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Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs Cover Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl"


Matthew Sweet and Susanna Hoffs Cover Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl" Live at Rolling Stone.

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At 10/07/2009 01:08:00 PM, Anonymous Duncanmusic said...

Actually there was a minor hit version that charted of Cinammon Girl by The Underground Sunshine that was on a Sun Records (Shelby Singleton Era) Subsidiary that was current with Neil's 2nd LP and way ahead of the Nazareth version by at least 5 years...and it was VERY common then to see cover versions of other acts in the late 60s and early 70s. Check in at
for some of the best in 1960s-70s era bands and check out some of the songlists if you think I am kidding. I'm 58 and have been collecting Neil (I actually still have 45s of 'Emperor of Wyoming'/we the 'Everybody Knows This is Nowhere' alternate version and the 'Cinammon Girl' 45 altrernate version also)and a whole lot of other folks for a long time. At one time I had over 200 45s of covers of Dylan alone that were pre-1970. Back then the record companies had no compunction in putting out a cover of what they considered a hip artist if it meant sales...especially if there were some LP track they thought was under appreciated.

At 10/07/2009 01:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil has a bloody axe in his face at

At 10/07/2009 03:30:00 PM, Blogger Matthew Lintzenich said...

Hmmm... I wonder why some of them have bloody axes through them and others don't... Phish are some strange dudes. Looks like Neil appears on their odd list twice, for TTN and EKTIN... odd.

At 10/08/2009 12:26:00 AM, Anonymous Jason Washuta said...

On Halloween night Phish will perform an album in its entirety. The last album "alive" from the list will be the one they perform.

At 10/08/2009 01:38:00 AM, Blogger Duncanmusic said...

Up date and correction: It wasn't The Underground Sunshine ( who covered The Beatles 'Birthday') but the Gentrys (better known for an earlier incarnation of the band and their one-off hit 'Keep On Dancing' on MGM in 1965)who released it on a Sun 45 and Sun Lp 517. It actually charted higher and longer than Neil's own 45 issue on Reprise. You can hear a snippet on a couple of sites should you google The Gentrys Cinammon Girl. Akso of note is Who bass player John Entwhistle's version of Cinammon Girl on his 1970 Decca/MCA LP 'Smash Your Head Against The Wall'.

At 2/23/2011 01:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For the record (no pun intended), This is Matthew Sweet's fifth cover of Neil.

The others are:

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

On The Way Home

Don't Cry No Tears (Live)

Cortez The Killer (Live)


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