Neil Young’s Version of ‘Oh Susannah’ Is Out and It Isn’t What You’d Expect
Neil Young & Crazy Horse are putting out an album called ‘Americana’, featuring traditional American songs like ‘This Land Is Your Land’, ‘Oh Susannah’ and ‘She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain’.
Their version of ‘Oh Susannah’ has just hit the Internet, and it probably isn’t what you’d expect. It’s been completely re-arranged, and feels very much like a Neil Young song.
Neil says, “[These are] songs we all know from kindergarten…but Crazy Horse has rearranged them, and they now belong to us.”
‘Americana’ comes out on June 5th. It’s Neil’s first album with Crazy Horse since 1996.
Note: The audio is accompanied by some kind of Dust Bowl-era film footage. There’s no word what it is, or where it came from, but it features a man giving a very young boy a CIGARETTE at the 1:10 mark.
Here’s a more traditional version of the song: