Saturday, May 31, 2014

Photo: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 1974-08-23, Tampa, Florida + TONIGHT: Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
1974-08-23, Stadium, Tampa, Florida

Photo Gallery by John Gellman Photography

Tonight, Saturday, May 31 at 9:00 PM EST, (~15 minutes from now) the Thrasher's Wheat Radio Hour from will be streaming.

Tonight's edition will feature some Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young tunes from 1974, the latest Neil Young music and news.

Tune in details and podcast info @ Thrashers Wheat Radio Hour.

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  1. Although I'm not a big CSN fan, I am looking forward to this 1974 box set (mainly for Neil's songs). It wasn't a great tour in the wider scheme of things, but it had it's moments, and apparently they've cherry picked the best bits.

    My one big reservation is Nash's revelation that a certain amount of auto-tuning has been used. As Thrasher himself said back in 2010:

    "Neil & CSN have been quite vociferous about their distaste for auto-tune. Another example of what's destroying the music biz.

    Auto-tune would seem to be hypocritical at this stage in their careers".

    I hope that Neil won't have allowed any tuning on his songs. Other than that, looking forward to it. On The Beach in particular will be interesting to hear.

  2. We should remember that AT THE TiIME these shows were mostly recieved and reviewed very very well. They were long, varied, had a lot of new material from all four. Bootlegs, while often in sketchy quality, sound like good shows.

    Later CSNY trashed the shows. But that had a lot to do with where they were in their lives, excesses offstage, strained relationships in the band, trying to play huge venues for the first time, etc.

    I expect that a well curated and mixed set from these shows will be better than the reputation of this tour. If they had followed it up with a great album, it would be remembered differently. Instead it is remembered as a sort of failed reunion. In fact, it was musically very interesting. They all stopped pissing in the wind for a while and showed what CSNY could have been in the seventies.


  3. Let's not forget that Joel Bernstein is also on record as saying most of the shows recorded from this tour was "just trash musically'.

    Still, I would rather hear an accurate record of the tour, rather than one that has been polished and tuned to sound better than it actually was. Which I think is what we are going to get. I could be wrong.

  4. I don't remember hearing that autotuning was used...if I am wrong, please post a link. I believe that the implication i read was that certain vocals were flown in from different shows to compensate for a missed harmony and whatnot.

  5. Anon- Nash said recently "we've had to do a little tuning" in a Rolling Stone interview.

    I agree with Thrasher that tuning after the event is not a good thing, but I doubt Neil's tracks will have been tampered with (not with his consent, anyway!).


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