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Tuesday, November 06, 2012

OFFICIAL VIDEO: "Driftin Back" (27:51) - Neil Young & Crazy Horse



Official video for song "Driftin Back" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse from their new album, "Psychedelic Pill".

27:51 of epic jam.

Does it get better?

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At 11/06/2012 09:42:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

don't want my mp3!

that's a take on 'I want my MTV'

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Dropped the new cd pill today into the car and now taking in DB with the video, it's got it. Neil is definately a trip without leaving the farm.

A bit random lyrically at first listen, but once you buy the ticket you get to take the ride. The album cuts throughout have some very familiar sound progressions, but still fresh and new patterns abound. Maybe it is just a long strange trip.
The more I listen, the more I like. Not the initial impact of LeNoise, but easily listenable and a new experience transcending some familiar territory.

 
At 11/06/2012 09:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fuck yeah! groovy video!

 
At 11/06/2012 09:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the album but these "videos" with their stock footage and cheap effects are a waste of time, if not money. Who's going to watch these more than once. Neil used to make great videos. What happened?!?!

 
At 11/07/2012 01:26:00 AM, Blogger D. I. Kertis said...

Groovy's a good for it...

As far as I can remember, music videos have always been adjunct to the song itself, and probably not designed to be seriously viewed more than once or twice. Neil certainly is not providing commercial fodder for MTV or the like. He *is* primarily a songwriter and musician, after all, and a filmmaker (although he does dabble in that). Also, these videos are probably designed more to accompany the high fidelity audio on the blu-ray. Either way, I take the videos as a neat bonus to the music themselves and no, I probably won't watch them more than once or twice. I'm generally focused on the music, not the video. The video is jut a cool extra.

 
At 11/07/2012 02:28:00 AM, Blogger La Johnson said...

The 'Harvest' era film is great then much like the song disappears somewhere...it would have been better to have Neil on film drifting back for 27 minutes not this gimmicky stuff - no doubt on the Blue Ray version. There must be enough film of Neil to support all of this song.

 
At 11/07/2012 07:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good video, old news though, it's been out for the last week or so.

Anyone know why the Harvest footage wasn't included in Archives?

Off topic but are the "Homegrown" songs on Trunk Show the reason it isn't getting released? Love/Art Blues, Mexico, Kansas and Sad Movies, is he wanting to officially release these songs on Homegrown first rather than officially releasing them on a Blu-ray recorded 35 years later?

 
At 11/07/2012 09:29:00 AM, Blogger dean farinha said...

Yeah, I'm the guy that thinks Neil is God and can do no wrong. Some of the videos are awful. "For the love of man" Should be re-made. Wonderful song about an an amazing person and the video has to be the worst one yet. Who is making the videos?

 
At 11/07/2012 10:42:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

This is a great song and could be my favorite from Psychedelic Pill. And the video format reminds me of the light shows that we'd see when some of the more out there bands would play back in the day. Also saw this type of thing at My Bloody Valentine concerts in the early 90's. But I agree that it would be nice to see more of the early footage; then again, maybe that's the point: to make you want more of that, just like Neil would like to have more "Back" if he could.

And here's the thing. I think that Neil really, really, really misses his parents and especially his dad. No matter what your age, when you become an orphan it's like a big rock is dropped in the middle of the lake and the ripples just keep going right to the shore, maybe not as big and maybe you don't notice them as much sometimes but you always feel the roll and the pull. How many times does he sing "Hey Now Now Hey Now Now"? That's from Daddy Went Walking and it forms the center of a very modal song; it's Neil's version of In A Silent Way. And it's like he's combining Horseback and Change Your Mind, then throwing in a double time Down By the River for good measure.

Remember when Neil said that Don't Spook the Horse was just Ragged Glory all rolled up into one song? Yeah that's what this is except he's trying to really prove that "It's all one song". Also reminds me a bit of the Sonic Youth song Creme Brulee, the one where Kim Gordon sings "Last night I dreamed that I kissed Neil Young".

And the theory about the mysterious Trunk Show songs might be on target; maybe Neil is waiting until Homegrown is released; maybe he's waiting for something else. I do remember hearing those live during the theater portion of the Chrome Dreams tour and was especially affected by the double whammy of Sad Movies and then Man Needs A Maid, which I'm sure was a tribute to Carrie who had recently passed. Neil can't ever really "forget about remembering", just any true romantic. Thanks for letting us in on the dream.


There's a little bit of magic in everything
And then some loss to even things out
--Lou Reed

 
At 11/07/2012 11:41:00 AM, Blogger dean farinha said...

@ Mr Henry
I agree with the really missing dad (Not my case, long story). The more he misses dad, the more Neil has to be thinking about his own mortality and the effect it will have on his children. This can't be easy. Sitting and writing a book must have brought back a flood of memories.

 
At 11/07/2012 03:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic:

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, Stephen Stills breaks his silence about the aborted Buffalo Springfield reunion. "We were supposed to work for most of the summer," he says. "It left me in a lurch for three quarters and ruined my financial planning. Also, 150 people got laid off that were supposed to work on the tour."

 
At 11/07/2012 03:53:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does Stills think they might tour again one day? "For the purpose of this interview," he says. "No."

 
At 11/07/2012 04:25:00 PM, Anonymous Tim NZ said...

Off topic as well, but it looks like Alchemy is now well and truly a World Tour! NZ and Australia dates just announced for next March. I just flew from NZ to New Orleans to see the Horse at Voodoo Fest, no I get to see them in my own backyard. Now there's a thought........oh, and thanks from the rest of the world for voting the right guy back in yesterday too! Peace from Aotearoa New Zealand.......

 
At 11/07/2012 11:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I guess Neil has turned over the video portion of his releases now since they just accompany each song like a bonus turd...

Come on Neil these videos are assembly line crap! Americana's videos were pretty cool because they were relevant to the tunes and not cheesy. These Psychedelic Pill videos SUCK!

The music soars & I love the Horse but no thanks to the visuals in this batch!

 
At 11/08/2012 02:28:00 AM, Blogger Keith said...

"We were supposed to work for most of the summer," he says. "It left me in a lurch for three quarters and ruined my financial planning."

I'd love to know what Stills preemptively spent his 2012 tour dough on.
Am I supposed to feel sorry for this guy? Is he soliciting pity?
My wife and I are living paycheck to paycheck, but an ex-rockstar who hasn't done anything interesting since at least 35 years and who's put more money up his nose than I've seen in my 30 years on this earth wasn't able to tour with Neil and had to tour with Crosby and Nash instead? It is an unjust world we live in, I tell ya.

 
At 11/08/2012 08:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like Greendale. Im recycle-baaaaaack. pretty monotomous even for him. Im still in love with you, though. I wanna -see- you write another classic, someday.

 

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