Label: Atlantic - SD 7200 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: New Zealand • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
Add Genre. Add Styles. Add Moods. Add Themes. Most of that record was chipper romanticism or reflections on the counterculture. By contrast, "Country Girl" Planet Of Weed - Fountains Of Wayne - Traffic And Weather, like many Neil Young compositions, opaque and inscrutable, though comfortably melodic enough for it to fit onto the album without jarring the listener.
Of the relatively few songs Young has written specifically for CSNY, it's the one that gives greatest vent to his eccentricity -- a big part of his solo work, but one that was toned down for his work within CSNY.
A doomy, classical-tinged piano and shimmering vibes dominates the first part of the arrangement. Suddenly a phantom-of-the-opera organ joins in, just after which CSNY add their trademark harmonies. The orchestral density of the arrangement really explodes when it reaches the third and final part, which is basically just an anthemic repetition based around the song's title, as if sunlight has suddenly emerged over the hill to brighten Young's heart.
It's an impressive suite-like production, but like many Young songs, its surface appeal hides enigmatic lyrics that are hard to make heads or tails of.
The first parts of the tune are unrelated if evocative images that seem suffused with nostalgic lament and regret. The last part, "Country Girl I Think You're Pretty ," is by contrast a relatively straightforward romantic plea for the girl to let him be her country man. When you get down to it the song makes little sense, but no matter: it's very pretty, perhaps in an indefinable way similar to that of the country girl Young evidently admires. About 35 years later, it emerged that an earlier version of the "Down Down Down" part of the song, with a sparser folk-rock arrangement, had actually been recorded by Buffalo Nash & Young - Déjà Vu way back in September ; it surfaced on the Buffalo Springfield box set.
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