REPORT: New Crazy Horse Album Recorded
Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot & Frank "Poncho" Sampedro
MusiCares Honors Neil Young - Los Angeles, CA - 1/29/10
Photo by Joni Milken-Noah
UPDATE: This TW exclusive has been re-confirmed by Archives Guy as essentially accurate. Possible Spring release...
This weekend, the Master Class at Slamdance Festival featured Coffee w/ Neil Young & Jonathan Demme for their new film Journeys.
A report from the coffee with Neil and Jonathan event by Bob & Kim C. reveals a stunning announcement...
... Neil Young has been recording with Crazy Horse . One album is complete and they are working on another.
No mention of content or time table.
Neil did talk about a group of Americana songs that he had recorded as well with a youth choir...and the Horse. When he spoke of recording with Crazy Horse again "the crowd erupted in applause".
Also, Bob & Kim C. report that:
- Neil mentioned that a 4th film with Demme would make the effort a "4 wheel drive not a 3 wheel drive".
- Neil has been writing songs recently and happy with the effort.
- No mention of Buffalo Springfield.
- Wants to finish his Lincvolt movie....after 5 years of work.
So will 2012 be another The Year of The Horse??!!
Or just some old TOAST?
In other Slamdance news from Neil Young journeys to Utah with new concert film - MSN Movies News:
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- Neil Young recalls how his first concert film with director Jonathan Demme was a lush, stately tribute to country music.
He says their latest, "Neil Young Journeys," is more like an electric bolt, with a "grinding, blinding beauty to it."
"'Journeys' is so different from `Heart of Gold.' It's like the other side of the universe," Young, 66, said in an interview alongside Demme. "'Heart of Gold' was a massive production with great caretaking to present this whole image of this forgotten style of presenting music, in this great old chapel of country music. ...
"This film we just made is so opposite of that. It's just one person. The sound is completely different and the attitude of it is different. The look is different. ... The sounds are kind of enveloping. You get to move way inside, whereas, `Heart of Gold,' you're way back, going, `Oh, it's beautiful seeing it from the back, seeing all these beautiful people, these great musicians.' And this one here, you're like inside my instrument, inside the distortion of the guitar. There's nothing in the way."
"It's more distorted and funky. It's a little bit more in your face," Young said. "It's like zooming in on something, losing everything that's usually around it, and you're just losing everything else. There's no bass, no drums, there's no other guitars, there's no other voices, there's no synthesizers, there's no echo. There's just this thing. It's a big sound, because you're right up on it.
It's like a fantastic voyage into your guitars."
"This whole world of cars and music, that's a big chunk of Neil's DNA. He's all about cars and driving and music in motion," Demme said. "I don't think we had any discussions. It was just like, well, we're going to Canada to shoot the concert in Toronto. Obviously, we'll drive down there from Omemee and take a look and see what's changed, and kind of just discover the past in the present. The same way the songs are very often kind of reflective. ...
"It put a lens up to his life. He's a medium for all of our lives. Certainly, our generation, whatever Neil's been singing about for the last 40 years or whatever, it's like, `Thank you. That's exactly what I was feeling. You've put it into words and music.'"
Here's a clip of the upcoming film Neil Young Journeys. (Also, titled Neil Young Life).
Report from Neil Young Journeys Film Premiere in Toronto.
ps - Trunk Show will be released