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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

ALBUM ART COVER: "Psychedelic Pill" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

"Psychedelic Pill"
by Neil Young & Crazy Horse

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Here's the album art cover for "Psychedelic Pill" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

Kinda trippy, eh?

If you enlarge artwork and look very closely, you can see various characters making up each letter of the album name. That should provide us with lots of fun until release. Also, look very, very closely at the pill in the center. You'll see a familiar logo. :)

The album is to be released on October 30th and is now up on Amazon.com for pre-orders.

"Psychedelic Pill" was produced by Neil Young with John Hanlon and Mark Humphreys and will be released as a double-CD, a triple-LP vinyl edition and Blu-Ray. Also, full-length videos for each of the songs are being produced for Blu-Ray edition.

So we'll have an 8 song double CD?! 4 songs per disc ... sounds like we're getting some long songs... especially the album opener "Driftin' Back" at over 27:00 minutes.

Disc One:
1 Driftin' Back (27:36)
2 Psychedelic Pill (3:26)
3 Ramada Inn (16:49)
4 Born In Ontario (3:49)

Disc Two:
1 Twisted Road (3:28)
2 She's Always Dancing (8:33)
3 For The Love Of Man (4:13)
4 Walk Like A Giant (16:27)

Bonus Track:
5 Psychedelic Pill (Alternate Mix)

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At 9/11/2012 11:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is an incredible album cover!!!!!
It`s really psychedelic!!!!

 
At 9/11/2012 12:05:00 PM, Anonymous Dan said...

I think Neil and Dylan have a bet on... who can release the record with the ugliest cover in 2012. I think Neil may well have just won!

Can't wait to listen too it though. I love the long Crazy Horse song/jams!

 
At 9/11/2012 12:07:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Very exciting to see such long tracks, which means we are in for a jamming treat.

It will be interesting to see how they pack 27 minutes + 36 seconds onto one side of vinyl, which is a little over the time, what it is recommended in order to maintain good quality music on one side of a vinyl.

On Americana, the longest side of vinyl was just short of 19 minutes.

Or, will this track be edited on the vinyl version ?

 
At 9/11/2012 12:09:00 PM, Anonymous AJW said...

Good grief, that is horrendous. I saw it somewhere else and thought it was some sort of awful fake. Bloody hell, Neil.

 
At 9/11/2012 12:24:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

some interesting tidbits on Rolling Stone:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-and-crazy-horse-reveal-album-release-date-tracklist-20120911

 
At 9/11/2012 12:47:00 PM, Blogger Thos said...

I have to say, I find it pretty offensive that this album is entitled psychedelic pill. Neil of all people should know that drugs kill people.

Thos ;-)

 
At 9/11/2012 12:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought it was an ad for a Hobbit meets Star Wars movie

 
At 9/11/2012 01:01:00 PM, Blogger wardo said...

I think Neil and Dylan have a bet on... who can release the record with the ugliest cover in 2012. I think Neil may well have just won!

The Stones win the prize with "GRRR!"

Looking forward to this. The shorter songs will provide some breathing room.

 
At 9/11/2012 02:17:00 PM, Anonymous The RealDoD said...

Let Me take you down,'cause I'm goin' to.....Cool!...

 
At 9/11/2012 02:37:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Amazing that Neil and the Horse manage to cram 8 songs into only 84 minutes.

Heh heh



 
At 9/11/2012 02:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I struggled with prescription drug addiction for many years through my twenties and into my mid-thirties. Countless pills of all sorts through the hazy years should have killed me many times.

But I never saw a Crazy Horse pill...lol...

I will take two or three on October 30th though - no problem. This album release warrants a full on relapse for me.

It looks like a 5mg valium...

 
At 9/11/2012 02:39:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

I like the cover. Particularly, the font. The starscape could look a little less like a photograph, but what can ya do.

As far as comparing it to the cover of Dylan's new album, I don't think there's a contest. Dylan's cover is downright hideous looking.

 
At 9/11/2012 03:52:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

The circular sky and star opening on the front, inside of the lettering, is about the size of the cd or vinyl disc inside rotating around the Crasy Horse pill which looks to obvioulsy mimic the full moon, probably representing the times of the recording sessions.Trippy fuel man, and actually no drug is necessary, only the hippie dream mentality of taking the ride here on the cosmic train.

 
At 9/11/2012 04:46:00 PM, Anonymous Joe In T.O. said...

I thought the cover may be one of those visual illusion thingies. So I stared at that damn dot for three minutes without blinking. When I shifted my gaze to a blank wall, I almost got run over by a crazy horse. Totally psychedelic...

Peace,
Joe In T.O.

 
At 9/11/2012 05:06:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@wardo & matthew - yeah, we don't get all the Dylan comparisons???

@SONY - good metaphors. one can only imagine what the reviews will come in like.
It's gonna be a long strange trip as everyone time travels back to the '60s.

@Joe - watch out for the brown stuff.. specifically not too good we hear.

