on it in the Neil thread

three weeks pass...

https://youtu.be/eL_bqx4h6lU

Awesome guitar work.

nostormo, Friday, 12 June 2020 18:53 (three weeks ago) link

yeah this is fucking great

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 12 June 2020 19:05 (three weeks ago) link

Thumbs up.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 12 June 2020 19:12 (three weeks ago) link

here's my review/ramble! https://aquariumdrunkard.com/2020/06/15/neil-young-homegrown/

tylerw, Monday, 15 June 2020 15:41 (three weeks ago) link

good stuff!
so excited.

not lost on me that our Lord and Savior saw fit to drop this at the beginning of father's day weekend.

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:50 (three weeks ago) link

very psyched for this

Prosecutor Bradley Tankerton (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 13:53 (three weeks ago) link

I've been pretty lukewarm on this just cuz I feel like I've gotten burned out lately on Neil and all of his "Neil-ness" and just a general sense of let-down over all of the lost album hype but so, goddamn if "Vacancy" and tyler's review haven't got me pumped!

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:13 (three weeks ago) link

Haha ums, between this and new Dylan, there will be a lot of big Dad energy this weekend.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:24 (three weeks ago) link

Big Grandpa Energy.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 14:48 (three weeks ago) link

The fact that it didn't leak already is a miracle

nostormo, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:44 (three weeks ago) link

The fact that it didn't leak already is a miracle

nostormo, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 15:45 (three weeks ago) link

Lotta stuff not leaking these days! Advances must all be on ... lockdown.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:10 (three weeks ago) link

Well, some reviews were published..

We shall wait with Spotify on hold

nostormo, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 16:17 (three weeks ago) link

Streaming tonight on the Archives

Hi
Hoping you’re all holding up & still showing up
music is medicine for the soul
Look after it
🎶
HOMEGROWN will be available on The Archives tonight 9pm PST
thanks for listening#NeilYoung #NeilYoungArchives #Homegrown pic.twitter.com/JVkb3x5etY

— Neil Young Archives (@NeilYoungNYA) June 16, 2020

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:14 (three weeks ago) link

what if neil pulls a "doghouse" rickroll here

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:48 (three weeks ago) link

Homegrown...HOME...GROWN

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 16 June 2020 21:50 (three weeks ago) link

Stream gets stuck all the time or is it just me?

nostormo, Wednesday, 17 June 2020 20:26 (three weeks ago) link

Good lord Mexico is gorgeous

J. Sam, Thursday, 18 June 2020 14:34 (two weeks ago) link

What's cool about this record is that it sounds familiar, like it isn't really a lost album and actually was here all the time.

nostormo, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:30 (two weeks ago) link

yeah, i'm sure someone else will write a nice piece about that, because i get very much the same feeling and i'm sure others do too. it's such an odd sensation, knowing half the songs already, but not in this form. even the songs i already knew well ("little star of bethlehem") sound so much more fitting here. why? i don't know. i liked it on stars and bars, i liked it on chrome dreams, i liked it on decade. but it sounds like it's at home on this record, finally.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:37 (two weeks ago) link

So wild, I had NO IDEA that this was coming out, and I've just begun a serious Ditch kick. Stoked

flappy bird, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:46 (two weeks ago) link

"Try" is such a gift, right now. ben keith on pedal steel, emmylou harris doing backup vox, levon helm doing his thing, playing exactly what you expect and want him to play.

everybody is doing what i want them to do. it's fucking weird man

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:57 (two weeks ago) link

i want them to rule, and then they do that. if only life were always this easy!

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 16:58 (two weeks ago) link

I like how he has been trying to develop Separate Ways but has now released the original recording after all.

Played it on the 1993 & 2014 tours:

Torhout, Belgium, July 1993: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hXWI2mKEgvM

Liverpool, July 2014 : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP9MLuzaZCM

StanM, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:35 (two weeks ago) link

just gonna C&P this from the other thread:

just listened...man "Separate Ways" is a stunner, real lost classic

loved it on first impression, kind of Harvest but with the down and out druggie vibes of On the Beach?

Florida is something! N01z3 dr0n3

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:47 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

Loving this. Go, 1975-Neil!!

― SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 11:07 AM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

damn this is great

― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:16 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

all her friends call her lil wayne

― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 1:46 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

homegrown rules

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:12 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

an instant top-tier neil album for me. it's a weird experience, listening to it, because through my casual-to-intermediate fandom of his music, i've come across several of the songs, in different versions on other albums, or live. but these original versions are so fucking good! it sounds so good. the sound of mid-70s neil young is so warm, it's an instant comfort blanket

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:14 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

very cool to hear how part of Kansas follows the same melody line he would use later on Powderfinger...maybe a year later?

