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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

David Briggs Interview: WHFS Radio - 1977



David Briggs was a record producer best known for his work with Neil Young. He also worked on albums with: Spirit, Tom Rush, Nils Lofgren, Steve Young, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and Royal Trux.

Originally broadcast in November of 1977 on WHFS 102.3 FM (Bethesda, MD) program "Aircheck", from the Thom Grooms show. This is an over-the-air broadcast that was recorded (static can be heard). The music from this original broadcast has been removed per the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, however, the interview in it's entirety, and the original WHFS 102.3 FM commercials remain intact.

Also, see Friends of Neil: David Briggs, David Briggs in Memorium , and David Briggs Obituary - NY Times, 12/3/1995.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Lineup Announced: 2016 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert


Here is the 2016 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert Lineup:
  • Neil Young + Promise of the Real
  • Metallica
  • Roger Waters
  • Dave Matthews
  • case/lang/veirs
  • Willie Nelson
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Norah Jones
  • Cage The Elephant
  • Nils Lofgren

The 30th Annual Bridge School Benefit Concert will be on October 22 & October 23, 2016.

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More on last year's 2015 Bridge School Benefit Concert (reviews, photos, videos, etc.).


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Also, see The Essence of Bridge School Benefit Concerts.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

REVIEW + CONTEST: The Music of Neil Young by Chris Wade


THE MUSIC OF NEIL YOUNG
by Chris Wade
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There is a new book on Neil Young that has been published recently titled THE MUSIC OF NEIL YOUNG by Chris Wade. And thanks to the good folks at Wisdom Twins Publishing, we have a copy to giveaway in a contest. Details below.

Writer and musician Chris Wade (of acclaimed music project Dodson and Fogg) looks at the career of one of the greatest musical artists of all time, Neil Young. Charting his career from his early Squires days in Canada, through his stints with Buffalo Springfield and CSNY, to his remarkable and daring solo work, Wade looks at every phase of Young's recording and performance career. As well as delving deep into the albums, from Harvest and After the Gold Rush to Storytone and Earth, he also interviews key collaborators such as Anthony Crawford, Carole Mayedo, John Fumo, Robin Lane, Steve Potts, Astrid Young, Gail Davies and Niko Bolas, who share memories of working with Young.

We just finished up the 242 page book with lots of new interviews and photos and enjoyed quite a bit.

Here is a chapter excerpt below.

ANTHONY CRAWFORD INTERVIEW: "I AM A PART OF THE NEIL YOUNG LEGACY..."


Anthony Crawford & Neil Young

Anthony Crawford has worked with Neil on and off over the years, starting with the Everybody's Rockin' album in 1983. Here he discusses his memories.
Chris Wade: The first album of his you were on was Everybody's Rockin'. How did you come to be on it and what are your memories of recording it?

Anthony Crawford: I was 25 years old at the time and I got a call from Elliot Mazer asking me to show up at noon to the studio in Nashville called the House of David. I had always been a fan of Neil's music so naturally I was excited to meet him. Within an hour of being in the studio I was singing on the same microphone with him in a vocal booth on one of the songs that he wrote for his son called My Boy. The original recordings of Old Ways were before he started Everybody's Rockin' and the Shocking Pink's tour and album; however it was all around the same time frame. He was in the middle of a dispute with Geffen records about not sounding like Neil Young as I recall and I remember hearing some heated conversations to which I agree with Neil, yet strangely enough I understand why the record company wanted something that sounded like classic Neil Young. This would prove to be a bad move to ever tell Neil Young what he needs to sound like... just my opinion.

Did you enjoy the tours with him from 83 to 85. What were some of the best gigs?

I very much enjoyed the tours early on with Neil. Everybody was young and had a lot of energy. Every show was great, it's hard to pick just one. Neil let us all loose to be spontaneous and jam. All the musicians were incredible.  Some memorable venues were Austin City Limits, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater in New York, the CNE Grandstand in Canada, and Billy Bob’s in Texas. There was also a string of northern California bar gigs that we did where we performed a warm up tour. We played to only 200-300 people. That was rabid.

What was it like playing on the stage with Neil back then? Did you always know where it was gonna go?

