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Monday, April 08, 2019

Neil Young: "Crazy Horse is about to enter the studio with 11 new ones."

via Neil Young Archives

Last month, Neil Young confirmed that more Crazy Horse concerts were to be scheduled, as well as, a new Crazy Horse album was in the works.

On today's updated Letters to the Editor section on Neil Young Archives, Neil writes that "Crazy Horse is about to enter the studio with 11 new ones."

via Neil Young Archives

So it looks like the first new album with Crazy Horse in 7 years since the release of Psychedelic Pill. Nils Lofgren will join the sessions. Neil writes on NYA: "Nils, seen in shadow on the image above, will be with Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot and I, making our new CRAZY HORSE music high in the Rockies."

Frank "Poncho" Sampedro, has stated that he is "retired". In a recent interview with Uncut Magazine, Poncho said:
“I’m 70 and I’m retired now and want to stay home.

People say, ‘Isn’t it sad you’re not in Crazy Horse?’ I don’t think of it that way. I’ll always be in Crazy Horse. I’m as big a part of Crazy Horse as anyone that’s ever been in it.
There are many more Letters to the Editor today, so check those out as well.

Looks like the NYA Team is really starting to get ready to crank it out in these coming days, weeks, months. We're the lucky ones.

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At 4/08/2019 07:20:00 PM, Blogger Shakey said...

Fucking great news. Can't wait to hear it. Really hope Neil and the Horse return to Toronto

At 4/08/2019 10:20:00 PM, Blogger ChasA said...

best f..n news, can't wait to smell some new horse...

At 4/09/2019 08:13:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Germany waiting Neil to come over by the horse

At 4/09/2019 08:20:00 AM, Blogger Aaron Bennett said...

Is it wrong of me to feel like, it's not the horse without Pancho? Did Neil ditch him like he ditched Peggi?

At 4/09/2019 08:33:00 AM, Blogger Matt & Jes Wedding said...

Do you have insight into his personal life? Or are you making ASSumptions? Poncho retired btw. Horse rides on

At 4/09/2019 08:47:00 AM, Blogger Aaron Bennett said...

Where did you read that Pancho is retired? What I read is "kicked to the curb for a hotter model."

>As Lofgren returns, guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro — a constant Crazy Horse presence since joining the band in 1975 — will be sitting these shows out. Although the reasons for Sampedro's absence are unclear, Young addressed the change in a newsletter post, saying he was "unable to join us right now" and expressing hope that he'd return at some point.
>Whatever the future holds for Sampedro with Crazy Horse, he's made it clear that he's interested in going out on a high note — and his own terms. "I want to do a tour where we know it's the last one and we can really say goodbye to all the people that have always been there for us," he told Rolling Stone in 2014. "I want to share a special moment with them."

At 4/09/2019 01:07:00 PM, Blogger romat73 said...

I believe Ralph Molina posted to Facebook, right after their shows in Winnipeg, said that Poncho was “doing his organic farming thing” in Hawaii. Made it sound like this was Poncho’s choice... and he said THIS was the Horse now.

At 4/09/2019 01:23:00 PM, Blogger Sancho1671 said...

There are several years between those statements you quoted.

At 4/09/2019 01:26:00 PM, Blogger romat73 said...

I’m surprised Ralph’s comment wasn’t picked up elsewhere, but I took a screenshot of his post... it was either on his Facebook wall or on a Neil Young Facebook groups... the day after one of the Winnipeg shows.

At 4/09/2019 01:32:00 PM, Blogger Dan1 said...

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At 4/09/2019 03:32:00 PM, Blogger Babbo B. said...

Poncho interview in the new Uncut magazine: "I'm 70 and I'm retired now and I want to stay home. People say, 'Isn't it sad you're not in Crazy Horse?' I don't think of it that way. I'll always be in Crazy Horse. I'm as big a part of Crazy Horse as anyone that's ever been in it."

At 4/09/2019 03:36:00 PM, Blogger George said... He did retire ...period...he’s done with music from Franks mouth ...h wants to stay home and is not upset about not being on tour or this new record

At 4/09/2019 03:37:00 PM, Blogger Aaron Bennett said...

Finally a reasonable answer. I'm just a little sour on Neil -- the massive disconnect between what he said in his book about his wife and the fact that he ditched her for a younger model. But hey, Pancho is retired, he's retired. Still dig Neil's music, I just made the mistake of believing in him as a person, when in reality, we don't know anyone personally.

At 4/09/2019 03:39:00 PM, Blogger George said...

Plus Nils did play in the original Crazy Horse ...Nils even did an album of Neil covers he is Crazy Horse...just like Frank, Ralph, Billy, and Danny

At 4/09/2019 04:03:00 PM, Blogger Dionys said...

On a more constructive note: Check out the latest studio still life on NYA. It tells a whole story, and a very long one, that is, about a rhythm section, harmonicas once big and a small arsenal in use, a vintage saddle bag all assembeld around a drum kit with an Indian warrior... This very well could be an album cover for the next Crazy Horse output titled "Nils and Shadows Past". Saved it to my harddrive and wished that Neil/NYA would put out an affordable fine art print portfolio of some of these photographs.

At 4/09/2019 05:57:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks to most all for comments here.

Posting updated w/ latest from Neil: "Nils, seen in shadow on the image above, will be with Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot and I, making our new CRAZY HORSE music high in the Rockies."

Sessions start this week!

At 4/09/2019 06:53:00 PM, Blogger Hansolo74 said...

Year of the horse!

At 4/09/2019 07:22:00 PM, Blogger Shakey said...

Poncho has confirmed this himself in an interview

At 4/09/2019 11:37:00 PM, Blogger rolandthompsongunner said...

This is excellent. Love to Neil looking forward...

Year of the Horse indeed... I can smell it!

At 4/10/2019 06:13:00 PM, Blogger new design said...

Nils is as much CH as Poncho and I love them both

At 4/12/2019 05:13:00 PM, Blogger John said...

Don't spook the horse! New album-Yass! European tour please!


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