Neil Young On The Beach Reissued On CD

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The four remaining Neil Young studio albums that have never been issued on CD will finally be unveiled in that format next month. "On the Beach," "American Stars 'N Bars," "Hawks & Doves," and "Re.ac.tor" will be released June 24 via Reprise.

Ramon, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 01:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

That took forever and a day.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 01:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

that's cool.

I can retire my obvious-if-listening-very-closely CDed from vinyl copy of OtB, etc.

RJG (RJG), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 01:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Re.ac.tor is a really good album.

Sean (Sean), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 01:23 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Reactor sucks. "T Bone"?? "Shots" is decent but that's it

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 01:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ha! When I used to dj I played "T Bone" all the time.

Sean (Sean), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 01:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

VISA owns me.

Rockist Sci3ntist, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 01:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I wish he would officially release Chrome Dream

Rockist Scientist, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 01:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yes, if only for the versions of "Sedan Delivery" and "River of Pride / White Line" at totally different speeds. Best bootleg ever. It rules.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 02:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

About goddamn time. Finally replace my hissy mp3s-from-vinyl copy.

Chris Barrus (Chris Barrus), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 02:40 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Guys - come ON, it's not at all difficult to find and rarely goes for more than ten bucks.

That said, it is his best album.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 02:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

We'll he explain what he was thinking or how much he was drinking in the liner notes to ReAcTor

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 03:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

you know i'm going to sounds like a pillock. but it makes me sad. i liked just owning it on vinyl. it makes me a small minded fool. but there you go.

gallantseagull, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 05:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What did reprise have to do to Neil to convince him to allow the release of these reissues? I'm worried.

amateurist (amateurist), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 05:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

maybe they didn't ask?

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 05:47 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i finally got a hold of a vinyl copy (of OtB) 5 weeks ago...
still: very happy with it!

anyway, it's probably a money-issue. i don't know what's gotten into old neil, but for attending his solo-gigs earlier this month in the Netherlands you were expected to put down €80-90! ridiculous.

willem (willem), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 06:41 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

About bloody time. Only downside is I'll have to lose the slightly smug feeling of having a copy when not everyone else does.

willem's right about his ticket prices at the moment. £45 for a solo gig at Hammersmith Apollo is too much for me. Even more outrageous given he doesn't have a band to pay.

James Ball (James Ball), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 07:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

its pretty weird isn't it? i mean it aint the rockabilly lp. its pretty straightforward. doesn't young sell?

gaz (gaz), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 08:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Reactor sucks. "T Bone"??

Get outta here, T-Bone's fuggin' genius - the only rock dinosaur who'd have the balls to put out a nine minute track, the only lyrics of which are "Got mashed potato/ ain't got no t-bone" is Lou Reed. In rock music it helps to be moronic every so often.

Dadaismus (Dada), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 10:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The one album from the "canon" that was not available on CD is now finally available on CD. About time...

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 11:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

ah yes, the "canon"

N. (nickdastoor), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 11:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

So is anyone at all interested in "American Stars 'N Bars" or "Hawks & Doves" ? I've never cared much for either.. Hawks & Doves has a few good songs (Capt Kennedy, Union Man, Comin Apart at Every Nail) and Stars & Bars has Like a Hurricane, which I've reached my quota on..

I can't believe these records were never on CD and 'Long May You Run' and 'Old Ways' were...

..and I'm glad that On the Beach doesn't have bonus tracks. Wouldn't want to ruin it.

REac.tor - What a great record.. Not enough people appreciated it. I get Rapid Transit stuck in my head all the time.

dave225 (Dave225), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 11:14 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I've been looking for the LP for a while now & it hasn't been easy to find. What other NY record is On the Beach comparable to? Which of his styles is it?

Mark (MarkR), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 11:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i don't know all of his stuff but let me try:

Tonight's the Night & Zuma meets Harvest with a more acoustic blues-feel...

(probably not very useful...)

willem (willem), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 12:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What other NY record is On the Beach comparable to?

I don't think it's very comparable to any of his other records. Yeah, it always gets lumped in with others as part of his "Dark Period", but a song like "Revolution Blues" is probably one of the most st8 ahead rock tracks he ever did and the title track is a prototype for Slint's Spiderland (or, keeping with NY's own work, "Like A Hurricane" and "Cortez the Killer", only more subtle). There's three different batches of songs, done with three different producers/line-ups, so it doesn't really have a same-y feeling throughout that would let you compare it to the other albums.

