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  Neil Young's Zuma - Album's In Order
I realized that this album was actually recorded before On The Beach, but the music on that and the previous two albums really I felt could have led to some level of depth in which (banish the thought) Neil might not even want to record music anymore.
Zuma came out a mere 6 months after TTN (that's what releasing an album recorded 2 years previously can do for you) and I think there was something in Neil's muse that compelled him to put this out.
Zuma had a great effect on me. Whereas the previous three albums had painted pictures of increasing despair, this one cried out in hopefulness, and it was a statement that Neil Young still had much to say lyrically and mucically.
www.thrasherswheat.org /tnfy/e2f-neil-young-zuma.htm   (619 words)

 Neil Young - MSN Encarta
In 1975 he produced both Tonight's the Night and Zuma, which were critically praised although less successful commercially.
Young followed with a number of recordings for Reprise, including the hard-rock albums Freedom (1989) and Ragged Glory (1990); Harvest Moon (1992), a country-music successor to Harvest; and MTV Unplugged (1993), performed with acoustic instruments.
In 1994 he released an album, Sleeps With Angels, which dealt with the suicide of young rock artist Kurt Cobain.
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 purevolume™ | Zuma
Their inspiration for this came not only from their shared fondness for the album, but also from the musical philosophy the album demonstrates, a philosophy emphasising the importance of delivering beautifully crafted, tuneful songs in a colourful and honest way.
Zuma's conception took place when, due to shared musical tastes and values, Chris, Steve, and James decided to bond their friendship into a band.
The completion of the bands line-up was marked by the arrival of Tim in late 2005, and thus Zuma was born.
www.purevolume.com /zuma   (169 words)

 Timeline of important events in Zuma's life : Mail & Guardian Online
Zuma returns to South Africa and is instrumental in the organising of the Groote Schuur Minute with the FW de Klerk regime and the ANC.
Zuma is nominated as the ANC candidate for the premiership of KwaZulu-Natal.
Zuma is elected deputy president of the ANC at the national conference held at Mafikeng in December.
www.mg.co.za /articlePage.aspx?articleid=247639&area=/zuma_report/zuma_insight   (1072 words)

 HyperRust: FUNHOUSE! "Zuma" Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Zuma is the first record with the current and long-standing version of Crazy Horse (Billy Talbot - bass, Ralph Molina - drums, and Frank Sampedro - guitar).
Previous Crazy Horse collaborations had power, but Zuma is the beginning of the balance of raw playing and a clean sound, featuring a perfectly balanced interplay between the two guitars.
Zuma signals their return, and this record introduces the sound that gives Neil his "Godfather of Grunge" title.
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 Blood on the Tracks - Bob Dylan - Similar Albums
Following on the heels of an album where he repudiated his past with his greatest backing band, Blood on the Tracks finds Bob Dylan, in a way, retreating to the past, recording a largely quiet, acoustic-based album.
This is an album alternately bitter, sorrowful, regretful, and peaceful, easily the closest he ever came to wearing his emotions on his sleeve.
Seven of the album's nine songs were recorded with the reunited Crazy Horse, in which rhythm guitarist Frank Sampedro had replaced...
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 Neil Young
A new studio album with veteran players like Jim Keltner, Duck Dunn, and Ben Keith, apparently in his usual folk/country/rock style.
Macca and the Stones have, but his album is much more tuneful ("The Painter")...
The first half is devoted to songs from this album, and the second mostly to a modest selection of oldies ("Old Man"; "Harvest Moon"; "Needle And The Damage Done"; "Four Strong Winds").
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 Being There
The group, although short lived, was quite successful, recording three albums between 1967 and 1968, and scoring a big hit with “For What It’s Worth,” a song that was heavily identified with the anti-war movement.
Zuma (1975) – After On the Beach andTonight’s The Night, Neil released his first album with the lineup of Crazy Horse that remains today.
The epic of the album is “Cortez The Killer,” but Crazy Horse remains slick and strong throughout the seven tracks they contribute to.
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 H.E.A.R. | Featured Artist | Hearing Education and Awareness for Rockers
While they were recording the album they toured the east coast, and their first full tour was in 1970.
One song on the Crazy Horse album Zuma (1975), "Cortez The Killer", was banned in Spain because it offended General Franco's regime.
The entire album revolved around this imaginary concept, with "Grandpa" as the main character of Greendale with its ocean, mountains and farms other symbolic representations.
www.hearnet.com /features/artist/0404_neil_young.shtml   (1344 words)

