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Scott The Hoople featuring Mike McCready - NEIL Vol. 1

goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,360


Neil Young turns 75 glorious years old next week. 

For 50+ years, his music has been a huge part of my life - a source of immense pleasure, comfort, and pleasurable discomfort. 

When I had a major stroke three years ago, I lost my ability to talk, sing, make music. As I found my way back, I turned to the songs I had a best chance at recalling, music somewhere deep in the recesses of what was left of me. The Beatles and Neil were my subterranean lode ... words and chords COULD be unearthed if I tried hard and often enough. 

When this homegrown effort started taking shape, in the bowels of 2020, I consciously swerved away from much of the best known Neil songs to me, and the casual listener. Digging deeper, like I had tried to cough up favorite songs in the ditch of my fucked-up brain. 

Neil is so many things. I wanted to represent some of them. But, I also decided, hey, call it Volume One. There are a thousand more songs...

credits

released November 6, 2020 

CREDITS: 

Performed/recorded/mixed by Scott McCaughey at Dungeon Of Horror, Portland OR. 

Lead guitar (tracks 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 13) by Mike McCready, recorded at Hockeytalkter Studios, Seattle WA. 

Mastered by Kurt Bloch at Strictly Vintage, Seattle. 

Essential companionship by Mary and Gladys.

“Do not postpone happiness”
(Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

“Put yer good money on the sunrise”
(Tim Rogers)

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  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,360
    edited November 2020
    Track list:

    1. Music Arcade
    2. For The Turnstiles *
    3. Nowadays Clancy Can’t Even Sing *
    4. Buffalo Springfield Again *
    5. Sad Movies
    6. Trans Am
    7. Mideast Vacation
    8. Thrasher
    9. Shots *
    10. Almost Always *
    11. Ramada Inn
    12. Barstool Blues *
    13. Light A Candle *

    * songs featuring Mike McCready
    Post edited by goldrush on
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,959
    Cool!
  • goldrushgoldrush everybody knows this is nowherePosts: 5,360
    edited November 2020
    And if you buy anything on Bandcamp on Friday, they waive their fees so the artists get 100% of the cost
    “Do not postpone happiness”
    (Jeff Tweedy, Sydney 2007)

    “Put yer good money on the sunrise”
    (Tim Rogers)
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,959
    goldrush said:
    And if you buy anything on Bandcamp on Friday, they waive their fees so the artists get 100% of the cost

    Oh yes! Made the purchase last night. :)

  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,959
    Mike McCready-The Hoople

    Mike McCready recently collabed with Scott McCoughey of the Minus 5 to play a few songs as a part of a tribute to Neil Young and his upcoming birthday.  

    The soundtrack is available on Thursday, November 12 (Neil Young’s Birthday) and is available for purchase on Bandcamp. 
     


  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,959

  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,959
    New message from Scott The Hoople

    To those who've not heard from me this year... Probably a relief from the onslaught of music last year -- but I needed it and it seems some of you did as well. Anyway I've reached a weird space where I don't feel the need to PRODUCE, daily. But, fear not, I still have plans to continue being a songwriter/musician in the continuing apocalyptic times.

    Early warning: there will be physical product. I don't mean to ask those who've purchased digital sounds to spend more money. But some do get joy and comfort from owning sexy square platters. Like me for instance - I love holding my records! So, these are imminent --

    1) 20 years late will see vinyl release of YOUNG FRESH FELLOWS - BECAUSE WE HATE YOU and THE MINUS 5 - LET THE WAR AGAINST MUSIC BEGIN. These are obvious artistic peaks for both bands. Each will be released as double LPs, with the YFF including a full disc of ridiculous unreleased gems.

    2) NEIL (Vol. 1) will appear on CD and double LP. It will include two additional songs, inspired by Neil, and written by me.

    3) My "birthday" release ROCK & ROLL PARTY 66 has been brilliantly re-mixed, taken from mono into the glorious world of STEREO 66, arriving in vinyl and CD.

    Keep an eye on this space -- these should be available for purchase or pre-order in the next month or two.

    Aside from these, I've been very sporadically working on the second albums from both THE NO ONES and the LUKE HAINES/PETER BUCK Combo. So both bands will have more songs to choose from when our 2020 tour dates are finally realized!

    And also, for tomorrow's Bandcamp Free Friday, check this out -- it's great! johnwesleyharding.bandcamp.com/album/the-good-lyre-songs-of-john-wesley-harding

    That is all, and most certainly enough. Thank you all for keeping me alive in 2020!

  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,959
     :) 
  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,959

  • demetriosdemetrios canadaPosts: 65,959
    Digipak, artwork by Scott The Hoople. Full double album, on one silver saucer. Includes two new songs written by Scott, inspired by Neil!
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