Zuma (album)

Zuma (album)
Studio album by Neil Young with Crazy Horse
Released November 10, 1975
Recorded June 16, 1974 – August 29, 1975 at Broken Arrow Ranch, Redwood City, CA and Pt. Dume, CA
Genre Rock
Length 36:34
Label Reprise
Producer Neil Young, David Briggs, Tim Mulligan
Neil Young chronology
Tonight's the Night
American Stars 'n Bars
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (A−)[2]
Wiki letter w.svg This table needs to be expanded using prose. See the guideline for more information.

Zuma is the seventh studio album by Canadian musician Neil Young, his second with Crazy Horse, released in 1975. Some believe the album was named after Zuma Beach in Malibu[citation needed]; however, it seems more logical that the title comes from Montezuma, as he is featured prominently in the song Cortez The Killer.

Zuma was the first album released after the famed Ditch Trilogy, comprising the albums Time Fades Away, Tonight's the Night, and On the Beach. It has an overall more upbeat atmosphere, with a combination of country-tinged rock acoustics and lumbering hard-rock pieces similar in style to songs on Young's second album, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. As on the latter album, Young is backed up by Crazy Horse with the late Danny Whitten being replaced by Frank Sampedro.


Song notes

"Don't Cry No Tears" is a dusting off of a song Young had written in high school, "I Wonder", which appeared in his Archives in 2009. "Danger Bird" interpolates sections of an unreleased song relating to Young's breakup with Carrie Snodgress called "L.A. Girls and Ocean Boys", specifically the line "'Cause you've been with another man / there you are and here I am". Lou Reed once told an interviewer that he felt Young had become a "great guitarist" during this period, specifically citing "Danger Bird" as an example.[3] "Pardon My Heart" was originally intended to be released as part of Homegrown.

Young has claimed several different origins for "Cortez the Killer", most notoriously saying during a show on August 13, 1996 that he'd written it in high school while suffering "Montezuma's Revenge". The song ends with a fade out because the original cut stopped abruptly due to recording tape running out before the band had finished playing. "Through My Sails", (originally titled "Sailboat Song") the final track, is the only track ever released from an aborted Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young recording session in Hawaii in late 1974 for the as yet unreleased Human Highway album. This would be the last CSNY music released until 1988's American Dream.

Neil Young wrote songs in Zuma during his time living on Sea Level Dr. in Malibu, California.

The song "Stupid Girl" was covered by the indie rock band The Shoe (band) on their EP "At Lem Jay's Garage."

Track listing

All songs written by Neil Young.

Side One

  1. "Don't Cry No Tears" – 2:34
  2. "Danger Bird" – 6:54
  3. "Pardon My Heart" – 3:49
  4. "Lookin' for a Love" – 3:17
  5. "Barstool Blues" – 3:02

Side Two

  1. "Stupid Girl" – 3:13
  2. "Drive Back" – 3:32
  3. "Cortez the Killer" – 7:29
  4. "Through My Sails" – 2:41


Neil Young with Crazy Horse:


  • "Pardon My Heart":
    • Neil Young: vocals and all instruments except bass
    • Tim Drummond: bass
    • Billy Talbot: vocals
    • Ralph Molina: vocals



External links

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Поможем написать курсовую

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Zuma (album) — Zuma Album par Neil Young Sortie 10 novembre 1975 Enregistrement 16 juin 1974 au 29 aout 1975 Broken Arrow Ranch, Redwood City et Pt. Dume, Californie Durée 36:34 Genre Rock …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Zuma (álbum) — Zuma Álbum de estudio de Neil Young Crazy Horse Publicación 10 de noviembre de 1975 Grabación 16 de junio de 1974 29 de agosto de 1975 Género(s) Ro …   Wikipedia Español

  • Zuma (Album) — Zuma Studioalbum von Neil Young Crazy Horse Veröffentlichung November 1975 Label Reprise Record …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zuma — may refer to: * Jacob Zuma, of the African National Congress and former Deputy President of South Africa * Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, South African Minister of Foreign Affairs and Jacob Zuma s ex wife * Sibusiso Zuma, South African soccer player …   Wikipedia

  • Zuma — steht für: Zuma Rock, eine Felsformation in Nigeria Zuma (Album), ein Rock Album von Neil Young und Crazy Horse Zuma (Nubien), ein Gräberfeld in Nubien in Sudan ein Computer und Videospiel, das auf dem Arcadeautomaten Puzz Loop (1998) basiert,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Zuma Beach — is a state beach in the community of Malibu, California in Los Angeles County. The beach is located at 30000 Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Zuma Beach consistently rates among the healthiest for clean water conditions on the Los Angeles County… …   Wikipedia

  • Zuma — puede hacer referencia a: Zuma, un videojuego; Zuma, un álbum de Neil Young y Crazy Horse; el municipio de Zuma, ubicado en el estado de Illinois (Estados Unidos). Esta página de desambiguación cataloga artículos relacionados con el mismo título …   Wikipedia Español

  • Zuma — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Le nom Zuma peut faire référence à : Patronyme Jacob Zuma (né en 1942), un homme politique sud africain, ancien vice président de l Afrique du Sud d… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tonight's the Night (album) — Tonight s the Night Tonight s the Night Album par Neil Young Sortie 20 juin 1975 Enregistrement 1973 et 1970 Durée 44:52 Genre(s) Rock Producteur(s) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Decade (Neil Young album) — Decade Greatest hits album by Neil Young Released October 28, 1977 …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”