It's about blowing your thing with a chick. It's a plea, a desperate cry. Rolling Stone critic Receive - Various - Swedish Electro Vol 2 (File) Sheffield calls "Down by the River" and "Cowgirl in the Sand" the "key tracks" on Everybody Knows This is Nowherecalling them "long, violent guitar jams, rambling over the nine-minute mark with no trace of virtuosity at all, just staccato guitar blasts sounding as though Young is parachuting down into the middle of the Hatfield-McCoy feud.
InPhish guitarist, Trey Anastasio wrote, "If I was ever going to teach a master class to young guitarists, the first thing I would play them is the first minute of Neil Young's original "Down by the River" solo. It's one note, but it's so melodic, and it just snarls with attitude and anger. It's like he desperately wants to connect. Joey Gregorash covered this song in gaining a lot of airplay in Canada. Canadian musician Edwin borrows elements of the song in his song, "Trippin'".
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Released: March 1, Label: Backstreet. Released: September 8, Label: Reprise. RIAA: Gold . On the Beach. Long May You Run. Later diagnosed with inherited epilepsy, Amber Jean was Neil and Pegi's second child together. Young spent most of and all of touring for Old Ways August 12, with his country band, the International Harvesters.
The album was finally released in an altered form midway through Young also appeared at that year's Live Aid concert in Philadelphiacollaborating with Crosby, Stills and Nash for the quartet's first performance for a paying audience in over ten years. Young's last two albums for Geffen were more conventional in the genre, although they incorporated production techniques like synthesizers and echoing drums that were previously uncommon in Young's music.
Young recorded 's Landing on Water without Crazy Horse but reunited with the band for the subsequent year-long tour and final Geffen album, Lifewhich emerged in Young's album sales dwindled steadily throughout the eighties; today Life remains his all-time-least successful studio album, with an estimated four hundred thousand sales worldwide. Switching back to his old label Reprise Records, Young continued to tour relentlessly, assembling a new blues band called The Bluenotes in mid a legal dispute with musician Harold Melvin forced the eventual rechristening of the band as Ten Men Working midway through the tour.
The addition of a Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A. 1985 And Canada 1984) section provided a new jazzier sound, and the title track of 's This Note's For You became Young's first hit single of the Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A. 1985 And Canada 1984). Accompanied by a video that parodied corporate rock, the pretensions of advertising, and Michael Jacksonthe song was initially unofficially banned by MTV for mentioning the brand names of some of their sponsors.
Young reunited with Crosby, Stills, and Nash to record the album American Dream and play two benefit concerts late in Young Blood - Birdy - Birdy year, but the group did not embark upon a full tour. The album was only the second-ever studio record for the quartet. Young's single " Rockin' in the Free World ", which hit No. The album's lyrics were often overtly political; Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A.
1985 And Canada 1984) in the Free World" deals with homelessness, terrorism, and environmental degradation, implicitly criticizing the government policies of President George H. The use of heavy feedback and distortion on several Freedom tracks was reminiscent of the Rust Never Sleeps album and foreshadowed the imminent rise of grunge. The rising stars of the genre, including Nirvana 's Kurt Cobain and Pearl Jam 's Eddie Vedderfrequently cited Young as a major influence, contributing to his popular revival.
Young's album Ragged Gloryrecorded with Crazy Horse in a barn on his Northern California ranch, continued this distortion-heavy esthetic. Young toured for the album with Orange County, Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A.
1985 And Canada 1984) country-punk band Social Distortion and alternative rock pioneers Sonic Youth as support, much to the consternation of many of his old fans. The title track was a minor hit and the record was well received by critics, winning Fluffy Tufts - Cocteau Twins - MP3 Collection Juno Award for Album of the Year in Young also contributed to Randy Bachman 's nostalgic tune "Prairie Town", and garnered a Academy Award nomination for his song "Philadelphia", from the soundtrack of the Jonathan Demme movie of the same name.
An MTV Unplugged performance and album emerged in Later that year, Young collaborated with Booker T. Some European shows ended with a rendition of "Rockin' in the Free World" played with Pearl Jamforeshadowing their eventual full-scale collaboration two years later.
In Young again collaborated with Crazy Horse for Sleeps with Angelsa record whose dark, somber mood was influenced by Kurt Cobain 's death earlier that year: the title track in particular dealt with Cobain's life and death, without mentioning him by name. Cobain had quoted Young's lyric "It's better to burn Saturday Night - Saxon - Power & The Glory than fade away" a line from " My My, Hey Hey " Strangelove - Depeche Mode - Strangelove his suicide note.
