Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs : Under The Covers Vol. 1
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Sid & Susie - Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young Cover)
Awesome Neil Young cover by Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs!
From CD booklet notes:
"We both love Neil to the extreme, and his two-part harmonies work great for us here. Plus, it's a chance to rock! For a moment Sid even thought about changing the word girl to bird. Says Susie, "I love the idea of a cinnamon girl, spicy yet sweet [no pun intended]. Someone you could be "happy with for the rest of your life" as it says in the song. I've always aspired to be like that!"
Also check out Sid & Susie's cover of Neil Young's "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere" and other sample MP3's of Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs : Under The Covers
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From the Decade album, Neil writes: "Wrote this for a city girl on peeling pavement coming at me thru Phil Ochs eyes playing finger cymbals. It was hard to explain to my wife."
Furthermore, according to album Decade's liner notes, Neil wrote "Down by the River", "Cinnamon Girl", and "Cowgirl in the Sand" all in a single afternoon -- while sick with a 103 degree temperature. Also, recorded after being together with the band Crazy Horse for only 2 weeks. Amazing. And definitely one of the coolest song exits ever with the feedback meltdown.
On Radio Paradise, Ladyj posted:
- "While Young does repeat a single note in several places on the song "Cinnamon Girl" - with an odd 1/2 note down open tuning - the rhythm guitar and bass of Crazy Horse, along with the hauntingly evocative lead work of Neil on this piece and also on 'Down By The River' are remarkably unique. Never before or since have I heard the complexities of this remarkable album as Neil Young and The Crazy Horse explore pertinent directions within the unique framework of these two songs."
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