|Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
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Opening with the methodical, hard-rocking "Cinnamon Girl"--still one of the singer-songwriter's most-hollered requests in concert--Young's second solo album introduces the cockeyed harmonies and sloppy, chiming guitars of Crazy Horse. His wide swings from soft-spoken country-folk ("Round & Round [It Won't Be Long]") to menacing metal (the punch line to "Down by the River" is "I shot my baby") indicate the multiple personalities in Young's future. His second album of 1969 broadcasts a sincere passion for the peace-and-love '60s (dig the long guitar solos) but also predicts the dark introspection of "Tonight's the Night." --Steve Knopper
- Down by the River, Neil Young played Guitar
First of all, I've always been drawn to albums with a variety of song lengths throughout an album and longer songs that can grab my attention throughout the whole song. I love long epic songs, which makes me a big Pink Floyd fan. Neil Young's Everyone Knows This is Nowhere really grew on me and became my favorite album in his long career.
The album starts of with two of his best more upbeat heavy riff based songs 'Cinnamon Girl' and the title track. Both short and to the point with great guitar riffs you can easily jam to and nod your head a bit. Then the album slows down with 'Round and Round (It Won't Be Long)', a moving song with the help of a female vocalist backing Neil up. 'Down by the River' is the first example of a long epic song on the album I love, running over 9 minutes keeping me interested all the way through with Neil's great guitars. Another upbeat song 'The Losing End' has a comical turn on in during the song.
'Running Dry(Reqiem for the Rockets)' is a beautiful song that throws in a gorgeous string instrument throughout it. The album ends with 'Cowgirl in the Sand', another epic song, the longest on the album that is a perfect finish to a perfect album by Neil Young and the boys.
I love this album!...more info
- The pinnacle of garage rock
Rolling Stone ranked this as # 208 in the greatest albums of all time which is probably about right. It's not quite in the stratosphere with Abbey Road, Let It Bleed, Blonde On Blonde, Pet Sounds, Led Zeppelin IV, Who's Next, etc. But of the tens of thousands of rock/pop albums released, 208 is still a pretty lofty number.
The arrangements are spare, guitar bass drums, no studio embellishment. Everything just clicks. "Cinammon Girl" is possibly the best garage rock single ever. Heard it a thousand times and I'm looking forward to the next thousand. This is followed by the title track, another garage masterpiece. But the stunner for me is "Down By The River". Almost ten minutes long, I can never get enough of it. Not the meandering noodling of a lot of long songs, it keeps you riveted from start to finish. No fancy solos here, just a band that sounds like they're in total synch (and they only met weeks before this was recorded). Just listen to Billy Talbot on bass and Ralph Molina on drums and you know that if Neil had waved them on, they could have gone on for another ten minutes and it would have been just as great.
Everything else works perfectly too. Two very slow songs ("Round and Round" and "Running Dry") might not be classics but they're essential to the overall feel of the album. And "The Losing End" is an exhilerating masterpiece of country rock (with the accent on rock). Then of course there's "Cowgirl in the Sand" right up there with "Down By the River".
This is the pinnacle of garage rock. It's the sound of good musicians making great music....more info
- Forty Years Young
I read recently that Neil Young had 103 degree fever when he penned "Cinnamon Girl," "Down By The River," and "Cowgirl In the Sand." It was an "aha" moment. There was always something strange--AND a little feverish--about those songs that I could never quite put my finger on. I loved the raw guitar sound that in its way, was as much of a rebuttal of the apit'n'polish virtuoso jamming of the late 60s as the proto-punk of the Velvets and the Stooges.
And now I find out (from an earlier review) that Neil apparently told an interviewer that there was no "real murder" in "Down By the River." That had always been a little problematic for me, I gotta admit. By the late '60s, I was getting a little leery of the songwriters of the "Peace and Love Generation" making off-handed references to violent murder (I'd heard too many versions of "Hey Joe" and then there were songs like "Artificial Energy" by the Byrds--all good stuff but disturbing once you thought about it).
Lyrically, "Down By the River" was strange in other ways. Even if the narrator really hadn't shot his baby, can we assume that he's at least saying, metaphorically, that that relationship is so over. If so, who's he's talking to ("Be on my side, I'll be on your side...", "You take my hand, I'll take your hand/Together we just might get away"). Is he trying to pick up SOMEBODY else? And if there was no murder, what's he fleeing from? Inquiring minds want to know? Or maybe we just have to accept their fevered nature and admit to ourselves that whatever the heck is going on in the song, it all just SOUNDS so right.
