‘High Flyin’ news for Neil Young fans

The cover of the Ducks' "High Flyin'"
(Via Warner Records)

Bootleg recordings of Santa Cruz gigs of 1970s supergroup the Ducks, featuring Neil Young, are coming out April 14 in a three-LP or two-CD set.

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Fans of Neil Young, listen up. Old-timers might remember that, back in the 1970s, at the height of his rock-star popularity, Neil teamed up with some musicians in Santa Cruz to form a new band (supergroup, really) called The Ducks, with guitarist Jeff Blackburn, bassist Bob Mosley and drummer Johnny Craviotto.

In April, he will finally be releasing a Ducks bootleg recording from 1977, when the band was playing around town, and you, me and anyone else could have seen them up close and personal for no more than a $2.50 cover charge.

The new album is called “High Flyin’,” featuring highlights from those shows in Santa Cruz venues. It will be available April 14 in a 3-LP vinyl set or a double-CD set at the same merch table where you can score some “Rust Never Sleeps” suspenders.


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