50 Great Neil Young Covers

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Yeah just never sure if you could cover yourself years later since you're going to be in a different context, chronologically at least and probably mentally. maybe in terms of style too. & playing style with different players in your band is likely to change a bit or at least the surroundings will.
So what word would you use to differentiate between different versions?

With CSN there's a lot more melodic guitar burn. I thought the version that's shown in the Big Sur film was really nice for that and the Balboa park version is much longer.

Stevolende, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:54 (eleven months ago) Permalink

has the undisputed truth's "down by the river" hit this thread yet?

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:33 (eleven months ago) Permalink

So what word would you use to differentiate between different versions?

performance

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:26 (eleven months ago) Permalink

you're going to be in a different context, chronologically at least and probably mentally

this different context is happening continuously, from writing the song, to demoing it, to rehearsing it, to recording it, to touring it, etc. i would even argue there is no "original context" for a song outside the abstracting of an official record release, which is still a document of a single performance.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:30 (eleven months ago) Permalink

have we done simply red's 'mellow my mind' yet? i heard it in a hotel lobby while jetlagged out of my mind a few months ago and had something close to a psychotic break in response
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOfWPsFpuHY

look, you’re just gonna get gravy on the baby sometimes 🤷‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:31 (eleven months ago) Permalink

really disappointing that mick chooses not to emulate neil's wobbly, off-key delivery of 'railroad traaaaaaaack' tbh

look, you’re just gonna get gravy on the baby sometimes 🤷‍♂️ (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:34 (eleven months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Boz Scaggs - On the Beach

Brad C., Wednesday, 1 August 2018 23:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

oh nice, just released

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 23:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

very good, thanks

niels, Thursday, 2 August 2018 09:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

58. the meters - 'birds'

― jlgt, Saturday, January 16, 2010 7:21 AM (eight years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just heard this for the first time, way prettier than anything i've heard from the meters. they did down by the river too if you're more into their usual funk:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SH9-1RV5j7s

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:24 (ten months ago) Permalink

i'm going to see eleventh dream day play ZUMA on saturday
can't wait!!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

that meters track sounds real quality. im really into the built 2 spill cortez the killer cover lately. i mean its just basically like 20 minutes of loud guitars whats not to like.

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

that eleventh dream day thang looks awesome.

in other news
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=77Ycxql63nY&feature=youtu.be

tylerw, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

hmmm
https://youtu.be/77Ycxql63nY

tylerw, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

anyone done a Youtube playlist or similar of these? A project for the weekend maybe...

Neil S, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

do it

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

work is p quiet at the moment, I'll have a look tomorrow...

Neil S, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBVkKcQJu5A

kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

nice. one cover the length of 4 tony molina songs

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 9 August 2018 19:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

hehe Neil is probably the one note guitar solo king

Meters cover is great - why are there so many good soul covers of Neil? doesn't seem like he was too into that scene?

niels, Friday, 10 August 2018 08:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

New ones appear all the time, but I thought I knew pretty much every big-name Neil cover done before The Bridge, at least. Somehow this one slipped by me until I bought the album at a record show today:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7fxxJIm-A4

Not very good.

clemenza, Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:14 (six months ago) Permalink

I think I actually prefer it to the original! An entire album of Neil songs in that style would get a bit much though.

GG Allin: The Musical (Matt #2), Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:36 (six months ago) Permalink

Just Like Me, Nowadays Clancy Just Wants To Be (Close To You)

The Greta Van Gerwig (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:38 (six months ago) Permalink

The original's not a favourite, so that figures in. I actually really like their "Ticket to Ride" cover (same album--it was originally released as Offering, then re-released a few months later as Ticket to Ride when that became a minor hit).

No! Thanks--will order that for sure.

clemenza, Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:56 (six months ago) Permalink

Clancy's such a weird-ass song to have inspired so many period covers (I think like three or four besides the Carpenters one).

The Greta Van Gerwig (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:00 (six months ago) Permalink

Including--I could be wrong--the first Neil cover ever, Fever Tree's version of "Clancy" in 1968.

clemenza, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:22 (six months ago) Permalink

Clancy fucking sucks wtf

calstars, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:34 (six months ago) Permalink

there's also joni mitchell's 1967 radio recording of "sugar mountain" which is cool

featured here, along with many other covers mentioned itt: https://www.mixcloud.com/aquariumdrunkard/hello-mr-soul-neil-young-covers-1967-1978/

budo jeru, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:37 (six months ago) Permalink

67? Wow that’s early. Maybe Neil “gave” it to her?

calstars, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:50 (six months ago) Permalink

Maybe Fever Tree's was the first one to make it onto a record. If anyone knows one earlier (March 28, 1968), please post.

clemenza, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:57 (six months ago) Permalink


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