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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Billy Talbot And Ralph Molina Look Back On Neil Young’s ‘Tonight’s The Night’ 1973 Gig At The Roxy | UPROXX

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With the big news that Neil Young & Crazy Horse will perform two concerts in Fresno, CA in May and Nils Lofgren confirming the gig, here is a timely interview with Crazy Horse's Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina.

From Billy Talbot And Ralph Molina Look Back On Neil Young’s ‘Tonight’s The Night’ 1973 Gig At The Roxy | UPROXX by Corbin Reiff:
“Tonight’s The Night was special,” bassist Billy Talbot told me about those recording sessions. “It was real life. He was just rapping out shit that happened,” he explained. “We’re with Neil and Danny’s passed away… it was kinda like a wake. An Irish wake. We were aware of the situation and trying not to be too heavy about it. We were playing music after all and music is a joyful thing. You don’t get that vibe every day.”

“We all just played pool and stood around,” Molina remembered. “We would look at each other, and we all knew. The mood was where we wanted it to be [and so we] walked into the rehearsal room, went to our instruments — this was about midnight, 1 AM — and just started playing. The passion, feel, heart, all came together. That’s how it was through the sessions; wait until the right moment came.”
“That night at the Roxy, we did just what we did when we were recording, except there was an audience there,” Talbot explained. The feeling in the room was loose. Maybe too loose. Neil is half singer, half-comedian, cracking wise about strippers and Perry Como, mocking Geffen out amongst the crowd. Onstage is that fake palm tree they swiped from S.I.R., as well as a cigar store Indian, and about $900 worth of glittery boots arranged around Neil’s grand piano. For most of the performance, the band acted as if no one else was even there. “When you’re tuned-in as one, we forget there’s a room,” Molina explained. “Could’ve been the garage, living room…etc.”
“As a fan, I’d want to hear classics, as a player, you can’t just live on your laurels,” Molina said. “The big guy likes to move on.” Talbot agreed, “Each performance was a trip unto itself,” he said. “We were doing Tonight’s The Night after all. Because they weren’t expecting it, it put a little stain on the whole performance, but we made use of it. Just not doing what they expected and going to the edge with these different songs was really cool for us. It was artistic. I was glad to be a part of it.”
Full interview at Billy Talbot And Ralph Molina Look Back On Neil Young’s ‘Tonight’s The Night’ 1973 Gig At The Roxy | UPROXX by Corbin Reiff.

Also, see Neil Young & Crazy Horse will perform two concerts in Fresno, CA in May.

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At 4/26/2018 01:22:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

what nice and benevolent smiles. Something serious must be happening with Sampedro. Out of all of them I see him as the most eager to ride that Horse again. I saw Nils at a free show Margaritaville on The Strip 2006. There couldnt have been more than 15 of us who knew who he was and were there intentionally. The rest were tourist who looked very annoyed by the volume he was putting out lol. it was pretty loud. He saw my Crazy Horse t shirt but made no mention of his affiliation to them.

At 4/26/2018 03:25:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Movie Night schedule is now up on the Archives site. Muddy Track is up first. May 4th.

At 4/27/2018 02:58:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

Bakersfield May 5/6, pre-sale now:

pw: nyarchives

See you there!!

At 4/27/2018 03:21:00 AM, Blogger Dan1 said...

3rd night added to Fresno, 5/3 pre-sale now:

At 4/27/2018 09:53:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

done F Row B balcony

At 4/28/2018 01:44:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Just listened to the incredible new Rocky album! Holy Shit! This is the real deal! I love the alternate performance of the epic album. Yes, I would rather have all songs from the set, but if this is what I get, it has still enriched my Neil Young & Crazy Santa Monicans (my home town) experience immeasurably! I highly recommend this audio experience! My word, the Holy Grail has arrived (after Time Fades Away) and what a treasure it is! Thank you Neil Young and CSM!!! Come on up and play a show in the Notthwest please! Alan in Seattle

At 4/28/2018 01:47:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

It's all treasure to me, and I love the many live / new / old albums/ tours! One of my all time favorites is Blue Note Cafe. That was my first NY show -San Diego. More is what I like!

At 4/28/2018 01:48:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Thank you spell check. R o x y

At 4/28/2018 02:29:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

if I can drive a 1000 miles ( and back) from Spokane you can do it from the Left Side. Ill buy you a beer in Fresno.


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