Ah, what the Hell, I'll just say it's a more rockin' Tonight's The Night, for argument's sake.

Vic Funk, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 13:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

American Stars 'N Bars - I like it, just got it on vinyl a couple weeks ago. Don't really understand why it's so maligned.

hstencil, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 13:26 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, ASNB is pretty decent. I've got the vinyl too.

Jody Beth Rosen (Jody Beth Rosen), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The best part of On the Beach is Levon and Danko. They sound great with Young. And here in NYC a OtB bootleg is easy to find, and it's coupled with a 7-track (?) BBC session that's really great...

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yanc3y - is that BBC one the Whistle Test special from around 72 or 73 where he starts blathering on about having "dual BBC cups"? I've seen that on the telly and it's funny as hell. He looks extremely stoned, but sounds great. I'm trying to remember the songs - he certainly does 'Don't let it bring you down'.

James Ball (James Ball), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I thought "Time Fades Away" was out of print too. It also should be reissued.

Charles McCain (Charles McCain), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh wait, remaining "studio albums" will be reissued. My bad.

Charles McCain (Charles McCain), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:30 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I think that's the one, JB. Here's the tracklist of the BBC cuts:

Out on the Weekend, Old Man, Journey Thru the Past, Heart of Gold, Don't Let it Bring You Down, A Man Needs a Maid, Love in Mind, See the Girl Dance

Also, "See the Sky About to Rain" and "On the Beach" are probably my two favorite Neil Young tracks (with "Though my problems are meaningless/That don't make them go away," being my fave NY lyric).

Yanc3y (ystrickler), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 14:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

hurrah, abt bloody time too, etc. (re OTB reissue)

zebedee (zebedee), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What about that archive/mega-boxset thing he's supposed to have been working on for the last 3 or 10 years?

blutroniq (blutroniq), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

"American Stars 'N Bars - I like it, just got it on vinyl a couple weeks ago. Don't really understand why it's so maligned."

While this album does have "Like a Hurricane," it also features some pretty goofy filler, like "Homegrown" and "Bite the Bullet."


My favorite OtB track is, hands down, "For the Turnstiles."

Brandon Gentry (Brandon Gentry), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

'ambulance blues' is an utter neil classic that will finally be heard by the masses. i'll keep my vinyl copy, but thank god this is coming out.
cd reissues of 'journey through the past' and 'time fades away' must happen next....

j fail (cenotaph), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeah, "on the beach" is neil's bleakest record. i love it. found a copy for $2 in nashville back in 95. really upset me through those college years.

mosurock (mosurock), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:33 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I liked "Homegrown!"

hstencil, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:38 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, "Homegrown" kicks, in a Dukes Of Hazaard kind of way.

blutroniq (blutroniq), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 15:42 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Best lyrics ever: "I need a crowd of people / but I can't face them day to day." On the Beach is an outstanding record. The others are good too.

Is Everybody's Rockin' actually on CD? And come to think of it, I don't think I've ever seen Life or Landing on Water on CD either, but I could be wrong...

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 16:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

wtf?!? Homegrown and Bite the Bullet are two of my favorite songs on the record! Nothing like a bunch of stoned, mean hippies playing thud-rock. I don't get the bad rep for ASB either, I definitely prefer it Zuma and Comes a Time... the country songs are nice and sweet, the rockers are smokin', and it's got one of his bonafide signature tunes, what more could you ask for?

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 16:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Wow, I wasn't expecting this kind of grassroots support for what I remember as confused stoner nonsense. I'll have to give ASB another listen based on these reactions.

Brandon Gentry (Brandon Gentry), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 16:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

out of print records tend to do just that. it's a funny thing.

gygax! (gygax!), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 16:51 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Life and Landing on Water were reissued as part of Geffen's discount series; the price point was about $7. (The Raincoats were part of this series for a while too, before their records went out of print in the US.)

amateurist (amateurist), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 16:55 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(Aren't those two records universally agreed to be Young's blandest? I don't mean "worst," since bad can be sort of interesting.)

amateurist (amateurist), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 16:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The only Young records I don't own are the five from Everybody's Rockin' through This Note's For You. Oh and the most recent two or three. One case where I guess I just lazily took the critical consensus at face value. I'm thinking lately I need to hear Old Ways.

I wonder if Neil saw this site? Some of the petition entries are great. Haha - I just randomly clicked on February 2002 and saw that I had signed it. I don't remember doing that, I was probably drunk.

