We could’ve seen it a mile a way, but whenever Jimmy Fallon has an opportunity to dust off the old Neil Young impression, it’s both accurate and completely against anything the real Neil Young would likely perform. Last night on “The Tonight Show,” however, Fallon welcomed Neil Young’s early collaborators, Crosby, Stills & Nash for another unlikely cover.
45 years ago this summer, your parents were probably “experimenting” at Woodstock to the tune of “Suite Judy Blue Eyes,” making it one of the summer jams of 1969. This year, the seasonal chart-topper sounds a bit different, but when Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” got the CSNY makeover, the audience got the best of both worlds. Although the real Neil Young hasn’t taken the stage with Crosby, Still & Nash in almost a decade, this was a decent, albeit humorous follow-up to Fallon’s first Neil-style rendition of Miley Cyrus’ “Party in the U.S.A.”
For those who scoff at silly impressions, don’t worry (and lighten up), Crosby, Stills, & Nash also performed two originals– “Teach Your Children” and “So Begins The Task,” to support the release of their new box set, “CSNY 1974,” which is a compilation of recordings from their 1974 reunion tour with Young. Catch those two songs below, as well as the “Fancy” cover above.
“Teach Your Children”
“So Begins the Task”