After issuing their first album in nine years earlier this summer, the well-reviewed “Americana,” Neil Young and Crazy Horse appear to be on a creative rampage. The band announced Tuesday it will release another new record, the double-CD “Psychedelic Pill,” on Oct. 30.
“Americana,” as its name implied, served up a rustic slab of reinterpreted, old-timey classics such as Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land,” Stephen Foster’s “Oh Susannah," “Tom Dooley” and “She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain” (under the title “Jesus Chariot”). The only thing seemingly missing was “The Star-Spangled Banner,” although the record did include a cover of the British national anthem, “God Save the Queen.”
The track list for “Psychedelic Pill” sounds a tad more contemporary, with titles like the 16-minute, 49-second-long “Ramada Inn,” and “Born In Ontario,” presumably a reference to Young’s native Canadian province.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse also have a scheduled Oct. 17 concert date at the Hollywood Bowl.
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