Cortez the Killer - Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Cortez the KillerZuma rock singer-songwriter folk-rock 70s Neil Young
"Cortez the Killer" is a song written by Neil Young that appears on the 1975 album Zuma credited to Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The song is about Hernán Cortes, the Spanish conqueror of the Aztec Empire in what is now considered Mexico. Check out the Cortez the Killer Songfacts for more info on this song. The Church do a cover of this song on A Box of Birds, as do Built to Spill on the album Live, extending their version of the song to a play time of just over twenty minutes.
Canadian singer and songwriter Neil Young includes his personal garage band Crazy Horse ("second best backing band in the world") to make raw and unpolished rock. Their gritty style of rock has influenced countless artists and music styles. Crazy Horse is best known for its long association with Young, despite having released five albums of its own over a 19-year span. It has been co-credited with Young as Neil Young and Crazy Horse on 15 albums, "Americana" and "Psychedelic Pill" from 2012 being the latest. Show more ...
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