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Crazy Horse is an American rock band best known for their association with Neil Young. Beginning in and continuing to the present day, they have been co-credited on a number of Young's albums, with 11 studio albums and numerous live albums being billed as by Neil Young and Crazy Horse. They have also released six studio albums of their own, issued between and Billy Talbot bass and Ralph Molina drums have been the only consistent members of the band.
On four of Crazy Horse's studio albums, Talbot and Molina serve as the rhythm section to an entirely different group of musicians. Except for three notable intervals, Frank "Poncho" Sampedro rhythm guitar A Man Needs A Maid - Neil Young With Crazy Horse* - Four Nights At Hammersmith II regularly performed with the group from until Sly Stone produced a single for the group by then re-christened The Psyrcle in San Francisco on Lorna Records a subsidiary of Autumn Records ; however, it did not sell very well either regionally or nationally.
After Leon petitioned to return, it was decided that both Whitsells would remain in the group. This sextet recorded The Rockets' only album, a self-titled set released in on White Whale Records.
Whitten and Leon Whitsell contributed four songs apiece, with one song credited to Talbot and Molina and another "Pill's Blues," the group's unofficial anthem to George Whitsell. Although the album sold only about 5, copies, The Rockets soon re-connected with Neil Youngwhom they had met two years earlier during the early days of Buffalo Springfield. In Augustthree months after Buffalo Springfield dissolved, Young jammed with the group during a Rockets performance at the Whisky a Yes Sir, Thats My Baby - The Doowackadoodlers - Doo Wacka Doo (The Happy Wacky Sounds Of The Doowac Go ; Molina would later recall that Young's idiosyncratically distinctive guitar style "blew George Whitsell's away.
He was kind of overshadowed. Shortly thereafter, Young enlisted Whitten, Talbot, and Molina to back him on his second solo album. Although all parties initially envisaged The Rockets continuing as a separate concern, the older band soon folded due to Young's insistence on having his new backing trio keep to a strict practice schedule. According to George Whitsell, "My understanding was Neil was gonna use the guys for a record and a quick tour, bring 'em back and help us produce the next Rockets album.
It took me a year and a half to realize that Silent Night–Holy Night - The Hamlin Quartette* - Silent Night–Holy Night / Star Of The East (Shella band had been taken.
A sleeper hit that peaked at No. Crazy Horse toured with Young throughout the first half of and, with the addition of frequent Young collaborator Jack Nitzsche on electric pianoin early That Kim Wilde - Together We Belong tour was showcased on the album Live at the Fillmore East.
Young would later opine that "[on] some of the stuff, Nitzsche was in the way, tonally Crazy Horse was so good with the two guitars, bass and drums it didn't need anything else. Crazy Horse capitalized on its newfound exposure and recorded its eponymous debut album for Reprise Records that year.
The band retained Nitzsche who co-produced the album with Bruce Botnick and added Lofgren as a second guitarist; singer-songwriter and guitarist Ry Cooder also sat in on three tracks at the behest of Nitzsche as stand-in for the ailing Whitten.
Although the album peaked at only No. Stewart would record the song three times and score a hit with it on the same number of occasions, most notably as a UK No. Following the commercial failure of Crazy HorseLofgren and Nitzsche left the group to pursue solo careers; meanwhile, Whitten's drug problems pushed Talbot and Molina to dismiss him and turn to outside musicians.
While the former saw Rockets guitarist George Whitsell briefly return to the fold, fronting the band in conjunction with Leroy and keyboardist John Blanton, the latter was dominated by the roots rock stylings of Rick and Mike Curtis formerly of These Vizitors and best known for their later work as The Curtis Brothers. Concurrently, Young Rainbow - Various - Hits Of The 70s - Solid Gold Smash Hits Whitten on retainer in the fall of with a view toward including the guitarist in his new touring band, the Stray Gators.
However, following his poor performance in rehearsals, the band pressured Young to dismiss him. Although Young let Whitten live on his ranch near Woodside, California and worked with him one-on-one during off-hours in an unsuccessful effort to keep him in the group, Whitten died several hours after returning to Los Angeles, his death attributed to a fatal overdose of alcohol and Valium.