Mr. Diamond (diamond), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 17:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

landing on water is just plain puzzling, with second-rate songs and third-rate '80s production. life is a bit better, and is almost worth it for its one great song, the garage-rock anthem "prisoners of rock 'n' roll."

old ways isn't completely terrible, but it IS completely mediocre. you'll play it for a couple days out of curiosity and then never, ever see the need to play it again. it's not one of neil's top five country-ish records, that's for sure.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 14 May 2003 17:08 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

(Aren't those two records universally agreed to be Young's blandest? I don't mean "worst," since bad can be sort of interesting.)

Life is marred but the songs are getting better on that one, then he pulls out the greatest off key singing for Prisoners of Rock n Roll.

Landing on Water is more like a poor 80s Bowie record then a Neil record.

Mr Noodles (Mr Noodles), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 17:25 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Neil Young records I do not own:

Mirror Ball (sold in disgust)

Life (had it on tape but gave it away to a curious newbie)

Landing on Water (and have only ever heard side one)

Time Fades Away (which I gave to my uncle as a xmas present because he seems to think it's the rarest record ever and he's a big fan. I can get it if I want it and he certainly wanted it more than I did, though it is a great record).

Broken Arrow (sold when strapped for cash - taped "Music Arcade" first)

I do own "Everybody's Rockin', but for the life of me I have no recollection of acquiring it at any point. I have and love all the rest in varying degrees, except "This Notes For You," which is without merit. Anyone want a copy of it on cassette?

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 17:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Let's shall we review all of Neil's later catalog - or at least the spotty ones:

1983 Trans - no review necessary. You either love it or hate it. I love it.

1983 Everybody's Rockin' .. Haven't heard it since 1984 .. but I liked it at the time. It's not "On the Beach" - but it's not bad ...
1985 Old Ways - Only listened to it once or twice .. never sparked much interest.
1986 Landing on Water - totally forgotten.
1987 Life - forgettable - Inca Queen was alright - the songs didn't seem that great, the production definitely wasn't. (Remember Eric Clapton's "Behind the Sun"?)
1988 This Note's for You - I remember thinking "Neil's Back" when I heard this in '88 - haven't heard it since.
1989 Freedom - Neil's truly back.
1989 Eldorado -?
1990 Ragged Glory - the crazy horse harmonies get on my nerves on this one .. but the songs are solid
1992 Harvest Moon - Great record that gets less great with age.
1994 Sleeps With Angels - gave up on new Neil records...
1995 Mirror Ball - "" ""
1996 Dead Man - No vocals, so a totally different animal.
1996 Broken Arrow - listened to once. Should I drag it out again?
2002 Are You Passionate? - haven't heard it except for streaming audio.

dave225 (Dave225), Wednesday, 14 May 2003 17:54 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i love the arrangements on here, all the different instrumental textures that perfectly match the songs. you have your country rock throughout but you also have your stripped down back porch banjo of "For the Turnstiles", the watery tremelo Wurlitzer of "See the Sky About to Rain", that cosmic fiddle in the distance of that final track. Neil invoking some potent atmospheres.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 14:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Neil Young – vocals; guitar on "Walk On", "Revolution Blues", "Vampire Blues", "On the Beach", "Motion Pictures" and "Ambulance Blues"; harmonica on "See the Sky About to Rain", "Motion Pictures" and "Ambulance Blues"; Wurlitzer electric piano on "See the Sky About to Rain"; banjo guitar on "For the Turnstiles"; electric tambourine on "Ambulance Blues"

lol electric tambourine?

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 14:26 (one week ago) Permalink

http://tvmiller.com/images/etambourine_3.jpg

willem, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 14:35 (one week ago) Permalink

funny what a big deal this coming out on CD was back in the day! tracking down the LP in the early 90s was a formative experience — a friend of my brother's had played it for us, and it seemed unbelievable that something so great could be so (generally) unavailable. definitely made me realize there was a whole world of music that you weren't going to find at the mall.

tylerw, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 14:38 (one week ago) Permalink

i found a cd bootleg of this backed with american stars and bars on my 20th birthday, the same day i bought a copy of shakey which has just come out

that was a fuckin’ great day

there’s gonna be a hot time in the ol’ tub machine tonight (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 14:51 (one week ago) Permalink

i listened to that bootleg so much that even now that i have access to pristine remastered on the beach i still expect to hear the bootleg’s needledrop and occasional vinyl pop and crackle during certain parts

there’s gonna be a hot time in the ol’ tub machine tonight (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 14:54 (one week ago) Permalink

dang, that's a nice combo. Stars N Bars rules too.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:01 (one week ago) Permalink

