Archive for the 'Neil Young' Category

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Dig into an assortment of choice live recordings from Neil Young’s peak 70s period — the period that will presumably be covered by the next volume of the songwriter’s Archives series … whenever that comes out. Drawn mostly from vintage audience tapes, the focus here is on unreleased tunes (of which this is just a […]

Monday, January 12th, 2015

In 2013 we highlighted Neil Young’s “Pushed It Over The End”, culled from a 1974 performance captured at the now-defunct, long running NYC club, The Bottom Line. Below is that evening in its entirety – a gig I imagine is on the short list for the ongoing Shakey archival series. Download: Neil Young :: Live […]

Thursday, November 20th, 2014

What do you play during the holidays? Besides, you know, ‘holiday’ music. A friend posed this question a couple of days before 24 of us descended upon his Echo Park home for Thanksgiving. Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant” and The Last Waltz immediately came to mind; both of which have firmly secured their place in the […]

Monday, October 6th, 2014

Dig into this — a wide array of Neil covers from his first decade or so in action. There’s folk rock, funk rock, country rock, yacht rock, pop rock — all kinds of rock. And plenty of other stuff, too. New perspectives on old favorites. Say hello to Mr. Soul.  / t wilcox

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

40 years after the fact, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young are commemorating their massive, cocaine-fueled 1974 tour with a big box set. Sprinkled amidst the group’s tried-and-true warhorses are several unreleased Neil Young songs — “Pushed It Over The End” (which we highlighted here), “Hawaiian Sunrise,” “Traces,” and “Love Art Blues.” All well and good, […]

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

In almost 50 years full of sharp stylistic left turns and confounding career moves, A Letter Home has to be in Neil Young’s top 10 most Neil Young-y moments. In case you missed it, Neil has spent the last year or so heavily promoting PONO, a new digital music delivery system that is allegedly as […]

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Neil Young had a hell of 1970. Let’s review. He kicked off the year with a quick European jaunt with Crosby, Stills & Nash, where they were hailed as “the American Beatles.” In February and March he took Crazy Horse on a tour of U.S. theaters. The band’s mind-splitting onstage powers can be best heard […]

Tuesday, November 12th, 2013

In honor of the man’s 68th birthday today, let’s take a listen to a recently surfaced rarity from the summer of ’77. Neil spent much of that year out of the limelight, only to surface with the short-lived Ducks, a band that included former members of Moby Grape. With multiple vocalists and songwriters, this little […]

Monday, October 14th, 2013

“I’d like to start with a kind of a quiet song,” Neil Young mutters, having popped up unannounced at a Leon Redbone/Ry Cooder gig at NYC’s Bottom Line in May of 1974. “It’s called, um … it’s called … ‘Citizen Kane Jr. Blues.’” So begins one of Young’s most famous bootlegs, during which he debuts […]