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Unstuck in time, The Avant Ghetto wanders through heavy folk, pastoral noise, spiritual rock, harsh jazz and other dimly lit corners of the universe.

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Options April 27, 2015: Neil's fine, I saw him the other day...

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Artist Track Album Label Comments Approx. start time
Neil Young and Crazy Horse  Walk Like A Giant   Options Psychedelic Pill  Reprise    0:00:00 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse  Arc (Excerpt)   Options Arc  Reprise    0:15:57 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Walk With Me   Options Le Noise  Reprise    0:19:55 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse  Big Time   Options Broken Arrow  Reprise    0:23:54 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse  Don't Spook the Horse   Options Mansion on the Hill EP  Reprise    0:32:43 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Cowgirl in the Sand   Options Road Rock Vol. 1  Reprise    0:38:27 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse  Down By The River   Options Fillmore East March 6 and 7, 1970  Reprise    0:57:02 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Goin' Back   Options Comes a Time  Reprise    1:14:38 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Daddy Went Walkin'   Options Silver & Gold  Reprise    1:19:16 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young / International Harvesters  Bound for Glory   Options A Treasure  Reprise    1:23:58 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Evening Coconut   Options N/A    Recorded on the ill-fated Stills-Young Tour in 1976  1:28:43 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  See the Sky About to Rain   Options On the Beach  Reprise    1:33:57 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Pushed It Over the End (aka Citizen Kane Jr. Blues)   Options N/A    Performed during the 1974 CSNY tour  1:40:12 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young and Crazy Horse  Cortez the Killer   Options Weld  Reprise    1:46:51 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young and The Ducks  Windward Passage   Options N/A      1:56:09 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  No More   Options Fade Away So Young  Neil Young    2:11:19 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Albuquerque   Options Tonight's The Night  Reprise    2:17:01 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young   Will to Love   Options American Stars 'N Bars  Reprise    2:21:29 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Everybody's Alone   Options N/A    Recorded for Harvest but not included. Live recording from 2/19/70  2:28:18 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  One of These Days   Options Harvest Moon  Reprise    2:30:16 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young   The Old Homestead   Options Hawks And Doves  Reprise    2:38:37 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  [After?] Berlin   Options N/A    Played once in 1982  2:46:23 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Long May You Run   Options Unplugged  Reprise    2:51:47 (Pop‑up)
Neil Young  Heart of Gold   Options Harvest  Reprise    2:56:23 (Pop‑up)

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Listener comments!

  3:15am rw:

Good morning Jeff Conklin!

Can't stick around much longer but wanted to let you know that I listened to the archive of last week's Avant Ghetto on crappy laptop speakers tucked in the corner of a giant mostly empty room (think airplane hangar). It sounded fucking awesome!
Avatar 3:17am Jeff Conklin:

Not the ideal conditions, but thanks, rw!
  3:18am P-90:

ARC! -and hello to you too, DJ JC.
Avatar 3:18am Sem Chumbo:

Hiya, Jeff, and good morning. Along for the ride thru the ghetto.
I'll just slump down over here in the shotgun seat and stay out of sight.
  3:20am P-90:

He sounds so much like Plant there... "I wanna love ya, i wanna love ya..."
Avatar 3:21am Jeff Conklin:

Hey, fellas.
  3:25am rw:

No, it sounded really great. Big echo-y room. Okay, I gotta split. Will hear the remainder sometime soon in some sort of room, or maybe a car. Good night all!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:27am Ken From Hyde Park:

Neil's birthday is November 12. He'll be 70 this year.
  3:29am P-90:

And long may you run, Neil!
Avatar 3:30am Jeff Conklin:

Can't promise I'll play them, but feel free to throw out Neil requests...
  Swag For Life Member 3:33am barrie:

Cool Neil theme! I would have requested Arc but you already got to it. How about the version of Cowgirl in the Sand from the Fillmore live record that was released 9 or 10 years ago? It's smokin'.
Avatar 3:35am Sem Chumbo:

I'm hearing "Lola" in this melody.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 3:41am Ken From Hyde Park:

Do you have "Sample And Hold"? It was on the Trans album.
  3:41am P-90:

I second the Filmore "Cowgirl" suggestion. Or: Any cowgirl would do.
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  Swag For Life Member 3:43am barrie:

Whoa, this "Cowgirl" version is blurry and sleepy. I like.
  Swag For Life Member 3:44am barrie:

And repeating the same song over and over never seemed to bother other freeform DJs... *cough*Ken*cough*
  Swag For Life Member 3:53am barrie:

I can also second "Sample and Hold." That is a funky funky song. Is Trans maybe the best Neil record? It's lovely.
  3:53am DL in LA:

They are killing it. I had no idea Neal Young's band was so good.
  3:54am P-90:

I was about to second "Sample and Hold" too!
  3:56am P-90:

"Trans": undeniably a keystone in the canon. Has only seemed more important with each passing decade.
  3:58am P-90:

"Cortez the Killer" worth a shot?
  Swag For Life Member 4:01am barrie:

When I was a kid my dad had a lot of Neil in his record collection (which was a great collection). Once I heard "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere," esp Down by the River and Cowgirl, I was hooked. That forever guitar, two chords going on across the plains. So evocative!
Avatar 4:02am Sem Chumbo:

What a fine Neil hour, Jeff. Counterpoint to the morning's reading, and dampening the despair of flurries(?!) outside.
Avatar 4:04am pierre:

Bonjour Jeff ! Glad to be here.

