Today’s blog is about Scorpio Sound Studios.
One of the many wonderful things about Cortez the Killer by Neil Young and Crazy Horse is that they just start with over 3 minutes of guitar solo. It’s also there in reduced form for the coda. If it’s this good then why not. So other songs (must have vocals) in which they decide to go with the solo first (if it’s flugelhorn or harp even better) and make the vocalist sit on their stool for a bit.
“Neil Young confirms marriage to Daryl Hannah”
Congratulations to the happy couple, and all that, but I hope the scruffy old scrote changed his shirt first.
And that’s not a titfer fit for the occasion, either.
From the splendid people at Aquarium Drunkard – Absolute homegrown ephemera gold courtesy of a 1972 Germany documentary which finds Neil Young in a honey slide haze on his fabled Broken Arrow Ranch, work-shopping “Out on the Weekend” (endearingly amused by his own lyrics), and hanging with Elliot Roberts, the fellas, the dogs, and the cows. The clip also finds Young musing on the imagery of his songwriting, before gorgeously blending a live performance of “Old Man” from only a few weeks prior with footage of the titular muse and Young sharing a smile. More barn, indeed.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse, US Tour 1976.
Links to download tour-closing Atlanta snow included.
With grateful thanks to @el-hombre-malo 😀
Jeez, will anyone here be getting this? And in which format? Pono? Or maybe a lovely cassette?
This may be good.
I know some people here don’t care for Maron (there are maybe a couple who don’t care for NY) but, more often than not, it’s an interesting Podcast.
I’m saving it for tomorrow’s commute.
Spotify’s Discover Weekly feature just offered me the title track of Ethan Johns’ recentish album Silver Liner.
Hmm, sounds familiar I thought as it played. Then it struck me he seems to have borrowed (in Neil’s own words) the tune from Neil Young’s Cowgirl In The Sand.
Well this is lovely.
Here’s ol’ Neil the other day in Paris, playing an upright piano and doing a couple of obscure (ie not as famous as the hits) songs from After The Goldrush that I always really liked – Till The Morning Comes and, seeing we’re in France “Creeple” Creek Ferry.
And what looks like quite a young band.
That’s all, carry on…
Time for another irrelevant poll – your best Neil Young songs. Usual rules apply – list the top 5 in order, number one gets 5 points etc. Neil songs in CSNY / Springfield etc (for example) are eligible. Bar drops Sunday night.
Keep on rockin’ in the free world!
PS Haterz spare us posts saying “none of them” or similar hilarious contributions. 🙂
Ok, its not a masterpiece and I swore I wouldn’t buy it, but Storytone CD is currently available for 1.75 of your English pounds …
Not because they think his last 9 albums are crap