Archive for the 'Neil Young' Category

Monday, September 11th, 2017

Hitchhiker, Neil Young’s latest archival release, is an absolutely essential addition to the songwriter’s canon, capturing a skeletal mid-1976 solo acoustic session. It’s also our first chance to hear the original version of the LP’s title track, a tune with an extremely tangled history. Let’s do a little un-tangling. According to Neil, he wrote the […]

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

Absolute homegrown ephemera gold courtesy of a 1972 Germany documentary which finds Neil Young in a honey slide haze on his fabled Broken Arrow Ranch, work-shopping “Out on the Weekend” (endearingly amused by his own lyrics), and hanging with Elliot Roberts, the fellas, the dogs, and the cows. The clip also finds Young musing on the […]

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

2009 BBC documentary tracing Neil Young’s career, culled from three hours of interviews shot in New York and California. Featuring Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby, Nils Lofgren, etc, the doc unearths previously unseen performance footage from Young’s personal archives.

Friday, November 18th, 2016

Neil Young took Crazy Horse out of the barn 40 years ago this month for a coast-to-coast US tour. Here’s the semi-official account, via Jimmy McDonough’s Shakey: Joel Bernstein was shocked to discover that the audience was just as wasted as the band. “It was just a bunch of kids drunk and on reds for […]

Monday, November 30th, 2015

“You know, I used to be pissed off at Bobby Darin because he changed styles so much. Now I look at him and I think he was a fucking genius.” – Neil Young, 1988 Neil Young took his fans on a wild ride in the 1980s, dabbling in synth-pop, rockabilly, country and finally, blues rock […]

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

Dig into an assortment of choice live recordings from Neil Young’s peak 70s period — the period that will presumably be covered by the next volume of the songwriter’s Archives series … whenever that comes out. Drawn mostly from vintage audience tapes, the focus here is on unreleased tunes (of which this is just a […]

Monday, January 12th, 2015

In 2013 we highlighted Neil Young’s “Pushed It Over The End”, culled from a 1974 performance captured at the now-defunct, long running NYC club, The Bottom Line. Below is that evening in its entirety – a gig I imagine is on the short list for the ongoing Shakey archival series. Download: Neil Young :: Live […]