Musical palate cleanser, north of the border edition

Blue Rodeo is a Canadian group that’s right at home playing alt-country.  This is the opening track from their 1993 album, Five Days in July, called, strangely enough, “5 Days in May”.  Make sure you listen to the blistering guitar solo that closes out the last two minutes of the song.

If that solo’s not the best Neil Young tribute I’ve ever heard, I don’t know what is.

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6 responses to “Musical palate cleanser, north of the border edition

  1. Keep on rockin in the free world. . .

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  2. David Chadwick

    Pretty generous calling that a “blistering guitar solo”, but it is very Young-esque.

    I’m always curious why people are so willing to pull the Skynyrd lyrics out as a defense for even passing praise of Neil Young. I grew up in the very deep-South, Louisiana as a matter of fact, and there remained, in my childhood, establishments that would not allow black folks to enter. It seems to me that Young wrote a good deal of truth into Southern Man and Alabama. I’d bet that in truth Skynyrd was more in line with Young’s sentiments than many care to hear.

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  3. Red Cup

    Blue Rodeo is weak and ineffective, and stabbed Neil Young in the back.

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  4. Skydawg

    Definitely a Neil crunch on that ripper.

    And, yeah, it’s well documented that Ronnie and Neil were a mutual administration society.

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