Neil Young and Crazy Horse to Release “Americana” on June 5th.


Details for the new Neil Young and Crazy Horse release have now just become much clearer.

The album is going to be titled Americana and is going to be released on June 5th.

It’s the first time that Neil Young and Crazy Horse have released an album in nine years, with that being Greendale in 2003.  However, it’s the first full album with all three Crazy Horse members them since Broken Arrow, that was 1996. “The Horse” remains Billy Talbot on bass, Ralph Molina on drums and Frank “Poncho” Sampedro on guitar and organ. Sampedro sat out the Greendale sessions feeling that a one guitar voice was more fitting for the project.

Neil explained the newest project in a March 19 press release.

“A very young choir of children plays with Crazy Horse” he said. “They’re songs we all know from kindergarden, but Crazy Horse has rearranged them, and they now belong to us.”

“What ties these songs together is the fact that while they may represent an America that may no longer exist. The emotions and scenarios behind these songs still resonate with what’s going on in the country today with equal, if not greater impact nearly 200 years later. The lyrics reflect the same concerns and are still remarkably meaningful to a society going through economic and cultural upheaval, especially during an election year. They are just as poignant and powerful today as the day they were written.”

— Larry Carta

Track Listing

  1. “Oh Susannah”
  2. “Clementine
  3. “Tom Dooley”
  4. “
Gallows Pole
  5. “Get A Job
  6. “Travel On
  7. “High Flyin’ Bird
  8. “She’ll Be Comin ’Round The Mountain”
  9. “This Land Is Your Land
  10. “Wayfarin’ Stranger
  11. “God Save The Queen”


Here’s some Greendale featuring Neil and Crazy Horse. 

Posted by Larry Carta


  1. Vaughn Abbott (19 Mar 2012, 21:41)

    Seems like another waste of time for all involved. Of course, the lyrics of these songs have to be better than the 5th grader shit Neil’s been singing on his albums for the last 20 years.

    • Larry Carta (20 Mar 2012, 21:33)

      It seems to me like you have a ax to grind or something. To attack the way you have on this album with out hearing a note is quite confusing. I don’t care if in your eyes he’s done 20 bad albums in a row. You still don’t know about #21? I’ll wait to hear it to form my judgement. Thanks for partaking thought Vaughn. I disagree, but to each his own.

  2. Carmichael (21 Mar 2012, 19:05)

    I for one am really looking forward to his take on Gallow’s Pole and Tom Dooley.

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