There is a very good reason why no one in the sold-out Cow Palace audience in November 1986 clapped in recognition to the first beginning notes of “Inca Queen” performed by hometown heroes Neil Young and Crazy Horse: it had not been released yet, and would not be until it appeared on Life the following […]
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…on the Crosby Stills Nash sophomore release Déjà Vu, Neil Young only contributed two songs, no doubt saving even stronger material for his own third solo album barely five months later. Entitled After the Goldrush, writer William Ruhlmann calls the title song “…a mystical ballad that featured some of Young’s most imaginative lyrics and became one of his most memorable songs.”
Neil Young live acoustic performance to mark the 45th anniversary of “Harvest”.
Neil Young delivered “Harvest”, his most popular and , perhaps, most influential album in February 1972. Only Bob Dylan’s groundbreaking “Nashville Skyline”… the touchstones for the whole Americana musical genre.
This performance of “Heart of Gold” by birthday boy (12th) Neil Young comes from a 1986 concert in San Francisco with Crazy Horse . -Redbeard
Released in September 1990, it was the Village Voice Album of the Year 1990. Rolling Stone Album Guide gives Neil Young‘s sixth album with Crazy Horse, Ragged Glory, a max five stars. Their Kurt Loder deemed it “a monument to the spirit of the garage- to the pursuit of passion over precision”. And in ranking […]
Not since Robbie Robertson‘s “The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down” had anyone written and sung ( in the first person, no less ) about the American antebellum South so richly, so believably as Neil Young and Crazy Horse with “Powderfinger”, originally on the 1979 essential Rust Never Sleeps album. Here they are from the […]
with Crazy Horse-San Francisco 1986
Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been playing together almost as long as the Stones, and they still tour together plus record in Neil’s barn, the results of which you can hear on Psychedelic Pill. While you are dialing up that or Young’s long-awaited autobiography Waging Heavy Peace, here is a gem from a 1986 […]
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