"Never, Ever Listen To Your Fan Base" says Neil Young
The last thing you should do is follow your fan base. That's all they are - a fan base. There's no ownership. I don't have to deal with them...
They get angry about the very things that they seem to value, that make them fans in the first place."
~~ Neil Young
So there you have it.
A rather insightful confirmation of what many of us have suspected for some time now.
In an interview in the U.K.'s Sunday Times by Rob Liddle, Neil Young explains his contrariness, among other things.
How else can we explain the Exhibit A at the root of this quote??
Thank god we had hoped all along that Buffalo Springfield would never, ever re-unite. Or Crazy Horse re-unite, for that matter.
And hopefully, Archives Volume #2 is never, ever released, as well.
Well, at least Neil doesn't hate his audience...