It starts out pretty standard, with Halfsour taking on "Words Between the Line of Age." The Boston band give us a fairly faithful cover, with noise and killer guitar solos in all the right places. And then it gets weird. Bluffs turn the mellow, guitar driven "Albuquerque" into a chilled out electronic noise song. For "Heart of Gold," Shy Violet go even slower and more traditional than the original. Spit Take take the "Transformer Man" from Neil's weirdo electronic period and go pop punk with it. "Only Love Can Break Your Heart" is one of the more mainstream Americana songs in the Neil Young catalog, so Yeehaw Junction go in the opposite direction of their moniker and turn it into electropop. Julie Karr keeps the fuzz of "Rockin in the Free World" but turns it into a solo song. Adult Mom's "Harvest Moon" is a rare faithful to the original version. "Don't Cry No Tears" is taken even further into the Americana side of The Replacements by Adult Magic. To close it all out, Wren Kitz takes the classic "Cortez the Killer" into a world that you need to hear.
You can listen to Rick Rude's version of "Everyone Knows This is Nowhere" below. Look Out for my Love: A Neil Young Covers Album to Benefit RAICES is available now via Bandcamp. For more information on RAICES Texas, check out their website.