Young had reportedly made repeated attempts to contact Cobain prior to his death. Young has consistently demonstrated the unbridled passion of an artist who understands that self-renewal is the only way to avoid Wipe-Out - The Ventures - Golden Greats (8-Track Cartridge) out.
For this reason, he has remained one of the most significant artists of the Vinny Bianchi And Providence - Sweet Innocence and roll era. Young's next collaborative partner was filmmaker Jim Jarmuschwho asked Young to compose a soundtrack to his black and white western film Dead Man. Young's instrumental soundtrack was improvised while he watched the film alone in a studio.
The death of longtime mentor, friend, and producer David Briggs in late prompted Young to reconnect with Crazy Horse the following year for the album and tour Broken Arrow. A Jarmusch-directed concert film and live album of the tour, Year of the Horseemerged in Festival's sixth annual tour.
InYoung renewed his collaboration with the rock band Phishsharing the stage at the annual Farm Aid concert and then at Young's Bridge School Benefit, where he joined headliners Phish for renditions of " Helpless " and " I Shall Be Released ". The decade ended with the release in late of Looking Forwardanother reunion with Crosby, Stills, and Nash.
Neil Young continued to release new material at a rapid pace through the first decade of the new millennium. Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A. 1985 And Canada 1984) single "Let's Roll" was a tribute to the victims of the September 11 attacksand the effective action taken by the passengers and crew on Flight 93 in particular. The songs loosely revolved around the murder of a police officer in a small town in California and its effects on the town's inhabitants.
He toured extensively with the Greendale material throughout andfirst with a solo, acoustic version in Europe, then with a full-cast stage show in North America, Japan, and Australia. Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A. 1985 And Canada 1984) began using biodiesel on the Greendale tour, powering his trucks and tour buses with the fuel.
In Marchwhile working on the Prairie Wind album in NashvilleYoung was diagnosed with a brain aneurysm. He was treated successfully with a minimally invasive neuroradiological procedure, performed in a New York hospital on March 29,  but two days afterwards he passed out on a New York street from bleeding from the femoral arterywhich radiologists had used to access the aneurysm. During the performance, he debuted a new song, a soft hymn called "When God Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A.
1985 And Canada 1984) Me". Hail The New Dawn - Rebel Hell - Thirst For Conquest brush with death influenced Prairie Wind ' s themes of retrospection and mortality. Young's renewed activism manifested itself in the album Living with Warwhich like the much earlier song " Ohio ", was recorded and released in less than a month as a direct result of current events. While doing errands on a visit to his daughter, Young had seen a newspaper photo of wounded U.
Young cried, and immediately got his guitar out and began to write multiple songs at once. Within a few days he had completed work and assembled a band. He later said he had restrained himself for a long time from writing any protest songswaiting for someone younger, with a different perspective, but no one seemed to be saying anything. Most of the album's songs rebuked the Bush administration's policy of war by examining its human costs to soldiers, their loved ones, and civilians, but Young also included a few songs on other themes, and an outright protest titled, " Let's Impeach the President ",  in which he stated that Bush had lied to lead the country into war.
Young's lyrics in another song named Illinois Senator Barack Obamawho had not declared any intention to run for president at the time and was widely unexpected to be able to win either the Democratic Party nomination or a general election, as potentially a replacement for Bush. While Young had never been a stranger to eco-friendly lyrics, themes of environmentalist spirituality and activism became increasingly prominent in his work throughout the s and s, especially on Greendale  and Living with War Young remains on the board of directors of Farm Aidan organization he co-founded with Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp in According to its website, it is the longest running concert benefit series in the U.
Each year, Young co-hosts and performs with well-known guest performers who include Dave Matthews and producers who include Evelyn Shriver and Mark Rothbaumat the Farm Aid annual benefit concerts to raise funds and provide grants to family farms and prevent foreclosuresprovide a crisis hotline, and create and promote home grown farm food in the United States.
InYoung revealed his latest project, the production of a hybrid-engine Lincoln called LincVolt. Initial reports suggest the fire might have been triggered by an error in the vehicle's plug-in charging system.
