Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Rock Salt & Nails
Genres: Country, Folk, Pop, Rock
Steve Young's influential first album.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Thee was a time after rock music's rockabilly birth when the style and market of rock music was clearly divided from country music. In the last 60's Mr. Young, along with the Eagles, the Byrds and others made bariers a lot less distinct. This CD is an eclectic mix of Young originals, soul covers and country covers pulled together by Mr. Young's unique voice and intensity. Listening to this album it is easy to understand how he influenced so many performers who went on to greater popularity. There is no mistaking the quality, but it is also clear there is no concession to esablished markets. Young's much covered song "Seven Bridges Road", Johny Horton's "One Woman Man", Utah Philips "Rock Salt and Nails" and songs about coyotes and by Hank Williams somehow make sense on the same CD with Mr. Young's soulful delivery."
Canzone | California | 12/16/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"There's a good reason why this isn't available - it was an A&M release, and whoever owns the label now has badly mismanaged its holdings, with only a few titles available. This is an interesting collection of blues (Hoboin'), ecoprotest (Coyote), and folk/country rock songs. Young won't win any prizes for beauty of voice, but he is always interesting, and sometimes affecting. And of course you get the original goods with Seven Bridges Road. Find a copy of the LP or CD and copy it forthwith."