Archive for the 'Neil Young' Category

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

On paper, American Stars ‘n Bars is Neil Young’s followup to his 1976 album-length collaboration with Stephen Stills, Long May You Run. The truth, as it often is with Young, is more complicated. Having instructed his busdriver to head east to Tennessee and an open airport as Stills and his band made their way in […]

Tuesday, November 27th, 2012

Coming on the heels of the vexing Americana comes Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s second album of 2012, the double disc Psychedelic Pill. And it’s a doozie. Longtime fans of ol’ Shakey have begun, in recent years, to resemble battered wives. High ticket prices, ludicrous marketing antics, terrible records, and the kind of vanity projects […]

Monday, September 24th, 2012

“I’d like to do this song for Rodan the Flying Monster,” announces Neil Young towards the end of the opening acoustic set on this excellent audience tape. The song that follows is a mellow rendition of the chart-topping “Heart of Gold“. But Neil obviously had Japanese monsters in mind this evening: he returns for the […]

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

Next to Buddy Miles version of “Down By The River,” this is one of the stronger explorations of Neil Young’s work in the vein of soul/r&b. Culled from the 1971 album Givin’ It Back, the Brothers set the tone with a military drum cadence before sliding in nice and slow. Working up a medley between […]

Wednesday, October 26th, 2011

As any casual viewer of David Simon’s Treme will tell you, it’s nearly impossible to define and understand New Orleans and its citizens apart from their music. For years, and particularly since Hurricane Katrina battered the city’s levees in August of 2005, the city has been viewed through the funked-out filter of the jazz, early rock, r&b, […]

Friday, May 27th, 2011

The yin and yang of Neil Young—acoustic/electric from Amsterdam, 2008. Happy Memorial Day Weekend. Download: Neil Young: RAI Theatre, Amsterdam: Part One @ Part Two 192kbs

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Phosphorescent’s take on Neil Young’s “Are You Ready For The Country?” Culled from the companion disc accompanying the new issue of Mojo—Harvest Revisited—Matthew Houck and co. stay true to the arrangement Neil and the Stray Gators worked up on the original. MP3: Phosphorescent :: Are You Ready For The Country? ____________________________________________________________________________________