“For it’s the music that will lift me above the pain I feel
Is it any wonder with all the beauty I heal
It heals the wound hardened from my life
For it’s the music that will lift me and take away this fight.”
Rich Robinson flexes his guitar muscle returning to the blues and rock roots that he flew high on as a Black Crow in the 90s. Flux delivers the stones of early Crow’s southern harmonies with a mellow mature sensibility and soul that comes with experience and age.
If you ever want to know what Neil Young at 30-years-old was doing one night in 1976, listen to his latest archival session recorded at the Indigo Ranch Studios called “Hitchhiker”. The acoustic recording is just Neil Young with a few instructions to the recording engineer before some of the songs. Names like Kennedy, Nixon, Brando, and Pocahontas commingled with mysterious figures from Young’s own imagination.
Lost to time, however, the songs were not. They made it on to Comes a Time and Rust Never Sleeps to Hawks & Doves and Le Noise. This album plays more like a cohesive set of demos than a missing chapter in his story, but that doesn’t make it any less affecting.
Go camping, take it on a surf trip or just stay in your office cube; just listen to this album. You might have a paradigm shift in your outlook on life.
From the song Campaigner – “Even Richard Nixon has got
Enjoy the music, David