Thursday, July 01, 2004

Wilco's Ghost: "reminiscent of old Neil Young records"

I realize this getting to be repetitive, but I'm wondering how many reviews there are that compare Wilco's "A Ghost is Born" to Neil Young and his musical style? The primary reason I started this blog was to capture Neil's influence on today's music and if there was ever a better example of it, it would have to be Wilco. -

Without a doubt, Wilco is one of the few bands today that are experimental, adventurous and unpredictable. By definition, Wilco is truly rock & roll.

So here's the latest Wilco and Neil Young comparison from The Daily Tar Heel by Michael Pucci:

"Far from being a sequel, Wilco's new release, A Ghost is Born, takes the experimentalism of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot a step further, with extended free-form breaks and audacious detours, but retains its predecessor's unexpectedness, even if the material isn't as consistently gripping.

The opener, "At Least That's What You Said," emerges suddenly from a spare account of a lovers' quarrel into a ragged but powerful instrumental, reminiscent of old Neil Young records, led by Tweedy's staccato guitar and Glenn Kotche's drumming assault."

More Neil Young's influence on other bands like Wilco, Uncle Tupelo and Son Volt.


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