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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2012, 01:17:13 PM »

A brief taste of Oh Sussanah!:-

http://www.musicme.com/#/Neil-Young/albums/Oh-Susannah-0054391977380.html

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« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2012, 09:07:28 PM »

Lot better than I feared it might be..
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« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2012, 02:13:34 PM »

Radio 4 Neil Young interview and excerpts from new album w/ Crazy Horse on iPlayer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/programmes/schedules/fm/2012/06/08#evening

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« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2012, 03:40:36 PM »

As I posted elsewhere, I am totally underwhelmed by the new album. It probably doesn't help that I had high expectations of this one. I mean, back with the Horse, covering American folk songs, what could go wrong? As it turned out, quite a lot!
It just seems to be Neil by numbers (and with a very limited palette at that).
A case in point is "Tom Dula", where the incessant  chanting of the title throughout becomes unbearable. And don't get me started on "Get a Job", it's just an embarrassment. It sounds like it could have been an out take from his Everybody's Rocking album, and that ain't a good thing!
The album is slightly redeemed by "High Flyin' Bird" which could be great live.
I think I'll be filing this with Mirror Ball and Greendale.
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« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2012, 11:38:40 PM »


I think I'll be filing this with Mirror Ball and Greendale.


Woah!  That's harsh!  On Mirror Ball, that is.   Wink

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I think I'll be filing this with Mirror Ball and Greendale.


Woah!  That's harsh!  On Mirror Ball, that is.   Wink

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Yes, agree - Mirror Ball is not perfect, but it has many high points, and it's a great record to speed drive to.
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Yes, agree - Mirror Ball is not perfect, but it has many high points, and it's a great record to speed drive to.


The production is muddy as hell, but Neil wrote some of the best lyrics of his career for that record.

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« Reply #47 on: June 11, 2012, 05:31:15 PM »

Hmm: I have a soft spot for Greendale, but that said much of what I have heard of "Americana" so far is not good, especially God Save the Queen (not sure what the intention was there).  
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Hmm: I have a soft spot for Greendale, but that said much of what I have heard of "Americana" so far is not good, especially God Save the Queen (not sure what the intention was there).  


That interview I posted a link to will give you clues.

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Hmm: I have a soft spot for Greendale, but that said much of what I have heard of "Americana" so far is not good, especially God Save the Queen (not sure what the intention was there).  


That interview I posted a link to will give you clues.

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Link doesn't work here - presumably due to my lack of computer skills or some issue with broadcasts outside the UK.
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« Reply #50 on: June 13, 2012, 08:52:24 AM »


Link doesn't work here - presumably due to my lack of computer skills or some issue with broadcasts outside the UK.


Shame.  Well basically, Neil was saying that they sang that song in Canada when he was growing up, and that in America they sing My Country 'Tis Of Thee to the same tune, so that the song got its claws into early American culture.  That at some point way back Americans were still singing God Save The Queen.  That was Neil's justification and reasoning in short.

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« Reply #51 on: June 13, 2012, 07:44:44 PM »



Link doesn't work here - presumably due to my lack of computer skills or some issue with broadcasts outside the UK.


Shame.  Well basically, Neil was saying that they sang that song in Canada when he was growing up, and that in America they sing My Country 'Tis Of Thee to the same tune, so that the song got its claws into early American culture.  That at some point way back Americans were still singing God Save The Queen.  That was Neil's justification and reasoning in short.

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Interesting..bit off topic, but I read that during the American Revolution George Washington and his generals would drink a toast to the king.  Back on topic: NY and CH's version of GSTQ is what the skip button was invented for..
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« Reply #52 on: June 27, 2012, 09:42:57 AM »

Neil Young and Jonathan Demme being interviewed and in fine (and often funny) form too:-

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7412986n&tag=mncol;lst;1

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« Reply #53 on: September 12, 2012, 10:28:33 AM »

CD release announced 'Psychdelic Pill'

http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2012/09/neil-young-crazy-horse-announce-psychedelic-pill-r.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=feed
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« Reply #54 on: September 12, 2012, 10:50:54 AM »



I do hope they come over to Europe next Spring (but rather suspect they won't).  The recordings I've heard from the recent dates (that include Twisted Road and Psychedelic Pill at least from the new album) sound great.  Americana was a bit of fun and nonsense but this is a proper Crazy Horse album.  Looking forward to it  Smiley
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« Reply #55 on: September 12, 2012, 01:47:53 PM »

I have a feeling this will be the most essential Neil album for at least a decade.

I'm more optimistic than you about them coming here, David.  I reckon it will happen.

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« Reply #56 on: September 12, 2012, 01:56:09 PM »


I have a feeling this will be the most essential Neil album for at least a decade.

I'm more optimistic than you about them coming here, David.  I reckon it will happen.

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The last few times he toured with the Horse he played with them in North America and then came to Europe doing solo acoustic shows... We'll see.  Hope you're right, of course.

I've been lucky enough to see them twice...Wembley '87 and the Phoenix Festival '96.  Would definitely like to do it one more time.
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« Reply #57 on: September 12, 2012, 02:13:48 PM »


I have a feeling this will be the most essential Neil album for at least a decade.

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To follow the least essential Neil album for more than two decades?
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« Reply #58 on: September 12, 2012, 02:26:12 PM »


To follow the least essential Neil album for more than two decades?


Maybe, but there has been some stiff competition of late.

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« Reply #59 on: September 12, 2012, 02:49:42 PM »



To follow the least essential Neil album for more than two decades?


Maybe, but there has been some stiff competition of late.

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I'm not so sure. I'll grant you that it has been uneven and I am personally not that fond of La Noise or Greendale but he hasn't put out a complete stinker since Ev'rybody's Rockin IMHO and that was 1983. I know Are You Passionate is not very highly thought of (and it is the worst album title ever!) but I quite like it.

I guess it depends how you define essential. With Americana I just knew I would never listen to it. That puts it in the exclusive company of La Noise & Ev'rybody's Rockin'. Even they have one track each that I like, as does Landing On Water. I just don't see the point of Americana.
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