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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Kurt Vile on the Influence of Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen | SPIN


Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile
AnTHEm, Washington, DC - November 7, 2017
Photo by thrashette

 

Kurt Vile released his new album "Watch My Moves" this week. The opening track "Going on a Plane Today" has the verse:

"Going on a plane today
Listening' to "Heart of Gold"
Gonna open up for Neil Young
Man, life can sure be fun
Imagine if I knew this when I was young"

From "Kurt Vile on the Influence of Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, and His Latest Sprawling ‘Masterpiece’ Watch My Moves" | SPIN  by Corbin Reiff (thanks Hambone!):

SPIN: On the first track, “Goin On A Plane Today,” you sing about opening up for Neil Young. What would a young Kurt Vile think about realizing a dream like that, if we went back 20 years, 25 years ago?

Kurt Vile: That’s exactly what I say in the song. I say, “Imagine if I knew this when I was young too. I mean, I liked Neil Young back in my teens, but I got obsessed in my 20s at some point similarly. I loved his music anyway, but then you read [Jimmy McDonough’s biography] Shakey and then you realize, he’s the God. He’s God.

Full interview @ "Kurt Vile on the Influence of Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen, and His Latest Sprawling ‘Masterpiece’ Watch My Moves" | SPIN  by Corbin Reiff.


Kurt Vile and Neil Young
(via Rusted Televisione)

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3 Comments:

At 4/21/2022 01:39:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

And there it is: “Neil Young is G0D.” Why do we bother? Why do we obsessively cherish our Neil Young music libraries, & the man himself? Because he is a (Music) God that walks the Earth! I don’t think he is the “Only” God (of music) but there is slim competition at this point. Long May You Run.

Your Bro Alan in Seattle

 
At 4/22/2022 09:51:00 AM, Blogger Steve L said...

If Neil is reading this, can we have another Concert of the Moment soon please?, as it's been a quite a while since the most recent one (Rotterdam '76) was shared...

 
At 4/22/2022 02:59:00 PM, Blogger José from Paris said...


Good evening from Paris
Information for today's blog
A beautiful evening in perspective Friday, April 22, 2022 10:25 p.m. on ARTE TV
Neil Young "The Reasons for Anger"
José

 

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