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 Responses to “Tunde Adebimpe :: Unknown Legend (Neil Young)”

  1. […] Click here to go to AD to check Tunde Adebimpe (from TV On The Radio) take on Neil Young’s classic “Unknown Legend” acapella.  Plus you get the original from Mr. young as well.  Nice post. […]

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

  3. 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 🙂

  4. […] 3.  Aquarium Drunkard has that TV on the Radio guy, Tunde, covering some weirdo named Neil Young.  I bet a buncha people will be interested. […]

  5. 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.

  6. One of the most underrated Neil Young albums.

  7. […] Aquarium Drunkard has a comparison up for your enjoyment. Neil Young doing “Unknown Legend” and Tunde Adebimpe covering it. Both are sparse treatments- Adebimpe’s version is acoustic! […]

  8. 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.

  9. […] Tunde Adebimpe’s cover of Young’s “Unknown Legend” off the LP here. Download: MP3: Neko Case :: Dreaming Man (Neil Young) MP3: Neko Case :: Alone And Forsaken (Hank […]

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