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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Greendale Hits The Stage

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When Neil Young sang into a megaphone "There's corruption on the highest floor!" back in 2003, we knew that something profound was going down. And it took a little while for the full impact of Greendale to be felt and comprehended. For regular readers of Thrasher's Wheat, you know that we have a deep fondness for the misunderstood and reviled Greendale.

So it comes with great interest news that Greendale will be a theatrical play this spring. Greendale has been compared to Thornton Wilder’s Our Town and Sherwood Anderson’s Winesberg Ohio as a portrait of the changing face of small town America.

The Undermain Theatre, Dallas, Texas will have the theatrical premiere of Neil Young’s Greendale on March 29-May 3, 2008.

For more info, see Undermain Theatre.

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Also, see more on Greendale, fan reaction, the controversy, and baffled audiences being challenged by artistic independence.


4 Comments:

At 1/12/2008 07:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never really understood why folks have such a hard time with Greendale? The music has a great groove and the message really resonates if you care about things that matter like family and the environment.

maybe folks want to lie in a burned out basement someday? Just saying.

 
At 1/14/2008 03:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These lines say it all:

Slamming down some late night shots
The artist and the hero compare
Those envisions and afterthoughts
For the twenty first century.
But mostly came up with nothing
So the truth was never learned
And the human race just
Kept rollin' on.
Rollin' through the fighting
Rollin' through the religious wars
Rollin' down the temple walls
And the churches' exposed sores.
Rollin' through the fighting
Through religious wars
Mostly came up with nothing...
----

 
At 1/20/2008 02:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greendale - just came back into my car rotation a couple days ago, and man, is it a sweet thing. It was wonderful back in 04 when I first got it, I listened to it for about a year straight. This morning I was feeling Neil's energy so much on songs 7/9/10 that I was in a nearly constant state of goose bump ecstacy. Connecting with the music is a special event, and everytime I pull Greendale back out, its like its aged a little more and grown a lot in intensity and trueness of feeling. Neil's guitar tones have so much raw, true feeling that my heart just goes for the ride of its life when I listen to this beautiful music.

 
At 2/14/2008 05:50:00 PM, Blogger lisa taylor said...

thanks for writing about Undermain's production...hope everyone will travel to Dallas to come see this theatrical premiere!

Lisa Taylor

 

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