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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Rare 1969 Radio Interview with Neil Young


A rather fascinating -- and quite rare -- radio interview with Neil Young broadcast on Feb. 11, 1969 from CBC Archives:
When Canadian musician Neil Young drove his second-hand hearse down to Los Angeles in 1966, he was bent on success as a solo artist. Almost three years later, after taking a career detour with the band Buffalo Springfield, Young is back on the road to fame in his own name. In this illuminating 1969 interview with CBC Radio's Robert Fulford, Young discusses the bitter end of Buffalo Springfield, the 'dirty' music industry in L.A., groupies and his recording process as a solo musician.

Thanks Elizabeth!

More on the old folky days and Buffalo Springfield.


At 9/16/2009 06:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOWWWW!!!! Great, great stuff!!!

Thrash, this is WONDERFUL!

Cough Up the Bucks!

Johnny Rocket!!

At 9/16/2009 10:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fascinating...kind of a bookend to the Charlie Rose interview 40 years later, in terms of clarity and honesty.

At 9/16/2009 10:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well this interview explains why he ended being the most hated man in LA being shunned from the Grammys all those years. It was all those rich parents of "former groupies" getting even.

Here's our choir boy confessing:

"They're mostly girls who, uh, are on allowances from their parents. A rich parents. Or, uh, who, uh you know, sell dope or something for a living. You know. Some kind of thing that doesn't require much, uh, many brains to do."

"It's sort of like being a gold fish you're, uh, haha, it's not very, uh, it's not much a purpose to it. I'm not putting down goldfish..."

At 9/16/2009 11:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great review in Rolling Stone on Trunk Show.

Cough Up the Bucks!

Johnny Rocket!

Behind “Neil Young Trunk Show”: Director Demme on Capturing a Legend in New Film

9/16/09, 12:07 pm EST

Photo: Larry Cragg

Neil Young Trunk Show, the second in Jonathan Demme’s planned film trilogy on the legendary rocker, is an unconscious, raw, in-the-moment concert movie that respects the immediacy of creativity and the creator. Partway through the follow-up to the 2006 doc Heart of Gold, Young launches into “No Hidden Path” and 20 blistering minutes later he ends. The “scene” draws you in as much as any high-speed car chase in an action thriller. “It’s gotta be the longest song ever in a movie. It’s gotta be,” says Demme, in a sit-down interview with Rolling Stone this week during the Toronto International Film Festival, where Trunk Show screened for free outdoors at Yonge-Dundas Square.

“I always tell people, absolutely and sincerely, if you’re not

At 9/17/2009 12:12:00 AM, Anonymous dr dip said...

Today has been a great day for me.

Firstly,I've just listened to early Neil being interviewed.
His attitude,fanaticism and experimentation to achieve the best in his music has never waivered from day one..forever the perfectionist!...and those pesty groupies!how annoying and all! (LOL)
Secondly and more importantly, Thrash hasn't deleted,censored or vetoed a single comment I've made today. Either he's forgotten to turn on the "comment moderator" or he has had a change of heart. Whatever, thanks so much Thrash for letting me means a lot to me!

luv Dip

At 9/17/2009 12:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have a sinking suspicion that Thrash has a 'vested interest' to keep this blog mostly "Neil-positive."

He does seem to delete a lot of stuff, specifically posts that are somewhat critical of Neil.

it's a shame.

Thrash, why so $ensitive?

Cough up the BUCK$!

Johnny Rocket!

At 9/17/2009 06:29:00 AM, Anonymous Liza said...

Thrasher, thanks a lot for this interview!

At 9/17/2009 08:58:00 AM, Blogger Tweck9 said...

Anon, this blog has posts critical of Neil all over it. Strange how people just say whatever they want to demonize people. Just keep repeating it. It won't come true, but hey, maybe eventually you can get people to start believing it.

At 9/17/2009 01:43:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the same CBC archive site, there is an interview of Neil's Dad (Scott Young) who was a sports writer here in Canada.
The interview took place on Nov 16,1994.

At 9/17/2009 01:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great interview from 1969! Thanks for posting this. BSM

At 9/17/2009 02:48:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I went to the radio interview, I ended up alone at the microphone...."

Great stuff, thanks Thrasher!

Jill (from Rustington)

At 9/17/2009 04:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, that was a good one.

For those of you not all that familiar with Neil's Dad, Scott, here's a CBC clip that demonstrates his similar wry, droll, deadpan, shit-eating grin kind of humor.

It's about 1958, which means he was about 39, and a rather popular sportswriter, columnist and author.

At 9/17/2009 04:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, that was a good one.

For those of you not all that familiar with Neil's Dad, Scott, here's a CBC clip that demonstrates his similar wry, droll, deadpan, shit-eating grin kind of humor.

It's about 1958, which means he was about 39, and a rather popular sportswriter, columnist and author in Canada.

(Sorry, the URL was clipped in the last post. There is no space between "/" and "international")

If you have trouble you can find it at by doing a search on "Scott Young" and selecting the TV clip about Errol Flynn and Cuba

At 9/17/2009 06:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Alone at the microphone indeed. Had I been interviewing Neil, or been within earshot when he said-"I'm not putting down goldfish." I would have spit my red snapper dinner as I split my gut. That was funny, and the interviewer did not even snicker-alone indeed!


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