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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Neil Young Interview at Farm Aid 1985 - YouTube

An interesting look back to 1985 and the very first Farm Aid concert.

Clearly, Neil Young is quite excited about the event. Neil also wonderfully reveals his "true self" and his love of "country rock-n-roll."

What's most fascinating is his evolution in thinking about how to deal with the farm crisis in the 1980's to today's approach.

To think that Congress might be of help today is a joke, sadly.

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At 2/13/2013 07:30:00 AM, Blogger SONY said...

The Farm Aid 1985 Lineup:
•John Anderson
•Beach Boys
•The Blasters
•Bon Jovi
•Jimmy Buffett
•Glen Campbell
•Johnny Cash
•David Allan Coe
•John Conlee
•Ry Cooder
•Lacy J. Dalton
•Charlie Daniels
•John Denver
•Bob Dylan
•John Fogerty
•Vince Gill
•Merle Haggard & the Strangers
•Sammy Hagar
•Daryl Hall
•Don Henley
•Waylon Jennings
•Billy Joel
•George Jones
•Rickie Lee Jones
•B.B. King
•Carole King
•Robbie Krieger
•Kris Kristofferson
•Lone Justice
•Lorreta Lynn
•Delbert McClinton
•John Mellencamp
•Roger Miller
•Joni Mitchell
•Willie Nelson and Family
•Randy Newman
•Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
•Roy Orbison
•Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
•Bonnie Raitt
•Lou Reed
•Kenny Rogers
•Johnny Rodriguez
•John Schneider
•Bryan Setzer
•Southern Pacific
•Tanya Tucker
•Eddie VanHallen
•Dottie West
•Winter Brothers
•Neil Young & International Harvesters

That's a helluva lineup! I'd go just to see Roger Miller for that one.

And 25+ years later they're still trying to help. That is what it's all about friends.

At 2/13/2013 11:32:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Sorry to be off topic, great You Tube Vid of WLAG from Red Rocks, not sure if Thrasher poster it before, but for those who haven't seen it, its sublime:

At 2/13/2013 01:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said... think that in 1985 we at least had a President who deeply loved his forward to today's narcissistic man-child who throws up straw men arguments & limitless platitudes of crap...

Yes I went there...

Isn't it time for another cut & paste global warming post Thrasher?

'Yes We Can!'...change the

At 2/13/2013 01:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was it a 2 day event? I mean that's a TON of acts...many of which have passed on sadly...

Agreed on the politics of today...Barack is an embarrassment...

At 2/13/2013 02:05:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@01:05:00 PM - We think Neil's talking to you here in the 1st few seconds of this clip....

You know. The part about the doubters.


At 2/13/2013 05:53:00 PM, Blogger Phill said...

Neil's such a dude.

At 2/13/2013 06:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain't it great how all of the reactionary haters and doubters publish under "Anonymous", yet still come here to spew their vitriol beneath a mask that is not even worthy of being called AMONYMOUS.
Fucking trolls. Get your ignorant ass back to the Ted Nugent page because us true NY fans despise your ignorance.
-- Eric in sunny FLA

At 2/14/2013 01:01:00 AM, Blogger Keith said...

What stikes me the most as contrast between then in now is that people had faith that they could affect change through their congressional representatives. It seems that the overriding feeling is that congress and the government in general is so far removed and insulated from the populace that we have little to no say in how they act and legislate. It's apparent to most on both ends that our representatives are more concerned with legislating for the companies in which they hold positions or interest rather than any of us.
We can only hope the cool democrat president stays in power a little longer to champion issues like civil rights/gay marriage and gun control. Sure he's guilty of the same civil liberties violations and drone striking as dubya (moreso for the latter), but he's somewhat in line with what people voted for, at least on the surface. While holding up Regan as some man of the people and painting Obama as a communist or whatever (I believe Chomsky recently described him as being a moderate republican from a few decades ago) is pretty off base, I can't help but relate on some level to the frustration of with the government's apparent unresponsiveness, the executive branch included. Seeing the level of optimism in a government they (Neil and the Farm Aid organizers) had at least a little amount of faith in does reinforce those feelings for me.

At 2/14/2013 08:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Eric - grab a fork & get bent...

I guess only self-righteous tools like yourself are the "true" Neil fans, eh?


At 2/15/2013 01:31:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eric, you give us anonymous a bad name. You must be very unhappy as it shows in the hostile nature of your posts. Pls just ban this hateful guy.

At 2/18/2013 09:19:00 PM, Anonymous FriedEggsAndCountryHam said...


Great Find. Thanks for putting it together.

I remember that cold, wet day. It was a great line-up but by evening the crowd faded. Luckily Sammy Hagar broke the spell and introduced I Can't Drive 55 with: "Here's one for you tractor pulling m-fers". Woke the crowd right back up. I remember that clear as a bell.

At 10/18/2013 02:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at the first farm aid 12 hours nonstop music rain most of the day , man was it great looking back


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