Aug 102011
 

The story goes that in 1975 Neil Young recorded “Powderfinger” as a solo acoustic song years before release. He sent the song to his friend Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd, who planned to record the song on their next album. The song was never recorded due to the tragic accident that took the lives of three Skynyrd members. Neil then released his own electric version of the song on the 1979 album Rust Never Sleeps with band Crazy Horse.

Three plus decades later comes the Brooklyn based Flower Orgy with a version of “Powderfinger” sounding like it is straight from the ’70s. This indie acoustic/psych/folk band is releasing the track on their upcoming self-titled cassette from Fire Talk Records. The song features Real Estate‘s Alex Bleeker on guitar, who appears on a variety of the tape’s tracks. Have a listen below. (via No Fear of Pop)

MP3: Flower Orgy – Powderfinger (Neil Young cover)

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You can pre-order Flower Orgy’s self-titled cassette here.

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