Over in Wales, Alan Jenkins (originally with a few other folks, but soon by himself) started the Neil Young Appreciation Society way back in 1981. It was the closest thing to an "official" Neil Young fan club for 20 years. The NYAS published a fantastic magazine called Broken Arrow four times a year.
In April of 2001, the NYAS folded...
Long may the NYAS run...
Neil has made clear that he doesn't support sale of bootlegs.
As an alternative, it's strongly encouraged that tape or CDR trades be sought out. You can acquire very good recordings of shows at no cost (other than the cost of blank tapes or blank CDRs and postage). Such trades do NOT seek to profit from the work of the artist.
There are lots of folks on the Rust List who will happily help you to build up your music collection by non-profit trades. There are also many tape and CDR trees run on the Rust List. Feel free to take advantage of them!
It is recognized that some folks will find occastion to justify to themselves that a bootleg CD purchase is in order. Here are a few things to keep in mind if this applies to you:
Following is an excerpt from New Music Express (date unknown) about the whole thing. It comes from the Fred Fact column of Fred Deller.
Q: I've seen an ad for a Neil Young album called The Lost Tapes but I don't know of any such release. Could you provide some info because I really don't want to spend my hard-earned cash on some dodgy bootleg that can only be listened to with a state-of-the-art hearing aid?
Neil's Bum Deal
A: I haven't seen or heard the album, which is on a label called Movie Play Gold, but apparently it purports to stem from tapes of various Nashville demos cut around the end of Neil's stint with Buffalo Springfield.
However, a news flash from the States reckons that Young has supplied a sworn affidavit to Warner Bros stating that "None of the vocal renditions are mine. None of the musical compositions embodied on the record were written by me." Now Warners are taking legal action against the record's distributors. So the advice is - tread carefully.
#1. The Rolling Stones
#2. The're still out there playing in a garage somewhere, undiscovered....
Susan Acevado (daughter Tia, prev mg) \ Scott Young >-(no children) \ / >-+-Bob / Pegi Morton / | / \ Edna Ragland +-Neil >-+-Ben (aka "Rassy") \_______________/ | \ +-Amber >-Zeke / Carrie Snodgress (never married Neil)Notes:
There were also two other interesting inserts in that album.
Here are the inserts, including the Dutch article translated into English.
"Deus, dona mihi serenitatem accepere res quae non possum mutare, fortitudinem mutare res quae possum, atque sapientiam differentiam cognoscere."translates into English as...
"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the strength to change what I can and the wisdom to know the difference."Omar Zia posted the following remarks about this to the Rust list...
This is especially poignant considering the physical therapy his quadriplegic son Ben was going through at the time. The fact that he wrote it in another language that no one speaks any more says a lot too. It's kinda like the vocorders on Trans, but with print.
The tree is in a little community in West Tulsa called Berryhill. I went by there at Christmas. The tree is still there.However to muddy things up, here's a report from Lauren victim of her senses Clodi of Tulsa (from February 1998). It's in response to a second-hand report that a person from Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) says that the Tulsa area is too flat for that picture...
A horseshoe was put on one of the branches and the branch grew around it. Now the horseshoe is part of the tree -- it's the Horseshoe Oak, and is now a local historical shrine.
BTW, Berryhill is the home of the Chiefs (football, basketball, baseball, wrestling, etc) :)
There is a big difference between Broken Arrow and Tulsa, especially west Tulsa. BA is flatter than a pancake (and in some places uglier). The northwest sections of Tulsa can be pretty hilly, and the further northeast you go the hillier it gets until you hit MO/AK with the Ozarks. It is possible that the photo was taken west of the river - there are some more mountainy areas there, although I would be interested how and where they found such a wide open space with this one lone OAK tree with mountains behind it, that sounds extremely uncharacteristic of Tulsa unless the location is in the wilds of Wagoner or Bartlesville. What am I saying here? I'm saying that it's possible that this is in Tulsa, but it's unlikely.However, we now have the Neil version of the answer, as confirmed by Joel Bernstein, then passed on by Jef Piehler (who operates the excellent sidestreet records site):
"Joel confirmed my recollection that the photo was in fact taken somewhere in Topanga Canyon by freelance photographer Frank Bez (who also did the first Ry Cooder LP cover). Oddly enough, Joel initially thought the photo was taken in Laurel Canyon, but then he remembered Neil specifically telling him that it was taken in Topanga Canyon just before/right after Neil moved in with his girlfriend Robin Lane, around September 1968."So there you have it. Case closed. :-)
Neil Young appears to have an unprecedented ability to alter his height. Innocently introduced by an unwitting Rusty, this topic has produced a stunning variety of anecdotes revealing a previously unknown phenomenon. A summary of Neil's observed heights: