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PLAYLIST: Neil Young Deep Dive | - 91.1 FM (91.1 FM, Charlottesville, VA)


Early this morning, over on radio station (91.1 FM, Charlottesville, VA) the extended edition of "Why Sleep" with DJ Alex Shoabi,  played extensive cuts by Neil Young with a special guest host .... yours truly, thrasher.

In The Studio - 91.1 FM "Why Sleep" DJ Alex & Special Guest


The theme of the playlist was Deep Dive cuts of Neil Young's music and in depth background discussion of each song.

The program began on very local angle of "All Along the Watchtower" by Neil Young  in concert with the Dave Matthews Band, recorded live at Scott Stadium on UVA's campus in Charlottesville, VA at a BamaWorks Benefit on April 21, 2001.

Check out the crowd reaction when the heavily Dave Matthews Band hometown crowd realizes that Neil has walked on stage. 

The full playlist / podcast can be downloaded or streamed @ - 91.1 FM | "Refrigerate After Opening" - Part #1 - 91.1 FM | "Why Sleep" - Part #2

  • "All Along the Watchtower" - Neil Young (with Dave Matthews Band) : Scott Stadium/UVA/BamaWorks Benefit April 21, 2001
  • "Gone to Shiloh" - Elton John/Leon Russell/Neil Young - "The Union" - Decca[2010]
  • "Easy Answers" - Rob Wasserman with Neil Young and Bob Weir - "Trios" - MGD[1994]
  • "On Broadway" - Neil Young - "Eldorado" - Reprise[1989]
  • "Long Road" - Pearl Jam with Neil Young - "Merkinball" - Epic[1995]
  • "Arc (excerpt)" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Arc" - Reprise[1991]
  • "Dead Man (Track 3)" - Neil Young - "Dead Man Soundtrack" - Vapor[1996]
  • "Depression Blues" - Neil Young - "Lucky Thirteen" - Geffen[1993]
  • "Country Feedback" - R.E.M. with Neil Young - "The Bridge School Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition"
  • "On the Way Home" - Buffalo Springfield - "Buffalo Springfield" - Rhino[2001] : previously unreleased
  • "Winterlong" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Live at the Fillmore East 1970" - Reprise[2008]
  • "Thrasher" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Rust Never Sleeps" - Reprise[1979]
  • "Cinnamon Girl" - Neil Young - "Live at the Cellar Door" - Reprise[2013 (1969)]
  • "White Line" - Neil Young - "Songs for Judy" - Reprise[2018] : Recorded November 1976
  • "Stringman" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Odeon Budokan" - Reprise[2020] : 1976 tour of Japan
  • "Born to Run" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Dume" - Reprise[2020] : 1975
  • "Vacancy" - Neil Young - "The Old Homestead" - Reprise[2020] : 1975
  • "Loose Change" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Broken Arrow" - Reprise[1996]
  • "Bite the Bullet (first full song on tonight's Why Sleep?)" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Way Down in the Rust Bucket" - Reprise[2020]
  • "Don't Be Denied" - Neil Young and Stray Gators - "Tuscaloosa" - Reprise[2019] : February 5, 1973
  • "I Do" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Colorado" - Reprise[2019] : with Nils Lofgren
  • "Crime in the City" - Neil Young and the Blue Notes - "Bluenote Cafe" - Reprise[2015] : 1988 tour
  • "Hippie Dream" - Neil Young and Promise of the Real - "Earth" - Reprise[2016]
  • "Walk Like a Giant" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Psychedelic Pill" - Reprise[2012]
  • "Rumblin'" - Neil Young - "Le Noise" - Reprise
  • "Speaking Out" - Neil Young - "Tonight's the Night Live" - Reprise[2018]
  • "Slip Away" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Year of the Horse" - Reprise[1997]
  • "If You Could Read My Mind" - Neil Young - "A Letter Home" - Reprise[2014]
  • "Hawaii" - Neil Young - "Hitchhiker" - Reprise[2017] : 1976
  • "Love to Burn" - Neil Young and Crazy Horse - "Ragged Glory" - Reprise[1991]


Thanks Alex! We had a blast.  Lots fun.  Let's do it again.  Keep on rockin'!

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At 6/13/2021 09:29:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Wow! That IS a deep dive. Great song selection, Thrasher. Gonna have to give a listen. NY with Bob Weir?! Never.even heard of it before! Thanks! Alan in Seattle.

At 6/13/2021 09:34:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Wow! That IS a deep dive. Great song selection, Thrasher. Gonna have to give a listen. NY with Bob Weir?! Never.even heard of it before! Thanks! Alan in Seattle.

At 6/13/2021 09:34:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

There is an Echo in here!

At 6/14/2021 03:16:00 AM, Blogger Aer Stephen said...

WTJU? Never heard of it. ;-)

At 6/14/2021 09:50:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Alan - yeqh, check out playlist and let us know what you think. We did go for some quite obscure stuff.

Probably a highlight for us was playing ARC and getting a listener call at the station from a listener in disbelief that we were playing ARC on the radio!

@ Aer- hey, the above caller mentioned they knew you? Didn't catch her name, but she said you're thrasher? you know H2O face, right? I said yep. Tell him we played ARC!

At 6/14/2021 11:08:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I wish more radio stations would go deep like this with every musical genre. This is a great example of what all radio should be like. Great job with Arc, I can’t wait to hear it on vinyl some day in the future. When it first came out I played it in the car during the summer with my windows down. It was a great soundtrack for a drive through the mountains, or on the way to the pacific coast. I thought it was a beautiful work of art regardless of the fact that it didn’t get played on the radio.

Great job on the playlist as you checked off some of my absolute favorites. There have been certain songs that radio almost ruined for me because they were played to death back in the day. So much so that it took years before I could listen to them again, so I’m glad you took the high road on the deep dive.

Peace 🙏

At 6/14/2021 12:35:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Dan - so appreciated. Esp given your valued opinion here @ TW.

We've asked DJ Alex to Fwd your mail to WTJU mgt. Maybe they'll give him a bonus? If we get a beer out it, we'll split w/ you!

ps - the love of ARC is truly remarkable. Certainly no one can ever say that ARC was overplayed on the radio.

We told DJ Alex that we think this was the 1st ever radio broadcast of ARC.

Quite an honor!

At 6/14/2021 01:34:00 PM, Blogger Hounds That Howl said...

Why Sleep when Rust Never Does! Congratulation’s Thrasher and Alex. Great Playlist!

At 6/14/2021 02:11:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Thanks Thrashers, much appreciated. Satellite radio has really been intentionally dumbed down, as every channel only focus’s on one demographic. I can remember radio that played everything from the Beatles to Wagner, and it opened up my ears to the world of music, not just a neighborhood. Obviously commercial radio has to sell toothpaste, but satellite radio charges for access, but they still think like commercial radio. Of course it all works just fine for the masses, but there are people like me who wish for more. Congratulations to you and DJ Alex for joyfully jumping in the DEEP end. He definitely deserves a bonus. Mission accomplished.

Peace 🙏

At 6/14/2021 02:20:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Hounds That Howl - thanks man. Appreciate.
Again, similar to Dan, especially given your highly valued opinion here @ TW.

But what about that between the music chatter and analysis? And the listener calls during the show?

Did you catch that we got a call about a noise complaint when we played Walk Like A Giant??

As DJ Alex declared: Mission Accomplished!

At 6/14/2021 02:23:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Dan - ha. funny you say this b/c DJ Alex actually did fwd your comment to WTJU Mgt and they did agree that it was a "most killer 4 hours of radio".!

fyi, WTJU is considered community radio so that's why DJ Alex can get away with playing whatever the H he wants.

Freedom for DJs! DJ rights forever!

Mission accomplished. yet again.


At 6/14/2021 04:09:00 PM, Blogger Aer Stephen said...

@ thrasher ----------/. So happy you got to do this, and that someone is burning the Rust torch at WTJU and "rockin' the boat without me" (as my sign off said)! I can confirm that ARC was played, uninterupted, on one ARC day on this station, because I played it! Sixty to Zero and Ordinary People (before it was released on Chrome Dreams II) also got more than one outing. Even Fuckin' up got played in the wee hours! Paul Curreri once told me "your show could be called "Neil & Beyond" instead of "Folk & Beyond". Maybe so. Quality, whether they want it or not! And now, especially after the last year, there is so much more quality to broadcast. Keep on Rockin' in the Free World!

At 6/14/2021 04:18:00 PM, Blogger Richie Cruz said...

Around here in Santa Cruz, there's a couple of radio stations that will play some deep Neil cuts every now and again. We got the local college station and the infamous KPIG broadcasting out of Freedom, Ca.

One year on his birthday, I got KPIG to play the "Danger Bird" from Year of the Horse in his honor.

At 6/14/2021 04:19:00 PM, Blogger Aer Stephen said...

Here's some "Dead Man bed" in a Waterface Chronicle from 1998 I produced for WTJU. Savi Durkee - of the "Stop Shopping Choir" (Reverand Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping), and the 2007 documentary "What Would Jesus Buy" - is the voice of "Waiting".

At 6/14/2021 04:54:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Thank God for community radio and college radio. Long live the music 🎶 and Neil of course.

Peace 🙏

At 6/14/2021 05:26:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ H2OFace - so cool that you were a WTJU DJ.

Honored to carry the Rust torch fwd w/ DJ Alex. Excellent on ARC. We only played about an 8 minute chunk.

love that "Neil & Beyond" concept. Need to check that "Dead Man bed". Mind if we use it sometime???

we'll keep "rockin' the boat without you"

ps - were you @ Neil in 2001 @ Scott Stadium?

