10 November 2020
Released: 10 November 1975 – 45 years ago today
All Music/William Ruhlmann: “Having apparently exorcised his demons by releasing
the cathartic Tonight’s the Night, Neil Young returned to his commercial strengths with
Zuma (named after Zuma Beach in Los Angeles, where he now owned a house)… Young
had abandoned the ragged, first-take approach of his previous three albums, but Crazy Horse
would never be a polished act, and the music had a lively sound well-suited to the songs, which were some of the most melodic, pop-oriented tunes Young had crafted in years, though they were played with an electric-guitar-drenched rock intensity.” Full review here. Score: 4.5/5.
Neil Young: “I totally have no other talent and
I would be totally out of work if I did anything else.”
Turn Up The Volume: Rockin’ in the free world all the way.
Key track: Cortez The Killer…
NEIL YOUNG: All Albums