Come to think of it, I never quite got what a "cinnamon girl" would be--a little sweet and a little spicy maybe? And let's not even start with "Cowgirl In the Sand." All great songs, and you gotta love them as much FOR their sketchy, cryptic lyrics as despite them. Neil was never much of linear storyteller, and with a 103 degree temp, well, forget it.
As for Crazy Horse, there was never a better band to spazz dance to than the former Rockets (and thank the good Lord that Neil thought that they were "old enough to change their name" to something more original than the g.d. "ROCKETS" for crying out loud: I mean how many THOUSANDS of bands must have gone by that particular moniker in the 60s?). I don't really recall whether or not there was much negative reaction to the record's relative rawness in my own circle of 60s friends, but I do recall feeling some relief that something was coming out of So. California that wasn't just another assemblage of smooth "tasty licks." The record had guts, which is probably why it still holds up 40 (count 'em, FORTY) years later.
- Im utterly amazed!
Neil Youngs first album, the self titled Neil Young did nothing for his carear or name. The record hardly sold, and in my openion wasnt that good. Neils second album with out Buffalo Springfield, Everyone Knows This is Nowhere was the best album of 1969, and has gone on to become an all time classic. To me Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere is Neil Youngs all time best album and one of the top ten to fifteen albums of al time. For this album Neil teamed up with the all time greatest backing band, Crazy Horse for the first time. Together Neil and Crazy Horse not only created on amazing album but invented a new style of music all together, Grunge (this is why Neil is the Godfather of grunge!) Neil and Crazy Horse seem to feed off of each other when they play together and the outcome is something amazing.
The album opens up with Neils first hit single, the song the started his carear, and to me his best song, 'Cinnamon Girl.' This song features one of the all time greatest guitar solo's and riffs. The melody, structure and lyrics and delivery are all amazing when all these incrediants were placed together they had to know this song was going to be a classic. Next is the title track, the awesome 'Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere' which like the song before it contains some really great guitar playing. This is also one of Neils all time best songs. Next is the slower and more intament 'Round And Round (It Wount Be Long)' though this song is slower it still packs quite a hughe punch. The lyrics are beautiful, and not only that this features some of Neil's all time best singing. Whoever said he couldn't sing should here this. The epic 'Down By The River' is next. This classic is nearly ten minutes long, and is still a classic. To me this is one of Neil's all time best songs period and the guitar solo is the very best the man has ever recorded. 'The Losing End' and 'Running Dry' are two slower songs but are both extremely beautiful. These two songs help ease the album for when it comes to and end at full speed. When the album does come to and end it goes out on top with yet another classic Neil Young song 'Cowgirl In The Sand' which like all the others contains amazing guitar work as well as great vocals. This songs starts off slow then kicks into gear and goes out perfectly. Even though this song is over ten minutes long it doesnt get dull at all and Neil and Crazy Horse couldnt have ended the record any better.
Of all the albums Neil made in his long and amzing carear his early ones seem to be his best, as with most bands and musicians. Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere is one of the most amazing collections of music on one album ever. For those of you that like Neil, guitars, and any form of rock then this is the album for you....more info
- Neil Young's second solo album establishes his "sound"
Neil Young's second solo album begins with "Cinnamon Girl," one of his rare hit singles, but what puts this 1969 album in "Gotta Have" status were the monster tracks that ended each "side" of the record, "Down by the River" (9:13) and "Cowgirl in the Sand" (10:30). It is totally appropriate that Young wrote all three songs in a single afternoon. In the wake of Buffalo Springfield's breakup, Young had recorded his first solo album, which suffered from being overdubbed. But then Young started jamming with a L.A. band called the Rockets, which was then re-dubbed Crazy Horse: guitarist Danny Whitten, bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina. The result was a raw, energized sound, where sound pretty was never a major concern, proven by the opening ten-note guitar riff than starts "Cinnamon Girl." Some have made the case that their harsh, metallic sound was so elemental that it qualifies as being proto-punk (the Stooges's first album also came out in 1969), although I have always been reminded of jazz stylings with the way the music is stripped down. Young's mournfully high voice contrasts with the primal guitar duets he wages with Whitten on the two epics, but under-girding it all is an innate sense of harmony (ultimately proven by the Indigo Girl's cover of "Down by the River" on their "1200 Nights Album"). "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" is one of those albums made for listening to in the dark....more info
- Neil Youngs best ever
Not a weak moment on this CD . Bought this album in the early 70's. Is still one of my all time favorites. Down By The River is awesome. The words and the guitar solo are perfect. My 16 year old niece was blown away by this CD. She wants more hippie music. Sad thing is music like this would never get released today. Neil isn't good looking enough. The lyrics have too much meaning . You can't dance to it. There's no hate in it.