Just find the "Times fade away" album original pressing with lyric poster in it.
Second time I buy a record that I feel might be worth something in terms of collection.
  4:05am P-90:

Was he really this evolved as a soloist in 1970?! Endlessly amazing.
Avatar 4:06am BEAVO:

Smell the horse.
  4:06am P-90:

Avatar 4:09am BEAVO:

Miles Davis was the opener on these Fillmore
Shows. Also on CD.
  4:10am P-90:

Another of my all-time faves!
Avatar 4:12am Sem Chumbo:

Dare, dare!
Avatar 4:12am BEAVO:

Wonderin' studio version by Neil and the Shocking Pinks in early 80s great video.
  Swag For Life Member 4:15am barrie:

And I guess there's the "Dead Man" soundtrack. Neil's soundtrack work has been pretty great usually.
Avatar 4:18am BEAVO:

The late Nicolette Larson on harmony
Avatar 4:20am BEAVO:

How bout some Zuma, Danger Bird?
Avatar 4:24am Sem Chumbo:

Shades of Stompin' Tom Connors! A very good thing.
  4:25am P-90:

@Beavo: Dang, forgot she was gone. A BIG talent.
Avatar 4:35am BEAVO:

I had tickets to see that show is 76 in Atlanta but the tour imploded before it got there
Avatar 4:39am BEAVO:

The late Ben Keith
On steel
Avatar 4:41am BEAVO:

Pushing over
The edge
  4:53am P-90:

This shit's deep.
  Swag For Life Member 5:06am barrie:

The Ducks? Great tracks tonight, all sorts of stuff I never heard.
  5:16am P-90:

"Silver and Gold" was indeed one of those that sorta slipped by and didn't get the attention it deserved, like "Hawks & Doves."
Effusive thanks, JC, in Neil Heaven here this morning, a very nice surprise.
Avatar 5:19am Sem Chumbo:

Ditto what P-90 expressed. Thanks ever so, Jeff.
  5:20am JoeRay:

Will this show be archived? I've noticed when WFMU DJ's devote an entire show to one artist, , the show ends up not being archived. Great show Jeff!
Avatar 5:22am Jeff Conklin:

I think it should be archived, but I'm the new guy, so I'm not sure! I'm really happy you guys like it, I wasn't sure how it would be received. Neil is one of four artists/bands I'd do this for....
  5:26am P-90:

...and the other 3/4? Can't leave us hanging.
Avatar 5:27am Jeff Conklin:

Avatar 5:27am Jeff Conklin:

  5:28am BillyD:

thanks Jeff for this great surprise Neil show and all previous regular shows I've been listening to your show cause its on in the AM here in Dublin since we moved from JC,NJ to here in Sept. I used to be asleep...
  5:29am P-90:

OK! -was guessing GD, the others no surprise either...
Avatar 5:30am Jeff Conklin:

Cheers, Billy! Back to business as unusual next week!
Avatar 5:30am Jeff Conklin:

  5:32am P-90:

Do them next! On a Sunday in the summer swelter, perhaps.
  5:36am JoeRay:

I would take a day off for an all Beefheart show!
  5:41am P-90:

I guess we won't have time for Jeff's commentary on the Pono Player. This time.
Avatar 5:44am Jeff Conklin:

PONO may not be so well thought out but if it gets people thinking about how shit mp3s really are, it has done a good job.
  Swag For Life Member 5:49am barrie:

What a life Neil has had, where 3 hours only barely scratches the surface of his and his band's output... thanks for the show!
Avatar 5:53am Jeff Conklin:

Thanks for hanging out, everybody. Have a great week and be good to somebody...
  5:53am P-90:

I was very, very impressed that Neil stepped up, all the way back at the dawn of the CD age, to advocate for lossless consumer digital formats, before there even were any. Viva Neil! And kudos again to DJ Jeff, great show.
Now: who's gonna step up and do a 3-hour ASTRID Young show? Hm? Freeform gauntlet thrown!
Mwah ha-ha-ha-haaaa!
Avatar 5:56am Sem Chumbo:

See ya, Jeff. Been A+ start to finish.
  5:59am P-90:

Neil "Top Forty" Young. When I was a kid it sounded at first like the actor Bruce Dern was singing this.
Avatar 5:47pm the Canterbury wood-elf:

Feeling ill today - but all this Neil is good medicine. Thanks, Jeff. Looking forward to your all-GD special (MOTM > DS please!)
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