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Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s ‘Twisted Road’ Video Honors Dylan, Orbison, the Dead

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Following NBC’s premature declaration of his death and the release of his occasionally juicy memoir, is it any wonder that Neil Young is feeling nostalgic? The new video for his and Crazy Horse’s “Twisted Road,” from October 30’s Psychedelic Pill, captures Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, and the Grateful Dead in their prime, interspersed with vintage footage of Young’s band traveling the country in a funky old bus. The song itself looks back at those three legendary music-makers, leading off with a verse about Dylan: “First time I heard ‘Like a Rolling Stone,’ I felt that magic and took it home / Gave it a twist and made it mine, but nothing was as good as the very first time.” It’s fascinating to hear Young play the fan, and intimate too: “Singing in the place where I first saw Roy, playing that place gave me so much joy.” And why wouldn’t we want to travel back with the grizzled guitar legend? After all, his generation’s vision, captured in this footage, is the same autumnal, sun-burnt filter we apply to 90 percent of our Hipstamatic photos today. Revisit Psychedelic Pill‘s other clips, for “Ramada Inn” and “Walk Like a Giant.”