April 23, 2010 Playlist

"After The Gold Rush" by Neil Young (1970)
Neil Young  "After The Gold Rush"  1970 (Canada)
Though he had been gaining some attention since 1966 for his role as "the Indian of the group" in Buffalo Springfield (so said the liner notes of their first album -- later famously parodied by real-live rock n' roll Indian Jimmy Carl Black of the Mothers of Invention), it wasn't until 1970 that Neil Young finally broke through.  His previous solo album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, featuring the debut of his legendary backing band Crazy Horse, had set the stage with it's anthemic underground single "Cinnamon Girl", though amazingly that song was never a top 40 hit!  Then Stephen Stills (also ex-Buffalo Springfield) invited Neil to play guitar on tour with his new venture Crosby Stills & Nash, whose debut album was an enormous sensation in 1969.  Neil insisted that if he were to join, it would only be as an equal partner and thus the group became Crosby Stills Nash & Young.  Their 1970 album Deja Vu and accompanying tour made the quartet seem like the heirs to the dearly departed Beatles, and Neil gained more from the association than anyone.  When this album was released later in the year it resulted in his first American Top 40 hit "Only Love Can Break Your Heart", and classics like "Southern Man", "Don't Let It Bring You Down" and the title track performed in front of millions on the CSNY tour marked Neil Young's ascent to iconic status.  Where he remains today!
Here's Neil solo performing "Don't Let It Bring You Down" on BBC in 1971 and again by himself a couple generations later playing "After The Gold Rush" live in 2008;  and here's Neil looking like a hip grunge rocker with CSNY performing "Southern Man" live in 2000.  Finally, here's a treat:  CSNY at one of their very first quartet performances playing a Neil song that has never appeared on any studio album:  "Sea of Madness" live at Big Sur.
(N) = New Release
Artist Song Album Year (label) Country
Eno The True Wheel Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy) 1974 UK
Nina Hagen New York, New York (German version) New York, New York 12" single (B-side) 1983 Germany
The Jeff Wayne Space Shuttle Ape's Shuffle (based on the theme from the Planet of the Apes TV series by Lalo Schifrin) Themes from "Star Trek" & "Planet Of The Apes" 1975 USA
Barry Miles & Silverlight Gypsy Dance Barry Miles & Silverlight 1974 USA
King Crimson Asbury Park (live) USA 1975 UK
Neil Young Tell Me Why After The Gold Rush
1970 Canada
Neil Young After The Gold Rush After The Gold Rush
1970 Canada
Neil Young Till The Morning Comes After The Gold Rush
1970 Canada
Stephen Stills (with Graham Nash) Only Love Can Break Your Heart (Neil Young) Right By You 1984 USA
David Crosby & Graham Nash Déjà Vu (originally by CSNY - live) Crosby-Nash Live 1977 USA/UK
Joni Mitchell Car On A Hill Court And Spark 1973 Canada
The Stooges Down On The Street Funhouse 1970 USA
Sir Lord Baltimore Hard Rain Fallin' Kingdom Come 1970 USA
The Godz Radar Eyes Godz 2 1967 USA
Vermonster The Lions (Bent Wind) Spirit Of Yma 1990 USA
Iggy Pop Dog Food Soldier 1980 USA
Iggy Pop Bulldozer Zombie Birdhouse 1982 USA
Loop Ret@rd
Pinch O' The Sips Rage Tape Vol. 1 (N - cassette) 2010 (SRM) USA
Lens Mighty Diamond Mighty Diamond (N - cassette) 2010 (Tree Tapes) USA
Crystal Dragon Part 3 The Crystal Demos (N)
2009 (Earjerk) USA
Guzzo Pinc In The Morning Palmyra The Sea (N - cassette) 2010 (Earjerk) USA
Solus 3
Shapeshifter The Sky Above The Roof (N) 2010 (Solus 3 Recordings) UK
Unio and Petitio Long John Ginja Footspah (N) 2009 (self release) UK
Advice A Sufi And A Killer (N) 2010 (Warp) USA
Sabbath Assembly
The Phoenix Is Reborn Restored To One (N) 2010 (AJNA/Feral House) USA
Cypress Hill
Armada Latina Rise Up (N) 2010 (Priority/Capitol) USA
Eddy Current Suppression Ring
Tuning Out Rush To Relax (N) 2010 (Goner/Revolver) Australia
Amon Düül 2 Kronwinkl 12 Carnival In Babylon 1972 Germany
National Health Dreams Wide Awake Of Queues And Cures 1978 UK
Van der Graaf Generator Arrow Godbluff 1975 UK
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