Living With Neil Young

Over in the Music Room, I posted some additional thoughts on Neil Young's blaring and beautiful Living With War.

Christian's picture

Hey Stephen. It has been a while since I have posted a response, but wanted to say hello again. I like the recent posts, the inclusion music tracks is very cool. In fact yesterday, the weather here was so nice I decided to take a bit of a walk on my way home to stop at Sam's to see if they had the Rye Coalition CD. Sam's is a landmark here in T.O. (if you are ever here it is a definite must for music purchases, along with Grigorian's) and they always seem to have at least one copy of everything. I figured they were my best chance at finding the CD; short of ordering on the internet. Sure enough they did. I played most of it last night, and what a fun album. There was a big grin on my face as each riff passed by. There definitely is a new/old rock movement afoot. If you liked the Rye Coalition stuff, I would recommend Wolfmother's new CD. It is similar, but with more of a Sabbath/Zeppelin feel to it. This may kill it," but it kind of reminds me of the Darkness without being ""campy"".

Stephen Mejias's picture

Hi Christian!
Thanks for writing. I'm very happy to hear you decided to buy the Rye Coalition disc, and happier to hear that you're enjoying it. There's certainly a lot to grin about; a lot of cheekiness, but just so well done. Sometimes I think Rye is better at being AC/DC than AC/DC. You're right: when I first heard Wolfmother, I said to myself," ""This sounds a lot like Rye."" Curses is actually Rye's fourth full-length. If you go back and listen to the others", I think you'll notice a very interesting evolution in their sound and influences.