Psychedelic Pill: What Will The Magic Ingredients Be?
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So now that we know the title of the new Neil Young & Crazy Horse album is "Psychedelic Pill" based on interview comments by Poncho in Rolling Stone, there's been much speculation on what the album will contain.
Here's some very interesting wishful thinking by Lone Red Rider on Rust:
Here are some ramblings on what may be on the forthcoming CD.
There was a BBC Interview where Neil mentions this might be a double CD. One song, the longest, is 26 min long. Then there are 3 other "quite long" songs and a bunch more of "normal length". There will be a lot of excursions.
Poncho also mentions that the new sessions kicked off with a "2 chord jam" that lasted "almost 30 minutes" which started as a "sketch" and Neil went back in and "filled in the gaps". Following this, Neil came in with more realized songs. He also mentioned that "Walk Like A Giant" was recorded in 1 take and then they went back for overdubs. The result surprised everyone in terms of it's "hugeness".
Then there was the "Horseback" Jam Which was about 17minutes long before they broke into an equally long Cortez.
One might assume that the songs we are getting live are about as long or longer than their studio versions (with the feedback codas, etc). That tends to happen a lot. And they are clearly more than "2 chord Jams".
So I am guessing we have the following long songs on PP:
1) The 26 minute 2-chord Jam song that Neil filled in.
2) Walk Like A Giant
3) Ramada Inn
4) ??? Maybe Neil did something with the Horseback Jam and turned it into a song. Or perhaps there is something else here.
6) Twisted Road
7) For the Love of Man
8) Psychedelic Pill
One can't even guess what else may have been recorded during these sessions.
"For the Love of Man" was recorded for LeNoise, I believe. "Twisted Road" may have been, as well. So Maybe Neil will put "You Never Call" and "Leia" on PP.
Figure if he can go back for "I Wonder Why" he could also pull other very personal songs out from his past.
Hard to believe we could be getting another Crazy Horse CD in about 2 months time. Can't wait until the real info starts rolling in. Meanwhile, I wonder if the lads are getting in any more studio time...Hopefully this is another fertile and creative period for Neil!
Until then, I have a great taping of Red Rocks 8/6 I am listening to in the car right now thanks to RideMyLlama!
Thanks Lone Red Rider! Sounds like some good hunches. A double album would be such a trip. It would be like 3 Crazy Horses albums in one year. Lucky us.