Buy this CD . Kick back ,smoke some dope,forget about George W, and enjoy. "be on my side I'll be on your side"...more info
- remeber vinyl that rocks
What an ablum. It is one of my collection that I have had since it came out on vinyl. I just can not see why one reveiwer would knock it for not having his standard ten songs did he really listen to the whole album. To know that 2 of the songs are pushing 20 minutes. The days when this came out where the days vinyl ruled. Then came reel to reel, eight tracks and of course cassettes. Then the amazing age of cd's. According to him "Dark Side of the Moon" would be one side short of his standards. I could not see how adding one song to it was going to make it better after all it is only pushing 43 minutes. After all I guess I am "to old now to rock and roll but to young to die" thanks Jertho Tull for giving me purpose. I just wonder did this reveiwer listen to the album. To know how much air play some of these songs got just from this one album from the underground stations of the by gone years. The good old days. i hope he is just a kid. And not one from my 50 + generation. I remeber songs in concerts from bands that would go on forever when one by one they would walk off till the drummer was left he would do a solo then they would come back on one by one and do a solo. most these would of been longer than one side of the vinyl album side easy if not more. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, was a band from that era. One song I brought the album for was Cinnamon Girl that just turned out to be the frosting on the cake of this album. This is from the years of 66 on when i started going to concerts. the albums where used too bring back the memory of seeing the band live for me. My first one was "The Iron Butterfly" Richie Havens was the warm-up. As I have been listening to "Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere" as I type this. Ah the memories is what this one is about. Just remeber when Vinyl ruled as your mesuring stick. Otherwise you are limiting yourself. Do not ever do that. As this is an album that leads to some awesome stuff from Neil Young. Sorry if I stepped on toes. But hey my nickel. Only lost some time seeing concerts due to some military since the draft, was part of that age to but then wound up in Southern Califorinia in the 70's when I returned from SE ASIA. What luck talk about some killer concerts I have to choose from to be listening to on my stereo now yes the memories. Is what the music means to me. I used to record my vinyl to reel to reel then eight track made my own for my wheels then cassettes, Thanks to cd's I make my own now too. for my car. ...more info
- JAPAN REMASTERED VERSION AVAILABLE
A while back, Warner Brothers Japan re-released 12 Neil Young titles. The surprise was that remastered content appeared for the first time on most of them.
The titles & WB-Japan catalog numbers are:
Neil Young WPCR-75086
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere WPCR-75087
After The Gold Rush WPCR-75088
On The Beach WPCR-75090
Tonight's The Night WPCR-75091
Long May You Run WPCR-75093
American Stars n' Bars WPCR-75094
Comes A Time WPCR-75095
Rust Never Sleeps WPCR-75096
Live Rust WPCR-75097
I picked up most of these, A/B'd them, and found them to be superior to the domestics. However, having purchased the domestic 2002 remasters of "Beach" and "Stars n Bars", I declined the Japan versions of those two titles.
Unfortunately, while the Japan version is remastered, Live Rust is not restored to the original LP's running form, and remains still the bastardized version.
If you own the U.S. versions, and you're a NY fan, I would seriously consider replacing them with these....more info
- Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young
Neil Young writes music and songs that everbody can relate to and enjoy. He is just so consistantly awesome!! ...more info
- DOWN BY THE RIVER!
Down By The River - the best song by Neil Young and probably
one of the best epics by Neil Young. Definately a repeat....more info
- Great album; Great Service
Neil Young's Everybody Knows This is Nowhere really stands the test of time. Of course, that would have been impossible to say when I first heard the album, way back in '69, but even then, I enjoyed hearing the songs repeatedly, and to me, that's the ultimate test of a song, that I can hear it again, in a day or so, and still enjoy it as much. The late night FM staples are there, of course, with Cowgirl in the Sand and Down by the River, but other gems are there, too, like Running Dry (Requiem for The Rockets) and that ethereal, haunting violin by Bobby Notkoff (thanks, Google). All in all, a pillar in the rock album temple. ...more info
- Neil & Crazy Horse, Giddy Up!