It was like mainlining pure energy. Of course it was a lot of fun to be on stage with Neil Young. There were periods where we could all just really stretch out musically in the early days. The set list however had structure to it and it was always the same. Of course, we would change a song from time to time in the set but the songs were performed in the same way every night.

What are you memories of making Old Ways?

There are two different Old Ways recording sessions. One was with the band that was later to be known as the International Harvester's and then there was another session with Nashville musicians at The Castle in Franklin, Tennessee. The first Old Ways session I remember being very intimate. The sessions were at the House of David studio on Music Row. It felt more like a close family gathering. These were the musicians who actually went on the road. The other Old Ways session... Well, Neil seemed to have all the big name country artists of the time; Waylon Jennings, Marty Stuart, and many others. To me, it felt like it was more of an attempt to associate with these people in order to be taken in by the Nashville community to find validity which never happened. Let’s face it, he IS Neil Young, the Godfather of Grunge. So it never happened. Neil was too country for country. People wanted classic Neil. But it was great music and I loved it. I think it was some of the best music he has made and he sounded great doing it. The International Harversters were an all-star band of misfits.  

What's it like working with Neil? Is it possible to describe the way he works on a record?

His intensity drills to the core of your musical abilities. He has historically been able to pull the best from the best thus the reason he has so many memorable moments on records. All of it is recorded with the band members in the same room like being on a stage playing a live show with floor monitors. Very few overdubs. And magical performances because of the atmosphere that he created along with all the booze and smoke that gets people in the mood. It was not business for Neil, it was art.  He allowed people to get buzzed to the moment.

You didn't record or play with Neil for a few years, then he got back in touch. What was it like recording Prairie Wind?


Prairie Wind was the first time I had seen Neil in 15 years. I got a call from Elliot Roberts, Neil's manager (while sitting on a bus in the middle of a tour with country group Blackhawk), who asked me to be at rehearsals that week. I made a great effort to be there. When I first walked in  I was talking to a couple of musicians when Neil yelled across the room “Hey Crawford, don't think you can just come in here and wing it”. I’ll never forget that. His energy was very abrupt, at least towards me, which took me by surprise. I mean, come on, I haven't seen him in 15 years... what, no hello? No how are you? You can imagine my thoughts when the last time I had seen him, he had told me that he always wanted me in his band. 15 years later... this. Something about me or him was not grooving. However, probably because of my brotherhood with Ben Keith, I went on to be in the 2007 to 2010 Neil Young bands that toured the US and Europe.

You were featured on Fork in the Road. What are your memories of that recording?

Fork in the Road was written and rehearsed while on the road in Europe. He would write a song and show it to us at sound check and we would learn it and then play it that night or the next night. The whole album was composed on the road.

Heart of Gold movie is just a brilliant film. Was that a good experience? Did they feel like special gigs?

The Heart of Gold movie, yes, it is brilliant. Fun is not the adjective I would use to describe it. It was intense. We all got Manuel suits or dresses, it was a production and Jonathan Demme did a fantastic job capturing that time. Certainly we all knew it was a special time.

I love A Treasure too as an album. Did you have a good time during that somewhat lost era?

A Treasure is my favourite music released by Neil Young that I was a part of because it is live recordings from the tours in the 83 to 85 time. Talk about brilliant, that was brilliant. I think we all felt like rebels bucking the system. Neil had left Geffen and was doing the music he wanted to do. I think it was liberating to him and we were all just lucky to be a part of that time. Neil was really using my abilities back then... I played banjo, mandolin, guitar, background vocals.  I enjoyed those days.

What are your personal favourite Neil songs?

My favourite Neil Young songs are Expecting to Fly, After the Gold Rush and Broken Arrow. These songs are like movies to me. The string arrangements from the great Jack Nitzche would be the reason for this. Not to take away from Neil’s brilliant song writing, but again, the people he surrounds himself with is what all great leaders seem to do. He is a great leader.


What have you learned from working with him?

I have learned everything from Neil Young and the brilliant people he surrounds himself with. It is what shaped me to be the person I am today. On a music level, I respect the man as much as I have ever respected anybody. I am privileged to know what went on in those recording studios. I am able to take that knowledge and use it in my own career as a performer.

