The lyrics are apparently about someone who kills his lover by shooting her. In an interview with Robert Greenfield in Young claimed that "there's no real murder in it. It's about blowing your thing with a chick. It's a plea, a desperate cry. Rolling Stone critic Rob Sheffield calls "Down by the River" and "Cowgirl in the Sand" the "key tracks" on Everybody Knows This is Nowhere , calling them "long, violent guitar jams, rambling over the nine-minute mark with no trace of virtuosity at all, just staccato guitar blasts sounding as though Young is parachuting down into the middle of the Hatfield-McCoy feud. In , Phish guitarist, Trey Anastasio wrote, "If I was ever going to teach a master class to young guitarists, the first thing I would play them is the first minute of Neil Young's original "Down by the River" solo.
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The band returns Wednesday to the Lehigh Valley. Peter Wolf does not mind getting up close and personal with his audience. The challenge with a J. Geils Band show is for me to make it feel as intimate. The J. The band was last in town in , when they headlined the Great Allentown Fair. Wolf, a founding member and the group's animated lead singer, says fans should expect the same party atmosphere and bluesy boogie that has been a staple of the band's live show.
Singer Peter Wolf, of the J. Geils Band, promises to get 'down and dirty' in Bethlehem