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Neil Young Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
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1. Don't Cry No Tears
2. Danger Bird
3. Pardon My Heart
4. Lookin' For A Love
5. Barstool Blues
6. Stupid Girl
7. Drive Back
8. Cortez The Killer
9. Through My Sails

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Seven of the nine songs on this album were recorded with a reunited Crazy Horse, and nearly all of them deal with the subject of romantic conflict and lost love: Don't Cry No Tears; Barstool Blues; Pardon My Heart; Lookin' for a Love; Through My Sails ; the seven-and-a-half minute epic Cortez the Killer , and more!


If Everybody Knows This is Nowhere and Ragged Glory are the two finest studio albums Neil Young recorded with Crazy Horse, Zuma certainly qualifies as a close third. Recorded in 1975, Zuma exudes both a sense of focus and a tentative optimism, two qualities that were completely MIA from the bleak Time Fades Away/Tonight's the Night/On the Beach trilogy that preceded it. "Barstool Blues", "Don't Cry No Tears" and "Drive Back" are terse, punchy rockers, while "Danger Bird" and "Cortez the Killer" are extended guitar work-outs in the grand Crazy Horse tradition. And the two acoustic entries--"Pardon My Heart" and "Through My Sails" (the latter was recorded with Crosby, Stills & Nash)--are absolutely gorgeous. Ignore the terrible cover art, and treat yourself to one of Young's most underrated records. --Dan Epstein

