Posted June 6th, 2012 12:15 PM IPI understand from an extremely reliable source, that a Crazy Horse solo album sans Young, has been in the planning stages for two years now
and I'd like to see that also, because of friendship,For those who don't know there are about oh five or six studio albums by Crazy Horse without
Young, though none of them have been terribly succesful. I am interested though, Neil is like McCartney, he writes a ton of songs
Posted August 24th, 2012 03:41 PM IPI am moist with anticipation."The other thing is that the quality of the mp3's I listen to varies especially as some of the music from the likes of Led Zeppelin is old, even with re-mastering still isnt up to the quality of the likes of Def Leppard."
Posted August 25th, 2012 02:40 PM IPHoly crap, those aren't good Neil Young songs, they're great ones, each in its own way. Assuming they're all on the next LP, this time any "best Neil album since x" comments will be justified.
The video itself isn't as good on this one (it's shot from way up in the nosebleeds, but the sound is still good), but I think "Ramada Inn" is the best of the new Neil songs I've heard. I'm not sure any of the other new ones I'd heard previously is absolutely top-notch material by his standards (at least, by his standards prior to the last decade plus), but this one is pretty brilliant. The band sure is sounding great right now. It's really good to see them all huddled together in the middle of the stage again.
It's funny how Billy Talbot still looks about the same as he has for the past 15 years, while Pancho has suddenly started resembling Kenny Rogers. I'MCOMINGI'MCOMINGI'MCOMINGI'MCOMING
Posted September 26th, 2012 08:38 AM IPYeah, I love that one. Haven't heard the full 16-minute versh that's supposedly out on Spotify. I don't know why I ever believed the Chipmunks had the lowdown on punk.
Posted October 13th, 2012 06:15 PM IPWowowow! The Horse was really on all cylinders Thursday night! So. much. energy! Some of the most incendiary guitar playing I've heard in my life. They could make a young band blush, with the depth of feel and how far they pushed things with the extended songs. Five songs off the new album, and an incredibly fresh reading of "Tonight's The Night" for an encore. I'd never seen Neil live before, so I'm incredibly glad this incarnation of Crazy Horse was the context for it.
Can't wait for 'Psychedelic Pill'. A lot of the new lyrics seem to go hand in hand with the words within the pages of 'Waging Heavy Peace', for me.
Quote: 1. Love And Only Love
3. Born In Ontario
4. Walk Like A Giant
5. The Needle And The Damage Done
6. Twisted Road
7. new song - ?Singer Without A Song?*
8. Ramada Inn
9. Cinnamon Girl
10. F*!#in' Up
11. Mr. Soul
12. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
13. Tonight's The Night
* - song debut
Looks great. They played Love And Only Love when I saw them about ten years ago - fucking love that one"The other thing is that the quality of the mp3's I listen to varies especially as some of the music from the likes of Led Zeppelin is old, even with re-mastering still isnt up to the quality of the likes of Def Leppard."
Posted October 14th, 2012 06:16 PM IPYep! I came up with the same title for the new song when I scribbled down the set list after the show. However, after looking over the published track listing for 'Psychedelic Pill', I think it's actually "She's Always Dancing". That one featured Neil on piano (only piano song), with Poncho on acoustic guitar (+ backing vocals), and Billy Talbot, standing near center stage, without an instrument, just singing backup. No Ralph.
Posted October 24th, 2012 05:43 PM IPStreaming, apparently
http://neilyoungpsychpill.warnerreprise.com/"The other thing is that the quality of the mp3's I listen to varies especially as some of the music from the likes of Led Zeppelin is old, even with re-mastering still isnt up to the quality of the likes of Def Leppard."
THERES no doubt that Neil Young has earned his right to do whatever the hell he wants, but that doesnt mean that the rest of us should always pay attention. Indulgent, overlong and downright boring at times, the Canadians first album of original material with his classic band in almost a decade is way more of a pill than it is psychedelic. Opener Driftin Back is a 27-minute (!) wheeze of endless soloing with Young moaning about such modern schisms as MP3s. Its a curmudgeonly tone he repeats several times over the course of two discs and while odd moments of wistful beauty such as For the Love Man are hidden in the albums sprawl, the patience of a mere mortal might not be enough to find them.
Posted November 5th, 2012 12:23 PM IPWell, this album is so iconoclastic, so Neil-in-his-own-head, so uncommercial and unyielding, that I am very surprised it has gotten such good reviews. I think some of the folks reviewing it are just giving a great notice to anything involving Crazy Horse, they are as clueless in their own way as the ones who outright hate it.
It is like imagining that Love You somehow got a passel of raves back in 77.
Personally, I think it is great enough to go back and reconsider all of his last few records from Chrome Dreams II forward. At some point, Neil seems to have gone a completely different direction, one of straightforward communication ala late 60's/70's Brian Wilson. It just hasn't made sense until now.
There is also just something about Crazy Horse where he can do certain types of songs, and they come off as lovable, engagingly stoopid, where they end up sounding precious and forced on the records he does without them. Born In Ontario, for instance. Placed on say, Silver And Gold or Prairie Wind, I would have barfed. With the Horse, I am reminded of things like Homegrown or Surfer Joe And Moe The Sleaze.
I really gotta say, Walk Like A Giant is the heaviest thing I have heard in a long, long time. The last couple minutes are a speaker-smoking gutwrench of Godzilla-vomiting-fire proportions.
Posted November 5th, 2012 01:42 PM IPRamada Inn, Walk LIke Gigante and She's Always Dancing are my favorite cuts. But I like the whole record. Might go as far to say its the most easily likeable album he's made in a while (though I'm a big "Fork in the Road" supporter myself). Hooked me on first listen, and I've been going back for more daily.
I know what you're saying about "Ontario", Ian. Kinda like "Daddy Went Walkin" but with more distortion. When Horse makes manure it smells kinda plesant in a strange way unlike other manure which doesn't contain that certain farmland sweet aroma. Though personally I like the 'Silver and Gold' album alot, I recognize theres a certain something-something to some of those songs that turns others off. "He Was the King" from "Prairie Wind" another prime example.
Posted November 6th, 2012 12:06 PM IPGlad to hear these reviews -- haven't had a chance to listen yet, and I'm DYING to. I trust you guys and you guys only.I don't know why I ever believed the Chipmunks had the lowdown on punk.
Posted November 8th, 2012 04:35 PM IPShe's Always Dancing is the one I can't get enough of. Those haunting vocals that open it are absolutely sublime. For such a heavy, distorted album there are some real moments of dream-like beauty"The other thing is that the quality of the mp3's I listen to varies especially as some of the music from the likes of Led Zeppelin is old, even with re-mastering still isnt up to the quality of the likes of Def Leppard."
Posted April 17th, 2013 09:11 PM IPYES! The one-two opening punch of retardation from Re-Ac-Tor lives again! I'd give a nut to see them do T-Bone too. Hell, they should just transform the rest this whole tour into the official Re-Ac-Tor world tour. Play it front to back without stopping like Dark Side of the Moon.I'MCOMINGI'MCOMINGI'MCOMINGI'MCOMING