A RUST TRILOGY: The Alchemy Tour of Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Some pleasingly surprising news announced yesterday on Neil Young's official website Neil Young Times:
A RUST TRILOGYWe've long regarded the Rust Never Sleeps tour as the pinnacle -- not withstanding it was the only time we ever heard Neil play "Thrasher" live on acoustic. So RNS will always have its special place.
October 3, 2012
The third episode of A Rust Trilogy, which began with Rust Never Sleeps in 1978, and continued with Weld in 1990, now concludes with Alchemy in 2012. Things have changed, yet they stay the same. Alchemy, like Rust and Weld, finds the boys at another stage of life's journey. Time has taken its toll, yet the spirit seems unstoppable.
And when the Weld tour happened in 1990/1, we were thrilled to see those old stage props like big roadcases, that we thought we'd never see again.
And deja vu all over again.
The 2012 Neil Young & Crazy Horse now is The Alchemy Tour and revisits familiar themes and new songs. Our take on "alchemy" is that it's a turn on the phrase "rust". Turning either from or to rust -- literally or artistically.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Windsor, Ontario, Oct. 3
And others? From Bad News Beat, an open letter to Neil reacting to the latest development:
.... on the heels of Waging Heavy Peace?We find it all to be good. A trilogy of Rust?!
Concludes?? The above is as sad as the book. You're killing *us*, Neil. Us Rusties.
One can only hope that this becomes a four album trilogy (a la' Hitchhiker's Guide.)
And then this.....
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Really? We have a choice?
The answer is clear.
(Chemistry / Alchemy) the pseudoscientific predecessor of chemistry that sought a method of transmuting base metals into gold, an elixir to prolong life indefinitely, a panacea or universal remedy.
Folks, this is for us. Savor the moment.
See you on the rail on the Alchemy Tour road!