7. "Danger Bird"
The death of Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten in 1972 seemed to spell the end of Crazy Horse, but just a couple of years later, Young crossed paths with guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro and the group was reborn. The first album by the new Neil Young and the new Crazy Horse was 1975's Zuma, recorded in a thick haze of drugs and fuzzed-out guitar solos. The second track is the seven-minute epic "Danger Bird," which was actually cobbled together from two rather different takes that took place weeks apart. It's a haunting song, and outside of a single solo piano performance in 2003 he's never even attempted it live without Crazy Horse. Check out the 13-and-a-half-minute version on Year of the Horse.