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Friday, June 13, 2008

1986 Interview with Neil Young

A 1986 interview at the Philadelphia Spectrum on the opening night of the Rusted Out Garage tour. Neil Young is profiled and interviewed by Adrienne Meltzer in this excerpt from "The Rock'N'Roll Evening News."

"Boom! I wanted to rock!"

Thanks alapoet!

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At 6/13/2008 06:50:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Neil was onto something about the world coming together to face a common threat. Except it doesn't look like it's going to be Martians.

Neil sees the future 20 years ahead.

At 6/13/2008 07:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dear readers,

Yeah I have a comment.What the FUCK is going on over at!It seems that some a-holes calling themselves Love Arcade have taken over his site.What the HELL?!!Is this some kinda sick Friday the 13th joke on Neil's part?Hope it gets sorted out and SOON.Thanks for reading.

At 6/13/2008 07:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Landing on water is considered one of his worst album but he was on top of his game.That tour was amazing(watch the videos on his site(ATW,LWH,MV...)and he seems so happy and at ease.I think the so-called lows in his career never existed,he was just experimenting.Take the tour for trans,he was so full of energy...Amazing artist...

At 6/13/2008 07:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope global warming unites the world. Although it doesn't look like it.

At 6/14/2008 04:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love Arcade have taken over The site is the same as always. Love Arcade have not taken over there is no evidence of this. Neil still owns the site. Friday the 13th is unlucky day and April the 1st is April fools day.

Leave poor old Neil alone.

At 6/14/2008 07:35:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Weird news about NY website? It still looks the same over here, but Lincvolt dot com is offline?

At 6/14/2008 07:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a very nice clip, cool interview..
and i love the landing on water album. i´ve always felt it´s pretty underrated..

cheers, thomas

At 6/15/2008 04:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lincvolt is not offline.

I am from Ireland

At 6/17/2008 04:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the interview and also listened to Landing on Water for first time yesterday and have to say that while I agree its not exactly one of his better efforts, I was pleasantly surprised as most people's attitudes had led me to believe it would be terrible but I actually quite enjoyed it! I now wonder if its bad press is partly due to its timing i.e. in the aftermath of Geffen suing him, Old Ways and Everybody's Rockin?

At 6/22/2008 05:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For me, Landing on Water gets better with each listen and it's a very unique album in terms of its production. Give it a listen and make up your own mind.

At 4/28/2009 04:59:00 PM, Anonymous D. I. Kertis said...

Playing country music is not typical of Neil Young? Had David Geffin never heard Neil's biggest hit ever... his only #1 single... the song he should have heard if he'd ever been to supermarket, if nowhere else... Heart of Gold? That's absolutely hilarious.

To start with, you are beyond all human aid if you even attempt to classify Neil. Moreover, I can understand Geffin would think it out of the ordinary if Neil started playing death metal or writing symphonies but country??? Clearly, Geffin had his head where the sun don't shine. Although to be fair, if Neil Young-- "Rust Never Sleeps", "Cowgirl in the sand", "After the Goldrush" Neil Young--signed on to me record label and started giving me albums like Trans, I'd be unsure what to think, as well. (Not that I don't like Trans. It's actually a neat album and quite underrated.)

Of Landing on Water itself, I think Neil described it well in the book Shakey: an experiment, with highs and lows. "Pressure", "I Got a Problem", Violent Side", "Touch the Night", and "People on the Street" would probably be the highlights of the experiment for me. "Bad News Beat" and "Hippie Dream" have growing power, the latter being particularly interesting from a lyrical standpoint.

"Weight of the World" is best dropped, as the lyrics themselves suggest. Still, it's an innaresting album, all-in-all...


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