You know it's been almost 40 years since this LP came out.
Hasn't lost anything in all this time!
I remember being 18 years old that Summer of 1969.
Crosby Stills & Nash too.
Neils guitar is fast, frenetic, & raw.
His lyrics even then were moving.
This is I believe, 1 of the best First recordings
of any artist of that time.
Dig your head!...more info
- Where It's At
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere was Neil Young's second album and the first with his seminal backing band, Crazy Horse. In his work with Buffalo Springfield and on his first solo album, Mr. Young played music that was acoustic in base and had flares of country and folk. Crazy Horse added a hard, electric edge to his music and it is noticeable from the start on the high octane "Cinnamon Girl". The song has ringing guitars and a feedback coda that shows why Mr. Young is the godfather of grunge. "Down By The River" and "Cowgirl In The Sand" are lengthy cuts. The former is almost a blues dirge with a piercing guitar sound and murderous lyrics while the latter is more upbeat, but no less impressive. "Round & Round" is a soft and lamenting, country flavored song that is unfortunately overlooked. It is a great song and deserves alot more attention than it gets. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is a major leap by Mr. Young taking him into the upper stratosphere of musicians....more info
- Neil Young In His Prime-Yes
I have mentioned elsewhere in this space that, on any given night in the 1960's, Jim Morrison and the Doors were pound for pound the best rock and roll band in the world. I would stand by that remark as a general proposition but only add that for quality over the long haul the Rolling Stones would edge the Doors out. However, somewhere, somehow into this mix one must place Neil Young's work with Crazy Horse in the early 1970's. Young himself has gone through many transformations including grunge bandleader and lately sort of a soulful folk-rock elder statesman. But back in the day he could rock with the best of them-first with Buffalo Springfield and then the various combinations with Crosby, Stills and Nash.
So what makes Everybody Knows This is Nowhere special? Easy. Young on lead vocals and guitar and the band play the kind of acid-inspired rock that has withstood the test of time. That is not true for most of the work of that era. Some Jefferson Airplane, some The Who yes but most of it is rather grating on the ear these days. And the aging of this reviewer is only one small factor for that believe. Neil and the guys knew how to work the riffs as they related to any particular song. Take, for example, Down By The River, it is simply powerful without being overdone. Or the title song mentioned above, for that matter.
I think that Young, as experienced musician by that point in his career, had something in the back of his mind about doing music for the long haul. Look, electricity will take virtually anything that an instrument has to offer. The history of rock and roll proves that. If you want to get a slice of what the best use of that electricity was like when men and women played rock and roll for keeps listen here.
- His second solo album
I remember buying this on vinyl back when it first came out.
It has the classics Cinnamon Girl, Down by the River and Cowgirl in the Sand. Neil plays the long versions of course, with five minute guitar solos, just like everyone did back at that time, when the guitar solo was a must. This is when Neil Young came out as a solo artist. It is probably still my favorite Neil Young album of all time.
I used to play this over and over. I still bring it out every once in awhile.
This CD is truely a classic and one of Neil Youngs best ever...more info
This album not only showcases master songwriter Neil Young at the top of his formidable game, it defines and broadens, even to this day, the nature of the music that can be produced by the guitar. Throughout this album, Neil Young and Crazy Horse frame simple songs that do more than "sound good;" they become part of you, and remain so forever. This album certainly includes improvisation, but it is laid down with an almost daring restraint -slow, deliberate, one note at a time, and in the end, nothing is out of place. I recommend this album to all in the younger generation who ever wondered why us 35+ year olds get that funny look on our faces when someone says, "Rock and Roll." Once you've absorbed this album, you will too....more info
- A CLASSIC! required library addition
My first volume of this great album was on eight track. TWO DAYS IN THE SUN TOOK CARE OF THAT. I heard a version of "Cinnamon Girl" by the Gentrys, (remember "Keep on Dancin'"?) and said that is good! At that age ( about 16) I said - hey BUFFALO SPRINGFIELD GUY and bought it on vinyl. People say grunge, in the early seventies it was rock and roll with country twange.
