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Record store bootleg blues

Neil Young at record store

 

 

 

 

A 1971 video of Neil Young confiscating a CSNY bootleg album from a record store was making the rounds on social media this weekend.

The rare footage shows Young meandering through a record store, discovering bootlegged albums, including a Dylan album, and leaving the store with the CSNY album, saying he should not have to pay for it.

The record store clerk is confused, doesn’t recognize Young, and they end up calling a higher-up on the telephone.

Young leaves the store with the album.

Fun viewing.

 

 

In a Feb. 2015 interview at Consequence of Sound, Neil Young said that the recent resurgence of vinyl albums is merely a “fashion statement.”

“It’s a niche and it’s a great niche and it’s a wonderful thing and I hope people continue to enjoy vinyl and it continues to grow, because it’s a good thing,” Young went on to say, before adding the caveat that we live in a “convenience-oriented society and vinyl is not a convenient thing.”

 

David Crosby is reaching out to Neil Young, via Twitter: ‘He’s pretty mad at me’

Neil Young & David CrosbyAre you still mad Neil?

Come on.

David Crosby’s personal relationship with Neil Young appeared to fall apart late last year when Crosby commented on Young’s personal life. Now Crosby has taken to Twitter, over a period days, to both reach out to Young and to explain a complicated relationship that has been a cornerstone for the often-fractured Crosby Stills Nash and Young since the Woodstock era, according to Something Else!

“He’s pretty mad at me,” Crosby admits, before revealing: “I apologized. We’ll see.”

The article goes on to state that even in this period of reconciliation, however, David Crosby can’t hide his feelings on Neil Young’s lo-fi Letter from Home album, recorded in Jack White’s throwback phone booth. Crosby deftly avoided answering, thus making his real opinion clear. Asked whether Young can be difficult to work with, Crosby is more magnanimous. “Sometimes, yes; sometimes, no,” he says. “He’s very intelligent, can be funny.”

CNSY last toured together on 2006.

Read more at: http://somethingelsereviews.com/2015/03/18/david-crosby-neil-young-twitter/

Dallas Taylor RIP

Dallas TaylorDallas Taylor, once the drummer for Crosby, Still, Nash & Young has died at age 66.

He had a rough life, his mother giving him opium as a young boy. He struggled with addiction and overcame his demons, and becoming a counselor he saved many lives.

Taylor liked to say that he made his first million — and his last million — by the time he was 21, writes Steve Chawkins of the Los Angeles Times.

According to the Times: The rock drummer was a key sideman for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. He played at Woodstock, appeared on seven top-selling albums and bought three Ferraris. He also stabbed himself in the stomach with a butcher knife and drank so heavily that he required a liver transplant in 1990, five years after becoming sober.

He had been in failing health for some time, his wife, Patti McGovern-Taylor, said.

Read more at: http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-dallas-taylor-20150119-story.html

David Crosby talks health, solo album and Neil Young

Davide CrosbyDavid Crosby mentions Neil Young in an interview posted on AccessAtlanta.com.

Melissa Ruggieri writes of Crosby: “There’s  a different kind of love for the erstwhile Neil Young, who is currently  working on another album and book as well as helping develop Pono, a  high-resolution digital music download service and music player set to  debut in October. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that CSNY is  extinct. Or maybe it is. No one is ever quite sure, it seems.”

“It’s  difficult to know. He already told us once that he was going to (be  back with us) and changed his mind, and now he’s making noises that he  wants to do it again,” Crosby said. “God bless Neil. I love him and I  love working with him because he so completely wants to push the edge,  but he’s a very mercurial guy. I can’t count on him, but I do love to  play with him.”

Read more at: http://www.accessatlanta.com/weblogs/atlanta-music-scene/2014/mar/19/david-crosby-talks-health-solo-album-and-neil-youn/

This one is for Wolle.

More “Cellar Door” praise, but it gets so sappy

4976c8c0Album reviews of Neil Young’s newest soon-to-be released “Cellar Door” can be churned out ad nauseam. How many can we read?

Henry Hauser’s review at  Consequence of Sound, an on-line music publication, tells  the story of what happened in 1970, starting with a failed CSN&Y recording session at Young’s home in Hawaii.

Instead, band members went their separate ways and put out their own solo albums that made Billboard’s top 15. Young’s released  “After the Gold Rush,” but, Hauser writes –  not surprisingly – not everyone got behind it.

“Langdon Winner dismissed it as unlistenable, likening Young’s voice to ‘pre-adolescent whining.’ Not to be outdone by his erstwhile bandmates, the competitive Canadian continued writing new material and scheduled back-to-back concerts at Carnegie Hall.”

“Hoping to shake off the cobwebs following a five-month layoff, Young played a series of warmup gigs at The Cellar Door, an intimate D.C. music club. Live at the Cellar Door, the most recent installment in Young’s Archive Performance Series, captures these six solo sets.”

Of the music, Hauser gets sappy, using words like poignant, purposeful, ardent, penetrating, enthralling, dreamy, superb, wistful. There may be a record number of adjectives used in this review.

“The introspective ‘Tell Me Why’ finds the singer grappling with unsolvable quagmires in a wounded, elegiac timber (‘Is it hard to make arrangements with yourself?’).”

What? Hello? I need a cigarette…

Read the entire, Neil Young love-fest at: http://consequenceofsound.net/2013/11/album-review-neil-young-live-at-the-cellar-door/

 

 

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