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Stills-Young Band: Long May You Run

John Morthland, Creem, February 1977

WHAT A CURIOUS "COLLABORATION" this turns out to be. Neil Young, whose career is at a new critical peak and isn't hurting commercially either, lends a helping hand – and, most importantly, a name – to Stephen Stills, written off years ago by fans and many years ago by critics. And are there any of the biting guitar duels that have redeemed their joint appearances in the past? Not really. How about singing? Each adds a couple harmonies to the other's song, but that's about it. Well, have they come up with any good songs together? Not one, but then they rarely wrote together anyhow. So what's the story? It's like this: Stills needed something to catch the attention of all those who'd given up on him, Young hates to see a friend floundering, so...

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