Continuing the southern influences of Buffalo Springfield, but adding the R and R it did lack, a masterpiece was born. "Down By The River" was the "Free Bird" OF its time, 9 minutes of great music. A staple of Underground Radio, you do not hear this today on even the so called "seventies" stations.
The opening and closing guitar riffs on "Cinnamon Girl" is to grunge and "Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf is to Heavy Metal. This was the birth of the power cord later used by many today.
"Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and "Cowgirl In The Sand" are excellent cuts, and work well with your headphones on.
For todays younger fans, this is a good primer on the the "old school" and how todays artists were influenced. Again, a required document for any serious collector....more info
Does this album rock or what?! I'm 16 years old, and this is my favorite Neil Young album, by far. The music and lyrics on this entire album are excellent. The guitar work on "Down By The River" is awesome! AWESOME! "Cowgirl In The Sand" is excellent too, and is definitely my favorite song on the album. This album is great, and hardly shows it's age. Why is that, you ask? Well, this album (along with many other albums made before my time) is a refreshing alternative to talentless rappers and "punk rawk" (fake punk rock bands). So, do yourself a favor, and buy it, or download it. Just get it. It's awesome. They DEFINITELY don't make music like this anymore, sadly....more info
- Solid but not splendid
There is no denying Young's utter mastery of the fuzz-distortion electric guitar, and here we are privileged to hear some amazingly perceptive, yet hopelessly rugged solos. Yet, aside for a fraction of songs on this brief disc, not much of the material stands out compositionally-wise....more info
- a brillaint album
neil at his best just before the bigt time
entire album is genius...more info
- Young at his best - strong endorsement for this one.
This is my favorite Neil Young album, I rate it slightly higher than *After the Gold Rush* and *Harvest*, although both deserve five stars as well. On *Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere*, Young's almost peerless rock artistry shines forth on every track - there is not a weak cut in the bunch. The popular "Cinnamon Girl" is a fine mix of pop hook and proto-grunge, the kind of thing that only Neil Young can pull off. As good as the opening cut is, it is closely followed by the title track, which proves to be even better, particularly better lyrically if not musically - deftly moving the album along into the middle cuts. Here we encounter "Round and Round," "Down by the River," and "On the Losing End," each one representing a new exploration for Young - and thus a different kind of song (further testimony to Young's versatility). "Round and Round," slides into the kind of melancholy that only artists like Young or John Lennon can pull-off, but Young is able to keep a spark of hope within the lyric, pulling back from full-blown despair. "On the Losing End" continues in this vein, but again, Young is able to inject a little humor toward the middle of the song to pull us back from the brink.
"Down by the River," along with the album's finale, "Cowgirl in the Sand," represent Young's attempt at the extended rocker. Most artists (both individuals and bands) usually stumble here - nothing more boring than a rock song that goes on eight to ten minutes (there are, of course, famous exceptions) - but Young is able to lay down a sonic journey that does not wear thin, grow tedious or break down. Young keeps the music vibrant and meaningful thoughout the length of both songs, making each note and nuance fit and appropriate to his purpose. Both tracks demonstrate just how strong Young was at extended performance -and they hold your interest throughout.
Between "River" and "Cowgirl" we encounter the album's saturnine penultimate track, "Requiem for a Rocket," which I think is the best song on the whole disc - and one of the four or five best songs in Young's catalog. Again, Young slides into the darker side, but unlike "Round and Round," Young does not pull us back from the precipice, he lets us slip right into the brooding maw of anguish and despair. He evokes this mood from the opening chords, supplemented by what sounds like a violin at its most sorrowful, adding an additional voice to punctuate Young's deepening pain and guilt. Lyrically he sets the stage for shame and personal isolation with the opening line of the lyric, "Oh please help me, oh please help me, I'm living by myself. . . ". The way Young delivers the vocal here makes it quite clear that we are on our way down with little, if any chance, out of the pit. Fortunately, Young does not leave us there, as he restores our hope through "Cowgirl" on the final track - but the memory of Young's inward pain lingers on.
