Generally not much is known about Crazy Horse other than they have been the backing group for Neil Young on and off for the past 40 years - this album was released between Neil producing After the Gold Rush and Harvest, with the original Horse line up of Danny Whitten (Vocals), Ralph Molina (Drums), Billy Talbot (Bass), Nils Lofgren and Jack Nitzche. What they produced here is nothing short of a classic, that somehow evaded the spotlight and got nowhere near the credit and success it deserves.
The album opens with Gone Dead Train, a harmonic yet solid rock tune. Later songs such as Beggars Day, Carolay and I'll Get By all follow a similar structure where on any other album they could be real hits. However they're overshadowed by the covers of Dance, Dance, Dance and Come on Baby Lets Go Downtown which were both written by or with Neil Young - and the 2 truley epic songs sung by Danny Whitten, Look at all the Things and the future #1 hit (all-be-it for Rod Stewart) I Don't Wanna Talk About It. Sadly, this would be Crazy Horse's only album with Danny Whitten as he died in 1972 from an overdose which lead to Neil Young producing his ditch trilogy of albums.
As genres go there's something here for everybody with songs like Downtown covering heavy rock, Dance, Dance, Dance bordering a ho'down and love songs like Look at All The Things and I Don't Wanna Talk About It. I would - and have - recommend this album to absolutely everyone, as it's a musical experience that should not be missed out on.