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4.0 out of 5 stars Neil and Crazy Horse at their best! Jan. 17 2004
Format:Audio CD
I truly loved Zuma back in 1974 when it was released, and I've continued to play it regularly since that time. For the true fan of Neil and the Horse it's an absolute classic, with the right mix of extended guitar jams like "Danger Bird" "Drive Back" and the classic "Cortez the Killer" showing how Neil and the Boys could rock with the best of them! The latter two are practically standards of any Neil Yougn & Crazy Horse concert I've seen. "Barstool Blues" is a truly inspired song,too. with a bluesy sound. As well, the more laid back songs like "Pardon My Heart" and "Don't Cry No Tears" have that essential Neil and Crazy Horse spark. Many of the songs reflect the personal pain of Neil's breaking up with his lover, Carrie Snodgress (the actress of "I fell in love with the actress" fame from Harvest's "A Man Needs a Maid"( This is especially true lyrically of "Pardon My Heart", "Danger Bird" and "Stupid Girl" and even the lovely personal "I know she's out there somewhere and she loves me to this day" ending of one of his all time great songs, "Cortez the Killer". It's true also of his "friend's" lost love in "Barstool Blues". The album also has it's light folky songs, the optimistic "Looking for a Love" (after Carrie) and the Crosby-Stills-Nash and Young out-take "Through my Sails". To sum up, one of the best Neil Young and Crazy Horse albums, which has stood the test of time for over a quarter of a century. A must buy for anyone who considers themselves a true "Rustie'!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The guys never made a bad album back then March 9 2004
Format:Audio CD
I cannot think of one weak album by Neil Young AND CRAZY HORSE that came out during the 70s. Some of his albums with other musicians didn't quite cut it for me (e.g., Journey through the Past). ZUMA is a perfect example of Neil & Crazy Horse doing what they do best: flexing their rock and roll muscles.
Forget the crummy cover art. Ignore the throwaway "Through My Sails" which I think he did only to give the three other guys a little work doing their downturns. This album cooks with gas and nitro. "Drive Back" is a rocking blues tune, as is "Barstool Blues". We all know the moody boiler, "Cortez the Killer", is an overlooked classic. And "Stupid Girl" probably has one of the most outrageous lyrics in music history: "Your such a beautiful fish, flopping in the summer sand/Looking for the wave you missed, when another one is close at hand". That got me hook, line and sinker! Pick up this underrated album!
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After dealing with the loss of Danny Whitten and Bruce Berry, touring with the crazed "Tonight's the Night" tour, and a failed marriage Young regrouped (literally) with a reformed Crazy Horse and created "Zuma." This record contains some of Young's greatest rock and roll. "Stupid Girl," "Barstool Blues," "Cortez the Killer," "Don't Cry No Tears" and "Looking for a Lover" are classic Young. The whole record is!
In true Crazy Horse style Frank "Poncho" Sampedro could barely play his guitar, but Young was able to mold Sampedro, Molina and Talbet into its former greatness when Whitten was still alive and able to play.
The question is not "Should I own this cd?" The question is "How many should I own?" The answer is, 1)car, 2)house/apartment, 3)work, 4)girl/boyfriend's apartment and 5)a spare just to be safe. Five. Yes five should do.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential Neil Feb. 3 2001
Format:Audio CD
I hesitated getting this album for a long while and i am not totally sure why. Anyway, ignoring Zuma was one of my worst decisions regarding my Neil collection (now 25 albums). This album is one of Neils best. Every song on here is excellent and none of them are filler tracks. Don't Cry No Tears, Stupid Girl, Drive Back and Barstool Blues are short, punchy rock tracks and are amazing. Lookin' For A Love is a Lo-Fi affair like on Comes A Time only not quite ao quiet. Pardon My Heart and Through My Sails are gorgeous acoustic numbers with Pardon.. having the bonus of a hypnotic refrain. Then the two best numbers on the record, the sprawling, mesmeric and rocking beasts that are Cortez The Killer and Dangerbird. Enough has been said on these two tracks so all i will say is LISTEN!! And just get the album. Don't make the same mistake I did and get it as soon as possible!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sold rock June 15 2002
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This is one of the best albums Neil Young has done with his stalwart backing band, Crazy Horse. Although it contains two fine and particularly beautiful acoustic tracks, Pardon My Heart and Through My Sails (the latter a CSNY outtake), the standout tracks are the guitar-heavy extended jams. It's not a full-out assault like Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and the later Ragged Glory: most of the songs are fairly mid-tempo - though loud and rocking - such as the classic opener Don't Cry No Tears, Barstool Blues, and Stupid Girl. A couple of the tracks are more laid-back, and feature the most folky, country-ish side of Neil - songs such as Lookin' For A Love. These provide a nice change of pace. The undoubted standout songs on the album, however, are the extended jams on Danger Bird, and, especially, Cortez The Killer, which contains some of Neil's finest guitar soloing ever. This is the most he had cut loose on record since Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. Lyrically, he had moved away from the bleak outlook he had taken to task on his previous albums, and the main thematic element here is lost love - but it's not mourning about it, even: indeed, the general sentiment here seems to be a readyness to move on to the next relationship. Granted, as with most of Young's records that feature Crazy Horse, the lyrics here are not among his best: the music is the main focus; and, thankfully, this album contains some of his very best jams. The absolutely astounding intro and long solo to Cortez The Killer - one of those moments that you simply must hear to believe. It just has to be experienced. Although none of the other tracks on this album can match that masterpiece, there is a general high level of craft here, making for another essential Neil Young album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Neil and Crazy Horse at their Best
How can you not love this album? It's Neil and Crazy Horse at their very best with the classic "Cortez the Killer" closing it off. You rock boys.
Published 9 months ago by Dana John Rahkola
5.0 out of 5 stars Neil at his raunchiest best
From a hard core Neil Young fan this is one of my favorite Neil Young albums (along with Everybody Knows this is Nowhere). Read more
Published on Jan. 3 2004 by Kilgore
5.0 out of 5 stars One of his BEST
After all the years this album has been out the price alone ought to tell you this is no bargin basement work. They totally rip on this one. Classic Young!
Published on Oct. 24 2003 by Sattamander
5.0 out of 5 stars Must own....
Danger Bird and Cortez the Killer are enough to own this album, Barstool and Don't cry are also great songs. Read more
Published on Aug. 19 2003 by Geoguitar
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but not his best
Zuma is definately a good album. I would give it three and half stars in all reality. Songs like Barstool and Don't Cry. . . are some of the best neil young you can get. Read more
Published on Nov. 20 2002
4.0 out of 5 stars Almost 5 stars
Admittedly, i'll love anything from Mr Young, but this is honestly a very fine album.
Mr Young has such a tallent for writting beautifully coherent albums. Read more
Published on Aug. 6 2002 by Mickey
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Neil Young album ever
Zuma is the best Neil Young album ever. If you only buy one Neil Young album, buy this one. Listen particularly to Danger Bird, and Cortez the Killer. Turn it up real loud. Read more
Published on June 12 2002 by "dontrade"
5.0 out of 5 stars Zuma Gumma
I didn't even know this CD existed until I saw it on a few of those "Top 10 CDs from an artist" type things you see at this site. Every song is solid. Read more
Published on Feb. 14 2002 by Primitive Pete
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Neil's best with Crazy Horse
Neil Young has made so many records over the years that one may lose count. Some of them are better off forgotten(not many). Read more
Published on Dec 2 2001 by R. S. Jenefsky
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