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Friday, May 12, 2006

Video: Prairie Town - Randy Bachman & Neil Young


Before there was Prairie Wind there was Prairie Town. Or vice versa. Or something like that.

Wonderful video of Randy Bachman & Neil Young on
YouTube from 1993.

Click arrow icon in center to play video directly.

Backup vocals by the Cowboy Junkies Margo Timmins. Video also includes documentary footage of Winnipeg winters and spring floods. A video treasure.

Thanks to Heath "cool at the pool hall" on rust@yahoo! for the link!

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At 5/12/2006 09:16:00 AM, Blogger haahnster said...


Thanks for posting, Thrasher!

Keep on rockin'

At 5/12/2006 12:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

heres the fast version:

At 5/12/2006 03:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent video."You Tube" is a great site .The Woodstock video of Stills/Young i never knew existed !!

At 5/12/2006 11:21:00 PM, Blogger Linda said...

I couldn't get those to play, so I used the URL provided by Anonymous. I didn't see any Neil Young there, so I did a search... daaaaaang. I think I might be on the computer a while.

At 5/13/2006 07:01:00 AM, Anonymous Robert/Sweden said...

Hi Heath! Great stuff! I hope CSNY will come to Europe and Stockholm this summer; never seen them LIVE so keep fingers crossed! Cheers! Robert.

At 5/17/2006 08:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is the anonymous guy.

i too looked for it again and couldnt find it or the slow version. maybe bachman didnt want it up there? i hear they take down stuff if artists say so. i swear it exists though, its got a grunge feel and not much backups by neil until the end. the drummer is a young guy and hits pretty hard. Niel mainly solos over it.

At 1/06/2007 01:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Randy was on a Canadian interview I saw last year talking about Prairie Town. He said he wrote the slow version first, but someone in his record company suggested to him that he rewrite it with an up tempo for a release. He called Neil Young, and within a few days, not really sure how many, had it written, and recorded. That's musical genius.
You can download both versions with Limewire, if still available.

At 9/13/2007 07:09:00 PM, Blogger crash said...

I am the drummer in the videos of both versions of the song Prairie Town with Neil and Randy. I actually wasn't that young when we did that (Thanks anyway) but I was quite a heavy handed player. I also edited Neil's guitar parts and mixed that record - quite a blast and an honour. I found this posting while looking for a place online where I can download medium resolution versions of those videos. If anyone knows a place, feel free to drop me a line.

Billy Chapman (aka Crash)



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