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pj-ise, RS 6383)0 Noll Young has done it
again with this, his third ’’solo" album.
Ris haunting voice and mystical lyrics
raise questions we won*t be able to an
swer for twenty years or more. Young and
Crazy Horse are joined by Greg Reeves,
still basically bubble gum-psychedelic in
their old vein, but there is one number.
"Butterfly Blue" (l4:03), which saves the
^teve Stills, and Nils Lofgren, Reeves anc
Lcfgren play bass and piano respectively,
while Stills supplies vocal support. Par
ticularly excellent numbers are "Tell Me
Why," "After the Gold Rush," and "Southerr
Man," which features a short solo by Young
on the electric guitar
album. It's a nice blues number, but not
worth paying several dollars for. Maybe
next time.
Rod Stewart: GASOLINE ALLEY (Mercury,
SR 61264). For those of you who knew what |
was happening before EASY RIDER graced the!
silver screen, you may well remember an j
English blues band called the Jeff Beck I
Group. If you do, you will undoubtedly • ‘
also remember the soulful voice of Rod ■
Stewart, who was the lead vocalist for thq
group. Having split from Beck and taken j
along the J.B.G. bassist, Ron Wood, Stew- |
art has cut an album which is a master- |
piece of contemporary blues. The emphasis
is on a quieter, bluer sound than that
which characterized the hard-driving style!
of Beck. Tracks v?hich are exceptional in- i
elude the title song, "Gasoline Alley," I
which features Stewart on vocals, Wood on ^
all guitars, and Stanley Matthews on man- j
dolin. Also, don't miss "Cut Across
Shorty," with Stewart, voice; Wood and j
Martin Quilbubon, acoustic guitars; Dick |
Powell, violin; Pete Sears, bass; and Mick]
Waller, drums. A Good Album! I
If you aren't afraid to vrork, and if you
can write, or are willing to learn, we
want you—really, we do. Contact Frank
Austin, 116 New Hall; Miss Janet Stone;
A1 Seitner, 114 New Hall; Miss Patricia
Butler, 302 Montreat-Anderson Hall; or any
other staff member for further information
Qiiicksilver: JUST FOR LOVE (Capitol
SMAS 49s). Quicksilver continues to grew,
and on this album they have added blues
guitarist Dlno Valenti (who is featured
throughout, somewhat to the chagrin of
fans of John Clppolllnas, whose guitar
work characterized Quicksilver's first two
albums). Nicky Hopkins, another Jeff Bed'
Group refugee, remains with Quicksilver,
and his piano work is excellent. Another
good album.
Iron Butterfly: METAMORPHOSIS (Atco
SD-33-339). I can only hope that the ^
change is not yet complete, because Iron
Butterfly has a long way to gc. They have
dropped^Erik Braun, the eighteen year-old
Iscid guitarist, and added two new members:?
Mike Pinera and El Rhino. The music is i

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