Monday, July 13, 2009
The Emitt Rhodes Recordings 1969 - 1973
AMG Notes in a 5-star review today that Hip-O Select has compiled all the music Emitt Rhodes recorded between 1969 and 1973 and released it as a 2-CD set. Rhodes is the fifth (sixth?) Beatle, although he never met the Fab Four and he grew up in L.A., not Liverpool. But he did a better Paul McCartney imitation than Paul McCartney did after 1969, and anyone who appreciates, say, Revolver and Rubber Soul, which is pretty much everybody, will find much to love in his music. With any luck, Rhodes will be the Nick Drake of the late '00s, that unknown great artist whose rediscovery will make the hipsters drive environmentally friendly cars. One can hope, both for Emitt's sake and the good of mankind.