Thursday, December 27, 2007
Yahoo LAUNCHCAST Song Of The Day-Crosby, Stills & Nash
Artist:Crosby, Stills & Nash
Song:Teach Your Children
Album:Running With Scissors:Motion Picture Soundtrack
I guess one of the things that came out of the late 60s was the invention of the supergroup. Crosby, Stills & Nash was a successful group featuring members of other successful groups. They got together in 1968. David Crosby was from The Byrds. Graham Nash was from The Hollies. Stephen Stills was from Buffalo Springfield. But the CS&N vocal harmonies didn't sound like any of those groups. Their first album was very successful and during their first tour they added Neil Young also from Buffalo Springfield. And though the excellent 1970 album Deja Vu was very successful, the clash of egos meant the group was split up by the end of that year. Teach Your Children was a big hit written by Graham Nash about his father. And though it was on the CSN&Y album Deja Vu, Young does not appear on the song but Jerry Garcia does play pedal steel guitar. This soundtrack from the 2006 film Running With Scissors consists of hits from the 70s by Average White Band, 10CC, Elton John and others. I would recommend Deja Vu as it's a classic. Over the years, Crosby, Stills & Nash have reformed and the guys have their own careers as well. Here's Crosby, Stills & Nash performing Teach Your Children in 1977.