Randomly Blogged - Booker T., Drive By Truckers & Neil in Studio, Sugar Mountain Preview, Another Car Editorial
"NEIL YOUNG is set to pay back soul man BOOKER T. JONES for backing him on his ARE YOU PASSIONATE album - by signing up to play guitar on the GREEN ONIONS hitmaker's first solo release in 20 years.
Jones and his Booker T + The MGs bandmates acted as Young's backing group on the acclaimed 2002 album, and now the rocker is returning the favour. He'll join The Drive-By Truckers, who will back Jones on his new all-instrumental album, which will hit stores early in 2009."
Also, see Potato Hole: Booker T. Rocks with Neil Young and Drive-By Truckers.
NPR Music Exclusive Previews: Neil Young - Sugar Mountain:
All Songs Considered, November 17, 2008 - A spectacular live recording of Neil Young performing in 1968, made just before the release of his very first solo album, is about to be made available for the first time ever. Sugar Mountain won't be out until December, but we've got the title track for you here as a sneak preview.
Back cover art for Sugar Mountain Live CD now uploaded to Amazon.com. SML now ranked
Legendary Neil fan John Einarson previews in article Neil Young sculpts his legacy.
Lonely Planet Boy - Great Under Appreciated or Obscure Albums 5 - YEAR OF THE HORSE by Neil Young & Crazy Horse (1997) by J. Phimister:
"This is Neil at his grungiest. Scrap that, it's beyond grunge. 'Barstool Blues' is a lesson in guitar mayhem. A riff is repeated over and over for the best part of ten minutes, whilst Neil roars some warped lyrics, including the monumental line "I saw you in my nightmares/but I'll see you in my dreams", as he rips out a non-stop avalanche of distorted, saturated solos. For nearly ten minutes! Sorry, felt I had to repeat that... 'When Your Lonely Heart Breaks' couldn't be more different, yet doesn't break the vibe. A thumping bass note repeats like a Godly heartbeat, deep and loud. Young's voice is pained, and the song -a rarely heard gem- gains so much more potency ten years after it's studio release, in the vastness of a concert hall, with Young the old man gasping hoarsly into his mike. You get the feeling he's seen his fair share of broken hearts, including his own."
Editorial by Neil Young: So You Want A Big Electric Car?