Tag Archives: Neil Young

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Bob Weir & Jerry Garcia – Throwing Stones (Live at the Bridge School Benefit in 1988)

One of the things I’ve always loved about “Throwing Stones” is the sort of “view from space” approach it takes lyrically. A view of us – the human race – from on high. “A peaceful place or so it looks from space / A closer look reveals the human race / Full of hope full of grace […]

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Neil Young – Freedom (Live and Acoustic in 1989)

Here’s a special post for a Friday night. This is a 30-ish minute long video of Neil Young playing acoustic in two different settings. You can tell by the changes in outfits. At first he’s wearing the same hat he has on the cover of Freedom. It was released on video cassette around the same […]

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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – Down By The River (Live in 1970)

This is a clip you’ll want to see. Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young on a TV program I don’t recognize, banging out a rocking “Down By The River”. The way Stephen Stills and Neil Young play off each other’s soloing makes this version unique – unlike any other I’ve heard. David Crosby looks like he’s […]

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Neil Young – Don’t Be Denied (Live on Solo Trans Tour in 1983)

This clip comes from Neil Young’s Solo Trans Tour, which was part of his tour with the Shocking Pinks supporting Everybody’s Rockin’. As I understand it, Neil would do a solo set with the occasional flourish from the The Shocking Pinks in the background, then bring them out for an encore that grew larger as […]

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Alabama Shakes – Gimme All Your Love (Live on SNL in 2015)

I hate to admit it, but I sort of lost track of Alabama Shakes since the excitement of hearing their first record, Boys & Girls, back in 2012. Sure, I’d read or hear something about them occasionally, but I didn’t keep track of them. Then last week I heard “Future People” on Spotify – a […]

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Neil Young with R.E.M. – Ambulance Blues (Live at the Bridge Benefit in 1998)

At the Bridge Benefit, everything is acoustic. At least, mostly acoustic. Here’s an outstanding version of “Ambulance Blues” – from the great On The Beach record – with R.E.M. as the backing band from the 1998 benefit. At least the guitarist and the bassist, since the drummer had left by this point, and Michael Stipe […]

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Warren Zevon with Neil Young – Splendid Isolation (Live at the Bridge School Benefit in 1993)

“Splendid Isolation” is from Warren Zevon’s 1989 record Transverse City. Neil Young played on the record, and he joins Warren on stage to lend his vocals, harmonica, and guitar to the track. It’s pretty sweet. [Editor’s Note: They took down the video version, but I found this audio version to replace it. I wish the […]

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