Neil Young and Crazy Horse make up for Americana with grand release
Short of making a private personal apology to everyone who had to listen to the godawful Americana, Neil Young and Crazy Horse have chosen the best possible way of making up for it. A two-CD, three-LP set of the Horse's trademark extended improvisations, Psychedelic Pill, will be released in October, according to Young's website.
Crazy Horse guitarist Frank Sampedro, speaking to Rolling Stone, compares the album favorably to unassailable classics Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and Rust Never Sleeps, which...well, we'll see. But the 37-minute jam "Horse Back" that Young leaked back in January found the lads making a fine mess, and fan reports of live performances of new songs like "Walk Like A Giant" are uniformly positive. The album will also be released on Young's current format of choice, Blu-Ray, with videos for all of the songs included.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse resume their North American tour, with Patti Smith opening some dates, on October 3 in Windsor, Ontario, wrapping up December 4 in Windsor, Connecticut. In the meantime, dig this bootleg of a November 1976 performance of "Cowgirl in the Sand" at what was then called the Boston Music Hall and is now known as the Citi Center for the Performing Arts. Although locals still call it the Wang Theatre, as it was known from 1983 to 2006. Just because we like saying "wang."
|Cowgirl in the Sand (Boston, November 22, 1976)|