Young blamed the fire on human error and said he and his team were committed to rebuilding the car. A mistake was made. It was not the fault of the car", he said. Jonesof Booker T. Young plays guitar on nine of the album's ten instrumental tracks, alongside Drive-By Truckerswho already had three guitar players, giving some songs on the album a total of five guitar tracks.
Jones contributed guitars on a couple of tracks. Young has been a vocal opponent of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, which would run from Alberta to Texas. When discussing the environmental impact on the oilsands of Fort McMurrayAlberta, Young asserted that the area now resembles the Japanese city of Hiroshima in the aftermath of the atomic bomb attack of World War II.
Inhe played four shows in Canada dedicated to the Honor the Treaties  movement, raising money for the Athabasca Chipewyan legal defence fund. Both received honours from leaders of the RosebudOglala LakotaPonca and Omaha nations, and were invested with sacred buffalo robes.
Young participated in the Blue Dot Tour, which was organized and fronted by environmental activist David Suzukiand toured all 10 Canadian provinces alongside other Canadian artists including the Barenaked LadiesFeistand Robert Bateman. The intent of Young's participation in this tour was to raise awareness of the environmental damage caused by the exploitation of tar sands.
Young has argued that the amount of CO2 released as a byproduct of tar-sand oil extraction is equivalent to the amount released by the total number of cars in Canada each day.
His song, "Who's Going to Stand Up? In addition to directly criticizing members of the oil industry, Young has also focused blame on the actions of the Canadian Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A. 1985 And Canada 1984) for ignoring the environmental impacts of climate change. In Mayit was revealed Young had begun working on a new studio album produced by Daniel Lanois. This was announced by David Crosby, who said that the album "will be a very heartfelt record.
I expect it will be a very special record. Although billed as a solo acoustic tour, Young also played some songs on electric guitars, including Old Black. Young also contributed vocals to the Elton John — Leon Russell album The Unionsinging the second stanza on the track "Gone to Shiloh" and providing backing vocals. Playing old songs, as well as new ones from Le NoiseCountry Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A.
1985 And Canada 1984) performs solo on both electric and acoustic instruments. His performance is a counterpoint to Demme's footage of Young's return to Omemee, Ontariothe small town near Toronto where he grew up, which has now become physically unrecognizable, though he vividly recalls events from his childhood there. Young said that he had been recording with Crazy Horse, completing one album and working on another. It was Young's first collaboration with Crazy Horse since the Greendale album and tour in and The record is a tribute to unofficial national anthems that jumps from an uncensored version of " This Land Is Your Land " to " Clementine " and includes a version of " God Save the Queen ", which Young grew up singing every day Mi Corazón - Olé!
- Super Disco Tube school in Canada. InYoung toured with Crazy Horse prior to the release of their second album ofPsychedelic Pillwhich was released in late October. For one, he needed to take a break from stage performances for health reasons but continue to generate income. For another, he feared the onset of dementia, considering his father's medical history and his own present condition. Maslin gives the book a higher than average grade, describing it as frank but quirky and without pathos as it delves into his relationships Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A.
1985 And Canada 1984) his experience in parenting a child with disabilities as well as his Cry #2 - Meredith Monk - Volcano Songs and commercial activities and associations. The album A Letter Home was released on April 19,through Jack White 's record label, and his second memoir, entitled Special Deluxewas tentatively scheduled for a late release.
Young released his thirty-fifth studio album, Storytone on November 4, The first song released from the album, "Who's Gonna Stand Up? Storytone was followed in by his concept album The Monsanto Years.
He created this album in collaboration with Willie Nelson 's sons, Lukas and Micahand is also backed by Lukas's fellow band members from Promise of the Real. In OctoberYoung performed at Desert Trip in Indio, California  and announced his thirty-seventh studio album, Peace Trailrecorded with drummer Jim Keltner and bass guitarist Paul Bushnell,  which was released that December.
The album features ten songs that Young recorded accompanied by acoustic guitar or piano. On July 4,Young released the song "Children Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A. 1985 And Canada 1984) Destiny" which would appear on his next album.
On December 1,Young performed live in Omemee, Ontario, Canada, a town he had lived in as a boy. The album is labeled as "Special Release Series, Volume The album is labeled as "Volume 05" in Young's Performance Series [ citation needed ].
On October 19,Young released a live version of his song "Campaigner", an excerpt from a forthcoming archival live album titled Songs for Judywhich features solo performances recorded during a November tour with Crazy Horse. It will be the first release Dancing In Front Of The Guns - Libby Roderick - Thinking Like A Mountain his new label Shakey Pictures Records.