 
At 9/11/2012 06:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thos,

Drugs don't kill people. Crazy Horse kills people. Long may you run!

Steven James

 
At 9/11/2012 07:56:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

Not a huge fan of the cover, kind of looks too much like it was done on Paint or something.

But at the end of the day, the album cover is a pretty minor thing for me.

 
At 9/11/2012 08:06:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

I can't wait until they release the first video single!!!! Yaahhooooooo!!!

 
At 9/11/2012 09:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm super excited but $87 for three LPs?! Seriously?! Come on Neil... tell me you can do a little better than that?!

You wouldn't believe how often I hear people grip about the prices of Neil's vinyl... I try to justify it... but this time I dont think I can. Archives Guy, can you explain the price? Is it super limited?

 
At 9/11/2012 09:25:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

Maybe he has his vinyl pressed somewhere that does it higher quality than most other artists do?

 
At 9/11/2012 09:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He does, at Pallas in Germany I believe, which is the finest pressing plant in the world... and I'm sure it will sound absolutly amazing...but still that price is exorbitant. I bought a brand new triple LP for $20 last week.. a new release. I have no doubt I will be buying this...but $90 is still a lot!
I can understand if Neil is only having 5000 pressed at Pallas... but I'm sure AT LEAST 10,000-20,000are being done.
Again, I can't wait for this...and I've spent more on less... but still. If it was $70-$75 I wouldnt complain.

 
At 9/11/2012 11:30:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

I remember overhearing a 'deal' conversation on price one time, and the nearly uniformed customer says -

"I thought you could do better than that".

and the reponse was -

"of courseI I can do better than that. I can go a lot higher"

Think it over. Aint nobody else putting out Crazy Horse records and tours. Better juggle some nickels and dimes, or what ever else you got to get to it. Maybe you can phone a friend?

 
At 9/12/2012 12:13:00 AM, Anonymous Medward said...

I wasn't around when Zuma was released, but I'm sure a lot of people said WTF when they saw it. I'm stoked to hear what's inside this baby

 
At 9/12/2012 01:02:00 AM, Blogger Guido said...

Great cover on new album...what is the constellation???

 
At 9/12/2012 08:37:00 AM, Anonymous GrungeMan said...

This has become the norm around here.

Americana,
I don't like it, it's not what I wanted, Wah!
Album Cover
I don't like it, it's not what I wanted, Wah!
Ticket prices,
It's Neil's fault'
Wah!
Cost of Vinyl,
Wah!

Nothing objective just the same old negatives, childish whining and blaming!

GrungeMan

 
At 9/12/2012 09:10:00 AM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks Grungeman & others - yes, it all seems weird to be complaining about prolific output.

One wonders whther they were around back in the day when it seemed like it would be a year between any new Neil news, albums, tours, etc.

So we're now living in NY's golden age and not all are appreciative.

Which is Ok, but begs the question, so what would make you happy? If you were NY, what would you do?

oh, btw, did we mention that Neil's headlining a free concert in Central Park to benefit Global Poverty? Or Farm Aid? Or the Bridge?

"To give a love,
you gotta live a love.
To live a love,
you gotta be "part of"

 
At 9/12/2012 09:28:00 AM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

I'm gonna get the CD. It's 20 bucks for two CDs. In all their moaning about the cost of the vinyl, nobody seems to have mentioned that. I'd say it's a good deal.

And you know what, you can bitch about pricing ad infinitum, but not only do you have the option of paying a decent price for the double CD, but that 90 bucks for 3 (yes, three) records is the cost of quality. Quality musicianship, quality sound, quality packaging.

If this was by some ho hum modern band, it might be a too expensive, but let's look at the whole picture here. Look who we're talking about, what they represent to us, and the package they're delivering.

You're only gonna spend that 90 bucks one time, and look what you get for it. It's not affordable to some (I couldn't afford it), but I'd say it's worth it considering the overall context of what it is.

 
At 9/12/2012 09:43:00 AM, Blogger rrolandr1952 said...

IT'S GONNA BE A NEIL ROCKTOBER..
NEW ALBUM,NEW BOOK,NEW DVD..
CELEBRATE THAT RUSTIES!!!!!!

 
At 9/12/2012 09:59:00 AM, Blogger Old Black said...

I have the Americana pressing and it is easily the highest quality vinyl I own - is it worth the cost? That's an individual decision.

My one gripe with the vinyl is that my record player skips when I hit a bump in the road.

 
At 9/12/2012 10:02:00 AM, Anonymous Dan said...

Hey, GrungeMan / Thrasher,

I only pointed out was that in my opinion both the new Dylan and Neil albums have ugly, amateurish looking covers. Which lead to me wondering if they had bet with each other. It's just my opinion and a light hearted comment. It doesn't matter.

I'm absolutely over the moon that both Neil and Dylan are releasing new material - and good stuff at that!!

