The Inspector Cluzo – The Organic Farmers Season – Unplugged Live (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:17:05 minutes | 1,6 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Universal Music Distribution Deal
On the 22nd June 1979, opening the album Rust Never Sleeps, a song was released by Neil Young and his Crazy Horse that history would turn into an anthem. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue) contains all the urgency of punk, shaking the establishment at the time, but done in acoustic peacefulness. The album finishes, with the same song, which in the meantime becomes electrified, even electrocuted as Hey Hey, My My(Into the Black).The storm is impressive: grunge, ten years later will still bear the burn marks of this arson and wild dissonance.
Between acoustic and electric, Neil Young’s album was mostly written on the road, the two versions of Hey Hey My My tested against two different backdrops: the campfire and the raging inferno. Neil Young and his horsemen of the apocalypse had the genius to not choose between the two. The tour, therefore, logically, started with Los Angeles and San Francisco, in fertile South-West America.
Over forty years later, in another South West, the song is played again, increasingly battered and worn over time by the love of many, this song which will never die. This South West, whose GASCONY corner is sometimes known as The Little California, is bordered by Bordeaux (Krakatoa), Biarritz (Theatre du Casino) and Mont-de-Marsan (Theatre de Gascogne). These venues hosted in early 2020, a passionate public, acoustic instruments, good vibrations and a mobile recording studio, all of which were necessary to make the live record, which you hold in your hands today, alive and kicking.
An unplugged album by a group known for having their fingers in the electric socket. The album features the Neil Young cover alongside a host of The Inspector Cluzo classics. The album was produced by engineer/mixer/producer Vance Powell (Jack White, Seasick Steve, Raconteurs, Stapleton, Clutch) & the mastering engineer Pete Lyman (Chris Stapleton, Tom Waits…..) , two royalties in the world of warm and woody analogic, gave the best of themselves to the two Gascons. Motivated not by ambition, not by compassion: simply because these songs deserved this kind of unruly respect, this messed up elegance, this American instinct. For these acoustic songs to make so much noise, their discreet science of sound was critical. It allowed two Gascon boys to highjack the spirit of unplugged recordings and turn it into filtered mayhem, tamed but not domesticated.
There is plenty to hear, within the gaps, in these versions. On Hey Hey My My, The Inspector Cluzo’s version of which has been validated by the Broken Arrow ranch, Neil Young sings: “There’s more to the picture than meets the eye”.In this album, there’s also more than meets the ear.
1. The Inspector Cluzo – A Man Outstanding in his Field (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz / 2020)
2. The Inspector Cluzo – The Sand Preacher (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz / 2020)
3. The Inspector Cluzo – Cutlural Misunderstanding (Live at Krakatoa, Merignac / 2020)
4. The Inspector Cluzo – Ideologies (Live at Krakatoa, Merignac / 2020)
5. The Inspector Cluzo – The Run (Live at Théâtre de Gascogne, Mont de Marsan / 2020)
6. The Inspector Cluzo – Lost in Traditions (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz / 2020)
7. The Inspector Cluzo – Lou Casse Theme (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz / 2020)
8. The Inspector Cluzo – Fishermen (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz /2020)
9. The Inspector Cluzo – The Globalisation Blues (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz /2020)
10. The Inspector Cluzo – The Best (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz /2020)
11. The Inspector Cluzo – We the People of the Soil (Live at Krakatoa, Merignac / 2020)
12. The Inspector Cluzo – Hey Hey My My (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz / 2020)
13. The Inspector Cluzo – Brothers in Ideals (Live at Théâtre de Gascogne, Mont de Marsan / 2020)
14. The Inspector Cluzo – No Deal at the Crossroads (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz / 2020)
15. The Inspector Cluzo – Little Girl & The Whistlin Train (Live at Casino Barrière, Biarritz / 2020)