Comment of the Moment: Can Neil Young Fans Ever Be Satisfied?
Sundance Film Festival - 2006
The bafflement continues over the faux outrage regarding the MP3 Release of the 1970 Fillmore "Cinnamon Girl".
Just a sampling of the reaction finds some upset about nearly everything involving the download. Even the .$99 price.
In response to the howls of wronged Neil fans, comes the following observation by Anonymous:
To the anonymous person who wrote this…
“Neil is doing a lot of things these days that don't make much sense, but there is nobody surrounding him to tell him the truth.”
What does this mean? Are you referring to the people who told him that it would be a good idea to go on an extended tour from the Fall of 2007 playing intimate theaters in the U.S. all the way through a big summer 2009 in Europe? Or the people who told him that this is the year to finally release the Archives, Vol. 1? And that this is the year to release a live album of the Harvest Moon tour?
Shame on those people.
Can anyone imagine the commentary out there if Thrasher’s Wheat existed during the 80s? Even during the Rust tour in 1978? NO doubt a lot of people would have called the Jawas silly & the set a joke, etc.
When has he done anything conventionally? If you don’t like something Neil is doing don’t blame him or his “camp”… blame his muse. He follows that thing everywhere and at any cost.
And another take on the kerfuffle:
"having read the scoop now i'm glad neil is totally oblivious to all this crap and just focuses on doing what he does ... he can't win ... if he put it in there originally people would have complained about the quality ... so he left it out, added only the fillmore material that was excellent ... then people complained they wanted it so he sends it free as a bd download but then people complain they want it in mp3 ... so one song is easiest to send to the public through the mp3 services ... jeez ... give the team a break ... buy it if u want it, dont buy it if u don't ... and find something more important to focus on ... neil probably isnt even aware of the controversy and thats a good thing"
OK. So Should Fillmore "Cinnamon Girl" be Available as a MP3?
Can't decide? Maybe this will help.
UPDATE: We understand that Amazon is running a free MP3 special today. Details and code below. Thanks Bob!