Not many albums can top this - only the Beatles, Hendrix, Joplin, the Stones, the Who, Dylan, Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Springsteen, U2 and REM at their respective bests can match it or surpass it - and only barely in the case of the latter (i.e., surpassing it). I give it my strongest recommendation. Buy it now, you won't regret it....more info
- One of my all time favorites
I purchased this album when I was 17 years old, and it continues to be one of my all time favorites. Along with and equal to "After the Gold Rush", this offers a collection from Neil Young at his very best. If you have never heard this collection, I highly recommend it!...more info
This is an electric Neil young album that is absolutely terrific. Every single song on this album is terrific, most notably "cinammon girl", the title track, "round and round", down by the river", and "cowgirl in the sand". So basically more than half the album is pure amazing while the rest is very good too. This is the first neil young album iwould recommend....more info
- One of the best ever - one of those that changed music
I love many othe Neil Young albums ...... but not like this one, the classic of classics.
It is sooooo "rusty" and "raw" emotionally and musically and so "pure" from the heart.
The band is so tight, Neil;s voice on this still gives me goose bumps. The rawness that just cuts you up.
Cinnamon Girl - Opens up the album with those wonderous guitar. Tremendous power in them licks, from the gut. I can hear that song 1000 times in a row.
Then we have this country, folk stuff added with Cowgirl and Down By The River. Cowgirl my favorite and after years and years, never board of that long solo that kills with that unique power, passion and "roughness" of that solo tat is so interesting. So much emotional punch in that one.
This one must be up with those other albums that are the best of an era.
Yet, that sunofagun seems to be more appreciated now and more popular now than he was.
The Loosing end, that is about as good as Neil as ever Sounded.
It's so hard for me now
But I'll make it somehow,
Though I know I'll never be the same.
Won't you ever change your ways,
It's so hard to make love pay
When you're on the losing end,
And I feel that way again.
I love, love when the last part of the song when Neil get louder and end with a wonderful finishing "rough" country lick.
Round and Round, is to listen to late when camping in front of a fire. Those souful harmonies. Great words, great stuff.
There are not too many left of the great ledgends who are still out there creating. Everyone MUST here Alvin Lee in Tennesee and here the guitar master doing rockabilly with the guys that started it in Nashville. Best album of the year, so far. Actually Alvin is peaking now that he is playing with superior musicians and doesn't have his old backup group to hold back his creatvity.
There is Clapton, I think Johnny Winter is hanging on, OF course BB and Buddy Guy.
- can be reviewed
because it is...... EFFING AWESOME.
I am a 21 year old lady and I think this is one of the best albums of all time, I have been listening to my parental's vinyl since I was old enough to work the record player........
First rate. An essential....more info
- Unbelievable second album for Neil Young
If I was stuck on a desert island and I could only bring one CD with me - this would be it. It's such a "consistent" album. The only song that wasn't particularly to my liking was Requiem for the Rockets (and even that is a decent song).
This albums solidified Neil Young as a staple in the music scene. I wouldn't have thought he would have been able to top this, until I had heard After the Gold Rush, Harvest, On The Beach, etc.
This whole set of songs are just great to listen to. From the serious and hard rockin' tunes like "Cinnamon Girl, Down By The River, and Cowgirl in the Sand" to the hokey "Losing End" to the serious "Round and Round" (with remarkable back-up vocals by Danny Whitten) makes this an essential.
I would recommend this album to anybody! Even if you're a newbie to Neil Young
- DESERT ISLAND DISC #4 - Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
... Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - by NEIL YOUNG WITH CRAZY HORSE - is my Desert Island Disc #4 (Out of 12). This album is a MASTERPIECE!!!
... The "Top12" DESERT ISLAND DISCS are: #1. The Beatles ("The White Album") by The Beatles, #2. 'Get Yer Ya-Ya's Out!' by The Rolling Stones, #3. Europe '72 by The Grateful Dead, #4. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, #5. Ladies Of The Canyon by Joni Mitchell, #6. Blows Against The Empire by Jefferson Starship, #7. Muswell Hillbillies by The Kinks, #8. Electric Ladyland by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, #9. Hot Rats by Frank Zappa, #10. Trout Mask Replica by Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band, #11. Attempted Mustache by Loudon Wainwright III, and #12. Nevermind by Nirvana.
... All 12 of these albums are genuine MASTERPIECES!!! ... If I were to be stranded on a Desert Island, and could only bring 12 albums with me, it would be these twelve gems! ... With Everbody Knows This Is Nowhere, Neil Young found his sound, his groove, and his band - Crazy Horse! Neil Young is my favorite musician of all time because he is REAL. The music does not get any more REAL than this! - The Aeolian Kid....more info