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 3:17 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

not even a year later! and also, of course, how "love is a rose" uses the melody line from "dance, dance, dance" a few years before. borrowed tunes, as it were :)

― fact checking cuz, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 6:21 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

It's so fascinating to me when artists like Neil Young or Springsteen or Prince or Dylan or whomever can record albums worth of really good stuff, sometimes even their best stuff, and think, eh, and then shelve it for decades. I've always wondered if any artist can be so self aware or ego-free as to even distinguish their best albums from their worst, or if they're so busy going forward they don't even think about it. Like, I was reading the latest Tape Op, and there's a guy that worked on remastering "Band on the Run," and he's in the studio with Paul McCartney, and McCartney admits he'd never listened to the album as a finished artifact before.

― Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:29 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

neil, prince and dylan, sure, but is that actually true of springsteen? i remember thinking, the first time i heard "tracks," that springsteen had an amazing ear for his own work and instinctively understood what to keep and what to discard. i still can't think of a single track on "tracks" that i wish he had included on one of his studio albums.

― fact checking cuz, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:39 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

holy shit, this album

"Homegrown" is an instant anthem, up there with any other tune of his you could name imo

"Florida" is maybe the weirdest fucking curveball he's ever thrown, which is saying a lot, love how it segues into "I woke up from a bad dream"

"Try" is perfect in every way

damn

― sleeve, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 8:59 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

yeah, honestly i don't like "florida" so much. but it really does stand out as a particularly experimental song for a musician in his position at the time

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:39 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

"try" otm

that's the one that jumped out at me on first listen. was it known before now? i know true neil young fans have been familiar with all this material for years, but "try" was new to me

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:40 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

When I first heard “Florida” I immediately thought : “This is his ‘The Gift’ “

― SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:49 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

"florida" eventually turned into dead man and le noise, at least

― Karl Malone, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 10:54 PM (yesterday)

sleeve, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:38 (two weeks ago) link

neil, prince and dylan, sure, but is that actually true of springsteen? i remember thinking, the first time i heard "tracks," that springsteen had an amazing ear for his own work and instinctively understood what to keep and what to discard. i still can't think of a single track on "tracks" that i wish he had included on one of his studio albums.

― fact checking cuz, Wednesday, June 17, 2020 7:39 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I think this is mostly otm but I do think there is a FAR better version of the River that can be made on a playlist with the alt tracks from the boxset than the original

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:46 (two weeks ago) link

"Florida" sounds like a lost SYR series mid-90's collaboration with Sonic Youth

sleeve, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:51 (two weeks ago) link

each time it played last night I said, out loud, "what the fuck, Neil?"

sleeve, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:52 (two weeks ago) link

"florida" really is a strange fucking story!

Karl Malone, Thursday, 18 June 2020 17:54 (two weeks ago) link

https://neilyoungarchives.com/album?id=A_089

sleeve, Thursday, 18 June 2020 18:10 (two weeks ago) link

It's such an odd feeling, listening to an album that feels like it should be familiar but isn't

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:30 (two weeks ago) link

yo i have the LP in my hands !!!!!

budo jeru, Thursday, 18 June 2020 20:28 (two weeks ago) link

Nice! Assuming pressing is good, Neil's stuff usually is

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 June 2020 20:37 (two weeks ago) link

yeah it's dead quiet and sounds great

budo jeru, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:24 (two weeks ago) link

When I first heard “Florida” I immediately thought : “This is his ‘The Gift’ “

i feel as if it's more like his "apes-ma"

budo jeru, Thursday, 18 June 2020 21:27 (two weeks ago) link

Homegrown you must be a Pink Floyd album because you RULE

https://neilyoungarchives.com/album?id=A_089

iconic url imo

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Friday, 19 June 2020 01:58 (two weeks ago) link

Don't really keep up with neil news but had a bit of a binge of his albums this weekend apropos of nothing and now I'm blessed with this today.

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Friday, 19 June 2020 06:56 (two weeks ago) link

Separate Ways is the best track here imo

nostormo, Friday, 19 June 2020 09:09 (two weeks ago) link

The Losing End

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 27 June 2020 17:03 (one week ago) link

Everybody Knows This Is Me Being Pegged

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 27 June 2020 17:06 (one week ago) link

Harvest Moon

the warm seafood salad that exists (Sufjan Grafton), Saturday, 27 June 2020 17:38 (one week ago) link

A man needs cottage cheese

calstars, Saturday, 27 June 2020 17:45 (one week ago) link

The Dildo And The Ramage Done

"...And the Gods Socially Distanced" (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 27 June 2020 18:25 (one week ago) link

Powderfinger (No Not In There)

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Saturday, 27 June 2020 20:20 (one week ago) link

KYfinger

calstars, Saturday, 27 June 2020 21:12 (one week ago) link

Downed by the River

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Saturday, 27 June 2020 21:14 (one week ago) link

Pocahaunches


pokahumpass surely

scampo, foggy and clegg (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 27 June 2020 21:16 (one week ago) link

What have I done?

