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Cortez The Killer

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Features of This Track

electric rock instrumentation
minor key tonality
electric rhythm guitars
a dynamic male vocalist
political lyrics

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Gov't Mule does do a great version of this song. I can do without Dave Matthews though. He's such a whiner.
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GOV'T MULE ROCKS THIS SONG
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And nobody plays this song better than NY
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This is a great song, one of my favs
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ginamori8
That's why I love music it can inform you sometimes better then any school.
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One of the definitive jams in music. I used to use this to teach the fall of the Aztec in my classroom... did it ever set a mood!
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Loved this song first time i heard it.1980 maybe. He came dancing across the water....
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Dude. You're all ignorant if you truly believe Dave Mathews or Govt Mule do better versions of this song.
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This and On the Beach , and Like a Hurricane in some order my fav NY songs
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And I know she living there, and she loves me to this day!!!!!
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This is one of the best tracks ever no matter what version I hear or who plays it I love it just the most beautiful guitar song of all time never gets old moves me every time
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F**king amazing!
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\m/ (-_-) \m/
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jurston,neil young took this song to the highest level possible...
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Incendiary lyrics ...I love this with a passion!
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What a sad song and so beautiful. so simple and so friggin powerful it gives me chills.
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Very few artists dare to dive into a solo, before even uttering a vocal. NY nails it.
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jcallaebc
Wow! I'm trying to work ------ can't do it
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Thats funny.i was going out to cut the grass and it came on.Ive been listening to Neil since .about 1974.The best!
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I was gonna get some cold pop but pandora played this track...
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One of the most underrated Neil Young songs everything he does is great but there is a few that is just awesome and this is one
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Not sure if I could pick a favorite Neil song , gotta just keep listening to him !
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lball0
Maybe the most beautiful and accomplished guitar solo in the Rock canon. This one always stops me in my tracks to listen.
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love this song
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pberger09
My favorite Neil young song :-)
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what a song just love it
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Damn. This is brillant. My soul vibrates. I remember.
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Warren Haines took this song to it's highest level
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Much love to Neil but Dave Matthews has perfected this track.
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Don't get better then this folks
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The DMB version with Warren Haynes is awesome, but you should also check out Grace Potter with Joe Satriani... equally as cool.
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dscoalwell
Give me Neil Young's music anyday and I'm a happy camper. I hope to see him one day.
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Christine his name is Warren Haynes....ch e c k out his band Government Mule
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wish pandora would have the DMB at Central park with the Government mule guy - that version is soooo good.
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saw this song live (third greatest garage band tour) theatrics were amazeing.ext e r m i n a t o r s came into the garage to erraticate the mice roaches etc. had to be there . A story Ill tell to the end of days. fungus among us
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bob_danielso n
another great song by neil. And yes, the Spanish were not the nicest of people at the time. Once again ancient knowledge gets lost.
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aggielink
Finally, someone who realizes that these people aren't heroes.
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caribefatboy
deep soulful neil at his best... being my age (58), this resonates to the core (tez)...
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dave matthews and waren haynes
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give the dave and waren a lison
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grapegirl13
I love Mule but there is no comparison, Neil owns it!
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grapegirl13
One of my favorites. I play it in my history class every year. The kids think it is awesome even if they don't know Neil!
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An amazing, amazing song. Not many songwriters can make a history lesson so personal and emotional, or weld it to one of the most enduring guitar lines ever recorded. There are astounding covers of this song (the ones by Built to Spill and The Church come to mind for their widely differing takes on the material), but at the end of the day, no one plays this song quite like Neil himself.
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i think I like the Govt Mule version better...but the original is still quite spectacular
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what a song!!
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Dave does a nice job, but Neil adds so much emotion. Neil's voice is good, but his guitar just blows me away.
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so sick it is ridiculous.
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Great song, I just cry when I hear it.
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DMB very much better!!!
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n-wei
neil young, oh yeah....
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