You have heard Phosphorescent’s “I Don’t Care If There’s Cursing” and other tracks from their latest effort Here’s To Taking It Easy on KXT 91.7. Check out their take on this classic tune, from the upcoming Mojo compilation Harvest Revisited, with the classic Neil Young record reinterpreted by great indie artists like Doug Paisley, Samamidon, and more.
This track, from Young’s latest Le Noise, is one of the quieter songs on the Daniel Lanois-produced album. Neil’s near-rambling narrative on soldiers leaving for war is appropriate for both yesterday’s Veterans Day, and today, which happens to be Neil’s birthday. It is always excellent to see an artists still making excellent music this late in the game, and Neil still sets that bar high. Lanois adds just a touch of ghostly reverb to give this song a haunting undertone, which perfectly scores the lyrics.
This song, from Buffalo Springfield’s second record Buffalo Springfield Again, features lead vocals from Stephen Stills in his first attempt to work with Neil Young. By this second record, tensions were already high between the two, and Young was largely absent for the sessions. The two would later reunite with David Crosby and Graham Nash to form the supergroup CSN&Y, and would also release a record under the Stills-Young Band moniker, proving that excellent music can come from extremely volatile relationships.
This track, from Neil’s 1970 masterpiece After The Gold Rush, is a classic album track — never a single, but a song that people instantly associate with playing the record through its entirety. Featuring a young Nils Lofgren (later a longtime member of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band) on keyboards, this song shows 25-year-old Neil’s sound evolving from his early folk days and first collaborations with Crazy Horse.
This track, from the Stills-Young band’s only album, has become a classic song of endearment, although Neil Young wrote it for his 1948 Buick Roadmaster hearse. The ensuing tour was famously canceled when Young called Stephen Stills before a show and said he was bored with it and was headed home.