New Book About Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by omahaaudio, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Bassman8

    Bassman8 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    286
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2018
    Location:
    York County, PA
    "Fire and Rain" was a great read as I recall.
     
    brookdalebill likes this.
  2. backporchmusic

    backporchmusic Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    3,872
    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Location:
    USA
    I will likely read this book, as I read a LOT of music bios.


    Ranked in order of how much I like their music:

    Young
    Crosby
    Stills
    Nash
     
    Whatizitman likes this.
  3. L.A. Mike

    L.A. Mike Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    602
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
    Location:
    somewhere over a rainbow
    I don't think I'll read it.
    I am a Steve Stills fan. really like most of his work whether solo or in groups.
    I think CS&N could have gone in a better direction had they not enlisted Young.
    Their first album was great. Once Young was in the band the musical direction changed.
    Too bad.
    Of course this is just my opinion.
     
  4. Bassman8

    Bassman8 Tele-Meister Gold Supporter

    Posts:
    286
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2018
    Location:
    York County, PA
    I am pretty much an equal Stills and Young fan. I can't see how Neil could have changed CSN's musical direction. When the second CSN studio album finally came out (1977) it seemed they were back in form and was a great follow up to the first album and they continued on for better or worse depending on who thinks what. No way they were going to top that first album, it was great stuff in the right place and time. All IMO of course.
     
    TeleTucson and nojazzhere like this.
  5. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    56,298
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    Thanks for the heads up!
     
  6. L.A. Mike

    L.A. Mike Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    602
    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2014
    Location:
    somewhere over a rainbow
    He did change their direction because he took over the band. And walked out of rehearsals, quitting or threatening to quit when he didn't get what he wanted. Young sees bands as either backup musicians or stepping stones for his own career.
    The idea to add him to CS&N was Ahmet Ertegun's. He thought Young would help add fire to the band in live performances. That changed the band. They were mostly an acoustic folk rock band before that.
    Stills didn't trust Young because he'd walked out on Buffalo Springfield too many times. Which Young continued to do with CSN&Y.

    When I listen to the first 2 albums back to back, it's immediately obvious to me CS&N had changed or were in the process of changing.
    Not the same band anymore.

    Like I said all of this is my opinion. Glad you like them with Young.
     
  7. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,379
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Location:
    On Location
    During an inebriated evening many moons ago, a CSN song came on the juke at my favorite bar. My buddy Jimi looked up and announced "Crap, Crap, Crap and Young" which pretty much sums them up to me. Not trying to run any one else's tastes down, but I still grin when I think of the sheer poetry of that moment.
     
    omahaaudio likes this.
  8. omahaaudio

    omahaaudio Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    64
    Posts:
    2,037
    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Location:
    Omaha
    Young
    Stills
    Nash (The Hollies)
    Crosby
     
    Larmo63, Bassman8 and backporchmusic like this.
  9. Matt G

    Matt G Tele-Afflicted

    Posts:
    1,006
    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2012
    Location:
    Australia
  10. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,051
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    Hogtown,KY.
    It has been said that one can be judged by those who he chooses to associate with... :cool:
     
  11. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,051
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    Hogtown,KY.
    The original trio was/is wonderful. NY was born to be a solo artist. He was absolutely wrong for
    CSN. Ertegun wasn't always the omnipotent guru legend has made him out to be. :cool:
     
    Torren61 likes this.
  12. Texicaster

    Texicaster Tele-Meister

    Posts:
    121
    Joined:
    May 9, 2018
    Location:
    Arizona
    I liked Brownes Grateful Dead bio...

    CSNY HAS to be THE most over rated group EVER! ONE album of original material (ignoring the latter day attempts which have little bearing)

    Oh wait THREE albums! Deja Vu, Greatest Hits, and 4 Way Street! LOL!

    That said I dig CSNY! Reminds me of cutting HS classes and smoking joints without a care in the world!

    The recent Live 1974 is pretty cool despite the fact they claim it was a lame tour...

    Put the Audible book in my cart!

    Thanks!

    T
     
  13. beyer160

    beyer160 Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,379
    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Location:
    On Location
    In Neil's case, CSNY provided him with a boatload of cash so I think that association was a shrewd one on his part.

    In my case, you would be absolutely correct to judge me by my association with drunken reprobates like Jimi.
     
    mrmousey and warrent like this.
  14. SnidelyWhiplash

    SnidelyWhiplash Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,051
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    Hogtown,KY.
    I was just teasing you, kind sir.

    Drunken Reprobate??? Sounds like a British Blues classic. Savoy Brown. perhaps??? :twisted:
     
    beyer160 likes this.
  15. steve v

    steve v Tele-Holic

    Posts:
    616
    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2009
    Location:
    Albany, NY
    I ordered the book right after seeing this thread, I'm a few chapters in. It's an easy/enjoyable read, nothing earth-shatteringly new to me so far, but there are a lot of interesting tidbits for the fans.
     
    boris bubbanov likes this.
  16. Jim622

    Jim622 Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

    Age:
    55
    Posts:
    1,657
    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2011
    Location:
    Far N.E. Philadelphia
    I would like to read about the music and the rock and roll adventures, but I wont read it, because I am pretty sure it, like their concerts of late will be a political soap box. Hopefully reviews will prove me wrong. then I'll read it.
     
    Hammerdog and RodeoTex like this.
  17. nvilletele

    nvilletele Friend of Leo's

    Posts:
    2,637
    Joined:
    Jul 4, 2008
    Location:
    California
    For those without much appreciation for Graham Nash, check out Songs For Beginners.

     
  18. getbent

    getbent Telefied Ad Free Member

    Posts:
    35,447
    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2006
    Location:
    San Benito County, California
    I think it all kinda worked out the way it worked out and we all got a bunch of great music.... I had one of those weekends where you realize, at some point, it all gets lost to the sands of time... and even our memories are just lightest gossamer creations... but, if I were scavenging in some deserted place 500 years from now... I think finding one of their records would be a refreshing and cool drink from a bygone time....
     
  19. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

    Age:
    61
    Posts:
    56,298
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Location:
    Austin, Tx
    All those guys are superlative musicians, songwriters, and singers.
    They brought great happiness to legions of (us) Boomers.
    They were young, smart, good looking, and very prolific.
    They were also troubled, egomaniacal, irresponsible, and inconsiderate.
    In other words, human, just like all us.
    I’ve read books about every one of them.
    I’ll read this one, too.
    My opinion won’t change, but I’ll enjoy the read.
     
IMPORTANT: Treat everyone here with respect, no matter how difficult!
No sex, drug, political, religion or hate discussion permitted here.


  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.