Origin of Song: “Out on the Weekend” | Crawdaddy!
Quite a fascinating rundown on Neil Young's song “Out on the Weekend” from Crawdaddy!'s Origin of Song series by Denise Sullivan.
Neil Young's “Out on the Weekend” seems to be seeing a resurgence with the hipster crowd these days. Last year, we even blogged on the phenomenon when Lady GaGa covered it (before we even really realized that she was MEGA HUGE with the kids).
So what's cool about the Crawdaddy! article is how many folks are covering one of Harvest's stellar tracks making it the "most-covered among the contemporary indie-folk and rock set".
Those covering “Out on the Weekend” besides Lady Gaga include Conor Oberst/Bright Eyes/Monsters of Folk, Iron and Wine's Sam Beam, Broken Social Scene, Pete Doherty, Elliott Smith and Citizen Cope, among others in a long list of musicians influenced by Neil Young.
Out on the Weekend / Pipey Magraw - Peter Doherty @ Mass, 17th June 2008
More on musicians influenced by Neil Young.
(Thanks Angie & cosplusisin/The Martingales!)