Posts Tagged ‘Neil Young’

Tune du Jour: “Helpless” – crosby, stills, nash & Young
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Nick Cave vs. Patti Smith vs. Eddie Vedder & Eliza Jane Barnes
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

 

“Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.”

  Aldous Huxley

 

 

 

The Original

 

crosby, stills, nash & Young:

 

The Last Waltz

 

Very nice rendition by Neil, Joni Mitchell and The Band. I’ve always wondered why Neil never recorded with Joni. They’re old buddies and her voice works well with his signature falsetto.

Neil Young, Joni Mitchell and The Band:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Nick Cave vs. Patti Smith vs. Eddie Vedder & Eliza Jane Barnes
Nick Cave:

Patti Smith:

Eddie Vedder & Eliza Jane Barnes:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

Tune du Jour: “Only Love Can Break Your Heart” – Neil Young
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Nils Lofgren vs. Jessica Manning vs. Psychic TV
VOTE, COMMENT, then KEEP ON KEEPING ON
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

Note: My family is currently facing some challenges. We’ll be okay but we’ve got some things to work through. I enjoy doing these posts but they can be time consuming and I don’t know if I’ll be able to keep it up. We’ll see but I may have to shut it down for a time.

 

The Original

 

Neil Young:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Nils Lofgren vs. Jessica Manning vs. Psychic TV
Nils Lofgren:

Jessica Manning:

Psychic TV:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “Down to the Wire” – Buffalo Springfield
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Grip Weeds vs. Matt Piucci vs. Yellow Hand
VOTE, COMMENT, then Do Ron-Ron-Ron, Da Do Ron-Ron
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The Original

SPACE

Buffalo Springfield:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Grip Weeds vs. Matt Piucci vs. Yellow Hand
The Grip Weeds:

Matt Piucci:

Yellow Hand:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “Revolution Blues” – Neil Young
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Eric Ambel vs. Cowboys on Dope featuring Peter Sarach vs. Lee Ranaldo
VOTE, COMMENT, then BLOCK YOUR HAT
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And Ten Million Broccoli Heads Strewn About the Mountain …

 

The Original

 

Neil Young:

Neil Young on Charlie Manson:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Eric Ambel vs. Cowboys on Dope featuring Peter Sarach vs. Lee Ranaldo
Eric Ambel:

Cowboys on Dope featuring Peter Sarach:

Lee Ranaldo:

Long intro. Song begins around the 1:30 mark.

 

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “My Back Pages” – Bob Dylan
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Angry Salad  vs. Wolfgang Niedecken & Anne de Wolff  vs. Tamio Okuda & Sincerity Brothers
VOTE, COMMENT, then do SOMETHING ELSE EQUALLY AS SUBSTANTIAL
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You used to be so amused, At Broccoli Man, and the carrot for a guitar he used ...

You used to be so amused,
At Broccoli Man,
and the carrot for a guitar he used …

 

 

One of my favorite Dylan songs. And I’m particularly proud of all three selected covers.

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 The Original

 

Bob Dylan:

Copyrights preclude Dylan’s original version from appearing.

Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (aka “Bobfest”):

Okay this is just plain ridiculous. Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and George Harrison on stage at the same time! I mean c’mon. I don’t know, can anyone name another show that featured as many music icons on stage at the same time?

 

The Most Popular

 

The Byrds:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Angry Salad vs. Wolfgang Niedecken & Anne de Wolff vs. Tamio Okuda & Sincerity Brothers

 

Angry Salad:

Wolfgang Niedecken & Anne de Wolff:

Tamio Okuda & Sincerity Brothers:

NOTE: To view this video hit play and then click on the YouTube logo on the bottom right-hand side.

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Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune du Jour: “Blowin’ in the Wind” – Bob Dylan
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Abyssinians vs. Nena vs. Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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You used to be so amused, At Broccoli Man, and the carrot for a guitar he used ...

You used to be so amused,
At Broccoli Man,
and the carrot for a guitar he used …

Blowin’ in the Wind was written by Bob Dylan in 1962 and released in 1963 on his album The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan. Dylan’s manager, Albert Grossman, also managed Peter, Paul & Mary. Before The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan had even hit the stores, Grossman brought an acetate to Peter, Paul & Mary who immediately recorded and released their version of the song. Peter, Paul & Mary’s version of Blowin’ in the Wind would ultimately be the most commercially successful version of the song. It sold a phenomenal three hundred thousand copies in the first week of release and reached number two on the Billboard Pop Chart with sales exceeding one million copies. 

