Neil Young's second solo album, 1969's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere cracked the Top 40, went platinum and included three of his most beloved songs, "Cinnamon Girl" and the nearly 10-minute epics "Down By The River" and "Cowgirl In The Sand." The album also introduced his associated band, Crazy Horse.
Released just four months after Young's solo and self-titled debut, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere is a much more confident, less-restrained, livelier set. Much of the credit for that style change of course goes to Crazy Horse, the Los Angles trio previously known as The Rockets of Danny Whitten (guitar), Ralph Molina (drums) and Billy Talbot (bass). The band fuels Young on a looser, guitar-heavy approach.
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere went Gold within a year-and-a-half of its release and has since gone Platinum.