Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, the record that arguably brought Neil Young and his band Crazy Horse onto the level he is best known for today, grungy countrified Jimi Hendrixian-style riffing mixed with heartfelt arrangements and lyrics and backed with Young’s signature fragile yet ultra assured vocal style, is on sale for only $5.00 in MP3 format right now on Amazon.
The record, released in 1969 and sandwiched in between Young’s stint in Buffalo Springfield and right before he joined Crosby, Stills, and Nash, coupled with a solo career which continues to this day, still has all the sonic power and muscle as when it was first released. Opening with the push-pull guitar riff on the now classic track “Cinnamon Girl,” the record instantly charts its sounds, power, and style. The rest of the album is equally as relentless and memorable, “Down by the River,” “The Losing End,” the title track, and especially the album’s closer, “Cowgirl in the Sand,” are punctuated by a loose, stripped-down guitar attack mixed with a sort of dry gulch arrangement and sparseness which actually adds to the Young sound in many ways. This release remains an absolute stunner of a record, which set the stage for Young’s breakthrough success just a few years later with Harvest.
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