"Horse Back": New Crazy Horse & Neil Young Video Electrifies Fans
So, just like most of us, early Saturday morning we clicked thru a link to the Official Neil Young page and after about 20 seconds, went "Holy @#$!%&^*()_+!!!!".
The reaction to the new Crazy Horse & Neil Young video has been definitively and massively positive.
Likewise, the CH&NY video preview prompted almost as many questions as it answered.
It seems much of the ecstatic reaction is simply based on the proof positive that Crazy Horse & Neil Young have reunited in the studio after a long hiatus. Many fans feared that they might never experience a Crazy Horse concert, so their hopes and dreams have been rekindled.
A quick rundown of what we know from the massive 37+ minute video.
Video credits now added:
- TITLE: "Horse Back"
- Engineered and mixed by John Hanlon at Audio Casa Blanca Jan 6, 2012, assisted by Mark Humphreys and John Hausman
- Video by Ben Johnson
- Music by Crazy Horse
Obviously -- or maybe not -- this isn't a stream of a new album. It seems to be a mashup-alternative "ARC-like" collage of sonic snippets and a lengthy jam of old songs, primarily "Fuckin' Up" and "Cortez The Killer", with other bits and pieces here and there.
Footage includes lyric sheets for:
- "Gallows Pole",
- "This Land",
- "Oh Susanna!",
- "She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain", &
- "Gotta Travel On (Done Laid Around)".
Also, lyric sheets reference "Ontario" and "Love and Wall". (Thanks The Zuma Band!)
This is definitely NOT Toast, (an unreleased Crazy Horse Album. Toast, named after a defunct recording studio, "Toast" is "perhaps one of the most under-estimated and deceptive Crazy Horse records of all time, with many songs originally discarded, and then re-recorded with Booker T. and the MGs.")
Mixer board labels include the late producer David Briggs and "Dave", which may be Dave Matthews, since he sang with Neil at Bridge on "Oh Susanna".
Also, lots of chatter over on rust and Facebook | ThrashersWheatNeverSleeps, naturally.
Quite a weekend.
So will 2012 be another The Year of The Horse??!!
Something tells us this is only the beginning of what promises to be an interesting next few days, weeks, months and year (s).
More on New Crazy Horse Album Recorded.
Also, see News of New Crazy Horse Album Gallops Around the World.
Smell the Horse!
Original Crazy Horse, ~1970