I love "A Man Needs A Maid" so much. his anger at the end of a domestic relationship with a woman is ugly & misogynistic: there's a shadow running through his days. but he was in love with her & still is. when will I see you again? I prefer the orchestral version because it amplifies the emotional indulgence. there's nothing to admire here, but in that there's beauty too.

Joey Corona (Euler), Sunday, 28 June 2020 13:47 (one week ago) link

I get how the lyrics and the overwrought orchestra turns people off, but that's what makes it fascinating. He speaks of going to the movies, falling in love with an actress... the orchestra puts him in a dramatic setting as if he's in the movie. The lyrics make him sound pathetic, in no way does he sound like a healthy person. It's supposed to sound TOO MUCH.

Cow_Art, Sunday, 28 June 2020 16:27 (one week ago) link

Love "A Man Needs a Maid," arrangement especially--I think the contrast between the small voice and the huge music is integral to the song.

clemenza, Sunday, 28 June 2020 16:37 (one week ago) link

The lyrics make him sound pathetic, in no way does he sound like a healthy person. It's supposed to sound TOO MUCH.

Yeah this is how I've always heard it. Its an ugly sentiment but it's always seemed clear to me that he's interrogating it, putting it out there as something he's ashamed of. It's an immature sentiment, and the arrangement echoes that, big and overdramatic and obvious. It's like he's trying to tell this narcissistic, childish side of himself: "look at how stupid you sound, you're not that important, dude". It's always surprised me when people take it literally, i've always read it as being totally self-aware.

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Sunday, 28 June 2020 21:02 (one week ago) link

i understand all that and that could very well be true. but i think there's also a possibility that as listeners who love the legendary Neil Young, we also assume that he's interrogating something or putting the bad statement up on a pedestal for all to see in it's ugly real glory (or whatever). but for me it just stands in the same space as the sentiments behind "stupid girl" (which i find more palatable because i like the song more and the stupidity is limited to just the partner, whereas neil is talking about all men needing a maid, which i have a hard time nodding along with). it doesn't mean neil young is canceled or anything, i'd just rather listen to his millions of other great songs

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 28 June 2020 21:14 (one week ago) link

anyone wanna decode "welfare mothers"? that one always made me a little uncomfortable but on the other hand the lyrics don't make any fuckin sense so *shrug*. i do feel like he was always smart enough to undercut his own misogyny.

carin' (map), Sunday, 28 June 2020 21:29 (one week ago) link

anyone know if there's an uncompressed digital download of this available or do i just need to get the cd?

carin' (map), Sunday, 28 June 2020 21:30 (one week ago) link

The early version of A Man Needs a Maid from Live at Massey Hall with the "Heart of Gold" medley was something of a revelation. He prominently sings "a man feels afraid" (and does introduce it as something like a musical of his life).

Chris L, Monday, 29 June 2020 12:47 (one week ago) link

finally getting around to listen to it and this is extremely otm

It's such an odd feeling, listening to an album that feels like it should be familiar but isn't

― Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:30 (one week ago) bookmarkflaglink

it's so very specifically part of that ditch trilogy sound! very weird but very welcome.

absolutely nuts that neil has had an album of this quality just chilling in the archives for nearly half a century

scampo, foggy and clegg (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 09:24 (one week ago) link

absolutely nuts that neil has had an album of this quality just chilling in the archives for nearly half a century

otm. Pretty sure I posted this on one or more other Neil threads, but it's bonkers to me how he held back things like "Vacancy" but decided the world needed to hear "T-Bone." The '80s for Neil were the recording-career equivalent of pruning one's record collection before a move, and then after you've moved, you realized you threw out everything in the "save" pile and kept everything in the "trash" pile.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 14:05 (one week ago) link

an argument to be made that Neil's late 80s/early 90s renaissance was kicked off by him starting work on the archives — he starts plucking old songs out to re-record, and maybe just hears that vintage stuff and is like "oh yeah, that's how you do it." but he obviously didn't get to everything ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:22 (one week ago) link

speaking of: lol has there been any update on Archives vol 2 lol ?

Joey Corona (Euler), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:36 (one week ago) link

it's coming out in August! at least it's listed on his timeline as coming out 8/21/20. think it'll happen?

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:46 (one week ago) link

i don't know, they're gonna have to design a whole new file cabinet and then figure out how to convert it to a website

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:49 (one week ago) link

this is real photograph of me enjoying archives vol. 2

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Cg8G6jbWYAE8hv4.jpg

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:53 (one week ago) link

dang nice

Joey Corona (Euler), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:56 (one week ago) link

listening to my vinyl for the first time, wow "Mexico" just totally slayed me, so sad and gorgeous and lost

sleeve, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 18:25 (one week ago) link

yeahhhh, so good. might be my favorite neil piano song now!

