Neil Young's new album "Roxy - Tonight's the Night Live" is now available for pre-order. Order here
(Please shop locally & independently. But if you can't, we appreciate your supporting Thrasher's Wheat by clicking this link . Thank you!!!)
<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Saturday, November 05, 2016

INTERVIEW: Graham Nash on 1974 CSNY Tour | No Depression

Graham Nash
Photo by Amy Grantham

From an interview with Graham Nash on the 1974 CSNY Tour in No Depression by Gary Stoller:
The 1974 tour of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was one of the best tours in rock music history, and Nash spent a lot of time sorting through concert tapes to compile the 2014 multi-disc box set, CSNY 1974.

I recall seeing the group at Denver’s Mile High Stadium and Chicago Stadium that year and was completely blown away by the three-hour-plus shows. The most vivid memories are all four members huddled together, wailing on their electric guitars during long jams, and Neil Young debuting his brilliant album On the Beach. Nash says he remembers the Mile High Stadium show, because Crosby fell while running toward the stage across the baseball field before the show. That show and others on the tour, Nash says, were the zenith of CSNY live.

“Mile High Stadium was a great show, and that tour was full of wonderful music,” he says. “That’s one of the reasons why I did the CSNY box set. I wanted to show historically that Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young were a fabulous rock and roll band. If anybody in the future wants to know who the fuck CSNY were, that box set will give them a good idea.”

He says that chapter of his life — compiling CSN or CSNY material — is over, and his multi-decade stint with Crosby, Stills and Nash is “done.”
Complete interview with Graham Nash in No Depression by Gary Stoller.

Also, see more on the 1974 CSNY Tour.

David Crosby, Graham Nash, Neil Young and Stephen Stills
Oakland Coliseum, July 14, 1974
Photo by David Zimmer
(Click photo to enlarge)

Labels: ,

Links to this post:

Create a Link


At 11/05/2016 12:38:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

At 11/05/2016 01:18:00 PM, Blogger andrea1bianco said...

Honestly I would have preferred complete shows from the 1974 Tour. Consider that every unreleased recording is getting slowly PD in Europe. So the edits of Nash and Bernstein on the 1974 material weren't a smart move. The approach to the Archives of the Dylan 's office is more intelligent and less narcissistic.
So Tired

At 11/05/2016 03:45:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

The Peace Trail single has been released (and album pre-orders begun), Neil's catalog has returned to streaming services and this is the "news" here?

At 11/06/2016 05:16:00 AM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

That single, for anyone who might not have heard it yet:

At 11/06/2016 09:18:00 PM, Blogger TOM said...

Peace Trail newly released pales in comparison to live POTR version, which is ethereal, nuanced and softly sung.

Newly released version is over produced, with grating lead overdubs, distorted vibe and over emphasized drums, IMHO

At 11/09/2016 11:13:00 PM, Blogger (D.) Ian Kertis said...

It's as good a time as any to say that I caught Graham Nash live in Philadelphia, PA, this past July. Great show with just him and Shane LaFontayne (?), his musical partner from the new album, playing mostly acoustic. Nash opened brilliantly with Military Madness, followed by Marrakesh Express. The closing encore was Teach Your Children, which made for a beautiful moment with the audience singing along. Genuine good vibes. The song was especially fitting as I went with my dad. In between were most of the CSN hits you'd expect, supplemented with stuff from Beginners and Wild Tales, as well as six or seven good songs from the new album. There will be special memories.

Nash was (and is) classy and, in the relatively intimate live environment, very honest and frank for a guy talking to a roomful of strangers. He spoke his mind on a number of things and displayed a terrific sense of humor. I've now seen half CSN+Y (saw Neil in April 2011 during Le Noise), and maybe, if I'm fortunate, I'll complete the circle someday soon with Crosby and Stills.

I'd definitely recommend that anyone who hasn't done so check out Nash's newest album, This Path Tonight. I enjoyed it thoroughly, had a ball seeing and hearing him play the songs in concert, and wish him all the best.


Post a Comment

<< Home

<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Willie for a Nobel!

Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize
for Farm Aid and his work on
alternative fuels, and world peace initiatives.

Demand justice for Aaron:
Support "Aaron's Law" and inquiry into his prosecution

Induct Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Please Help Support Independent Media &
Non-Corporate Advertising
This Blog's For You!

The Hypocrisy of the Mainstream Media

It's Been Called The
"Missing Link" in the Ditch Trilogy


Sign the Release "Time Fades Away" Petition
Join The 10,000+ Who Have Already Signed


Neil Young Appreciation Society

Sugar Mountain

Neil Young Setlists
Rust Radio


Bands Covering Neil Young songs


Official Neil Young News Site

The Bridge School

The Bridge School Concerts
25th Anniversary Edition

**100% of Proceeds to Benefit Bridge School***

Farm Aid

Stop factory farms
Go family farms!

The Essential Neil Young

Fans Favorite Neil Albums

Top 50 MP3
Neil Young Song Downloads

Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
Support Thrasher's Wheat
via Purchases from:
United States - us.gif
Canada - canada.gif
United Kingdom - gb.gif
Germany - de.gif

Neil Young Songbook Project

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Europe 2016 Tour Dates

2015 Rebel Content Tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alchemy Concert Tour Reviews

Fall 2012 N. America Tour
Spring 2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Summer 2013 Europe Tour

Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe

Neil Young Films

2010 MusiCares Honors Neil Young

Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.
Proceeds from sales go to MusiCares,
which helps musicians in need of
financial and medical assistance.



Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker
"an indispensable reference"

Paul McCartney and Neil Young


"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

John Lennon and Neil Young

"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
The Supergroup of the 20th Century

Director Jonathan Demme's Exquisite film "Heart of Gold"

eddie & neil
Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

Revisiting The Significance of
The Buffalo Springfield

"The revolution will not be televised"
... it will be blogged, streamed,
tweeted, shared and liked
The Embarrassment of Mainstream Media

Turn Off Your TV

Neil Young 2016 Year in Review:
The Year of The Wheat

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
by Rustie Sharry "Keepin' Jive Alive in T.O." Wilson

"the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada"

neil & joni
Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

europe 1987.jpg

Bob and Neil

So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?

Four Dead in Ohio
kent state
So What Really Happened at Kent State?


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power

Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

Wilco and Neil Young


Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young


Elton John and Neil Young

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young

Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment
I'm Proud to Be A Union Man


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up

Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"

"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize

John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel


Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie"

We're All On
A Journey Through the Past

Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
(we can handle it... try us)

Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Occupy the Music

Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"

Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?




(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul