Tunde Adebimpe :: Unknown Legend (Neil Young)


This being AD it is inevitable that there will be a myriad of Neil Young related posts on the horizon, what with the first volume of his long awaited archives set with a release date of June 2nd.   Last year TV On The Radio’s Tunde Adebimpe made an appearance in Jonathan Demme’s Rachel Getting Married (as did Robyn Hitchcock, both on the soundtrack as well as “playing” the wedding’s reception in the film).   In the film Adebimpe takes on an accapella version of Neil Young’s “Unknown Legend,” the first track on Young’s 1992 LP Harvest Moon, during the wedding scene which he reprises, with slight accompaniment, on the film’s companion soundtrack.   If you missed this cover in ’08, check it out below, and if you somehow have yet to listen to Harvest Moon, by all means investigate immediately.

MP3: Neil Young :: Unknown Legend
MP3: Tunde Adebimpe :: :: Unknown Legend (cover)
Amazon: Neil Young – Harvest Moon

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9 thoughts on “Tunde Adebimpe :: Unknown Legend (Neil Young)

  1. Tunde’s version is great. Seeing the film lead me to check out Harvest Moon, and I’m glad I did.

  2. It really was a wonderful, music soaked film.

    If you “somehow have yet to listen to Harvest Moon” you really should contact your HMO and see if it’s covered by your health care plan 🙂

  3. Yeah, the movie is great. I ended up buying the whole soundtrack for the Tunde cover and the Hitchcock songs but there’s some other good stuff on there too.

  4. Is it just me or is this cover of Unknown Legend one of the worst posts on AD in awhile? I love Neil Young’s version, and Tunde Adebimpe adds nothing new or transformative to the song to me. If you are going to cover a song I would like to see something more than syrupy acapella. What makes Shakey so great is that when he sings Unknown Legend he makes it real.

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