In 1973, Neil Young played the inaugural show at the Los Angeles club, The Roxy. The reissued recording captures a night that turned his famously bracing album into something warmer and vibrant.
Neil Young has revealed the details of the original soundtrack for Netflix’s forthcoming film Paradox, both of which will be released on March 23.
Borrowed Tunes II is a tribute album to Neil Young, released October 16, 2007. The album features a variety of Canadian musicians covering songs written by Neil Young.
After the Buffalo Springfield imploded, Neil Young recorded his first, eponymous solo album, an elaborately overdubbed affair that cast him in the role of brooding singer-songwriter. But soon after that record was released, in January 1969, Young began jamming in Los Angeles with a band called the Rockets, redubbed Crazy Horse, and started a relationship that would change guitar rock forever and form the foundation of his career. If Neil Young had an aura of careful subtlety bordering on tentativeness, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere felt raw, rushed, energized. Indeed, Young dashed off the album’s three central songs — “Cinnamon Girl,” “Down by the River” and “Cowgirl in the Sand” — in a single fever-addled afternoon, and Young and the band play with an almost reckless disregard for prettiness, precision, clarity.
The old conventional wisdom on Neil Young used to be that he alternated between acoustic folk and full-on guitar skronk with every other album, but 2010’s Le Noise – the French affection in its title a tongue-in-cheek tip of the beret to his producer Daniel Lanois – melds the two extremes…