As you might imagine, a fair amount of excitement round these parts at the prospect of a six-hour Neil Young gig tonight. I’ll report back first thing tomorrow; it’s going to be interesting to see how much the show resembles the one Damien saw in Edinburgh. Please keep filing your reviews of the shows, too – I’m fascinated to know how – or if – the spectacle will evolve as the month progresses. Maybe “No Hidden Path” will just get longer and longer?
In the meantime, here’s the latest rundown of records played in the Uncut office. The Was (Not Was) album is playing right now, chiefly to see if we can detect Bob Dylan‘s apparent songwriting contribution to “Mr Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”.
Oh. We can’t. It sounds like “Sledgehammer”.
1. Sandy Bull – Vanguard Visionaries (Vanguard)
2. Richard Swift – Richard Swift As Onasis I & II (Secretly Canadian)
3. Matmos – Supreme Balloon (Matador)
4. Etran Finatawa – Desert Crossroads (Riverboat)
5. The Black Crowes – Warpaint (Silver Arrow) (I’m taking the anti-Maxim approach to this one; ie I’m not writing about it because I’ve heard it)
6. Lynyrd Skynyrd – Street Survivors (Universal)
7. Kid Creole – Going Places: The August Darnell Years 1974-1983 (Strut)
8. Howlin Rain – Magnificent Fiend (Birdman)
9. Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan – Sunday At Devil Dirt (V2)
10. Adem – Takes (Domino)
11. Whiskeytown – Strangers Almanac Deluxe Edition (Universal)
12. Was (Not Was) – Boo! (Ryko)