One constant source of joy during the pandemic and the lockdown that ensued was tuning in to watch Neil Young kicking back on his ranch and sharing a few songs. While the inner sanctum of his ranch was an interesting insight into his life, Young is much more at home on the big stage and under the bright lights.
To confirm that, we will soon have Way Down in the Rust Bucket a brand new live album and concert film.
The live album and concert film takes an extra special look at a Crazy Horse show from 1990. At the time, Young was regularly cited as a huge influence for a growing musical movement known as grunge, but he was blissfully unaware when this was recorded.
The show went down in Santa Cruz, California and took place shortly after Young had released his album Ragged Glory and so the live album is littered with songs from the LP. One such song, ‘Country Home’ was played to rapturous applause, which can be heard below.
Way Down in the Rust Bucket will be released via Reprise Records on February 26th and the deluxe box edition will come with a DVD of the performance. Directed by Bernard Shakey, the concert film is being touted as one of Young’s finest. The deluxe edition will be completed by four LPs and two CDs.
Neil Young, it seems, is never quiet for long and this new release is set to keep his fans jabbering for some time to come.
Listen to Crazy Horse’s 1990 ‘Country Home’, below.