Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Nils Lofgren: Crazy Horse, Neil Young, Grin All That Mob

Chris Briggs, ZigZag, December 1973

1973 HAS BEEN the year that saw legendary heroes hit the floor. Bryan Ferry lampooned Bob Dylan in a sordid attempt to establish his own credentials. Lou Reed was seen to stumble around the Rainbow stage, a sad advert for Cossack Vodka and Mary Quant. The announcement of Neil Young's tour with Crazy Horse prompted much knife sharpening in the Press world. Idol-destruction is fashionable and habit-forming. All those sharp little biros thirsting for the blood of fallen stars.

Total word count of piece: 7317