Neil Young
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere


5.0
classic

Review

by morrison357 USER (8 Reviews)
October 10th, 2005 | 16 replies | 5,152 views


Release Date: 1969 | Tracklist


3 of 3 thought this review was well written

EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE-NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE


This is Neil Young's first album that he releases with his new band Crazy Horse. some people say that they really hate Neil Young's voice, but I think his voice perfect fot the kind of music that he plays. This album does have some harder stuff on here such as Cinnamon Girl, and he also incorperated some long, great ballads at the middle, and end of the album. This album really shows how Neil Young is a great song writer, like Bob Dylan. This is a great chapter in the career of Neil Young.

THE BAND
Neil Young : guitar
Danny Whitten : guitar
Ralph Molina : drums
Billy Talbot : bass

THE SONGS
1.) Cinnamon Girl
This is one of Young's more popular songs, and at 2:58 it's a perfect lengh for a radio song, so you do hear song played a lot on the radio. It starts on a very hard guitar riff, and bassline. Then, the music softens up while Young is singing. After each verse the harder riff starts up again. There's a little bridhe in the song where the riffs different, and neil sings a little faster, then there's a little solo by Young. The songs fades away, then it comes back with Young playing a little solo. I love this song, and is one of my favorite Young songs. 5/5

2.) Everybody Knows This is Nowhere
This is the shortest song on the album at 2:26, and is a little softer. This also a very recognizable Young song. It starts out with the band singing the first verse. Inbetween verses you can hear the band singing "la,la,la", with Young singing in the background. There's a little solo between each of the verses. The song fades out on Neil Young soloing. This is another of my favorites from Neil Young. 5/5

3.) Round & Round (It Won't be Long)
The rest of the songs from this song forward are longer, and aren't really radio songs, so you might not know some of these songs as well. This is the first acoustic song, and has the band singing in a style like Crosby, Stlls, and nash. There is no drum, and is just guitar. There aren't really any bridges or solos in this song. They just sing verse after verse in this song. It ends on an acoustic guitar slowly fading out.
4.5/5

4.) Down by the River
This is the first of the two long ballads at 9:13. This songs harder than the last, and has an electric guitar in it, bass, and drums. The music gets louder during the chorus, and the whole band sings it. Then, there's a solo that sounds pretty cool, and it is pretty long. It's a solo with both guitars which makes it sound even better. Young starts singing another verse, and chorus. Then, there's another solo with dualing guitars, that's a lot shorter, but is a little faster. Then, Young sings the final verse, and chorus. The song fadesout on the band singing the chorus. 5/5

5.) The Losing End (When You're On It)
This is a very country sounding song, and is really the only song that I don't really like that much. He even kind of sounds like a country singer, and the band also sounds like a country band. There's a little solo that's kind of average, and doesn't sound very good. The song ends abruptly after the last time they sing the chorus. 3.5/5

6.) Running Dry (Requiem for the Rockets)
This is another very recognizable song. It starts out with some violin by Bobby Notkoff. This is a very slow song, and Young sings very slow. This is another song that I can kind of do without. There are a lot of violin fills, inbetween the verses. There is a very high-pitched violin solo in the middle of the song, that i don't think is the best, and is kind of drawn out. But it does give this song a very unique song, and that's kind of cool. The song starts to fade out after the last verse. 4/5

7.) Cowgirl in the Sand
This is the second, and longest of the ballad songs on the album at 10:30. It starts out with a very slow acoustic part, than that stops, and the music starts out faster. Young plays a great solo to start it off. This is the more well known of the two ballads. This is also my favorite song on the album, and probably my favorite Neil Young song of alltime. There is a spectacular solo that takes up a lot of the song. Young breaks in and sings another verse. The solo then starts up again where it left off. Young breaks in again and sings another verse, and again the solo starts up again. the song ends on him soloing. The solo in this song might be Neil Young's best solo ever. This is one of my favorite songs, and I would give this a 10/5, but I can't so, it's a. 5/5

This is one of Neil Young's fiest albums, and if your a fan of Neal Young, or classic rock you definately need to buy this if you don't already have it. This is probably his second best nest to, Deja vu with Crosby. Stills, Nash, and Young.
I hope this helped.

CYA



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Comments:Add a Comment 
robo2448
October 10th 2005



132 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Great album. I love Cowgirl in the Sand. Maybe my favorite Neil Young song. Awesome guitarwork.

Great review, you went into good detail with the songs.

DangerBird
March 13th 2006



51 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Awesome review for an awesome CD man. Cowgirl In The Sand and Down By The River are both absolute classics!!! The rest of the CD is amazing too, especially Running Dry. Neil Youngs best CD, with Zuma being number 2.This Message Edited On 03.13.06

arctic-monkey
May 2nd 2006



4 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Amazing album. Review does it justice. Amazing guitar solos in here which i didn't expect.

NickyMaLONE
May 29th 2006



6 Comments


love this album but:


zuma>this

Jimmy
June 5th 2006



717 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

My mind gets blown every single time I listen to this album.

MrKite
April 14th 2007



5020 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I'm sorry, but I didn't feel you did a good job of describing the album. Well, you did, but I prefer more of a feel description and less of a it does this then this kind of explanation.
Anways, Running Dry's my favorite off this. If the solos in Cowgirl and Down By The River didn't occasionally bug me, this would be flawless. It still gets a 5, though.

surrealshades
October 26th 2007



20 Comments


Love Neil Young, heard almost all the stuff on this album and plan to get it soon.

Don't take it personally but I seriously think this review is lacking. Right of the bat, it seems like the grammar and vocab are seventh grade at best. More importantly, practically nothing is told about the actual emotion of the album. It's all "he sings, the band plays, he sings, he solos."

Correction
October 26th 2007



188 Comments


NEIL YOUNG NEEDS SOME LOVIN'

GiantBoyDetective
August 9th 2009



7 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

Deja Vu isn't great at all, what are you on. Yes great album and most definetly his best Rock album

EVedder27
February 13th 2010



6088 Comments


10 comments in 5 years. Tragic for an album as good as this.

DiceMan
February 14th 2010



7068 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Reviews were so much worse back then...

TricksterGRex
February 14th 2010



2087 Comments


albums reviewed were so less gay back then

EVedder27
June 8th 2010



6088 Comments


Cowgirl in the Sand is easily one of the greatest songs ever written

Romulus
June 8th 2010



8412 Comments


You should definitely review this

EVedder27
June 8th 2010



6088 Comments


haha funny you should say that cause this will be my next review

AtavanHalen
June 8th 2010



17927 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great record.



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