In Novembershortly after his home had been destroyed by the California wildfireYoung criticised President Donald Trump 's stance on climate change. In DecemberYoung criticised the promoters of a London show for selecting Barclays Bank as a sponsor. Young objected to the bank's association with fossil fuels. Young explained that he was trying to rectify the situation by finding a different sponsor. Young revived Crazy Horse for a series of low-profile theater gigs beginning May 1, in Fresno, California.
In Aprilthe band began recording "at least 11 new songs, all written recently" for a new album titled Colorado.
On August 19,Neil Young and Crazy Horse announced the forthcoming release later in August of the new song "Rainbow of Colors", the first single from the forthcoming track studio LP ColoradoYoung's first new record with the band in seven years, since 's Psychedelic Pill. The 10 new songs are ranging from around 3 minutes to over 13 minutes.
Colorado is due to be released in October   on Reprise Records. On 30 AugustYoung unveiled "Milky Way", the first song from Coloradoa love ballad Young had performed several times at concerts over the past few months — both solo acoustic and with Promise of the Real.
As far back asYoung spoke in interviews of his efforts to compile his unreleased material and to remaster his existing catalogue. The collection was eventually titled the Neil Young Archives Series.
The first installment, titled The Archives Vol. Three performances from the D.J. Pierre* - I Feel Love Series of the archives were released individually before The Archives Vol. Live at the Fillmore Easta selection of songs from a gig with Crazy Horsewas released in Sugar Mountain — Live at Canterbury Housean early solo performance and, chronologically, the first disc in the performance series, emerged late in In an interview inYoung discussed Toastan album originally recorded with Crazy Horse in San Francisco in but never released.
No release date currently exists for Toast. The album A Treasurewith live tracks from a —85 Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A. 1985 And Canada 1984) with the International Harvesters, during a time when he was being sued by Geffen Records, was released in June As ofNeil Young has launched a subscription website and application where all of his music is available to stream in high resolution audio.
Young lives in Malibu, California, where his house burned to the ground in the Woolsey Fire. Young married his first wife, restaurant owner Susan Acevedo, in December They were together until Octoberwhen she filed for divorce. From late toYoung was in a relationship with actress Carrie Snodgress. They met soon afterward and she moved in with him on his ranch in northern California.
They have a son, Zeke, who was born September 8, They married in August  and had two children together, Ben and Amber. Both Ben and Zeke are diagnosed with cerebral palsy and Amber with epilepsy.
On July 29,Young filed for divorce after 36 years of marriage. Young has been widely reported to be the godfather of actress Amber Tamblyn ;  in a interview with ParadeTamblyn explained that "godfather" was "just a loose term" for Young, Dennis Hopperand Dean Stockwellthree famous friends of her fatherwho were always around the house when she was growing up, and who were important influences on her life.
Young is an environmentalist  and outspoken advocate for the welfare of small farmers, having co-founded in the benefit concert Farm Aid. He is currently working on a documentary about electric car technology, tentatively titled LincVolt. The project involves his Lincoln Continental converted to hybrid technology as an environmentalist statement. Young is a member of the Canadian charity Artists Against Racism. Young was part owner of Lionel, LLCa company that makes toy trains and model railroad accessories.
He was instrumental in the design of the Lionel Legacy control system for model trains,  and remains on the board of directors of Lionel. Young has long held that the digital audio formats in which most people download music are deeply flawed, and do not provide the rich, warm sound of analog recordings.
He is acutely aware of the difference and compares it with taking a shower in tiny ice cubes versus ordinary water. Pono promised to present songs "as they first sound during studio recording". Alternative plans were later abandoned although the Ponomusic website has remained "under construction" as of InRolling Stone listed Young as eighty-third in its ranking of "The Greatest Guitarists of All Time" although in a more recent version of the list, he has been moved up to seventeenth placedescribing him as a "restless experimenter They include:.
Young plays Hohner We Were Lovers (Theme The Sand Peebles) - John Klemmer With Quartet And With Strings - And We Were Band harmonicas and is often seen using a harmonica holder [ citation needed ]. Young owns a restored Estey reed organserial numberdating fromwhich he frequently plays in concert.
