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Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Rick Rubin & Neil Young Tease Their New Music For Jack White | Broken Record

Last week, we posted A MESSAGE FROM NEIL YOUNG: "The big day is coming!...

In the post, we speculated on what exactly this might be.  Previous indications were that this alluded to a new Crazy Horse album produced by Rick Rubin.

But a new interview with  Rick Rubin, Jack White and Neil Young as a special guest seems indicate another project?

The interview took place at the end of a 3-week session for the new album titled "Nuggets".

Neil only plays electric guitar on two tracks. Speculation is that those would be "break the chain" and "chevrolet". The rest are strange instrumentations which Neil described "Pump Organ Funk" and "Harmonica played through an octave divider into the Fender deluxe". " (thanks Road Dawg!) 


Neil Young & Rick Rubin Tease Their New Music For Jack White | Broken Record 

When Jack White stopped by Shangri-La to sit down with Rick Rubin for an extended interview on Broken Record, he got a surprise visit from the legendary Neil Young who has also been spending time with Rick in the studio recording some new music. Hear Neil and Rick tell Jack a little bit about their new project and catch the full interview below.

Here is a summary via Rusted Moon: (thanks Ralf!)

The conversation apparently took place on the fringes of the May full moon recording sessions at Shangri-la Studios in Malibu, where Rick Rubin was producing Neil Young's album. The work announced for November, as much was already known, will contain ten songs. According to Young in the interview, he wrote eight songs within two days and didn't change them until the recording. The melodies were previously created while hiking through the mountains in Colorado, when he whistled to himself. 

Fans must be prepared for unusual sounds: "I play electric guitar on two songs," reveals the musician, who is known for his weird experiments. The remaining songs feature an unprecedented combination of instruments: "pump organ funk" and a harmonica with an "octave divider" effect, amplified by a Fender Deluxe amp.

However, producer Rick Rubin assured his interview guest Jack White that everything still sounds recognizable as Neil Young. Also "Crazy Horse" would play as usual. The album's closing song is 14 minutes long, according to Young. This should mean the electric rocker "Chevrolet" that Neil Young had spoken about before.



Jack White ft. Special Guest Neil Young | Broken Record (Hosted by Rick Rubin)

After a recent two-night stand in Los Angeles, Jack stopped by Shangri-La to talk to Rick Rubin about the early Garage Rock scene in Detroit that helped shape him and The White Stripes. He also shared potential theories about why the “Seven Nation Army” riff is so catchy. And then he treats Rick and Neil Young to an acoustic performance of his new song “A Tip From You To Me.” And to cap it all off, we will hear exclusive details about an exciting new project Rick’s been working on with Neil Young, that will be out soon.

Also, see MORE BARN (?): New Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse Album Produced by Rick Rubin

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At 9/20/2022 11:24:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

I look forward to hearing the album. I would not dismiss it at all. Neil knows how to make magic happen, and Rick Rubin is a Guru of music himself. I am glad they are working together (again)!

Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 9/21/2022 03:52:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

agree there YBAIS.

oddly, the headlines in lamestream media are that "Neil Young Uses a Flip Phone".

yikes. well, the shallowness of the legacy media is an opportunity for us lonely bloggers to mock their ineptitude.

At 9/22/2022 02:00:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

@. Thrasher: Perhaps they are not aware Neil doesn’t give a crap what they think!

Neil playing his harmonica through effects pedal was unbelievable on Peace Trail. Live was tops! PotR brought out some grout music with him.

Le Noise was not the usual album. Split electric guitar top 3 stings, with the fat 3 playing through a bass amp. I love that album, always have. Daniel Lanois is a great producer. He designed the guitar this way. I find it to be one of the best albums of the 2000’s and beyond.

So let’s see what Neil cooks up with this meeting of these 2 musical powerhouses. Rick Rubin is not known to release crappy albums. Of course he did all of Johnny Cash’s albums on American Records. (Formerly Def American, before that Def Jam records!)
He got his start with rap. Also produced 2 Slayer albums, their 2 best, it is said. I have them, got them for free. Have not listened to those much. He did all of the Chili Peppers best albums, and 2 latest this year, one a double. I got to get that.

Now to play some guitar. Alan

At 9/22/2022 11:55:00 AM, Blogger Abner Snopes said...

The irony being that Neil has how many patents? He is a technological genius in relation to music, in the same way that his "primitiveness" is incredibly subtle.

At 9/22/2022 04:44:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

right Abner. it is definitely an irony for sure. And what makes Shakey so shaky.

it does fit the pattern of neil-ness, tho. like eschewing digital and embracing analog.

the whole heading for the ditch mentality to get away from the middle of the road.

there are methods to neil's madness at work at all times.

but these sorts of subtleties are lost on all but the most astute, i.e. the rusties get it.

At 9/22/2022 11:15:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

Correction: Not “grout” music! Great music!

@ Thrasher : and might I once again compliment you all on your great taste in Neil Young music.

Here’s a nugget: remember awhile back when I was hoping DH would convince Neil to release TFA on CD?

Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 9/23/2022 04:22:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

That podcast must have been recorded some time ago considering the new song Jack played came out in July!

The new album might be here sooner than we think??

At 9/23/2022 12:39:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Thought this Joel Bernstein quote from a phone call I had with him is appropriate:

"In an age when records are put together with extreme artifice David's [Briggs] mission was to break through that," explained Joel Bernstein who is the Neil Young tape archivist, musician and photographer. "He not only tried to bring out the best performance out of the artist he also wanted to present the listener with a realistic true picture of music being played in a room. He went after that live in a room sound! There was no technical trick that he and Neil wouldn't do to get that live feel, however."

Source of quote:

At 9/24/2022 04:49:00 PM, Blogger Tomatron said...

Alan, and now TFA CD is front and center on NYA. Asked about it, Neil still seems none too fond of the album, even after rereleasing it on vinyl and the box set, revisiting its tracks for Vol. II and its tour for Tuscaloosa. There may have been some bad vibes on that second leg of the tour. In spite of the difficulties with the “Compufucked” (per Briggs) road recordings, the sound holds up just fine upon remaster to my ears. Back when this thing was still hard to find is when I first heard Time Fades Away, and the only copy I could get was a folder of crummy mp3 files. It was indeed awful. Eventually I warmed to the songs, but scoring a copy of the then out of print vinyl is what elevated the album in my mind to prime Young status. These days the new CD is probably the lowest quality version currently available on the official market. TFA is top-tier, indispensable material, and ought never to go out of print again.

At 9/24/2022 11:50:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

I have the TFA vinyl and a ripped CD of “virgin vinyl” from 2000.

These are classic songs, and I am hoping for a better sound yet than my other CD.

Thanks Neil & DH!

Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 9/25/2022 04:34:00 AM, Blogger Dionys said...

In the 90's when everybody in North America already switched to CDs "Time Fades Away" vinyl copies (Re-Issues, though) were sold for scrap, as cut-offs or in bundles, as were vinyl copies of practically the whole Neil Young back-catalogue of the early 70's. Every once in a while I stumbled across decent TFA vinyl copies at moderate price in Europe. Apparently the rarity of TFA was / is a North American issue. No CD though, but I didn't like those anyway, a position I see confirmed now by the vinyl renaissance and the fantastillions that are asked for vinyl released during the analog darkness of recent decades.


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