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Monday, June 05, 2017

Neil Young's Indigo Ranch Sessions Pt #2: Behind the Scenes w/ Richard Kaplan

Last week, we posted a YouTube video on Neil Young's Indigo Ranch "Hitchhiker" 1976 Sessions Revealed: Behind the Scenes w/ Richard Kaplan.

Here is Part #2 of a two part podcast about Neil Young and his recordings at Indigo Ranch Studios with the resident Producer at the time, Richard Kaplan. Here Richard explains how Neil Young recorded "Will To Love" and "Trans". (Thanks Syscrusher & Babbo B.!)

Already, there is much excitement about the news that Neil Young's newest album "Hitchhiker" is due for release on 14 July 2017. (See more details, cover art, and tracklist).

Hitchhiker includes solo, acoustic songs recorded in 1976 at the Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu, California.

Also, see Neil Young's Indigo Ranch "Hitchhiker" 1976 Sessions Revealed: Behind the Scenes w/ Richard Kaplan - Part #1.

See more details on Neil Young's upcoming album "Hitchhiker", cover art, and tracklist).

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At 6/05/2017 10:20:00 PM, Blogger Tony Maple said...

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At 6/05/2017 10:22:00 PM, Blogger Tony Maple said...

You have no proof this album is actually being released. In fact your persistence in insisting that it is (if your assumption is correct) will more than likely motivate Neil to pull it from release anyway.

At 6/05/2017 11:06:00 PM, Blogger Joe Werfelman said...

There is a lot of information out there
That would lead most people to believe
the record is coming out. However with Neil
anything or anything not is possible
I'm trying to contain my excitement until
there is an official release from Neil or Reprise about it. And even then I'll tread
lightly until it actually becomes available

At 6/06/2017 09:49:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Tony - thanks for the inquiry and your quest for accuracy and truth. commendable.

So here's the deal w/ proof @ TW. Over the last 20 years here @ TW, the number of retractions, corrections, etc that we've had to publish is less than a handful. As in about 3 or 4 times we recall and nothing too major. In other words, our track record for accuracy vastly exceeds that of major media like NYT, WaPo, MSNBC, etc.

So you have to have some faith in the 99.99%+ accuracy track record here @ TW.

That said, trust but verify. Always use disCERNment , as we like to say.

First, let us ask you this. Do you pursue proof w/ the major media similarly? As in, did you challenge the media on proof of WMD in Iraq? Are you challenging the media on evidence of Russian election hacking?

Are you challenging Monsanto on the safety of Roundup?

Are you challenging on topics that truly matter and not inconsequential issues like a Neil Young album?

Because if you're out there everyday challenging authority for proof and evidence of their supposed claims on terror, WMD, hacking, GMOs, gene splicing, surveillance, cancer, etc. than we'll be glad to share our "proofs of truth."


At 6/06/2017 12:21:00 PM, Blogger Old rocker Dave said...

Eat that Tony! You can count on TW for truth, backed by facts and reliable. To the bank I go!

At 6/06/2017 08:32:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

Geez, Thrash, chill. The guy was simply pointing out there's been no official word on a release that's supposedly coming in a little more than a month, which is unusual. It's a perfectly legitimate question, particularly given Neil's track record (and has nothing whatsoever to do with WMDs or Roundup).

At 6/06/2017 08:41:00 PM, Blogger TOM said...

Agreed, Babbo

At 6/06/2017 08:57:00 PM, Blogger Tony Maple said...

I find your hostility to be quite disturbing to my simple statement. As I'm Australian, I don't spend my days seeking clarification or the need to challenge all of your political missteps and errors.

I just would like a new Neil album in my hands from the 70's, and I think this site is putting that in jeopardy.

At 6/06/2017 11:58:00 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Hey guys it's not our fault that you have Trump as President so don't take it out on your Australian Ruatie friends

Alternative facts and more alternative friends.

AND, Round Up is back on the safe list BTW.

Don't Spook the Horse or shoot the messenger


At 6/07/2017 11:27:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Babbo B. - ok, point taken. We guess our initial read on this what some sort of insinuation that we posted fake news. So naturally we get defensive.

Sure a legitimate question but we've provided all the proof we have so what more can we do here?

We all know the ultimate proof is holding the release in your hands. This what much along the lines of the NY Archives. No one would beleibve it weas comign out until they held it. Even Neil himself & AG saying daya after day it was coming folks were still in doubt (including us as well).

@ Tony - nothing hostile here, mate. At the time of us skimming your comment, it seemed to lack sincerity. If you sincerely are looking for proof, than apologies. As we said, we don't take inferences regarding our integrity lightly around here. You asked for proof and we've shared the facts as reported regarding art, track lists, engineering, etc.