An ambulance can only go so fast

neil has an endless number of lyrics that are sort of banal but also somehow incredibly moving and deep and full of meaning to me

― The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, July 10, 2018 10:11 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Want to say that line in particular, after listening to “Ambulance Blues” for all these years, hit me like a ton of bricks about a year ago.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:21 (one week ago) Permalink

funny what a big deal this coming out on CD was back in the day! tracking down the LP in the early 90s was a formative experience — a friend of my brother's had played it for us, and it seemed unbelievable that something so great could be so (generally) unavailable. definitely made me realize there was a whole world of music that you weren't going to find at the mall.

― tylerw, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 7:38 AM (forty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

god i remember this phenomenal little record store near where i grew up, i stocked up on so many classic LPs in perfect shape. everything was like $4.00, including my copies of all the key Neil Young LPs. I went there and in one fell swoop picked up the ditch trilogy, After the Gold Rush, Harvest, and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere for maybe $25 plus tax. On the Beach was the real eye-opener. I think its unavailability meant it was overlooked or even dismissed by the mainstream critical community at the time, as was Time Fades Away. I remember so many pieces about TTN but nothing about those. But I remember spinning OTB and thinking what a great LP it was, like a sardonic sun-soaked "Rockford Files with a slightly bummer ending" type work it was, vs the noirish complete bleakness of TTN.

omar little, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:33 (one week ago) Permalink

oh yeah absolutely. lots of examples on this album, but the best is obviously from tired eyes: "he tried to do his best, but he could not"

― supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Tuesday, July 10, 2018 9:13 AM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this is a great example too

I usually find it pretty bullshitty when musicians say "oh i don't know where my lyrics/music come from, i'm just channeling it from somewhere" but with Neil sometimes I really do believe he doesn't know exactly what his songs are about

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 16:08 (one week ago) Permalink

I think always explains why Neil can pull such mind-blowing boners when writing lyrics too (like say 90% of the last ten yrs) cuz yeah I think he really is tapping into his subconscious and I can imagine when yr writing you might think "man that line is really banal & clunky but, hey it worked in the 70s!"

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:22 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't trust a lyricist who never produces eye-wateringly bad lyrics every now and again tbh.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:23 (one week ago) Permalink

For real, you gotta swing for the fences

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:24 (one week ago) Permalink

I read an interview around '90-'91 or so where he was asked about the lyrics to "I Am A Child."

"'What is the color when black is burned'? I don't even know what that means. It's...like a dark grey, I guess?"

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:31 (one week ago) Permalink

lol

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 18:55 (one week ago) Permalink

I first heard On the Beach my first time in Los Angeles in August 1999. I was out there for my friends’ wedding and after the rehearsal dinner I got extremely drunk then later stoned back in the hotel room where a friend had a bootleg copy on a burned CD. Maybe it was the circumstances, but it had a haunting, profound effect on me, at least the first side did. The second side didn’t have the same impact.

A few years later I found my own bootleg CD with TFA on it as well. It was only after years of listening to it did I realize the second half is the heart of the album.

Andrew "Hit Dice" Clay (PBKR), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:12 (one week ago) Permalink

oh yeah absolutely. lots of examples on this album, but the best is obviously from tired eyes

Which ... is not on this album

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:38 (one week ago) Permalink

lol Tarfumes I too distinctly remember that, p sure it was in a Spin profile (by Jimmy McDonough, iirc?) He asked him about a bunch of different lyrics.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Yep, I think that's the one. iirc, in that same interview, Neil said of his artistic comeback, "It's a good thing I didn't get hit by a bus right after Old Ways came out."

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 22:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Which ... is not on this album
― Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:38 (yesterday) Permalink

lots of examples on this album, but the best [is not on this album but] is obviously from tired eyes

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:06 (one week ago) Permalink

can I praise David Crosby for his electric rhythm work on "Revolution Blues"?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:08 (one week ago) Permalink

Entirely by accident I ended up listening to this album earlier this evening. Yes to praising David Crosby's rhy gtr on "Revolution Blues"! But even more praise for the bass playing, listening to which I found myself thinking, "Is that Rick Danko?" And sure enough, it's Rick Danko!

