Neil Young and Crazy Horse Tonight in Bridgeport

In a few hours I’ll be at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport digging the sounds of Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s Psychedelic Pill “Live”.

I put on my war paint and get ready to ride with The Horse.

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I’m Driftin’ Back – Neil Young

Neil Young & Crazy Horse‘s new recording Psychedelic Pill starts with a 27 minute, epic track called, “Driftin’ Back”.

It is trippy and reflective. It is something each of us does, drifting back to thoughts and places we were before.

My favorite lyrics are at the 12:11 mark

I used to dig Picasso

I used to dig Picasso

Hey now now, Hey now now 

I used to dig Picasso

Then the big tech giants came along

and turned him into wallpaper

Hey Now Now, Hey Now Now

I used to dig Picasso

This stanza underscores the main theme of Driftin’ Back. Technology has altered the landscape of art, homogenized it, compressed it for redistribution to the masses.

Listen again at 19:06,

Don’t want my MP3

Don’t want my MP3

I’m Driftin’ Back

I’m Driftin’ Back

I’m Driftin’ Back

I’m Driftin’ Back

I’m Driftin’ Back

When you hear my song now

You only get 5%

You used to get it all

You used to get it all

Blocking out my anger

Blocking out my thoughts

Blocking out my anger now

Blocking out my thoughts

I’m Driftin’ Back……

Copyright 2012 Neil Young and Warner Music

Isn’t that the point here. The music industry settled for publishing and distributing inferior sound through the InterWeb. (Which I feel they truly want to correct this issue) Its time we got ALL our music back.

I applaud Neil Young for both challenging this understanding and championing Pono for 100% high-resolution audio.

This is why Pono is righteous!

Neil Young & The Horse – Twisted Road

Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Shakey Pictures music video from the hot new recording Psychedelic Pill, “Twisted Road”.

Love the Dylan, Dead, Roy Orbison references, “Let The Good Times Roll”.

 

Neil Young’s Psychedelic Pill Streaming For Free Very Soon Now…

NeilYoung.com will be making available Psychedelic Pill to stream for free very soon now. Sign up for it here. You will be added to the official Neil Young e-newsletter. Be the first to receive the latest music, tour dates, contests and more!

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Next be ready to install the Orastream Player from the site, which will need the latest version of Java, for your browser. If you are running Windows this will need a reboot of your machine.

My guess at this juncture and this is purely speculation on my part that Orastream could play a role in Neil Young’s Pono solution. My suspicion is that Orastream might serve as the music cloud for Neil Young’s future high-resolution recordings.  I could be wrong about what the Pono cloud will be but Orastream may have an inside track here. Or it could be merely that Orastream is the solution in place for now for Psychedelic Pill, Neil Young and Reprise. The digital edition with video is available for $10.99 pre-order….

 

Neil Young, Psychedelic Pill, That’s Where It’s At

Neil Young is providing fans a bountiful harvest of recorded music, accompanied by live performances, along with a full narrative composed from personal experience this Rocktober.

Here is what Neil Young and his team have in generous store for us, psyche!

September 25 Waging Heavy Peace Neil Young’s memoir
October 6 – Journeys the documentary video release
October 30 – Psychedelic Pill,  available as either Double-CD, Triple-Vinyl and Blu-Ray release

Fall Tour: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Patti Smith Group as the opening act.

The band resumes their 2012 tour on October 3rd in Windsor, Ontario. They  wraps up the tour on December 4th in Bridgeport, Connecticut. 

Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Psychedelic Pill

Psychedelic Pill is Neil Young’s first album of original material with Crazy Horse in nine years. The recording highlights the full Crazy Horse line-up featuring Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Frank Sampedro.

The recommended high-resolution 24/192 full fidelity version of the album Psychedelic Pill will be released on Blu-ray and will include all the videos filmed during the session.

CD Tracklist:
Disc 1
1. Driftin Back
2. Psychedelic Pill
3. Ramada Inn
4. Born In Ontario
Disc 2
1. Twisted Road
2. She’s Always Dancing
3. For The Love Of Man
4. Walk Like A Giant
5. Psychedelic Pill (Bonus Track Alternate Mix)