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Slamdance coffee

here the video from the coffee interview at Slamdance, Neil Young and Jonathan Demme:

Coffee with Neil Young and Jonathan Demme (1 of 4)

Part 2 is here: vimeo.

Cameron Crowe’s 1975 Rolling Stone Interview – revisited

The Rebellious Neil Young: Cameron Crowe’s 1975 Rolling Stone Interview

‘Everybody in that group was a fucking genius at what they did. There’ll never be another Buffalo Springfield’

Nearing 30, Neil Young is the most enigmatic of all the superstars to emerge from Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. His often cryptic studies of lonely desperation and shaky-voiced antiheroics have led many to brand him a loner and a recluse. Harvest was the last time that he struck the delicate balance between critical and commercial acceptance, and his subsequent albums have grown increasingly inaccessible to a mass audience.

Young’s first comprehensive interview comes at a seeming turning point in his life and career. After an amicable breakup with actress Carrie Snodgrass, he’s moved from his Northern California ranch to the relative hustle and bustle of Malibu. In the words of a close friend, he seems “frisky…in an incredible mood.” Young has unwound to the point where he can approach a story about his career as potentially “a lot of fun.”

The interview was held while cruising down Sunset Boulevard in a rented red Mercedes and on the back porch of his Malibu beach house. Cooperative throughout, Young only made a single request: “Just keep one thing in mind,” he said as soon as the tape recorder had been turned off for the last time. “I may remember it all differently tomorrow.” This article appears in the August 14, 1975 issue of Rolling Stone.

The issue is available in the RS online archive here.

[Including the famous quote: “I’m really turned on by the new music I’m making now, back with Crazy Horse. Today, even as I’m talking, the songs are running through my head. I’m excited. I think everything I’ve done is valid or else I wouldn’t have released it, but I do realize the last three albums have been a certain way. I know I’ve gotten a lot of bad publicity for them. Somehow I feel like I’ve surfaced out of some kind of murk. And the proof will be in my next album. Tonight’s the Night, I would say, is the final chapter of a period I went through.” ]

Neil Young and J. Demme Sundance interview

neil demme sundance 2006 interview
Neil and Demme talk fun in this 2006 interview from Sundance festival. On Unscripted. [thanx to Thrasher and Falko for undigging it]

Neil Young on his journey

Neil Young Ohio Demme’s movie on Neil – when you see Ohio, it sends shivers down the bone.

Neil Young Talks Ohio in Jonathan Demme’s concert/road movie Neil Young Journeys, his third with Young, set to debut at the Toronto International Film Festival.

“That was the beginning of my relationship to cars, you know!?”

game on, brother!

 

“Old Man” not to be performed again with a band, says Country Neil

Neil Young On playing with country music legends
June 16, 2011 | By Patrick Doyle, Matthew Murphy

from Rolling Stone

“As a group of musicians, they were absolutely the peak,” Neil Young says of the International Harvesters, the band of country music veterans he played with on his new live album A Treasure , which was recorded on tour in 1984 and 1985.

The band toured without an album, or support from Geffen, Young’s record label, which sued the singer in 1984 for exploring a country sound deemed “artistically uncharacteristic.” Young had already explored electronic music (1982’s Trans ) and rockabilly (1983’s Everybody’s Rockin ) since signing to the label. “I just went wherever I felt like I was going at that time,” Young says in our interview, adding, “I created some friction doing that. But in the end, I created a body of work that I’m very proud of – and this is the absolute cornerstone.”

He couldn’t have picked a better team to explore a traditional country sound: the band included pedal steel and slide player Ben Keith, fiddle player Rufus Thibodeaux, pianist Spooner Oldham and Hargus “Pig” Robbins, bassists Tim Drummond and Joe Allen, guitarist Anthony Crawford and drummer Karl Himmel. Thibodeaux played with George Jones and Lefty Frizzell; Robbins has backed Merle Haggard and Loretta Lynn and Allen has worked with Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings.

In this interview shot at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville on Monday, Young tells Rolling Stone ‘s Patrick Doyle why he went country, why he considers this band his peak and why he’ll never sing “Old Man” with a band again now that Ben Keith has passed away.

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thx to DeddHedd

Random Quote

And it ripples through the crowds Who run and cast their doubts In the deep forbidden lake.
by -- Neil Young

Neil Young on Tour

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Sugar Mountain setlists

Tom Hambleton provides BNB with setlists, thankfully. His website is the most comprehensive searchable archives on the Internets about anything Neil Young related setlists. Goto Sugar Mountain.

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Rust Radio

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HH-Radio + NY Info

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Human Highway

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