18 December 2022
Cover star NEIL YOUNG, the most capricious of musicians has hurtled backwards and forwards through his history and the present day – from 1970s ‘bootlegs’ via mythic lost albums and powerful new recordings with his doughty lieutenants Crazy Horse before arriving, finally, at a 50th-anniversary edition of his celebrated album Harvest.
In an exclusive interview with Uncut, Young – accompanied by
Crazy Horse and producer Rick Rubin, looks back over a prolific year.
Also in the new issue: Margo Price, The Stooges, Mimi Parker, Lawrence,
Cymande, The Meters, New Order, Mike Scott, Keith Levineand Ivor Cutler.
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7 December 2022
The mag’s cover star NEIL YOUNG, despite another busy year, told Uncut: “I got a lot of stuff to clean up. I’ve got a big mess that I left behind. I’ve created a lot of unfinished records, unfinished this and that. I now have the time to deal with it, focus on it. But at the same time, anything new takes precedent. Always. Once I start thinking about something new, I drop the old stuff right away and do the new thing.”
You can read the whole exclusive NY interview in this
new Uncut issue. Also a preview of 2023 and much more.
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Some music now…
10 November 2022
Created between January and September 1971, the docu-film takes us on an intimate journey to Young’s farm in Northern California for the ‘Harvest Barn’ sessions, to London
for an iconic performance with the London Symphony Orchestra and to Nashville where
the then 20-something Neil Young worked on various tracks of this signature album.
The feature is a fan piece that has never been seen before. Performance and rehearsal content is intertwined into creative storytelling and includes most of the tracks from the album including “Heart of Gold”, “A Man Needs A Maid”, “Alabama” and “Old Man”.
It’s set to be screened in cinemas on December 1
worldwide, with select encores on December 4.
Neil Young about the album: “This is a big album for me. 50 years ago, I was 24, maybe 23, and this album made a big difference in my life. I played with some great friends and it’s really cool that this album has lasted so long. I had a great time and now, when I listen to it, I think I was really just lucky to be there.”
NEIL YOUNG: Website
Back in time
2 November 2022
Rocker in the free world NEIL YOUNG released his 19th LP HARVEST MOON
30 years ago today. He recorded it with musicians who also played on his
1972 masterpiece Harvest (Young named them The Stray Gators).
Rolling Stone wrote: “The title echoes Harvest, Young’s countryish album of two
decades ago, and the music recalls its gentle flavor. Harvest was a mellow bestseller,
an uncharacteristic middle-of-the-road pit stop in a decade of deeply personal and
sometimes highly eccentric releases, and Harvest Moon also sounds as if it was made
for lazy hammock-swinging afternoons. But beneath its placid surface are the craggy
scars of middle age, when holding onto and cherishing love is a lot more difficult than
finding it.” Score: 4/5.
Single: The title track
Stream the full album via You Tube…
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1 October 2022
It includes a 7″ with two previously unreleased tracks of which
you can hear OCEANS OF DARKNESS here. A zealous roller.
Who: Up and coming indie 4-piece
from Dundee, Scotland.
Single: WHAT YOU DO TO ME
A cut from their upcoming debut EP ‘A Summer’s Day Can Break Your Heart’, out 21 October.
Ross McQueen (singer/songwriter) “This is pretty hard for me to talk about, but I wrote this song about having feelings for another guy, and not knowing how to deal with it. It’s about the guilt that came with it and being unsure where I fit in amongst society. I had always considered myself straight and didn’t really feel like I could exist in any LGBTQ+ spaces. I felt like an imposter. I just remember being so confused, there was this social commentary screaming “be yourself” and “be open about your sexuality” all over the place and I just thought, “what if I can never be like that?”. ”
The track is a fuzzy, feel-good indie anthem – think The Jesus and Mary Chain in
a happy mood – that nods to shoegaze greats past while shooting for the moon
on a synth-powered rocket.
Psychcandy for daydreamers…
Artist: IAM NOTHE
Who: Greek Singer-Songwriter
Single: PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE
The hero of this haunting soulful blues gem is Nothe‘s entrancing vox.
Warm, profound, and heartfelt. Just perfect for his high-quality songwriting.
Tune in and get impressed…
IAN MOTHE: Facebook
RHCP have their 2nd double LP baptized
Return Of The Dream Canteen out on 14 October
And another one, titled WORLD RECORD comes our way on 18 November.
The first taster LOVE EARTH is Young the romantic as we know him.
NEIL YOUNG: Instagram
See/hear you next week, music junkies
Beck‘s performance was destined to be used in a commercial to
promote this Sunday’s NLF (National Football League) game with
the Kansas City Chiefs vs the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, on
the Sunday Night Football broadcast.
Watch the promo here.
Neil Young who never ever gave permission to use any of his songs for
commercial advertising, in any way, is not so happy with Beck’s move, as
he showed with a picture, without a caption, on his Instagram account.
I wonder who will be the loser of Sunday’s game.
Beck cover in full
Neil Young original
28 May 2022
Young about the album: “Toast is an album that stands on its own in my collection.
Unlike any other, Toast was so sad that I couldn’t put it out. I just skipped it and went
on to do another album in its place. I couldn’t handle it at that time. 2001.
John Coltrane, one of my heroes, made some music at ‘Toast’ studio back in the day. It may have been called ‘Coast’ then, but maybe not. The name changed a few times back and forth. It was on Mission in SF. The back door opened onto an alley. It was so stuffy in there that we left the door open until one day we saw rats coming in and out. After that, we just went outside for a smoke.
The music of Toast is about a relationship. There is a time in many relationships that go bad, a time long before the break up, where it dawns on one of the people, maybe both, that it’s over. This was that time.”
Ahead of the release, we get one track.
Standing In The Light Of Love is a vintage Young cracker.
Keep on rockin’ in the free world, Neil…
NEIL YOUNG: Website
Top singles from the past
18 Mrach 2022
The song features backup vocals by James Taylor and Linda Ronstadt and was
performed acoustically by Young as a result of a back injury. Unable to stand
for long periods of time, Young could not play his electric guitar.
Sing your heart, Neil…