They called the tour “The Doom Tour” and that’s really what it had become, “a volatile situation that was rife with contradiction”. These “laid back hippies”, as we perceived them at the time, where anything but according to some of the stories that are being told about that tour and the way they all behaved. Trashed hotel rooms, huge amounts of blow and egos to match so by the end of the tour it was “difficult to reconcile the group’s reputation for peace, love and understanding with the decadent behaviour of its members on the road”. So having said all that, it was a great surprise and relief that “CSNY 1974” is much better than one may have expected. One critic wrote, “From the loose jammy version of Love The One You’re With that opens the set to the raw nearly hysterical take of Neil Young’s Ohio sung on the eve of Nixon’s resignation, CSNY 1974 is on fire and so much better than anyone could have hoped for”. That quote courtesy of Douglas Heselgrave for Pastemagazine.com.