Randomly Blogged: Neil Young Signs, Cool Album of the Day, The Rock and Roll Librarian, Beyond The Pale & More Good Neil Stuff
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Some randomly blogged Neil Young...
- From The Rock and Roll Librarian: Long May You Run:
I have to admit that my all-time favourite has nearly brought me to tears on occasion.
Long May You Run by Neil Young.
There is no doubt that such a car ever existed in his life but somehow that doesn’t really even matter. The song is so heartfelt and so plainly Neil that it’s painful. His well-documented love for cars borders on fanaticism and goes back to his early days when he drove a hearse from Canada to California. His ranch is overflowing with all kinds of classic cars and he is currently driving a bio-deisel powered hybrid version of a 1959 Lincoln.
- From Beyond The Pale: Neil Young And Crazy Horse (Part 1)
The Ditch Trilogy is the unofficial, fan-branded moniker for 1973’s Time Fades Away, ‘74’s On The Beach, and the following year’s Tonight’s The Night.
Barring Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller, Updike’s Rabbit At Rest, Jean-Luc Godard’s entire filmography and Morrissey’s “Every Day Is Like Sunday,” this triptych is probably my personal favorite work of popular art.
Time Fades Away is comprised of eight soundboard recordings from a tour so draining that Young has yet to release the record on CD. It is out of print, and he’s rarely played the songs since, which is an enormous loss, considering just how essential “Don’t Be Denied” and “Last Dance” truly are.
(photo via the Thrasher's Wheat Archive)
- From Neil Young “Trans” « Cool Album of the Day
Neil Young, Trans. Love it _____, Hate It_____ You tell me. I don’t believe that there was ever a more polarizing Neil Young album than Trans. I know people that absolutely love this effort. I know people that can’t stand it. I feel that Neil loved that!
What makes people react this way?
Maybe you haven’t heard this album. What caused the split reaction was mainly due to one thing. That one thing was the vocoder. What is a vocoder? I guess you could say it was the grandfather to today’s auto-tuner.
Neil Young with Crazy Horse at SECC Glasgow 2001, singing Gateway of Love, an unreleased song