Dinosaur Jr, ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’ — unreleased Neil Young cover (1988)
In 1989, a Neil Young Tribute album to benefit The Bridge School was released.
Just recently, an unreleased Neil Young cover by Dinosaur Jr of ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’ has surfaced on Slicing up eyeballs:
In December 1988, when Dinosaur Jr entered Boston’s famed Fort Apache Studios to record a track for The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young, the trio cut not one but two songs: “Lotta Love,” which would be included on the disc alongside covers by the Pixies, The Flaming Lips and Sonic Youth, and “I’ve Been Waiting For You.”
Never officially released, the latter song — off Young’s 1968 debut album — finally has been made public by bandmember Lou Barlow, who this week posted it on his Loobiecore website (you can also stream it below) along with a handwritten account of the band’s visit to Fort Apache. Barlow recounts that the session, which also yielded a Byrds cover and future B-side “Chunks,” likely was “my last proper session with the band (not counting Peel Sessions and whatnot).”
He writes of rediscovering “I’ve Been Waiting For You”: ”I found the cassette of this stuff while home for the holidays… it hasn’t aged well, not the condition of the tape (sounds whooshy + chewed), not the performance of ‘I’ve Been Waiting For You’… it ain’t great, but it’s RARE.”
More on Neil Young Tribute album to benefit The Bridge School.