What are some of the stand out memories for you looking back, proud moments with him and things you treasure?


The most standout memory I have would be a funny moment after smoking a joint with Willie Nelson and playing the Willie picnic, nobody knew who Neil Young was. The blue hairs were in control, they all wanted Willie. The look on Neil's face was priceless.

Another great memory was performing at Hyde Park and playing Paul McCartney’s part on the piano for A Day in the Life. The band didn’t know Paul was coming out on stage during that song. It was surreal. I spoke with Sir Paul backstage and he has the kind of energy that is paralysing. I have always been an admirer of Paul’s writing and so the moment was big for me. He is a kind and gentle giant. What do I treasure? Well, just being a part of the legacy I guess. There aren’t a whole lot of people who can say they played with Neil Young, especially that are still here on this Earth. I have a lot of great memories in my vault as well as many photos and video footage through the years that I hope to release at some point in the future. I was lucky enough to take the album cover for Chrome Dreams II. Let’s face it, after 700 shows with him, I am a part of the legacy of Neil Young.


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UPDATE - ROUND #2: Thrasher's Wheat 20th Anniversary T-Shirts + ATTENTION: Richie Walker


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Thanks again to all who have supported the Thrasher's Wheat 20th Anniversary T-Shirts campaigns.

For those placing orders in Round #2, we have been hoping to complete shipments in the month of August, however it does not look like that will happen, unfortunately.

At this point, we are still awaiting the arrival of the 2nd batch of shirts here at TW International Headquarters. But rest assured, once they arrive we will begin the shipping process in earnest.

In our last correspondence with the Maui Tie Dye Team, we learned that the production pace has been a little slow this time around. Maybe shirt burnout?! Even designer Geoff has been involved in the production process getting his hands stained, as well. We understand that the shirts will be shipped no later than early September. So hopefully, everyone will have by end of September.

We hope for sooner order completion because we know folks would like to have for Farm Aid, Telluride concerts, Desert Jam and Bridge.

So fear not. Your Thrasher's Wheat 20th Anniversary T-Shirts will definitely arrive before Neil Young's Archives #2. :)

And thanks again to all who wore the shirts on the Europe 2016 Tour Concert of Neil Young & Promise Of The Real this summer! We love to see folks letting their freak flags fly. Also, we would like to do a photo gallery of all the photos sent. Maybe someday in our spare time we can make that happen.

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Comment of the Moment: Releasing "Time Fades Away" on CD - Does It Really Matter Anymore?


"It's like stashing Mona Lisa in the basement."
Petition Signature Signer #6628 by Gareth D.

The Comment of the Moment is regarding the viability of vinyl vs CDs on the post Neil Young's "Ditch Quadrilogy" Re-Re-Release Coming by rkennke:
I find this whole discussion about hires audio formats rather religious than anything else. Sure you get tons more information in 192KHz/24bits depth, but IMO it's all useless. It's pretty much proven that humans cannot hear anything beyond 20-22Khz. Most people fail to hear anything around 15Khz already. Try it out yourself. As per the Nyquist theorem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyquist%E2%80%93Shannon_sampling_theorem), a sampling freq of 44Khz is about perfect. Hence the 44Khz of regular CDs. Remains the discussion about dynamic depth of 16 bits. This could be debated, but I haven't heard of a single double-blind study yet that conclusively proves it makes a difference to anybody.

I believe the notion of CD quality being inferior stems from badly mastered CDs. Back in the 80s and into the 90s, equipment for CD mastering and engineering experience hasn't been as good as it is now. We really got lots of badly mastered CDs, and Neil Young's catalogue is no exception, sadly. And we still do, nowadays CDs are often mastered too loud. But it's not a failure of the format, it's a failure of proper mastering. Some records are just superb (e.g. the remastered 1st 4 from Neil Young), especially in recent years, there are many excellent CD quality records out there.

