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Analysis of Neil & Rust Never Sleeps

Jason Mendelsohn and Eric Klinger at the Website Pop Matters discuss the Rust Never Sleeps album indepth.
They describe it as:  ” Right down the middle mix of solo works and Crazy Horse jams, we get the sense of the two sides of Neil Young—cranky acoustic troubadour and cranky electric thud-rocker.”
The review goes on to state: “Clearly, there’s a lot to unpack with this most unusual project, from its in-concert setting to its songwriting to the way Neil Young attempts to find his place as an elder statesmen/boring dinosaur (depending on which side of the line you stood) in the late ‘70s.”
Interesting review with a diaglogue about the album between two music critics. Their views certianly differ. Mendelsohn writes: ”  Yeah, “Pocahontas’ is straight up creepy. In fact, I’ve been skipping by most of the strummy bits lately. ‘Ride My Llama’ and ‘Pocahontas’ don’t do much for me. The same goes for ‘Thrasher’neil_young_rust_never_sleeps—there just isn’t anything there. It’s the rockery on side two that ends up grabbing me. Where those songs may be missing some of the melody that propelled After the Gold Rush and Harvest, they make up for it in some signature hooks. You know the song has a catchy hook when you start humming to yourself about welfare mothers making better lovers”

Billy Talbot’s new album “On the Road to Spearfish”

VAPOR RECORDS ON THE ROAD TO SPEARFISHCrazy Horse member Billy Talbot said his new album “On the Road to Spearfish” out this week was inspired by the vast North American Prairie, where he and his wife Karin have restored a homestead in Spearfish, South Dakota.

“On The Road To Spearfish”

“Big Rain video”. A great album and thanks to let us listen and see to it.

In addition to the digital release of the nine-song set, a companion HD film chronicling the sessions will be available. On The Road To Spearfish follows up the Billy Talbot Band’s 2004 album Alive In The Spirit World.  With the addition of newcomer Ryan James Holzer (trombone, harmonica, autoharp, organ, acoustic guitar), the same versatile musicians join Talbot again: guitarist Matt Piucci, Erik Pearson (horns, banjo, lap steel), Mark Hanley (lap steel, mandolin, guitar), Tommy Carns (bass), and Stephan Junca (drums). Using vintage gear and an eclectic orchestra of acoustic and electric instruments, the album was recorded at Light Rail Studios in San Francisco.



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CSNY Album Postponed

CSNYWednesday, May 01, 2013

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 1974 Live Album Put Off Until Next Year

Add the upcoming 1974 live album by Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young to the long list of CSN projects that will be out “someday.”

Scheduled for August 27, the document of the groups 1974 tour is now pushed out until 2014. Graham Nash told ABC Radio News that there are two reasons for the delay.

“We were gonna bring it out in August, but next year is the 40th anniversary of the tour, and so I’m gonna wait for spring of next year.

“You gotta understand, our shows were three or four hours long and there are four of us and we were all writing like crazy. I just found a one-minute, 10-second song of Neil Young’s about Richard Nixon that I can’t leave off. It’s brilliant…So, my point is, I’m still forming and shaping the album.”

For those disappointed by the delay, know that the wait may be worth it as the release should contain around 38 songs.

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thanks go to dr nusskopf.

previous article about the 1974 live CSNY album announcement.

How Crazy Horse jump-started Neil Young’s Career

20130422-neil-x600-1366664493Andy Green of Rolling Stone has been writing about Neil Young a lot these days. This time he looks at the 1969 release of “Everybody Knows this is Nowhere.”

He travels down the history of Neil Young road that dates back to “The Rockets.”

Greene writes: After years when he’d labored over each and every song he recorded, Crazy Horse helped teach Neil the value of working very quickly. “In a single day we did  ‘Cinnamon Girl,’ ‘Down By The River’ and ‘Cowgirl In The Sand,'” bassist Billy
Talbot told Rolling Stone in 1979. “There wasn’t much need to discuss  it.”

He lists EKTN as one of the top 500 albums of all times.

The guys in Crazy Horse didn’t know what kind of future they had, but the songs  they cut with Neil were finally getting a huge audience. Slowly, Everybody  This Is Nowhere started to climb the charts, eventually reaching Number 34.
“Cinnamon Girl” was finally released as a single in April of 1970 and many radio  stations put it into heavy rotation.

The little white puppy on the album cover might show up in Neil’s new car/dog-theme book he said he’s been working on.
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“It’s going to fuckin’ stun people.”

csny-306-1366054433-jpg_212240The above quote came from Graham Nash, and he’s talking about the  release of a live CSN&Y album from their 1974 reunion tour.

Tentative release date is Aug. 27.

Andy Greene from the Rolling Stone writes:

They have yet to settle on a title. “I want to call it What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” says Crosby. “I’m going to dig my heels and seriously fight for that. You can’t hear that without laughing your head off. It’s important to look at yourselves with a sense of humor in retrospect and realize what gigantic egos we had and what idiots we were. But I think it’s a great title. If I don’t get it, I’ll threaten to quit the band – at which point I’ll be reminded that there’s no band to quit!”

The 1974 tour wrapped at London’s Wembley Stadium on September 14th. They filmed that night and at least one other, but don’t expect to see any video footage in this package. “I don’t think Neil’s gonna go for that,” says Crosby. “He doesn’t like the way he looked. He doesn’t like his haircut on that tour.”

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young haven’t toured in seven years. “What do we do after this live album comes out?” asks Nash. “Do we just let it lie there and fucking die, or do we do limited promotion? That’s not cowardly, but that’s not the way to do it. In my perfect world – and I’m only talking about what I would do – I would delay the release of this until the spring of 2014. I would ask David and Stephen and Neil to take three months off their busy lives and go out on tour to promote this record.”

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When I first got the bad news that you set me free, The band played the old country waltz to me.
by -- Neil Young

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