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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Neko Case covers Neil Young


A nice cover by Neko Case of Neil Young's “Dreamin’ Man”.

From Chromewaves:
"Neko Case released the tour-only EP Canadian Amp, half of which consisted of covers of Canadian artists and one of whom was Neil Young. Now Young is one of the most oft-covered artists Canada has ever produced but Case selected a track that hasn’t been done to death - “Dreamin’ Man” from 1992’s Harvest Moon, a song which finds Neil at his simplest and loveliest - and she more than does it justice."

Neko Case - “Dreamin’ Man” [mp3]

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Neil Young - “Dreamin’ Man” (live)

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At 3/06/2009 06:49:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

I think a lot of his diamond in the rough songs are gonna be covered for a long, long time. There just waiting to be discovered.

And it takes somebody as unique as he is to breath life into it ...

There is a DJ nearby who plays a lot of her stuff on his program. She has that voice that kind of wavers between octaves ... like a a buddhist monk.

Way to go, Neko...

At 3/06/2009 07:48:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

You've always gotta go first Muvver!..tell her she's dreamin!

At 3/06/2009 08:08:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Hey mother..Ya wanna listen to a great cover? Go to you tube and type in K.D.Lang doin' Neil's "Helpless" and K.D. doin' Leonard Cohen's halleluyah(sic)..if that don't bristle the hairs on ya neck, nothin will! (I'm not sayin' you've got a hairy neck or anything!)

At 3/06/2009 12:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE Dreamin' Man.One of my fav Neil songs and song in general of all time.Hope it's on Harvest Moon "Live" if it ever comes out.When (Astrid and Pegi or Nicolette?) sing background on that song it is soo haunting.In a good way.I love ya Neil.You're like a good friend I've never met.Keep ROCKIN' an ROLLIN'.

The Mugwump

At 3/06/2009 09:41:00 PM, Blogger Adam said...

Just a heads up, Middle Cyclone is a fantastic album. Get it!

At 3/07/2009 05:21:00 PM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Our first contestant tonight is a young Korean whizz kid and avid Neil Young devotee... FAN NING.
So Fan.... for 1 MILLION AMERICAN DOLLARS..Here is your first question!(inflation.)

OH how easy is this!!...In what year will Neil young....release the Archives Set!?

Will it be (a)..2009
.........or (d)He's only Dreamin!

Hmm..This is vely, vely hard question!..hmm..I should know this!
Can I use one of my rife rines?

Yes you certainly can..which one..
50/50 ?
Phone a friend ? or....
Ask his fans ?

Hmm... vely hard!.. I'll phone a fliend!
and who might that be?

I'd like to phone my fliend trasher
he know everything about Neil!

"ring ring ring"......"Herro trash, it's Fan".."I have vely hard quesion on show "Does Anybody Really Care?"..

When will Archives set be released? have 15 second to answer!

Awh, stuffed if I know Fan how the stuff can I answer that in 15 seconds?

Awh...Thanks for nothing Trasher!

Hmm....I'll go 50/50

Ok fan we'll remove 2

..... (b) 2019
......(d) He's only dreamin!..

Hmm....still not really sure

Can I use my last rife rine ?

Yeah, no worries.

Ask his fans........


At 3/09/2009 09:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Another "diamond in the rough" that will be covered in the years to come: "The Great Divide"

For my money, one of his most under-appreciated songs of all time.



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