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Monday, September 10, 2018

INTERVIEW: Neil Young - Recording New Music And Releasing Old Music | Music Connection

Neil Young Interview with Music Connection

In a recent interview, Neil Young says that "I’ve trained my audience. They know. I won’t go out unless I have something to do that I believe in doing and that I want to play and new songs I want to play that I think are relevant. That’s why I go out. If I don’t have any new song to play in front of people, they don’t see me very often."

From Neil Young: Recording New Music And Releasing Old Music | Music Connection by Gary Graff:
Music Connection: Any specific releases we should look forward to from the Archives?

Neil Young: I know the Alchemy album is gonna blow people’s minds, and I think Crazy Horse’s early days will. There’s an album called Garage, which is another Crazy Horse album, and a movie called Rusted which is a complete Crazy Horse concert like Rust Never Sleeps that’s never been shown. It was shown one night in the ‘80s. So we have all that stuff, and it’s interesting. Plus there’s at least two or three times as much stuff as that that I haven’t mentioned. There’s a lot of movies. There’s Muddy Track. There’s the Homegrown album, which is like the Stray Gators, who did Harvest with me. That’s another album I did and never put it out. I went and did something else.

MC: Is there any factor in particular that leads you to work with Crazy Horse or Promise of the Real?

Young: They’re both great. It’s really the material; the band I’m playing with will affect the material I write when I’m with that band. I’m only writing because of what’s in my head, so I don’t know who I’m going to play with. But they’re both great bands. Each one has its advantage over the other. It’s a very good situation to be in, and it’s a temporary situation ‘cause nothing’s gonna last forever. But I don’t want to wear it out, either.

MC: Speaking of bands, CSNY seems over and done with––or is it?

Young: I don’t know. I’d rather see Willie (Nelson), Bob (Dylan) and Neil, myself. That’s what I would want. I think that would be fantastic––but it’s just a dream of something I wouldn’t mind doing, there’s nothing going on. I just look at things I would like to do and things I don’t want to do, so I try to find the things I do want to do. I don’t like to go into a big barn with my name on it anymore. I don’t want to do that. It seems like I’ve done that to a point where there’s something that just stops me. But I do like playing music, and I like playing with people that I love.
Full interview @ Neil Young: Recording New Music And Releasing Old Music | Music Connection by Gary Graff.

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At 9/10/2018 08:47:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

So I guess what Neil is trying to say is that Rust Never Sleeps......?

At 9/10/2018 09:01:00 PM, Blogger Dan Swan said...

I’m praying that I live long enough to see and hear everything he’s mentioned. Time will tell, but I’m hopeful. Time is running out for all of us including Neil. I love this man and his art so sooner is a priority for me but we all know Neil. It’s his way or the highway.

At 9/11/2018 06:05:00 AM, Blogger Andy said...

Lucky I'm only 34 so hoping to hear all this stuff soon. Alchemy surely is ready for release.

At 9/11/2018 10:38:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

Good interview. Thanks for making me aware of it.

At 9/11/2018 11:15:00 AM, Blogger NYBD11-12 said...

Willie, Dylan, and Neil? He would be the youngster!

Neil, I love hearing new, unreleased songs at live shows. I want to hear what's next more than what was. Also, rarely played old songs are cool, too.

At 9/11/2018 04:15:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Bring on the CH releases...and a tour!

At 9/11/2018 07:38:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

yep, Willie, Dylan, and Neil would be the ticket.

@ Sand Cowgirl - so nice to hear from you. absolutely, bring it all on!

At 9/11/2018 10:05:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

"I Believe In You"


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