News of New Crazy Horse Album Gallops Around the World
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
The news that Neil Young is making a new album with Crazy Horse has both surprised and delighted fans around the world.
In our exclusive scoop last night from the Slamdance Festival, we relayed a report that has been picked on dozens and dozens of blogs, fansites, and mainstream media, including Rolling Stone Magazine.
From Neil Young Recording New Album With Crazy Horse | Music News | Rolling Stone by Andy Greene:
Neil Young is recording a new album with Crazy Horse, according to a post on Young's fansite Thrasher's Wheat – and now confirmed by Rolling Stone: "It's looking good," a representative for Young says. According to the fansite report, Young shared the news over the weekend at the Slamdance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, at an event with Jonathan Demme to promote their new movie Journeys. The audience "erupted in applause" when Young said that he was working with Crazy Horse again.
Multiple fans subsequently posted on Crazy Horse drummer Ralph Molina's Facebook wall to ask if the news was true.
His response: "Yes!"
According to the report on Thrasher's Wheat, Young said that he's already recorded one album with Crazy Horse and another is in the works.
The news was naturally hailed on the Rust group, on Facebook | ThrashersWheatNeverSleeps with 100's of likes and comments, and our Twitter feed exploded.
But it gets even crazier.
Rumors are now flying that Neil Young & Crazy Horse will headline Bonnaroo 2012, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival and Lollapalooza.
The Pearl Jam - Ten Club Community, Widespread Panic forum, Radiohead message board and numerous other fan pages picked up the news and cheered.
Speculation is rampant on the news over on Steve Hoffman Audiophile Forum.
"Don't Spook The Horse"
So what do we think of all of this?
As the Lone Red Rider points out there are possibly 5 -- and maybe more -- albums ready to go from the Archives Team (Toast, Odeon-Budokan, Homegrown, Chrome Dreams, Oceanside-Countryside).
Could the completed CD be Toast?
So will 2012 be another The Year of The Horse??!! Imagine a monumentally, definitive Crazy Horse tour like we saw in 1996?
Of course, we'd all be happy with the CH 2nd sets we got in 2003/4 on the Greendale tour. Here's a sample.
Neil Young and Crazy Horse - Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) - Live at Farm Aid 2003 - YouTube
Neil Young and Crazy Horse performs "Into the Black" live at Farm Aid 2003 at the Germain Amphitheater in Columbus, Ohio on September 7, 2003.
Smell the Horse, indeed!
Zuma Beach - 1975