Lyrically, Blowin’ in the Wind is one of Dylan’s most revered songsUpon first hearing the song, Mavis Staples described herself as being astonished, wondering how a young white man could write something which captured the frustration and aspirations of black people so powerfully. Sam Cooke was also in awe of the song. He covered Blowin’ in the Wind in live shows and in 1964 wrote A Change Is Gonna Come as his response.

In 1994, the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame. In 2004, it was ranked #14 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. Okay, enough said …

The Original

 

Bob Dylan:

 

The Most Popular

 

Peter, Paul & Mary:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Abyssinians vs. Nena vs. Neil Young & Crazy Horse

 

The Abyssinians:

Nena:

Neil Young & Crazy Horse:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Tune une la Jour: R.E.M.’s “Exhuming McCarthy” by Hubbard’s Cupboard
Tune deux du Jour: Neil Young’s “World On A String” by Nils Lofgren
RELAX, NO CLASH TODAY!
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Singles Only

And In My Hour of Need, I Truly Am Indeed, Alone Again, Broccoli ...

And In My Hour of Need,
I Truly Am Indeed,
Alone Again, Broccoli …

Singles are cover songs without a mate (or, for CMI’s purposes, an opponent). My dedicated team and I have diligently searched through our impeccable resources and have come to the conclusion that these particular songs were covered only once. Oh, in some instances, we may have found a cover by a pseudo-musician (think Billy Joel or, gulp, an unfortunate equivalent). But we’ll have none of that here at CMI! You may ask, why would a band cover a song so obscure that no other legitimate group is interested in also doing so? Well let me put it this way: How the hell should I know? But I do have a few of these rarities in my database and they too warrant an audience. As such, it is your solemn responsibility to receive them with discerning ears, bright eyes, bated breath and palpable zeal. There’ll be no competition on this day. Rather unabashed reverence, reflection and repose.

Relax…Indulge…Enjoy…Send me $173…

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Exhuming McCarthy – The Original

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R.E.M.’s fifth album, Document, was released in 1987. It included Exhuming McCarthy, a stinging rebuke of Ronald Reagan’s militaristic agenda, unbridled blind nationalism and economic policies that favored corporations and the super wealthy. The song parallels the Reagan Administration’s aggressive and heavy-handed rhetoric with the red-baiting of Joseph McCarthy. An excerpt from the McCarthy hearings can be heard midway through the song.

R.E.M.:

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Exhuming McCarthy – The Cover

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From the R.E.M. tribute album, Reconstructing The Fables, released in 1999 on Throwing Stones Records.

Hubbards Cupboard:

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World On A String – The Original

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World On A String appears on Neil Young’s ragged, yet superlative sixth album, Tonight’s The Night. Coming on the heals of losing a close friend (Bruce Berry) and a beloved band mate (Danny Whitten), both from heroin overdoses within a six month period of each other, Tonight’s The Night was Neil’s dark, emotional expression of grief and loss as well as his disillusionment with fame and commercial success. The album was recorded in 1973, most of which in a single day. Consisting primarily of first-takes, Tonight’s The Night includes mistakes, raw vocals and shifting tempos, all of which work brilliantly with the mournful, sullen tone of the material. Stories conflict as to why, but for whatever reason, Tonight’s The Night was not released until 1975, almost two years after it was recorded.

Neil Young:

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World On A String – The Cover

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Nils Lofgren did his first real acoustic guitar and piano session work in 1970 on Neil Young’s After The Gold Rush album. Neil lent Lofgren his Martin D-18 guitar to use on After The Gold Rush (the same guitar appears on the inside photo of the album leaning against the wall next to Neil). When After The Gold Rush was completed, Neil gave Lofgren the Martin guitar as a gift. Not surprisingly, Lofgren used that Martin guitar on his Neil Young tribute album, The Loner – Nils Sings Neil, which included Lofgren’s cover of World On A String. Lofgren was also a part of Neil’s ensemble of musicians that played on Tonight’s The Night.

Nils Lofgren:

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