@ Richie- ah yes KPIG. good deal on birthday tribute.

as brother Dan says, thank God for community/college radio!

At 6/14/2021 11:53:00 PM, Blogger Peacelover Doc said...

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At 6/15/2021 01:47:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Right on Dan. I am with you regarding radio diversity of genre, etc. 👍🏻 Alan in Seattle

At 6/15/2021 02:08:00 AM, Blogger Aer Stephen said...

@ thrasher
Yes, back in the day, I was connected, and Coran Capshaw set me and my kids up in the 4th row at Scott Stadium for the benefit. It was sure weird to see Neil open for Dave. Not my favorite place to see a show - a huge stadium - but you take what is dealt. I could walk to it from my house! I wasn't going to miss it. In the early 90's before Dave hit big and DMB was still doing the weekly shows on Tuesday at Trax in Charlottesville, he would play some stuff live in the studio, then in the basement of Peabody Hall at the University, for the rock marathons. I still have a recording of it somewhere.... fun stuff.

Not sure if we are on the same page about the Dead Man bed..... bed, as in the background music behind the story.... the music bed, from Dead Man. If we are, sure, use Waiting anytime.

At 6/15/2021 02:31:00 AM, Blogger Aer Stephen said...

I you want to hear the show, I don't think you can download it, but, you can listen to it for 2 weeks. It is streamed in two 2 hour parts. The first two hours is the show titled "Refrigerate After Opening", and here is the link to copy and paste from here: The link that thrasher provides is for the second 2 hours, and it is a show called "Why Sleep?"

At 6/15/2021 09:32:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Peacelover Doc - we feel like we know you too!

@ Aer - sweet. there was supposed to be a 2nd show but that got cancelled for whatever reason.

definitely a hometown crowd for Dave.

We'll catch up w/ you offline on the Dead Man file.

also, thanks for clarification on the 2 parts. updated post.

At 6/15/2021 09:55:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

ps - see more on The Day That Neil Young Came to Charlottesville, Virginia

At 6/15/2021 10:59:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

Best play list I have ever seen--- I love Broken Arrow

At 6/16/2021 10:09:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

I always think- "Big Time" should be considered a Neil and Crazy Horse classic. Maybe time to reconsider the whole album, Video Arcade a great one, Slip Away, Loose Change. For some artists, this would be their greatest.

At 6/16/2021 12:06:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

@ Abner : I completely agree with you, Broken Arrow is a real masterpiece. Every song is brilliant, and for those who may not have heard it in awhile should pull it out and give it a spin. It’s one of the few Neil releases I don’t have on vinyl yet, and I hope to live long enough to hear it on my turntable someday.

Peace 🙏

At 6/16/2021 12:34:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

@Dan, am I right- "This Town" is on Broken Arrow? I love that song. It seems like a toss off but it is brilliantly simple. "Some people say that its not ok........." great song!!! We are in total agreement.

At 6/16/2021 02:01:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ All - thanks all for the feedback here! Can say that DJ Alex & WTJU management have been monitoring this thread and are somewhat blown away!

Everyone's passion here for a Neil Deep Dive has sparked a re-invite of TW/yours truly back for a future episode.

When we schedule a future visit to C-ville, we'll post on that and ask for requests!

hopefully we didn't play all the obscure Neil tracks. ;)

At 6/16/2021 05:00:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

Congratulations Thrashers, for the invite back, you guys really hit it out of the park. Glad to know that the station Mgt. are on board for more. Can’t wait to hear the next episode, and no; you just scratched the surface of deep NY. Plenty more out there, and its all great.

@ Abner : Yep, you’re right, ‘This Town’, ‘Music Arcade’, ‘Big Time’, ‘Loose Change’, and ‘Slip Away’ are all there. Along with ‘Baby What You Want Me To Do’ recorded from the back of the house in all its glory. I love the vibe on this song, just awesome. A great Crazy Horse record from beginning to end.

Peace 🙏

At 6/17/2021 09:40:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Abner - yes, agree, we commented on Broken Arrow as outstanding as it is, and is yet another under-rated album.

@ Dan - thanks for encouragement here and from everyone else.

We're tentatively titling our next Neil deep dive edition as "Way Down In The WHEAT Bucket".

suggestions welcome! :)

At 6/17/2021 10:12:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

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At 6/17/2021 10:32:00 AM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I like it Thrashers……Or maybe ‘Everybody Knows This Ain’t Chaff’.

Peace 🙏

At 6/17/2021 03:30:00 PM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

This Wheat's for You! Wheat Never Sleeps, After the Wheat Rush!! Ha ha ha, great work Thrasher, those deep cuts are the core of his Neilness.

At 6/17/2021 05:40:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Great suggestions guys! Enough ideas for the making of a franchise.


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