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Listen To A (Probably) New Thirty-Seven Minute Neil Young and Crazy Horse Jam

The jam wraps up with an epic "Cortez The Killer"

January 28, 2012 11:39 AM ET

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Neil Young and Crazy Horse performing at Farm Aid 2003.
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Neil Young and Crazy Horse fans, prepare to have your minds blown. This morning, a new video appeared on Young's website of a thirty-seven minute Neil Young and Crazy Horse jam session. Unfortunately, the video merely shows tape rolling back in a studio from many different angles – but many Neil-ologists on the internet have concluded that it's newly recorded. The group plays tiny bits of "Fuckin' Up" and a few other songs in the midst of a crazily long jam, before transitioning into an epic version of "Cortez The Killer" after about nineteen minutes.  

Sharp-eyed fans will notice lyrics to a handful of previously unknown songs scattered around the studio, as well as a rubber chicken and an alligator head. The titles of the songs appear to read "Oh Susanna," "Love + Wall," "Ontario," "This Land Is Your Land," "Gallows Tree," "Oh My Darling" and "Clementine."  This could certainly be an old recording, but judging by the sound of Young's singing voice, it seems to be new. We can't embed the video here, so check it out on Young's official website

As we previously reported, Young recently announced at the Slamdance Film Festival that he is recording new material with Crazy Horse. When asked to describe the sound of the music on his Facebook page, Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina wrote: "It's different, but Neil Young and Crazy Horse style!" If this jam is any indication, he's definitely right about that latter part. They sound absolutely amazing. Let's all hope they announce some tour dates soon.

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