It did strike me as ironic that GrungeMan moans about 'same old negatives, childish whining and blaming!' with an entirely negative, whining and blaming comment.

Hey-ho, I'll keep my mouth shut in the future.

Peace,
Dan

 
At 9/12/2012 10:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYCH, coming around the full moon, when they come! Ye haw!

Some of these ppl need to take a chill pill, it's only rock n roll, Warner can charge whatever they want and we can buy whatever we want, living in America!

 
At 9/12/2012 10:40:00 AM, Anonymous GrungeMan said...

1rst new music by NY & Ch in 12yrs,
Awesome!
NY & Ch touring for the first time in 8yrs, Awesome!
1rst original music by NY & CH in 12yrs,
Awesome!
The PP cover art,
I see stars, are there other worlds out there, God???
The Dylan Tempest cover art,
I see Gothic or Renaissance art, spirituality!

Stop and smell the coffee!

 
At 9/12/2012 11:32:00 AM, Blogger JimDC821 said...

Funny that aside from looking like a "full moon", the pill also looks a lot like Mother's Little Helper! Surely Neil doesn't advocate popping valium to listen to the Horse, does he?

 
At 9/12/2012 12:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet that Elliot convinced Neil to drop Sheppard Fairey's paintings from any sort of stage production after it's been proven that Mr. Fairey plagiarised his Obama worship poster...

Or Neil just dropped everything and moved on as he's known to do...

 
At 9/12/2012 05:44:00 PM, Anonymous AJW said...

I don't think it's childish to have a critical opinion. I just want this to be a really superior, well-thought-out Crazy Horse album. I think forums like this are more interesting when it's not all 'hail the mighty Neil, thank you for your singular genius' in any case. Maybe it's a good sign that he's giving a Crazy Horse record a new look. Maybe it's not. We're only kicking it around.

 
At 9/12/2012 05:55:00 PM, Blogger mark said...

....... i look @ the Pill cover, see the name wrapped around the perimeter and immediately think of "Are You Experienced".
....... somewhere, there in the deep space within those circling words, Jimi's smilin' and noddin' & wishin' he was still here to join the jams.

..... i like your comment re: 'the golden age of Neil', Thrasher ..... we are truly fortunate to be here now.

 
At 9/12/2012 10:15:00 PM, Blogger Kimball said...

It's like an angel riding a pitbull, right there on the cover.
Did you see him?
Did you SEE them?

 
At 9/13/2012 03:32:00 AM, Anonymous SD said...

Dan,

I didn't find GrungeMan's comment to be whining or moaning. Looked to me like it was just pointing out the amount of complaining that has gone on by fans in recent memory. Didn't come across as someone whining about it, but pointing out it's just whining.

 
At 9/13/2012 11:02:00 AM, Blogger dean farinha said...

You have to wonder what people did before the internet? Who did they piss and moan to back then? Can't afford it, don't like it, DON'T BUY IT!!!! Shut up! lol

 
At 9/13/2012 04:21:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Hail the mighty Neil, thank you for your singular genius!!

 
At 9/13/2012 05:35:00 PM, Blogger Rob said...

I know there is a Blu Ray coming for this, but can't find it. Has a release date been announced for the Blu Ray?

 
At 9/14/2012 01:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With "Americana," the Blu-ray was released the same time as the vinyl, maybe we'll see the same thing here.

 
At 9/14/2012 06:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thos,you're a p@#$y.
You should live in a closet with Ronald Regan. Ignorance is no excuse for spreading misinformation.

Psychedelics aren't drugs, and they don't kill people. They enhance perception. But now users have to live in fear of being arrested by people like you.


Syscrusher

 
At 9/15/2012 01:18:00 PM, Blogger Thos said...

Get a sense of humour you muppet - my comment was written as satire of a previous discussion we had on this forum regarding Americana and whether we should or shouldn't censor certain songs or lyrical themes because they may potentially cause offence.

 
At 9/15/2012 01:21:00 PM, Blogger Thos said...

Mind you, seems a bit disingenuous to suggest that it is me spreading misinformation while you claim that phsychadelics aren't drugs and then suggest they aren't harmful!

Try telling that to Syd Barrett and Brian Wilson etc.

 
At 9/15/2012 07:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And you don't think my comment is funny?


uhh, how about, Syd Barret was a Schizophrenic. As in genetically predisposed.


But I'm sure you think LSD caused him to go mad, right Thos?

Syscrusher

 
At 9/16/2012 06:26:00 PM, Blogger Thos said...

Syscrusher, I can't even be arsed with this debate since it is obvious that we shalln't agree. Suffice to say that my generally sarcastic comment aimed at no-one in particular was not intended to criticise anyone's drug-taking habits, and that even though you and I clearly have different opinions on this issue, I haven't compared you to Nixon at any time.

 
At 9/16/2012 06:28:00 PM, Blogger Thos said...

Shit I meant Regan!

Can you tell I'm from the wrong side of the Pond?!

 

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