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.
Neil Young : guitar
Danny Whitten : guitar
Ralph Molina : drums
Billy Talbot : bass
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.) 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.