50 Great Neil Young Covers

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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 (one year ago) link

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

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

two weeks pass...

Boz Scaggs - On the Beach

Brad C., Wednesday, 1 August 2018 23:42 (one year ago) link

oh nice, just released

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 23:52 (one year ago) link

very good, thanks

niels, Thursday, 2 August 2018 09:18 (one year ago) link

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:


ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:24 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

that eleventh dream day thang looks awesome.

in other news

tylerw, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link


tylerw, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:37 (one year ago) link

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

Neil S, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

do it

InfoWarriors (Spottie), Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:45 (one year ago) link

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

Neil S, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:47 (one year ago) link


kurt schwitterz, Thursday, 9 August 2018 18:50 (one year ago) link

nice. one cover the length of 4 tony molina songs

ant banks and wasp (voodoo chili), Thursday, 9 August 2018 19:01 (one year ago) link

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 (one year ago) link

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:


Not very good.

clemenza, Sunday, 9 December 2018 22:14 (ten months ago) link

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 (ten months ago) link

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 (ten months ago) link

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 (ten months ago) link

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 (ten months ago) link

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 (ten months ago) link

Clancy fucking sucks wtf

calstars, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:34 (ten months ago) link

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 (ten months ago) link

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

calstars, Sunday, 9 December 2018 23:50 (ten months ago) link

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 (ten months ago) link

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