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afiercely independent man
There used to be a superb music shop in Chippenham, run by a bloke who used to be a rep for WEA Records, so he used to get all sorts of interesting stuff in, like white labels. I got NY's Decade album as three white label discs, for about £1.50, IIRC, and Neil pulled it just before it came out, because there was something he wasn't happy about. Contrary git, but I had a copy of the album for eighteen months before it finally got released to the public.
I was rather hoping it would never come out...
Only seen him once, on the Mirrorball tour, at Reading, where Pearl Jam were his backing band. Great show, still wear the tee shirts.
Back in the day, when MTV actually played music, they had a show called Unplugged with various artists playing acoustically. VH1 responded with their show called Center Stage.
IIRC, I watched Neil Young live on VH1, and it went several minutes over its allotted time slot. When VH1 reran the show, stuff was cut out to make it fit into an hour.
What's really impressive about this performance is that he plays numerous instruments (various guitars, banjo, harmonica, and a small pipe organ with foot operated bellows) often 2 at a time while still singing!
Thats pretty fab JoeG.
One of my all-time favorites---saw him once with Crazy Horse and when they launched into Powderfinger, the building was shaking.
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