As for vinyl records. I love them. But I do not love them for their superior sound quality. I love them for the improved artwork. I love them for the ritualistic putting record on the turntable, then placing the needle on the record, later, turning the record around, heck even the slightly romantic crackling of dust. Sound quality? Well... for one, the dynamic range is fairly limited on a record. The groove can give you just so much. Especially in the lower ranges, the range is so limited that records are mastered with lower frequencies turned down, and the playback equipment required to amplify it back up (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RIAA_equalization). The 'sampling frequency' is fairly limited too: vinyl consists of crystals, and you just don't get infinite many crystals (e.g. samples) within a groove. Then there's the issue that 'outer grooves' have a better quality then 'inner grooves', that's because the stylus has a higher effective speed over the vinyl at the outer edge than it has at the middle (kindof like higher sampling frequency). That's one of the reasons why often you find quieter songs at the end of one LP side. A well mastered LP will leave a lot of empty space in the middle for that reason. There are some terrible LPs (take NYs Freedom) that squeeze 30minutes+ on each side. Modern well mastered LPs only take up 12-20 minutes per side. And real hi-fidelity pressings even come in 45rpm (as some of Radiohead's records do, for example). LPs are really not that great, sound-quality wise.

I hope that Neil makes up his mind and re-releases TFA, TTN and Zuma (On The Beach is fine as it is) on CD. It's still the most common format, even though declining, and no, neither MP3 nor PONO is for me. LP with CD quality download seems ok. (Will the re-releases come with such download option?) In the meantime, find the pulled TFA HDCD master from the 90s out there.. it's great (better than any LP rip).
Thanks rkennke for the comment. Provocative.

So. Does releasing Neil Young's "Time Fades Away" on CD... does it really matter anymore? Or can we just retire the petition and be done with and move along?

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Comment of the Moment: Defending Neil Young's 'Are You Passionate?'

Are You Passionate? by Neil Young
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The Comment of the Moment posits the case for defending 'Are You Passionate?' from the post Neil Young's "Ditch Quadrilogy" Re-Re-Release Coming by Ian:
On the Beach is my favorite "ditch" record, particularly side 2, and particularly the title song and Motion Pictures).

Also, See the Sky About to Rain is incredibly overlooked in my opinion. Even so, Time Fades Away, which I have a good second hand vinyl LP of, has definite moments for me: Journey Through the Past, The Bridge, and Love in Mind are beautiful acoustic tracks. I've always liked the urgency and attitude of Yonder Stands the Sinner. I do think TFA has attained a mythical/legendary status partly due to its lack of consistent availability over the years, and it's possible that the reputation would be impossible for any album to live up to for some people. Nonetheless I'm glad to hear it's being made more widely available. I love vinyl myself and in any event, I think a petition to release anything on CD is a little out of date. Indeed, Neil may be choosing now to rerelease TFA on formats other than CD because CDs are finally becoming obsolete and he feels that the current formats, including both his Pono system and the resurgent vinyl, are the best showcase for the album.

@Joseph Werefelman: Good point about Le Noise. I'd have thought Fork in the Road would be a much likelier target, recalling the virtual rioting that took shape on this very blog back in 2009.

For most of the less-loved albums, I could point out at least a couple of worthy tracks. I'll probably go to my grave defending Are You Passionate?, which I find a really interesting experiment with soul and Motown sounds. A while ago, I called She's a Healer as soul-grunge, a description I still adhere to, and could point out a handful of others: the title number, Two Old Friends, Mr. Disappointment, Differently, and course, the Crazy Horse interlude Goin' Home, complete with Ralph Molina's impression of Native American battle drums. Add in a couple of highly textured numbers that seem tailor-made for lovemaking (When I Hold You in My Arms, Quit) and Be With You, a shot of soul almost straight out of Sam & Dave territory, with just the right seasoning of gospel to fit an album that I'm sure is partly Neil's ode to the legacy of African American musicians on popular music of the last century, and there's an album that covers an impressive breadth of feelings and themes.

