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Tuesday, November 08, 2005

The Neil Young Archives: Another Clue?


Over the years, many Neil Young fans have cursed: The Archives Be Damned.

Still, the question remains: "When will the Archives be released?"

As we've posted recently, the official Shakey's Garage site has provided some hints of the release, as well as, an interview with Neil himself in which he said "Volume One is an eight-disk set from 1963 to 1973".

Now comes another clue in the Archives mystery. An intrepid Rustie (Mike "The picture painted here is not a dream") has stumbled upon a link for the Neil Young Archives.

At the moment, the page has links to a Discography page and a link for a page for other artists' albums which Neil contributed to.

soundsofasburypark.jpgNow this is interesting. Here's an unfamiliar one -- Sounds of Asbury Park by Various Artists with "High School Graduation" by Neil Young. Released in 1980, this one is intriguing. Long considered to be an unreleased song, "High School Graduation" clearly was released -- albeit pretty obscurely at that.

Sample lyrics include:

The coldness of the closeness of the moonbeam
The walking in the dawn to greet the night
The water and the flower is a bad dream
The stocking drawn reveals the end of sight

More Archives mysteries to continue....

Thanks Mike & e2f!

Which reminds us comments made in Shakey biography by Jimmy McDonough:
"Y'know, I don't give a shit whether anybody BUYS it or not. I just wanna do it. And there may only be two hundred copies, signed by me. But it's gonna fuckin' exist. When it's done, people can do whatever the fuck they want, make any fuckin' order they want out of it. But they're gonna have the whole fuckin' thing to choose from. They're not gonna get part of it. Everything-the good, the bad, the ugly. "

More on The Neil Young Archives.


At 11/08/2005 08:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm so glad someone else spotted this. I stumbled upon those pages this morning on my PowerBook using Safari, but when I tried it at the office (on a Windows machine using Internet Explorer) I couldn't find them. Glad to see the pages haven't disappeared -- the details of the recording dates are a great teaser.

At 11/09/2005 06:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got 20 minutes reading the discograpy, and then, suddenly it's all gone. Just the link to GH tech notes left... Someone is testing something???

At 11/09/2005 03:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah, just tried now and the discography and other artists links don't load

At 11/09/2005 08:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The pages are working for far as the Archives.....I'll believe it when I can actually buy it.....not holdin my breath,eh?

At 11/12/2005 11:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not so fast....

While i don't doubt that The Sounds of Asbury Park contains Neil's lyrics to High School Graduation, i'm quite certain you won't hear neil's voice on that album.

In fact, after a quick google search, i came across the album. The person singing the song in question is none other than Ken Viola, a longtime Neil fan who gained a certain amount of notoriety in the SHAKEY bio.

The real question, i guess, is why is Joel Bernstein listing this on the site? There are plenty of obscure albums out there in which Neil songs appear.

Below is info on the album, which can be purchased on ebay....

Another Mystery Solved.... - Uncle Terry.

VARIOUS ARTISTS-"THE SOUNDS OF 'ASBURY PARK' " VISA RECORDS 7014. RELEASED IN 1980. THIS LP IS SEALED. There is a cut to the lower right JACKET corner indicating a catalog deletion. There is some creasing to the cover as well as a bit of edge wear to the lower right corner where the shrink wrap has pulled away from the cover. BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is the most famous artist to come out of the JERSEY SHORE music scene. These are other artists who played "THE SHORE". Side 1: passion and pain/lord gunner group, angel (with broken wings)/lord gunner group, help me girl/sonny kenn & friends, janey/ken viola & friends, high school graduation/ken viola & friends. Side 2: move it on up/paul whistler, cosmic 3/4 time/ paul whistler, can i come home/kog nito & the geeks, (no,no) i'll never believe it/lisa lowell, right to be weird/kog nito & the geeks. *Priority mail is between $6.00 and $7.00 depending on your postal zone/ Media mail is $3.50.

At 3/01/2006 01:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

scuze my english i'm french.
but i would to know if Rusty Kershaw "Then & Now" album with Neil Young participation on it, woth buying.
Simple Question, isn't it?


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