As we mentioned yesterday, SPIN magazine celebrates the 20th anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind this year with a special issue featuring interviews, recollections, and, best of all, a full-album tribute. Dare we say it, it’s even better than the one we did.
So when you think soul music, Neil Young probably doesn’t pop into your mind right away. He dabbled with the genre in the late ‘80s, fronting his band The Bluenotes and played with Booker T. and the M.G.s in the ’90s, but those remain isolated experiments. Soulful, maybe – just listen to “Philadelphia”, his incredibly moving and Oscar-nominated contribution to the movie of the same name – but soul, not so much.