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This Is Nowhere

1969
 
 
 
 
 
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Neil Young Everybody Knows this is Nowhere review - Crazy Horse

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere review

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is Neil Young's second album bearing his name. While recording his first solo LP after Buffalo Springfield he came across a band called The Rockets. They were recruited as his backing unit and renamed  Crazy Horse. Shortly after, Young was asked to join Crosby Stills and Nash. During 1970 he split his time between his band and CSN&Y; in my opinion, Neil Young's finest year.

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is a pleasure to listen to. Some of Neil's biggest anthems are present here; "Cinnamon Girl," "Down By The River," and " "Cowgirl In The Sand" that make this a classic unto itself. What else can be said? As an aside, check out guitar guru Roy Buchanan's rendition of "Down By the River." 

The rest of the album is fantastic too. The vocal interaction and harmonizing is joyful. It is not perfect like Crosby Stills and Nash, but has its charm and really blends with the music. They are certainly every bit as effective. 

"Round and Round's" beautiful vocal contributions from Robin Lane nicely merge with the strumming and song flow. The title track, my favorite song on the album, has a great riff -- its got twang, rock, and country. "The Losing End" is in the same mold, but not as good. There is some of the darkness that Young often implements in his writing on "Running Dry."

This band really sounds great together musically and vocally. Tie that into great songwriting, stir it around a bit, add it up and you've got arguably Neil Young's best solo album. 
by Barry Small  

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Neil Young Everybody Knows this is Nowhere review - Crazy Horse
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1. Cinnamon Girl 
2. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 
3. Round And Round (It Won't Be Long) 
4. Down By The River 
5. The Losing (When You're On) 
6. Running Dry (Requiem For The Rockets) 
7. Cowgirl In The Sand
 

Neil Young Everybody Knows this is Nowhere review - Crazy Horse
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Neil Young - guitar, vocals
Danny Whitten guitar, vocals
Ralph Molina - drums
Billy Talbot - bass

Robin Lane - vocals - 3 
Bobby Notkoff - Violin - 6

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Warner 1969
Oct. 1990 - CD

Neil Young Everybody Knows this is Nowhere review - Crazy Horse

 

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