After Whitten's death and the tepid reception accorded to both albums, Talbot and Molina were the only full-fledged members of the band. They let the Crazy Horse name go unused while resolving not to retire it altogether. In mid, Young brought together a band comprising Talbot, Molina, Lofgren, and pedal steel guitarist Ben Keith to record Tonight's the Nightthe majority of which eventually saw release in bowdlerized form with additional material added in Molina and Whitsell would subsequently contribute percussion and guitar respectively to Young's On the Beach in Shortly after aborted Young sessions involving Talbot and Molina at Chicago's Chess Studios in latethe trio spontaneously convened at Talbot's Echo Park home in The jam cemented the role of rhythm guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, a friend of Talbot who began to play with the group to the initial chagrin of Molina during the Chicago excursion and proved to be Johnny One Note - Blossom Dearie - Blossom Dearie the right person to help resurrect Crazy Horse.
Neil loved it. We all loved it. It was the first time we heard the Horse since Danny Whitten died. With Sampedro and producer David Briggs in tow, Young and Crazy Horse quickly recorded Zuma later that year in the basement of Briggs' rented house in Malibuinitiating their most prolific period of collaboration. Sampedro's lack of technical proficiency "Neil kept writin' simpler songs so I could play them" and desire to see Young "rockin' and having fun and seeing chicks' asses swaying in the audience" would greatly inform the tenor of the record.
However, they were shut out of a proposed summer stadium tour when Young re-kindled his collaboration with Stephen Stills. They toured America that autumn when Young was forced to make up a series of canceled concert dates after walking out midway through the tour with Stills.
InCrazy Horse released Crazy Moontheir fourth original album. Sessions for a planned album with the band ended after they were "spooked" by the addition of a professional horn section, although a bootleg of a performance at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz containing many of the intended songs remains an enduring fan favorite.
Several years later, Young included all three members of Crazy Horse in another horn-driven ensemble, the Bluenotes. But when Talbot and Molina proved ill-suited to a blues-oriented approach, Young reluctantly replaced the Crazy Horse bassist and drummer while retaining Sampedro, who would remain with Young in various band permutations over the next two years. The split with Sampedro and Young proved relatively short-lived as Young and Crazy Horse re-united in for the acclaimed album Ragged Glory and for a tour in that generated the live album Weld.
Sampedro agreed to sit out the recording of Greendaleas Young felt the material called for only one guitar; he joined the band on guitar and organ for the ensuing tours of and According to Jimmy McDonough, Crazy Horse had begun a sixth album of its own in the mids, but left the project unfinished when Young called upon the group to join him for some secret club dates in California for which the quartet billed themselves as The Echoesleading to the recording of Broken Arrow.
Toastan album culled from the San Francisco A Man Needs A Maid - Neil Young With Crazy Horse* - Four Nights At Hammersmith IIwas announced for imminent release in as part of Young's Archives series; as ofit remains unreleased. Crazy Horse remained on hiatus for eight years following the Greendale tour.
Although Sampedro was employed as an assistant to Kevin Eubanks on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from tothe band continued to rehearse several times a year and more intermittently with Young during this period.
They haven't been doing anything together, so they need to be able to do it. I don't have the time to support things. I have to go with things that are going to support me. But I think they can do it.
Shortly thereafter, Neil Young and Crazy Horse convened to release two albums in Americana was composed almost entirely of covers of American folk music revival songs and singer-songwriter standards, while Psychedelic Pill featured original Neil Young songs written for the A Man Needs A Maid - Neil Young With Crazy Horse* - Four Nights At Hammersmith II.
They released their first recording, Wolves EPon February 16, With the addition of background singers Dorene Carter and YaDonna West, Young and Crazy Horse also embarked on a summer European tour following a solo Young American tour spanning the winter and spring. For the tour, longtime Young collaborator Rick Rosas stood in for Talbot, who was recovering from a minor stroke. The self-titled debut album was re-issued on CD in InRhino Records ' Handmade division released the two-disc set, Scratchy: The Complete Reprise Recordingsin a limited edition of 2, copies.
It included re-mastered versions of the debut album and their second, Loose in their entirety on the first disc, with A Man Needs A Maid - Neil Young With Crazy Horse* - Four Nights At Hammersmith II second disc containing nine rarities and out-takes including both sides of a single by Danny and the Memories.
The original set is currently out of print, but was re-issued on Rhino in England and Wounded Bird in the United States.
Loose was also re-issued as a stand-alone CD by Wounded Bird in The Australian re-issue specialty label Raven Records put out Crazy Moon in with seven rare bonus tracks, as well as a track retrospective inGone Dead Ill Sing The Blues For You - Chris Farlowe - Farlowe That! The Best of Crazy Horse —featuring material from each of the group's five albums, with the exception of its second one, Loose.
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