Tag Archives: The Byrds

Album review: RHR (REDFERN HUTCHINSON & ROSS) – Mahogany Drift

RHR (REDFERN HUTCHINSON & ROSS) – Mahogany Drift

Taller Records [Release date 01.11.18] ‘Mahogany Drift’ is an exciting new album by RHR (Troy Redfern, Jack J. Hutchinson and Mike Ross), a potential new riff heavy powerhouse super group with southern roots rock and blues antecedents. From the sepia … Continue reading

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Album review: GENE CLARK – Gene Clark Sings For You

Omnivore Recordings [Release date 15.06.18] After leaving The Byrds, Gene Clark’s solo output contained some wonderful music, even though releases were fairly sporadic – particularly in his later years.  There have been a small number of archival releases since his … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS HILLMAN – The Asylum Years

CHRIS HILLMAN - The Asylum Years

Omnivore Recordings [Release date 09.02.18] This new CD brings together Chris Hillman’s first two solo albums, from 1976 and 1977 respectively.  Hillman had a fine pedigree as a member of The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers and Manassas. Immediately prior … Continue reading

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Album review: CHRIS HILLMAN – Bidin’ My Time

Rounder Records [Release date 22.09.17] ‘Bidin’ My Time’ marks the first solo album from one of the Byrds founding members Chris Hillman in over twelve years. On this album he has long time fan Tom Petty handling production, along with … Continue reading

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Album review: LOVE – Love Songs

LOVE - Love Songs

Salvo [Release date 27.10.14] ‘Love Songs’ compiles the first three Love albums (minus ‘Emotions’ and ‘Glazing’ from ‘Love’ and the elongated ‘Revelation’ from ‘De Capo’) and replaces the latter with a thrilling Arthur Lee and Jimi Hendrix wah-wah led collaboration … Continue reading

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Album review: DOUG GILLARD – Parade On

Doug Gillard - Parade On

Nine Mile [Release date 14.07.14] Cleveland underground rock veteran Doug Gillard (Death of Samantha, Cobra Verde, Gem, Guided Voices, Nada Surf) knows exactly what he wants. ‘Parade On’ is an album packed with layered harmonies and jangly guitar-led power pop … Continue reading

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Single & EP review: THE GREETING COMMITTEE – Island (EP)

Push Puzzle Records [Release date 15.09.13] One of the joys of enduring music is the way retro influences sometimes coalesce with the present and lodge themselves in cutting edge recordings. ‘Island’ a 3 track EP from Newcastle’s The Greeting Committee … Continue reading

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Album review: THE WORLD IS YOURS – Volume 3

The World Is Yours

Floating World [Release date 05:13] ‘The World Is Yours’ is a double compilation album that might have been subtitled: ‘if you want it’. Such is the musical diversity and stark juxtaposition of genres that it’s not difficult to spot the … Continue reading

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Album review: ahab – Wits End

Navigator Records www.navigatorrecords.co.uk Ahab have been gaining rave reviews including ones from Bob Harris and Simon Mayo, coupled with honing their sound with live appearances including an appearance at Fairport Conventions’ annual Cropredy festival. I have reviewed their previous EP … Continue reading

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