It’s been nine years since Neil Young released a record with Crazy Horse, but they’ll reunite this June for a new set of cover songs called Americana. Since the tracks were arranged by Crazy Horse, we’ll assume they come with a heavy dose of feedback, and some massive jamming. Let’s be frank: Young’s last few records have been pretty hit-or-miss (Fork in the Road, we’re looking at you). So this rock-and-roll version of “Oh Susannah,” which comes with footage of a delightful (though depressing) little boy smoking and doing a banjo-driven jig, makes us hopeful for the Crazy Horse future.
Americana is out June 5 via Reprise.