My latest Cratedigger column for Popdose takes a look back at the classic first solo album from pop auteur Emitt Rhodes:
“1970 was a momentous year. The Vietnam War raged on, and in May, four students at Kent State University were shot down in cold blood by members of the Ohio National Guard. Neil Young was so shocked by what he saw that day that he wrote the song “Ohio” in response, recorded it with his colleagues Crosby, Stills, and Nash, and had the single on the streets within days of the massacre. The big song and album of 1970 was, however, Simon & Garfunkel’s Bridge Over Troubled Water.”
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