I love many othe Neil Young albums ...... but not like this one, the classic of classics.
It is sooooo "rusty" and "raw" emotionally and musically and so "pure" from the heart.
The band is so tight, Neil;s voice on this still gives me goose bumps. The rawness that just cuts you up.
Cinnamon Girl - Opens up the album with those wonderous guitar. Tremendous power in them licks, from the gut. I can hear that song 1000 times in a row.
Then we have this country, folk stuff added with Cowgirl and Down By The River. Cowgirl my favorite and after years and years, never board of that long solo that kills with that unique power, passion and "roughness" of that solo tat is so interesting. So much emotional punch in that one.
This one must be up with those other albums that are the best of an era.
Yet, that sunofagun seems to be more appreciated now and more popular now than he was.
The Loosing end, that is about as good as Neil as ever Sounded.
It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow,
Though I know I'll never be the same.
Won't you ever change your ways,
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end,
And I feel that way again.
I love, love when the last part of the song when Neil get louder and end with a wonderful finishing "rough" country lick.
Round and Round, is to listen to late when camping in front of a fire. Those souful harmonies. Great words, great stuff.
There are not too many left of the great ledgends who are still out there creating. Everyone MUST here Alvin Lee in Tennesee and here the guitar master doing rockabilly with the guys that started it in Nashville. Best album of the year, so far. Actually Alvin is peaking now that he is playing with superior musicians and doesn't have his old backup group to hold back his creatvity.
There is Clapton, I think Johnny Winter is hanging on, OF course BB and Buddy Guy.