Randomly Blogged Neil Young News - August 2014
Here's a new video over on ponomusic.com showing Neil Young signing numbered certificates of ownership for Pono players. It's sorta funny.
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Neil Young's film Human Highway will have the director's cut version premiere at Toronto International Film Festival | TIFF.net in September. "Neil Young's mind-bending 1982 post-apocalyptic musical comedy, in which the rock legend writes, directs and stars alongside an eclectic and eccentric cast including Dean Stockwell, Russ Tamblyn, Dennis Hopper and Devo."
More on Neil Young: I Got Lost on the Human Highway.
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From Graham Nash on 'CSNY 1974' and Watching Stephen Stills and Neil Young Battle | Guitar World by Brian Robbins:
How would you describe Stephen’s guitar playing compared to Neil’s?
They're very different, not only sonically, but different in style, as well. Stephen is much more blues-based and Neil is more … “experimental” isn't the right word … “futuristic” isn't the right word …
I’ve used the word “angular” at times to describe Neil’s playing
That’s a good word, yeah. To me, Neil’s one of the great guitar players in the world. They both are, and to stand in the middle of that shit and watch these two longhorn stags — “Hey, I’m playing this.” “Oh, yeah, motherfucker? Well check this out!” “Oh, really?” — it’s very interesting as a musician. I can't look at them from the point of view of being a guitarist as I’m an incredibly simple guitar player. I hardly know what I’m doing.
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From Jambands.com - Need We Say More? > Reviews > CDs > Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: CSNY 1974 by Brian Robbins:
Perhaps the songs that provide the most insight into the sum of CSNY’s parts are the ones birthed on solo projects. Here Nash’s “Immigration Man” is ominous and frightening (as it was meant to be); Stills’ “Black Queen” is transformed from an acoustic tequila-drenched blues to a primal stomp, dripping with tar; and Young’s “Don’t Be Denied” is everything it was ever meant to be: plaintive and open with an edge that keeps it from becoming just another anthem. There is fire in these performances that you will not find in any other archival recordings, whether it was Crosby and Nash with the Mighty Jitters, Young’s Stray Gators or Stills’ Manassas ensemble – a one-of-kind excitement that only this quartet (along with Kunkle, Drummond and Lala) could generate.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Hyde Park, London, 12 July 2014
Gallery by DDconcertphotography
Awesome Cortez the Killer by Neil Young & Crazy Horse - - Barolo 21 luglio, Italy 2014. Weird angle but good audio.
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