 The Band : Woodstock Album - Listen, Review and Buy at ARTISTdirect   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
This is a Muddy Waters album, but it intersects so tightly with the history of the Band, that it should be checked out by any serious fans of the group.
Further, the album is a prelude to Waters' presence at The Last Waltz.
This late-era Muddy album gave Helm and Hudson a chance to work at Chess before the label closed its doors, with a figure of even greater stature than Williamson.
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 eBay - Product Info - eBay - CD: Zuma (UPC: 075992722629)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Easily the moodiest album in a career not lacking in that quality, ZUMA is a swirling, hypnotic current that drags you into river of self-doubt, bitterness and fear.
Although this may be a perfect album of Neil Young songs, at 37 minutes it seems to end too soon sometimes.
It is a darkly energetic and dreamy album of country/pop tunes.
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 Physical Graffiti - Led Zeppelin - Similar Albums
Most of these heavy rockers are isolated on the first album, with the second half of Physical Graffiti sounding a little like a scrap heap of experiments, jams, acoustic workouts, and neo-covers.
The 1997 Australian re-release of the Crazy Horse album Crazy Moon is quite a find for fans of the band, as well as for admirers of Neil Young.
An excellent set of material energized by the return of the pleasingly abrasive vocals of Deke Leonard; it charted nearly as well as Back Into the Future, and its tighter composition means that in many ways it's held up better over the years.
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 Nude as the News: Neil Young: Zuma   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
A bald eagle carrying a naked lady, a pyramid surrounded by cacti, some mountains, a blazing sun, and a perfectly round hole in the ground with a middle finger sticking out of it.
Zuma also includes the original studio versions of "Cortez The Killer" and "Barstool Blues," which sound exactly as if they were recorded at one of Crazy Horse's glorious, rambling live shows.
It's a fitting closer for an album whose most memorable theme is rejuvenation.
www.nudeasthenews.com /reviews/1132   (794 words)

 CMT.com : Neil Young : Neil Young: The Nashville Sessions
Young's first solo album for the label, the self-titled Neil Young, kicked off with a country instrumental titled "The Emperor of Wyoming," a light-hearted ditty emphasizing the fiddle and Young's twangy Gretsch guitar sound set to a country backbeat.
Among the stand-out cuts on the album were "Human Highway," "Goin' Back" and "Peace of Mind," all beautifully executed songs with poignant, well-crafted, timeless lyrics.
This album perhaps best exemplifies Young's attempt to recreate the music of the Nashville Sound era that he found so appealing in those Everly Brothers and Roy Orbison recordings.
www.cmt.com /artists/news/1473043/06202003/young_neil.jhtml   (2235 words)

 Neil Young
Their album ''Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere'' (May 1969) -- credited to "Neil Young and Crazy Horse" -- was recorded in just two weeks, and is dominated by two lengthy jams, "Cowgirl in the Sand" and "Down by the River", both of which showcased the understanding between the musicians and Young's idiosyncratic guitar soloing.
The album was a commercial breakthrough, aided by his new-found fame as a member of the supergroup Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSN&Y, with whom he performed at Woodstock), having been invited to join as a foil for Stills.
The accompanying albums ''Rust Never Sleeps'' (new material, recorded in front of a live audience but essentially a studio album) and ''Live Rust'' (a mixture of old and new, and a genuine live record) captured the two sides of the concerts.
www.artistopia.com /neil-young   (3876 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Zuma: Music: Neil Young   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Recorded in 1975, Zuma exudes both a sense of focus and a tentative optimism, two qualities that were completely MIA from the bleak Time Fades Away/Tonight's the Night/On the Beach trilogy that preceded it.
One of Neil Young's "classic" albums, "Zuma" is named after Zuma Beach, California, where Young had acquired a house at the time.
OK this album is great, but it's not the best album by Neil Young in my opinion.
www.amazon.co.uk /Zuma-Neil-Young/dp/B000002KCI   (1170 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Music | Rock music's Young superstar
In 1965, the band recorded an album for the Motown label, but it was never released as the band split up when Matthews was charged with desertion from the US Navy.
The band went on to release four influential albums in the two years they were together.
Young's fourth solo album, Harvest, with the Stray Gators, went on the become the best-selling record of 1972.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/music/4408211.stm   (685 words)

 Cortez the Killer - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Cortez the Killer" is a song by Neil Young from his 1975 album, Zuma.
The music is typical of the Zuma album — simple, big chords and not much extra.
The song was also covered by Built to Spill on their 2000 album Live, by The Church on A Box of Birds (1999), and by The Drones.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Cortez_the_Killer   (462 words)

 Frank Sampedro of Crazy Horse Interview
And in addition to contributing to Young's 1970 album, After the Gold Rush, Crazy Horse also landed a separate deal with Reprise, recording a self-titled album that was released in 1971.
The band was augmented by guitarist/vocalist Nils Lofgren and keyboardist/producer Jack Nitzsche for this album, which included such songs as "Gone Dead Train," "Beggar's Day" and "I Don't Want to Talk About It," which was covered by Rod Stewart a few years later.
Beginning with the 1975 album, Zuma, a series of unannounced shows at Northern California coastal bars and the 1976 tours of Japan, Europe, then America, Neil Young and Crazy Horse re-established a deep brotherhood.
www.thrasherswheat.org /yoth/crazyhorse.htm   (737 words)