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 18:31 (one week ago) link

I guess I’m the only person underwhelmed by this album. I will admit to being a casual Neil fan compared to some of you itt, but the record sounds underwritten and inconsequential to me. Take away the songs that sound like sketches for larger ideas, the incoherent spoken word piece, and the 5 minute predominantly-instrumental blues jam (foreshadowing “T-Bone?”), and what’s left are mostly songs we’ve heard before, and in far better arrangements (this “White Line” in particular doesn’t hold a candle to the Ragged Glory version). I like “Separate Ways,” “Try” and “Vacancy,” but even these don’t come close to the highlights on any of his classic albums.

Also, it was my understanding that 100% of this album has never been heard before in any form. Can one of you Neil experts illuminate me on exactly how this version of “Star of Bethlehem” differs from the version heard on Decade?

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 18:57 (one week ago) link

this “White Line” in particular doesn’t hold a candle to the Ragged Glory version

This is insane to me. The Ragged Glory version is a garage band work out, which is great, because Crazy Horse is the ultimate garage band. The feeling of the song is obscured by the feedback and the galloping pace, making it sound triumphant.

The Homegrown version exposes this all as false bravado. Neil talks hopeful but doesn't really believe that the day is really breaking. He sounds more like he is breaking down. And Robbie Robertson's accompaniment is a master class; restrained, respectful, embellishing where he should. It instantly goes next to Charlie McCoy's playing on Desolation Row as some of my favorite ever.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:30 (one week ago) link

Interesting! I like your take on this version even if I don't hear it the same way. I guess I never really put a lot of stock in the lyrics one way or another. My criticisms are mostly about the way this thing sounds. I think RR sounds out of place and think he overplays during the verses. This song doesn't need a bunch of bluesy bends.

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 19:35 (one week ago) link

yeah I think this is the definitive White Line

but they are both great takes, very different and they coexist well

People have been hating on Robbie the dude for so long we are starting to underrate Robbie the musician and songwriter

do I think Robbie takes too much credit for the Band? yes

Do I think those lunatics would have gotten anywhere near to what they accomplished without him? no

he's a fantastic player

Robbie sounds awesome on "White Line" — I was wondering if it was a first take ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 22:00 (one week ago) link

Yeah I love this White Line too, plus Robbie Robertson -> The Last Waltz -> another Neil white line

Joey Corona (Euler), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 22:06 (one week ago) link

"That ol' white booger is a friend of mine"

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 22:09 (one week ago) link

I guess another way to look at it is the Ragged Glory version is the beginning of the coke party and the Homegrown version is the end.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 23:46 (one week ago) link

im a little bit underwhelmed by the album. this period of Neil is one of my favorite of any artist at any time - tonight's the night and on the beach are by far my favourite Neil Young albums. I don't think this is anywhere near either of them. I'm not dismissing this as a curio but it's somewhere between that and a "real" album in my mind

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 23:56 (one week ago) link

I'll also raise my hand as underwhelmed. I blame Neil's terrible handling of his catalogue.

Duke, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 00:00 (one week ago) link

It's still early days, but Homegrown may not be as good as OTB or TTN but it's not embarrassed to be in the same room with them. I'd say it's as good as TFA at least, which is nothing to sneeze at.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 11:08 (one week ago) link

I think Homegrown is the worst Ditch album. Of course the worst Ditch album is still a B+/A-

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 15:59 (one week ago) link

my sense is that over time songs like Homegrown and White Lines will come to be more closely identified w/ this record and it will sound more coherent and singular in the catalog

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 16:03 (one week ago) link

like I'm digging it all the way through but knowing those other versions gives it a little bit of a "compilation" feel and I think that will burn off

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 16:05 (one week ago) link

As much as his Seventies catalog goes,it's more or less in the same quality as Comes A Time imo: not his best but not his worst (American StRs and Bars) too

nostormo, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 16:21 (one week ago) link

I'm going to live with Homegrown for the next 25 years and get back to you guys.

tylerw, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 16:24 (one week ago) link

Homegrown is a good thing, as far as i was told

time is running out to pitch in $5 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 17:53 (one week ago) link

xpost otm

SQUIRREL MEAT!! (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 17:55 (one week ago) link

I don't like the sound quality of the Spotify version, it's very understated, Kansas almost sinks into a big nothing. This White Lines version i fucks with, but Mexico is too short!

rizzx, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 19:10 (one week ago) link

Vinyl sounds pretty good to me.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 19:25 (one week ago) link

Yeah I still have to get a decent record player for the living room. Don't want no big ass speakers though. What I need is a record player i can hook up to the sonos.

rizzx, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 19:28 (one week ago) link


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