Neil Young & Crazy Horse
About Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Embodying a significant portion of Neil Young’s storied career, his rowdy and experimental work with the band Crazy Horse encompasses more than a dozen studio and live albums across six decades.
∙ Young’s first LP with Crazy Horse, 1969’s Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, is ranked among Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
∙ Three of the group’s most memorable hits—“Cowgirl in the Sand,” “Cinnamon Girl,” and “Down By the River”—were written by Young on a single day while he was suffering from a 103-degree fever.
∙ After a reunion attempt with Crosby, Stills & Nash soured, Young reconvened with Crazy Horse for 1975’s Zuma, featuring the seven-plus-minute distorted-guitar epic “Cortez the Killer.”
∙ They recorded most of their iconic 1979 LP, Rust Never Sleeps, while on tour, devoting one side to Young’s acoustic songs and the other to the blistering full-band set.
∙ Sleeps With Angels—their brooding 1994 album that was partially informed by the death of Kurt Cobain—earned the band their first-ever Grammy Award nomination.
∙ They released two LPs in 2012: a garage rock-flavored collection of folk-revival covers, Americana, and the Grammy-nominated double album Psychedelic Pill.
∙ In 2019, Young and Crazy Horse reunited again to record the heartfelt, reflective songs for Colorado in a mountaintop studio near Telluride.