CSNY

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  1. Texicaster

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    I've had CSNY 1974 in heavy rotation here in recent weeks. A few of the related gems finding their way in too.

    Very interesting a band could be so incredibly mellow for a great deal of a play list and go "finger in the socket" dissonant bonkers later on. Very cool! Love the extended jams!

    I guess a lot of the cuts on 1974 started as CSNY or were attempted as but ended up on solo ventures.

    Anyways .....great stuff! Amazing how even NY sounds better when they'd get cooking! He never quite jammed that loose with and edge but smoothly...

    So cool we're getting all these releases that don't have to be spot on perfect consumer driven.

    Can't wait for NY's "Tuscaloosa" from '73 tour!

    TEX
     
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    I was in the Air Force stationed at Carswell AFB in Ft. Worth. This was about 1979. I was walking down the hallway of my dorm and someone was playing the Deja Vu album. Somehow, I did not know about CSNY and when I heard that album, I was mesmerized. I became friends with the guy in that dorm room and ended up owning that recording many times in many forms.

    I saw CSN during the Southern Cross Tour in St. Louis. That was the first time I was ever glued to my seat all the way through the concert. I just didn’t want to do anything to make me leave while they were performing. Such great talents!
     
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    I bought "Four Way Street" in the early 80's and pull it out every now and again.

    The acoustic tracks stand up against anything I can think of.

    The electric jamming wears out fast to my ears but I indulge in exotics far less than I once did:rolleyes:

    Their ethical stance rings true like a bell.

    "49 bye byes" and "Ohio" are as much warnings as recollections I think.

    Truly talented individually and approaching transcendent collectively.

    :)
     
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    There’s a bootleg recording of csny at the Fillmore in 1970 that puts that 1974 recording AND four way street to shame. It’s one of the best live recordings of all time. No idea why it was never officially released.

     
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    I was about 13 when 4 Way Street came out. I had just started jamming with some other kids and we wore that record out. I still have it on vinyl, I'll have to pull it out.
     
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    They are indeed a transcendent combination. Instrumentally, I think Still is the guy who really makes their sound. He's a musician's musician; Young plays parts, and has his sound, but Stills is the guy who finds ways to use even Neil's always slightly-off sound in the total mix. It's th differences, combined, that make them amazing, I think (as was true for the Beatles) and far better than the everyone's-the-same groups.
     
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    I wore holes in 4-way street, the acoustic sides in particular.
    Each one brought their unique contribution, I loved Nash’s vocals, Stills guitar, Young’s songwriting, Crosby’s harmony.
    This was the yearly 70’s, time has past and I moved on, but it doesn’t take but a second for me to return to that time.
    Deja Vu started me listening, 4-way Street is burned into my physique for all time.
    Me and a couple Army buddies use to play Cowgirl in the Sand for hours.
    Great times,
    Excuse the randomness of my thinking, I’m a little scattered right now.
     
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    Amen!
     
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    The first couple years of CSNY ... that was lightning in a bottle. They’re in my top three all-time groups, along with the Stones and Allmans. I couldn’t pick a number one.

    What most mainstream fans of that era see in the Eagles, i see in CSNY. To me,comparing CSNY to the eagles is like comparing the Beatles to the Monkees (I love both those bands too btw).
     
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    Yea... I LOVED 4-Way Street in HS but after while I couldn't tolerate it at all!

    Bought the expanded version a few years back and never listened to it either! Being bored I bought 1974 and like it just as much! Maybe better for it's more diverse song list. Got me back to 4 Way!

    Too bad Graham couldn't cobble together ONE version of Carry On.

    Ah.. 1970's .....when drugs were good for you! :D

    TEX
     
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    Big CSN/CSNY fan - love all of it. I'm not, typically, a live album fan, but Four Way Street and Frampton's "Frampton Comes Alive" are two of my "go-to" albums. Stephen Stills is, still, criminally under-rated.
     
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    I THINK this is the recording I was talking about.

     
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    This is definitely part of the recording. I recognize the between song banter.

     
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