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:22 (one week ago) Permalink

ilx is a #croz positive space

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 01:30 (one week ago) Permalink

crozitivity

EZ Snappin, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 01:51 (one week ago) Permalink

can I praise David Crosby for his electric rhythm work on "Revolution Blues"?


that’s the croz?! wow, that’s wild - he should have rocked out more, that’s some impressively prowling, snarling guitar

there’s gonna be a hot time in the ol’ tub machine tonight (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 09:25 (one week ago) Permalink

Rhythm guitar not the guitar solo. He was always a good rhythm guitarist.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 09:42 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah, i got that - the solo is obviously neil, i was just taken aback that croz is playing the hairy rhythm guitar

there’s gonna be a hot time in the ol’ tub machine tonight (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:11 (one week ago) Permalink

pretty sure Crosby plays rhythm on "Cowboy Movie" which is nice gnarly & chunky

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 10:59 (one week ago) Permalink

neil has an endless number of lyrics that are sort of banal but also somehow incredibly moving and deep and full of meaning to me

these are all the best lyrics imo

ogmor, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:03 (one week ago) Permalink

It can change you in the middle of the day

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 11:08 (one week ago) Permalink

I think the main rhythm guitar figure in Revolution Blues, the spidery, scratchy one, is still Neil. There's another, muddier one behind it that's probably Croz playing chords. If you listen, the main rhythm guitar drops out right before the solo. There's even a little pause where Neil sounds like he's just taking a second to stomp on his pedal. Either way, not knocking Crosby, but I suspect all the more noticeable guitaring is Neil.

wump, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 12:22 (one week ago) Permalink

i feel like #Croz - If I Could Only Remember My Name is the sister album to On the Beach (at least in my mind)

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:29 (one week ago) Permalink

totally

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:34 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm a vampire baaabe

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 14:52 (one week ago) Permalink

the sleazy dragging lethargy of vampire blues is so great, like the whole band is fighting its way through tar from start to finish

amazing anti-guitar-solo too

there’s gonna be a hot time in the ol’ tub machine tonight (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:09 (one week ago) Permalink

He's one of those rockers of that generation who tried mightily to avoid 12-bar blues, so when he succumbs it's kinda cool.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:16 (one week ago) Permalink

would love to hear just raw session tape from On The Beach.
crazy that neil has only played "motion pictures" live once! maybe he'll dig it out in boston tonight.

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Maybe this is in "Shakey", I can't remember, but is Neil having CROZ playing on Revolution Blues some kind weird twisting the knife cuz weren't CROZ & Stills (and probably half the rock stars in Topanga Canyon circa '69) convinced that they were on the Manson Family hitlist?

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:21 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't know what the fuck about "Revolution Blues" apparently scared Crosby to death – might be coke paranoia.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:23 (one week ago) Permalink

yeah i think stills and croz went out and bought shotguns or something after the manson killings.

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:24 (one week ago) Permalink

xpost I imagine this line

"Well, I hear that Laurel Canyon
is full of famous stars,
But I hate them worse than lepers
and I'll kill them
in their cars."

wasn't CROZ's fave

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:24 (one week ago) Permalink

ask him on Twitter

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:32 (one week ago) Permalink

If he just blocks me does that mean he really was scared?

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:43 (one week ago) Permalink

David Crosby = worst Byrd

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:46 (one week ago) Permalink

In contrast, didn't Neil say Manson was kind of an OK guy?

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:48 (one week ago) Permalink

(xp) Have you heard those songs Skip Battin wrote with Kim Fowley?

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:49 (one week ago) Permalink

I don't know what the fuck about "Revolution Blues" apparently scared Crosby to death – might be coke paranoia.

― morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, July 11, 2018 10:23 AM (thirty minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think crosby was tight w/terry melcher, and obv neil had hung w/manson and dennis wilson...

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Crosby's father was an award winning cinematographer, their family was very much in the film industry, which was one of the Manson cult's big targets. he straddled the line -- like many artists -- between old money and youthful revolutionary. pretty understandable that he would be scared when people are being brutally murdered.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Was just listening to the title track and although the ramble of it, the repetition, would probably make Auden blush, it did make me think of sections of the Age of Anxiety:

... The fears we know
Are of not knowing. Will nightfall bring us
Some awful order - Keep a hardware store
In a small town... Teach science for life to
Progressive girls -? It is getting late.
Shall we ever be asked for? Are we simply
Not wanted at all?

The shard-borne beetle with his drowsy hums (Chinaski), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 08:57 (six days ago) Permalink


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