18 March 2021
Living legend NEIL YOUNG released another live album and concert film, titled
WAY DOWN IN THE RUST BUCKET a few weeks ago. From a 1990 concert with
Crazy Horse in Santa Cruz, California after his 18th LP Ragged Glory appeared.
Who needs another Neil Young live longplayer? Well nobody, but as he is one of
my all-time favorite singer/songwriters/rockers in the free world, it’s fun to hear
a set of great songs played live – at a high-quality level – for the first time.
Pitchfork says: “This joyous live document flips the energy of 1991’s Weld on its head, swapping out incendiary arena rockers for oddball picks and warm, woolly vibes… For a
dirty, grungy rock’n’roll band, there’s no better place to hold communion than the local
pub, where the separation between artist and audience can be so thin, it may as well be nonexistent. Maybe that’s why Way Down in the Rust Bucket feels so transcendent:
It captures the world’s greatest bar band in their spiritual home.”
Full review here. Score: 8/10.
The special issue contains a 4xLP box set, a 2xCD set and a deluxe edition
box set, with the latter format including a DVD, four LPs, and two CDS.
A digital release is also coming via the official Neil Young Archives site.
Trailer for the accompanying film of the show…
NEIL YOUNG: Website