Young owns a glass harmonica which is used in the recording of "I do" on the album Colorado. Young uses various vintage Fender Tweed Deluxe amplifiers. His preferred amplifier for electric guitar is the Fender Deluxe, specifically a Tweed-era model from The Tweed Deluxe is almost always used in conjunction with a lates Magnatone similar to the amplifier used by Lonnie Mack and Buddy Holly. The Magnatone and the Deluxe are paired together in a most unusual manner: the external speaker jack from the Deluxe sends the amped signal through a volume potentiometer and directly into the input of the Magnatone.
The Magnatone is notable for its true pitch-bending vibrato capabilities, which can be heard as an electric piano amplifier on "See the Sky About to Rain". A notable and unique accessory to Young's Deluxe is the Whizzer, a device created specifically for Young by Rick Davis, which physically changes the amplifier's settings to pre-set combinations. This device is connected to footswitches operable by Young onstage in the manner of an effects pedal. As one of the original founders of Farm Aid —he remains an active member of the board of directors.
He announced in Junehowever, that he would no longer host the concerts. Young's involvement stemmed at least partially from the fact that both of his sons have cerebral palsy and his daughter, like Young himself, has epilepsy. Young was nominated for an Oscar in for his song "Philadelphia" from the film Philadelphia. Bruce Springsteen won the award for his song " Streets of Philadelphia " from the same film.
In his acceptance speech, Springsteen said that "the award really deserved to be shared by the other nominee's song". That same night, Tom Hankswhen accepting the Oscar for Best Actor, gave credit for his inspiration to Young's song. Young has twice received honorary doctorates.
He received an honorary doctorate of music from Lakehead University in Thunder BayOntario, inand an honorary doctorate of humane letters from San Francisco State University in The latter Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A.
1985 And Canada 1984) was shared with his wife Pegi for their creation of the Bridge School. InYoung was given Manitoba's highest civilian honour when he was appointed to the Order of Manitoba. Inhe was appointed to Canada's second highest civilian order, the Order of Canada. Rolling Stone magazine inranked Young thirty-fourth in its list of the greatest artists of all time,  and inincluded five of his albums in its list of greatest albums Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A.
1985 And Canada 1984) all time. While Young and Dylan have occasionally played together in concert, they have never collaborated on a song together or played on each other's records. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame explained that while Young has "avoided sticking to one style for very long, the unifying factors throughout Young's peripatetic musical journey have been his unmistakable voice, his raw and expressive guitar playing, and his consummate songwriting skill.
Young's political outspokenness and social awareness influenced artists such as Blind MelonPhishPearl Jamand Nirvana. Young is referred to as "the Godfather of Grunge " because of the influence he had on Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder and the entire grunge movement. Young is cited as being a significant influence on the experimental rock group Sonic Youthand Thom Yorke Country Home - Neil Young - Live On The River (Recorded Live In U.S.A.
1985 And Canada 1984) Radiohead. Yorke recounted of first hearing Young after sending a demo tape into a magazine when he was 16, who favourably compared his singing voice to Young's. Unaware of Young at that time, he bought After the Gold Rushand "immediately fell in love" with his work, calling it "extraordinary".
Dave Matthews lists Young as one of his favourite songwriters and most important inspirations and covers his songs on occasion. The British indie band The Bluetones named their number one debut album after the song " Expecting to Fly " written by Young when still with Buffalo Springfield and have covered the song while touring. The members of the Constantines have occasionally played Neil Young tribute shows under the name Horsey Craze.
Dylan was interested in seeing the room where some of Young's first songs were composed. Jason Bondan East Carolina University biologist, discovered a new species of trapdoor spider in and named it Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi after Young,  his favourite singer.
Young won the latter Grammy Award. Inhe was ranked No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Young, Neil. For other people named Neil Young, see Neil Young disambiguation. American singer-songwriter. OC OM. Rock folk rock hard rock country rock proto-grunge. Vocals guitar harmonica piano. Warner Bros. Reprise Atco Atlantic Geffen. Neil bopped down Yonge Street. Very thin, very tall, with a greased-back D. He had a transistor radio, white bucks, a nice sweater, black pants.
Very slick-lookin' guy. Main article: Buffalo Springfield. The 80s were really good. The 80s were like, artistically, very strong for me, because I knew no boundaries and was experimenting with everything that I could come across, sometimes with great success, sometimes with terrible results, but nonetheless I was able to do this, and I was able to realize that I wasn't in a box, and I wanted to establish that.
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