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Saturday, October 28, 2017

ZUMA: My Favorite Album #227 - Elizabeth Cook on Neil Young's ‘Zuma’ (1975)

My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it’s influenced them.

From My Favorite Album #227 - Elizabeth Cook on Neil Young's ‘Zuma’ (1975) | MrJeremyDylan:
Sharp of tongue and deep of soul, one of Nashville’s most compelling singer-songwriters joins me to talk about an underrated Neil Young and Crazy Horse classic, ‘Zuma’.

We talk about how Elizabeth discovered the album on a road trip, the elusive concision of Young’s lyrics, how this record defines a certain version of his sound, how the album documents the end of Neil Young’s creative grieving over guitarist Danny Whitten, how Elizabeth wants to steer her future recordings in a Neil-ward direction and what it was like to be a witness to the taping of the ‘Heart of Gold’ concert film.

Elizabeth Cook

So is this Elizabeth Cook interview yet another connection to the ZUMA Payload for SpaceX Rocket? Maybe so? Elizabeth Cook's discussion of the time-travel themes on ZUMA clearly tie into some of our discussion here recently involving "Hitchhiker" and "The Visitor".

Neil Young & Crazy Horse - 1975

Neil Young & Crazy Horse 1975 album ZUMA, of course, contains the classic track "Cortez The Killer". The song is the evocative story of the European explorer Cortez "searching for that palace in the sun", while Aztec emperor Montezuma "often wandered with the secrets of the world".

ZUMA Payload for SpaceX Rocket
SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket
Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Has the loading already begun?! Maybe so ...

... but we are just a lonely messenger/blogger ...

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At 10/29/2017 08:13:00 AM, Blogger kahunasunset said...


Neil Young’s Harvest Moon is getting a vinyl reissue, for record store day 24th November 2017.
Didn’t see it mentioned on this “fan” site.

At 10/29/2017 04:31:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks kahunasunset!

Actually, this released was referenced earlier during the Harvest Moon. Also, referenced earlier on the ZUMA payload post in the context of black budgets, black Fridays, Black Balloon Productions, BLM and other "black" days.

Nevertheless, this post's for you!

not all is black or white...

At 10/30/2017 02:42:00 PM, Blogger Paul Gase said...

I listen to many RnR podcasts. It always helps for the moderator to be well prepared. This ‘cast was ok until they started going on about Neil doing the cover art himself, which is wrong. And it shouldn’t have been hard to figure that out! It’s in the liner notes?

At 10/31/2017 09:31:00 AM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

Just listened to ZUMA for the first time in a while. Put me in a good mood at work. I might be on to something.

At 11/02/2017 04:16:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said...

I have to say - that picture of Elizabeth Cook is fantastic.....she looks...well she looks smoking


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