 IGN: Greendale 2nd Edition Review
Greendale is an epic--in a manner of speaking—concept album that not only encompasses the music on the CD and the extensive, story form liner notes, but also a long form video/movie/musical novel.
The somewhat non-linear story, mapped out by each of the songs, revolves around the Greens, who reside on the "Double E." Father Earl is a painter, Daughter Sun is a rebellious teen, Grandpa is a relic from the past, and Jed who ends up killing Carmichael, a local policeman and eventually sparks a media frenzy.
The album begins with "Falling From Above," which is driven by a skirling guitar shift that wrangles and swerves underneath Young's craggy, cracking vocals as he introduces some of the main characters from the town of Greendale.
music.ign.com /articles/502/502675p1.html   (650 words)

 Zuma by Neil Young CD
The album is mostly electric but there are two great acoustic songs as well.
Think of this album as a "transition" period for Uncle Neil and Crazy Horse; power guitars to carry you back in time in "Cortez the Killer", and sweet throwback harmonies to soothe in "Pardon My Heart".
Truly a superb album, up there with "Rust Never Sleeps", "On the beach" (why is this not available on CD?!?!), "Comes a time", "Silver and gold", "Tonight's the night", and "Harvest".
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 TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT (ALBUM) FACTS AND INFORMATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
'''''Tonight's the Night''''' is a 1975 album by Neil Young.
Young's album was a startlingly direct expression of grief: Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten and Young's friend and roadie Bruce Berry had both died of drug overdoses in the
As Young acknowledges in the lyrics and title, the melody of "Borrowed Tune" is taken from a Rolling Stones song: "Lady Jane".
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 Waiting For Louise präsentiert: Michaels Favoriten von 1975
In den frühen 70ern hatte der ehemalige Folksänger (Debüt von 1964!) und Sänger/Bassist der Youngbloods sowas wie einen Lauf: zwischen 1972 und 78 kam jedes Jahr ein gutes Album heraus.
Nach ihrem unbetitelten und erfolglosen Debüt von 1974 erschien noch dieses zweite Album.
Album konnte man das erste NGR-Lineup hören, das in den kommenden Jahren wegweisend für die Zusammenführung von Bluegrass mit Stilmitteln der Rockmusik sein wird: Sam Bush an Mandoline und Geige, Curtis Burch an Gitarre und Dobro, Courtney Johnson am Banjo und Neuzugang John Cowan (Bass).
www.waitingforlouise.de /BestOf1975.php   (4684 words)

 Zuma - Neil Young - Music Records Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Zuma - Neil Young : Neil's true grit
"Zuma", released in 1975, has long been one of my favourite Neil Young albums.
The highlights of the album are “Danger bird” and “Cortez the killer”.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /music-records/zuma-neil-young   (239 words)

 Neil Young: Zuma ---Ink Blot Magazine
Young is comparable only to Bob Dylan in terms of his contributions to songwriting and rock n' roll, and is still an important and vital performer who challenges the status quo and his own reputation with an alarming regularity.
Poised between darkness and light, Zuma unflinchingly documents the road back from hell.
It's been overshadowed in Young's discography by better-selling records, but he never cut a better disc.
www.inkblotmagazine.com /rev-archive/Neil_Young_Zuma.htm   (311 words)

 Last dose of 1975   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
I don't care how much Gary Brooker denies it, the last few P. Harum albums have sounded particularly re-cycled because he and Reid have a tendency to structure all their songs the same way.
In 1975 everything was well timed, but the album was simply not very good.
And while Procol Harum had made what must be their worst album ever, the music scene in the US and Britain was rapidly changing.
www.procolharum.com /y/nme_5tr4_1975.htm   (936 words)

 Rolling Stone : Excitable Boy : Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
When Warren Zevon needs more power on this album, all he has to do is snap his fingers.
I wondered where she was, what she was doing, whether she'd aged much as she lay in ambush in time, or changed the color of her bright head.
Pictured on the inner sleeve of this album is Zevon's 44-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver resting on a dinner plate filled with his wife's cooking.
www.rollingstone.com /reviews/album/113421/review/5941212/excitable_boy   (1341 words)

 Zuma – Music at Last.fm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-08)
Their inspiration for this came not only from their shared fondness for the album, but also from the musical philosophy the album demonstrates - a philosophy which emphasises the importance of delivering beautifully...
Zuma isn’t yet available to play on Last.fm radio.
Zuma might not be making music anymore, but if they are, you can help keep other users informed by adding new events when they're announced.
www.last.fm /music/Zuma   (160 words)

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