Neil Young gifts fans with “Lost” 1987 album on Christmas day

Photo: Michael Miller, Neil Young Archives

Neil Young gave fans a holiday surprise this year by gifting them a “lost” 8 song album from 1987with songs that later appeared on his solo works, with Crazy Horse, and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young.

“Happy Holidays everyone! I Think you will enjoy this very cool recording – lost for years, but not forgotten. Now a gift, NYA’s files reveal the whole history. American Dream feels more real than ever. How could somethin’ so good go bad so fast? Wow, that was a little sad. But things are still good down on the farm right? Not so fast.”

Read more and link to the tracks at NYA Times Contrarian (


  North Carolina hard rockers THE FIFTH, who have just released their new self-titled Ep are releasing the first video from the record today.  The band decided to team up with well respected outlet, Brutal Planet Magazine for the premiere of “Shake Little Sister,” which can be seen here.

Filmed at Pitcher’s Bar in Benson, NC and directed by fast rising new cinematographer Jaiden Frost, the clip was produced by Jonathon Hermosillo with Chad Soundart. The video revolves around a typical East Coast hole in the wall biker bar, complete with biker gang members, strippers, sideshow performers, a live band and, umm, well, a dog and features the type of craziness the general public assumes goes on daily in a biker bar. 

“Shooting this video was the most creatively fulfilling experience I’ve ever been involved in,” relates THE FIFTH singer, Roy Cathey. “Director Jaiden Frost made this song come to life and working with him fulfills a longtime wish of mine to work with this talented up & coming director. We brainstormed and we – creatively as a team – came up with some amazing shots and moments. Jaiden bringing in the freakshow/contortionist and dancer added the ‘icing on the cake’ to give the video the gritty, anything goes attitude that is the running theme of the song and video.”

‘The Fifth’ was released last month via Weapon Records / Vanity Music Group and distributed to retail by AISA – The Orchard / Sony Music.  Produced by the band themselves and Andy Pow and engineered by Pow, the five song Ep has been well received across the board.  It can be purchased on iTunes or Amazon and streamed on Spotify. 

THE FIFTH will take to the road in February with a quick swing through the Southeastern United States.