Saturday, 9 June 2012

Neil Young - on Americana (and more...)

Neil interviewed by John Wilson on BBC Radio 4's Front Row (Friday 8 June 2012)

In a rare extended interview, the Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young discusses his latest disc, a selection of traditional songs, recorded with the uninhibited rock band Crazy Horse.

The album includes a version of God Save The Queen, the anthem Young recalls singing as a schoolboy in Canada.

Young, who topped the album charts on both sides of the Atlantic 40 years ago with his LP Harvest, also reflects on the role of the protest song in the age of the TV talent show, and considers his own instinctive approach to music-making, and his reluctance to become a crowd-pleaser.

1 comment:

  1. My initial fears about Americana were unwarranted - best Neil and best Crazy Horse - top stuff!