In a kinda weird confluence of events, Gothamist ran a cool little item today citing the release of 14 rare photos of Neil Young, one of which being the original shot of ol’ Neil that would grace the cover of his album, After the Gold Rush. Having never spied the original photograph before (the image on the album sleeve is treated and distorted), I immediately suspected that the location of the original photograph was right here in the great C of NY. Having now spent loads of time agonizing over such things (see these two laboriously over-cited photo quizzes), I did a little creative Googling to try to find some documentation.
In doing so, I happened upon something of a kindred soul, albeit one who takes the concept to a compelling extreme. Though only a single entry old, Bob Egan’s PopShots NYC is a photo-driven blog that concentrates exclusively on “places where famous events of pop culture took place in New York City." That first entry is devoted soley to the cover of After the Gold Rush and goes onto pinpoint the exact location at some admirably exhaustive length (more than I’d ever be able to replicate on my little quizzy things). Check it out here.
I really look forward to future entries!