I admit, I wish APY? weren't so overshadowed by Let's Roll. The song was likely an instantaneous response to events (particularly the tragedy of Flight 93) at the time, but understandably leaves mixed impressions years later in a world that is not only post-9/11, but also post-Iraq invasion and still deeply entangled in the Mideast. However, NY's performance of "Imagine" at a 9/11 benefit show, not to mention Greendale and the 2006 CSN+Y Freedom of Speech US tour, should reaffirm that our Neil's heart is in the right place. I like to think that the anguish of Are You Passionate? (the song) and the earnest peace-seeking of Two Old Friends are more nuanced, temperate counterpoints to the bombast and bellicosity of Let's Roll. It could even be that the specter of 9/11, as presented directly through Let's Roll, is part of what gives AYP? (the album) emotional thrust. It shows how harrowing things can get "in a world that never stops turning on you", and lends deep credence to the central, urgent insistence that "We've got hold onto something in this life".

It's really a shame that AYP? is often dismissed as A) Another simple genre exercise and B) A series of repetitive, sappy love songs interrupted by a brief outburst of uncharacteristic flag-waving, when it may actually be one of Neil Young's most emotionally honest and unrestrained albums since the psychological depths of the Ditch era this thread is celebration, while still managing to be a (mostly) entertaining and even fun tribute to the sounds of '60s soul.

Thanks for the memories Ian. Yes, you are passionate.

We recall on the 10th Anniversary of the release of Neil Young’s Are You Passionate? album your mentioining the alternate track listing on the post-it notes on back cover. You found that this re-ordering of tracks makes the album darker and heavier.

Intriguing and we need to try and re-shuffle the tracks sometime on our PONO.

In the critics' game of "Hits & Misses", Are You Passionate? often falls into the category of "Misses". But is it finally time for a re-evaluation, like much of Young's back catalog that is classified as "Misses"?

Over at Ultimate Classic Rock Matthew Wilkening thinks so with the article "Neil Young’s ‘Are You Passionate?’ Turns 10 Years Old".
As the camouflage, rose and romantic portrait on the cover art indicates, the lyrics on many of this album’s 11 songs deal with familiar themes of love and war.

Young had toured with the famous instrumental R&B group [Booker T & the M.G.’s] as his backing band way back in the early ’90s, but it was nearly a decade before they released a record together.

Just in case you’re not clear who he’s working with, Young works musical quotes from the band’s 1969 hit ‘Time is Tight‘ into two tracks on the record — ‘Be With You’ and album opener ‘You’re My Girl.’

The Memphis Soul legends’ tight grooves and inherent professionalism provide an interesting contrast to Young’s untamed guitar on many of the songs, even if his vocals seem oddly polished on a couple of tracks.

More of Ultimate Classic Rock | "Neil Young’s ‘Are You Passionate?’ Turns 10 Years Old" by Matthew Wilkening. Also, see Are You Passionate? by Neil Young:
Albums In Order Review Series by Mike "Expecting 2 Fly" Cordova
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As for trivia, the album's title is a homage to The Jimi Hendrix Experience 1967 album "Are You Experienced?". Also, the back cover lists song titles, all of which appear on CD except for "Gateway of Love". Go figure.

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Speaking of passion, see The (Dis)-Passion of A Neil Young Fan.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

VIDEO: "Long Time Gone" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young on This Is Tom Jones



Well, we've posted quite a variety of strange things over the years but this is one of the odder ones for sure.


We came across this back in 2012 but the upload has been pulled. But fortunately, another version has been re-posted.

The version of "Long Time Gone" aired was a edited combination of multiple takes. The CSNY harmonies soar on backup and Stephen's vocals hit all the highs.

We recall having a cassette tape of this but completely forgot about it. We seemed to recall that Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young were on the This Is Tom Jones TV program but didn't realize that Tom Jones actually performed with CSNY on the song "Long Time Gone".

From our friend on Sugar Mountain come the details of the recording on 1969-09-06 at ABC Studios in Los Angeles, California. CSNY also performed "You Don't Have To Cry".

Recorded just weeks after their 2nd public performance at the Woodstock Festival, CSNY were a very hot act. And Tom Jones appears to have wanted to get in on the deal.

Supposedly, the taping included CSNY backing up Tom Jones on his song 'It's Not Unusual'.

So strange bedfellows indeed.

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"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

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the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists


war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Occupy the Music

Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
#NullifyNSA
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"



Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


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Words

(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul


Namaste