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Monday, September 24, 2012

Track Preview: "Walk Like A Giant" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse on NPR

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A 3 minute excerpt of new song "Walk Like A Giant" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse on Fall Music Preview : NPR.

Check back after Sep. 25 for the full cut.

Thanks Doug and everyone else who's written in on this. Apologies for delay in posting. Over the past few days, we've been focused on getting to Hershey for Farm Aid, catching up with old & new friends and enjoying a tremendous day of music and awareness building.

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At 9/24/2012 06:08:00 PM, Blogger La Johnson said...

Brilliant song his finest for 22 years let's hope the full version and the Pill record are of a similar quality.

At 9/24/2012 06:38:00 PM, Blogger Tweck9 said...

Yeah, it sounds great. The whistling fits in nicely.

At 9/24/2012 07:03:00 PM, Anonymous Johan said...

I love it! Don't close the barn door after the horse bolts!

At 9/24/2012 09:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liked live version better.Except for the highly infectious whistling there is hardly anything that I would say classic about this song.
It's not anywhere in the same ball park as DBTR;CITS;CTK or LAH

At 9/24/2012 11:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I first saw Neil live in 1988 with the Bluenotes. I've bought all of his albums upon their release ever since. Having enjoyed hearing live recordings of a bunch of these songs already, I must say that I am thrilled with Neil's output. He appears to have backed his Aerostar over the Muse's firehydrant. Neil is kicking ass and his new Psychedelic Pill material sounds classic already! Long May You Run, Neil! Alan G

At 9/25/2012 12:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Part 2: Oh, and the song itself: It is a powerful, moving testament to Neil's environmental hopes and dreams, born of the 60's, being dashed by man's collective destruction of the planet. I interpret that if Neil were to get up and "walk like a giant on the land" that he might be setting a few things right and putting an end to some of the problems he sees in the world (unlimited plundering of resources, pollution, industrial causes of global warming, etc). Its a beautiful, intensely haunting classic as the humans close the chapter of "Life on Earth as usual." Alan G

At 9/25/2012 02:03:00 AM, Blogger La Johnson said...

Well only time will tell if this is classic Neil - I'm not saying it's up there with DBTR at the moment but....

At 9/25/2012 03:29:00 AM, Anonymous SD said...

Go away fat trolls

At 9/25/2012 03:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As good as this is, I think comparisons to established classics are a bit unfair, and Walk Like A Giant isn't actually the best-realised epic on the album. Driftin' Back's the big one, you mark my words.

At 9/25/2012 07:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great song! When I first listened to the Red Rocks version I thought it was about mankind in general. We all used to walk like giants on this planet.

At 9/25/2012 07:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will there be a full version of the song streaming today on NPR?

At 9/25/2012 07:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WARNING: Do not try to read some pages in Waging Heavy Peace if you have other things to do. Because there is NO WAY you can stop reading once you have started. Thank you so much Neil!

At 9/25/2012 02:56:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

SD, if Neil keeled over dead of a heart attack next month, and speaking out could've changed that, how would you feel? I guess lots of Neil fans are fat and don't want to be seen as hypocrites by speaking out. The guy's eating himself into an early grave. An inconvenient truth. We already know he's had an aneurism and high blood pressure and 2 of his closest friends dropped dead in the last couple of years. The last thing he should be is fat. The writing on the wall is in blood. His wife and friends don't seem to be lifting a finger to change the course he's on. I for one am furious that he's killing himself. If I can help shame him into living another 30 years, I'm all in. Grow a spin, Rusties. The life you save may be Neil's.

At 9/25/2012 03:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Full version" is up now on the NPR page, but it's only a link to the video.

At 9/28/2012 01:42:00 PM, Anonymous Gus Mozart said...

Neil looks fine. He's been heavier than he is now. I thought he looked and sounded great on Letterman. It's not like he's 300 pounds! Give it a rest, Anonymous.
He's not dying anytime real soon...

At 9/28/2012 01:43:00 PM, Anonymous Gus Mozart said...

BTW, how does one grow a spin? Hmmmm?


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