Thursday, August 29, 2013

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: Deja Vu

"Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were having a moment in the culture; everyone seemed to own a copy of Déjà vu. The critics could debate its worth relative to the work they'd done with their other bands. But something about Déjà vu -- the sense of frailty in '4 + 20' and 'Helpless,' the addled paranoia of 'Almost Cut My Hair,' the urge to escape it all in 'Our House' -- summed up post-Kent State America. The dark clouds that hovered over the album, the results of the band's own personal relationships and emotional tumult, also tapped into something larger and beyond their control. Still, no one expected quite so many people to show up to buy tickets for CSNY's six consecutive nights at the Fillmore set to begin June 2. The line grew so long, the late spring heat so stifling, that Fillmore owner Bill Graham dispatched employees with water buckets and plastic cups to cool down the masses" (David Browne, Fire and Rain: The Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, James Taylor, CSNY, and the Lost Story of 1970).

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