So, back on it, with Neil Young’s Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. Sounds good to me, I’m guessing this is when Americana, as I know it, began. I quite like this music. It is languid, country rock with lyrics, rhythm and some thought so it is hitting my bag, nicely. It takes some engaging with, I’m on my fourth listen with it being mostly in the background.
Following the demise of Buffalo Springfield, Stephen Stills joined up with Graham Nash and David Crosby while Neil Young went onto this new project with Crazy Horse. Young made this album fairly quickly and started on the road with Crazy Horse. Crosby, Stills and Nash asked Young to join them which he did the year after this album was released and he ran both projects in tandem for a while. At this point, incidentally, Nils Lofgren joined Crazy Horse, who knew!
Overall, I really like this album and I’m delighted as I know how revered his talent is. I actually have a vinyl copy of ‘Harvest’ in my Dads old collection so I’ll dig that out at some point, it’s going to need a good clean. It’s Neil Young o’clock over here, really good stuff and quite well produced in my view for the time.
1. Cinnamon Girl
2. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
3. Round And Round
4. Down By The River
5. Losing End (When You’re On)
6. Running Dry (Requiem For The Rockets)
7. Cowgirl In The Sand
Album – Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
Artist – Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Favourite Tracks – Round and Round,
Released – January 1969
Rating – 8.9
Time – 40′26″
Tracks – 7
Genre – Country Rock
Source – Tidal
Player/Streamers/DAC – Tidal Desktop on DELL XPS via Atlas USB GRUN
Amplifier – Questyle CMA400i headphone amplifier
Output – Oppo PM2 via Atlas Zeno and T+A Solitaire P
Next Album – 140 – Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band, Trout Mask Replica