We report, you decide, as always. DieCERNment, our friend, dieCERNment.

Not sure what being Australian has anything to do with this. Last we checked, AUS is part of "The 5 Eyes".

So how is any of this creating any "jeopardy"? Please elaborate.

@ Stringman - hey, it's been awhile. Thanks for dropping by although sorry this all on such a sour note here. Where've you been on some of our other recent sabbatical postings of late? Come back and try again on another day.

In rust we tRUST... (connect the dots) ...

The Messenger

At 6/07/2017 12:42:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

ps - say hi to Stringwoman, too!

At 6/07/2017 11:42:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

What is it with disCERNment / dieCERNment? You are saying that an awful lot lately.... Are you quoting a Quentin Tarantino movie or something??? Or a hidden message to someone? :-)

At 6/08/2017 02:19:00 AM, Blogger Robert said...

Always getting lost in Wheat, Thrasher.
We are in between drinks (i.e. Neil shows/albums) so it's always quiet and the natives get restless

Stringgirl says Hi

Here's looking forward to the Archives on the Web

At 6/08/2017 09:50:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Lone Red Rider - good catch. a typo and no hidden agenda.

But you're on the right track w/ CERN. Check out what that operation is all about. That's the rabbit hole that really goes deep ... way deep.

Go ask Alice... we think she'll know ...

@ Stringman - better lost in the Wheat than the Chaff, our friend.

Yeah, slack time tends towards danger hour. So have another round on us w/ Stringgirl in the meanwhile cause the hour is getting late...

While lost in the screen world, we always remember that bumper sticker that says: "Real life is better!"

And how about that electric "Natural Beauty" we posted the other day?! Is that not pricele$$ ???

At 6/09/2017 06:39:00 AM, Blogger Tony Maple said...

You’re just an attention seeker, and a very poor one at that. The fact you haven’t apologised is not surprising. I used to tune into this website, and even gave you an interview with Ralph Molina in 2013 (an actual factual article….well done).

I work in advertising, I know click bait. I know poor editorial. I know how hard it is for you to justify this website. Please spare us from the American bullshit, and how pathetic your politics are. Try to just provide fans with a nice environment.

At 6/09/2017 06:24:00 PM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

Tony, I don't want this to seem negative but Thrasher has 20 years invested in this site & he's earned the right to provide visitors to it with what he chooses. If you, me or anyone is troubled by the site you, me or anyone should stop coming here. If you get another Neil site going I promise to be a regular but can you imagine how much time it would take out of every week of every month of every year? I may not agree with every word Thrasher prints but I have nothing but respect & appreciation for what he's done here. Thanks

At 6/10/2017 11:44:00 AM, Blogger TopangaDaze said...

I echo what PL Doc said and have always found thrash/thrashette and this site to be a nice communal escape from the real world. Sure, every now and then I find a few misplaced political notes being played, but that could also be said about our musical hero too.

We all have to keep strumming and keep speaking out, because:

"there's very few of us left my friend
from the days that used to be"

so as always,

"Take my advice
don't listen to me"

but keep checking in and sharing here from time to time...

At 6/10/2017 04:17:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Peacelover Doc & Topanga D. - Thanks for the support.

When we started our blog, we had a vision.

A vision that someday we could all attend a Neil Young concert and get along.

The acoustic Neil fans and the electric Neil fans.

The CSNY fans and the Crazy Horse fans.

The Harvest fans and the Tonight's The Night fans.

The hippies and the Ordinary Peoples.

The TRANS, Hawks & Doves, and REACTOR fans.

The sitters and the standers.

The "Rail People" and the "Balcony Crowd".

The moshers, singers and clappers.

The drunks, stoners and junkies.

The requesters, hecklers, shusher's.

The General Admission fans and front row reserved VIP's.

The Hipsters and geezers.

Greendale fans and Heart of Gold fans.

The lovers and the doubters.

The kids and the parents.

The fathers and sons.

Mothers and Daughters.

Sisters and Brothers.

Husbands and wives.

Boyfriends and girlfriends.

you & me.

The vision of us all attending a perfect Neil Young concert and singing along.

and ... we have lived to see that perfect day.

... and it makes us happy and we are blessed.


ps - Tony, find us on the rail next time and we'll buy you a beer. deal?

At 7/08/2017 07:09:00 PM, Blogger Soldier Steve said...

Thanks Thrasher for these two podcasts.ive learned so much about how david briggs & Neil recorded those songs and info about Trans i didnt know. Keep Rockin'


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