Neil Young - Hitchhiker - new Archives (studio?) release?

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  1. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Forum Resident Thread Starter


    This is showing up on the website of the guy who has done the artwork for Neil Young's recent releases.
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  2. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    "Hitchhiker, an acoustic LP from the mid-Seventies."
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  3. LarsO

    LarsO Forum Resident

    I like the cover. Wonder if it is a live recording.
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  4. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Apparently a studio album!
  5. Thomas Casagranda

    Thomas Casagranda Forum Resident

    Hitchhiker ? Hmm, there's a track on Le Noise entitled this.
  6. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    It's an old song dating from 1976 (that's why it's good ;)).
  7. Mbd77

    Mbd77 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    That's a re-recording of the track that dates back to the mid-1970s.
    It was first performed live in 1992.
  8. Thomas Casagranda

    Thomas Casagranda Forum Resident

    Le Noise is his last good album; I've the others, but Le Noise is the one I return to most.
  9. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Forum Resident

    New Mexico USA
    Weird. Wonder what's up. Neil Young, volume dealer of WTF.

    A little history:

    Behind The Lyric: Neil Young, "Hitchhiker" « American Songwriter

    Funny story, turns out Le Noise is *not* in fact his last good album. But you've got a right to be wrong so everything is cool.
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  10. Johan1880

    Johan1880 Forum Resident

    The Netherlands
    Artwork for one of the Archives II discs ?
  11. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    You're right, his last good one would be Broken Arrow (1996). The rest are basically for old rusties who hang out at Thrasher's Wheat and constantly drop quotes from Shakey.
  12. Dave Gilmour's Cat

    Dave Gilmour's Cat Forum Resident

    Let's please not have another thread bashing late-period Neil Young.
  13. dtuck90

    dtuck90 Forum Resident

    Archives 2 has to be coming this year

    Great artwork by the way
  14. qtrules

    qtrules Forum Resident



    edit: what would be on it? what's the time period?

    maybe the acoustic version of powderfinger? or deep forbidden lake? or could this be an upcoming teaser single for the box set? so many possibilities!!
  15. Uncle_Meat

    Uncle_Meat Member

    Plymouth, UK
    Apparently, it's him and Briggs out of their minds in the studio.
  16. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

    $20.00 it never sees release.
  17. boboquisp

    boboquisp Forum Resident

    NE Ohio
    I like your optimism! I won't hold my breath, though.
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  18. ralphb

    ralphb "First they came for..."

    Brooklyn, New York
    And we have a winner.
  19. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident

    Seems to be the first real evidence of an 'Archives II' period archive release.

    Apparently it's an acoustic session produced by David Briggs. Possibly carved up for use on 'Rust Never Sleeps' and other releases.

    I've given up hope of anything surfacing, but this is a real piece of artwork.

    A quote that apparently goes with it is:

    "One night, Mr. Briggs and I jumped into Stretch and headed for his favorite place, Indigo Ranch Studios. I spent the night there with David and recorded nine solo acoustic songs, completing a tape I called 'Hitchhiker'. It was a complete piece, although I was pretty stony on it, and you can hear it in my performances. Dean Stockwell, my friend and a great actor who I later worked with on 'Human Highway' as a co-director, was with us that night, sitting in the room with me as I laid down all of the songs in a row, pausing only for weed, beer, or cocaine. Briggs was in the control room, mixing live on his favorite console." ~ Neil Young
  20. nekronaut77

    nekronaut77 New Member

    Neil recorded 9 acoustic songs on this lP.
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  21. Nick Dunning

    Nick Dunning Forum Resident

    'Deep Forbidden Lake' is a 'Homegrown' era track.

    I'd think it's a fair chunk of the first side of 'Rust Never Sleeps' and other stuff.
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  22. PTgraphics

    PTgraphics Forum Resident

    If it gets released I would buy it.
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  23. qtrules

    qtrules Forum Resident

    derp. you're right. i was trying to rack my brain for late 70s acoustic songs.
  24. Sigma6

    Sigma6 Forum Resident


    Will we also see Chrome Dreams, Homegrown and Oceanside-Countryside? Can't forget the Odeon-Budokan live recording as well.
  25. nekronaut77

    nekronaut77 New Member

    An acoustic version of shoots might be on this record. Give me strenght maybe? Who knows the rest of the tracks!
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