Friday, June 03, 2005

Resplendent's Am I Free?/I Am Free: Influenced by After The Goldrush


The new CD by Resplendent titled Am I Free?/I Am Free has some of Neil Young's After The Goldrush as an influence. Michael Lenzi's previous band -- Fire Show -- has been replaced by Resplendent. From a Pitchfork Review by Joe Tangari:
"In his disarmingly honest liners, Lenzi lists six albums that he feels most influenced the proceedings: Neil Young's After the Goldrush, Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die, Talking Heads' More Songs About Buildings and Food, Swervedriver's Mezcal Head and two Springsteen records, Nebraska and The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle. Honestly, it's not hard to hear how all of these things bubble under the surface of this music, even if none of the songs sound explicitly like any of them -- there's Young in the acoustic guitars, Nebraska in the bleakness, Biggie in the beats, Swervedriver in the shimmering washes of guitar-- though the way it's all mixed together defies easy categorization."

More on bands Neil Young has influenced.


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