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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Neil Young's 70th Birthday This Week; City And Colour, Basia Bulat & More Cover His Songs | Strombo Sessions

City And Colour - "Cowgirl In The Sand" (Neil Young Cover) | Strombo Sessions

Sunday night on The Strombo Show: we honour​​ the life and music of Canadian icon Neil Young​ in light of his 70th birthday this Thursday, November 12.

The Strombo Show open​ed​ the door for many friends of the show to perform covers and discuss the infinite influence of the Godfather of Grunge. These guests include City And Colour, Basia Bulat, Hannah Georgas, Evening Hymns, Reuben and the Dark, Lowell, Rah Rah, ​Joel Plaskett, ​The Weather Station, ​Nardwuar, ​Barenaked Ladies and Jann Arden.

​There are videos of the in-studio performances and quotes

​Here is a full breakdown of the NY70 special elements of the episode: ​
​- Nardwuar covers Mynah Birds, "I'll Wait Forever" ​
​- City And Colour covers "Cowgirl In The Sand" in Strombo's home
- City And Colour shares his thoughts on Neil
- Rah Rah covers "Barstool Blues" in Strombo's home
- Barenaked Ladies request "Razor Love"
- BNL share their experience at NY's home BBQ
- Reuben & The Dark covers "Helpless" in Strombo's home
- Jann Arden requests "Old Man"
- Lowell covers "My My Hey Hey"​ in Strombo's home
- Joel Plaskett requests Pixies' "Winterlong"
- Basia Bulat covers "Tell Me Why" in Strombo's home
- Evening Hymns covers "Birds" and debuts the track
- Hannah Georgas covers "Harvest Moon" and debuts the track

CITY AND COLOUR (photo credit: Vanessa Heins)

THE WEATHER STATION (photo credit: Vanessa Heins)

REUBEN AND THE DARK (photo credit: Vanessa Heins)

LOWELL (photo credit: Vanessa Heins)

RAH RAH (photo credit: Vanessa Heins)

C'mon baby, let's go downtown! Lock it. Crank it. Join the collective!

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Grimes, "Scream (ft. Aristophanes)"
Foxtrott, "Shields"
Chance the Rapper, "Angels"
Black Longs, "FortThe Love Of Ivy"
Savages, "The Answer"
Blood Orange, "Sandra's Smile"
Cancer Bats, "Through and Through and Through"


The Beatles, "Something"
The Chemical Brothers, "K+D+B"
Neil Young, "Walk With Me"
The Supremes, "Second That Emotion"
The Supremes, "Someday We'll Be Together (Live)"
The Clash, "Magnificent Seven"
Grimes, "Scream (ft. Aristophanes)"
Kanye West, "Robocop"
Foxtrott, "Shields"
The Kills, "Dreams"
Stevie Wonder, "Living for the City"
Chance the Rapper, "Angels"
Iron Maiden, "The Number of the Beast"
Black Lungs, "For the Love if Ivy"
Savages, "The Answer"
Arcade Fire, "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"
Elvis Costello, "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding"
Elvis Costello, "Veronica"
Coleman Hawkins, "The Sheik of Araby"
Solomon Burke, "A Change Is Gonna Come (Ft. Aretha Franklin) (Live)"
Aretha Franklin, "Do Right Woman, Do Right Man"
Bob Dylan, "Tears of Rage"
Johnny Cash, "The Beast in Me"
Larkin Poe, "Don't"
Blood Orange, "Sandra's Smile"
Brika, "It Wasn't Me"
Cancer Bats, "Through And Through And Through"
Tom Waits, "Just Another Sucker On The Vine"
Tom Waits, "Lucky Day"
Mynah Birds, "I'll Wait Forever"
City And Colour, "Cowgirl In The Sand (Strombo Session)"
Rah Rah, "Barstool Blues (Strombo Session)"
Neil Young, "Razor Love"
Reuben And The Dark, "Helpless (Strombo Session)"
Reuben And The Dark, "Untitled Song (Strombo Session)"
Neil Young, "Old Man"
Lowell, "My My, Hey Hey (Strombo Session)"
The Weather Station, "Peace Of Mind (Strombo Session)"
Pixies, "Winterlong"
Basia Bulat, "Tell Me Why (Strombo Session)"
Evening Hymns, "Birds"
Hannah Georgas, "Harvest Moon"

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