New Neil Young film “Paradox” available to stream on Netflix in UK

Yes Neil Young fans, you can not only stream the soundtrack to the “fantasy western musical” (if those three words don’t strike horror into your heart then they should) but there were newspaper adverts over the weekend promoting his new collaboration with Daryl Hannah ‘Paradox’ being shown on Netflix in these here parts now. The Guardian wasn’t exactly glowing about it, giving it 2 stars, but the write up at least sounds like it’s worth a watch:  Continue reading “New Neil Young film “Paradox” available to stream on Netflix in UK”

Stream the new Neil Young album “Paradox”

Which was also the name of a Liverpool nightclub from the 90s (Paradox that is, not Neil Young – although what a great name for a nightclub).  Stereogum are reporting this morning that hot on the heels of ‘The Visitor’, Neil Young’s latest album with Promise Of The Real as his backing band, he’s now he’s releasing another album, ‘Paradox’, once again backed by Promise Of The Real along with Jim Keltner, Paul Bushnell, and Joe Yankee and a whole orchestra. Continue reading “Stream the new Neil Young album “Paradox””

Neil Young: “Google rip off the artist community”

An interesting story which went up on Stereogum last week although is the Pope a Catholic, etc. They report:”Neil Young is no fan of multinational corporations. And in a lengthy new post on his Neil Young Archives site entitled Google And Artists, the rocker takes aim at one of the big ones. He begins by reminiscing about his 1996 album Broken Arrow, then pivots into an angry screed about how Google “continue to rip off the artist community, building their wealth on music’s back and paying nothing to the artists,” and then finishes out with an ad for the Neil Young Archives project and his XStream streaming service. Take this journey with him below: Continue reading “Neil Young: “Google rip off the artist community””

Neil Young discusses 2018 archive releases

Get in there while it’s free.  Rolling Stone reports this morning on Neil Young’s Archives which went up at the end of last year with an interactive timeline that offered fans his back catalogue in rather fine sound quality along with photos and videos from his entire career. They report: “One thing the archives didn’t have was much music that isn’t already available on Spotify and other streaming services. On Wednesday, however, Young posted the inaugural issue of the Neil Young Times-Contrarian delving into detail about upcoming archival releases. Continue reading “Neil Young discusses 2018 archive releases”

Graham Nash: CSNY might reunite to fight Trump

FAKE NEWS!  Actually it’s not although don’t get your hopes up too much – the Independent is reporting this morning: “Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young fans: there’s a chance the band is getting back together. Well, at least according to one of the four members.  It’s no secret that band member Graham Nash has held some resentment toward musician David Crosby during the past two years. It’s gotten so heated that the possibility of a band reunion seemed like it was off the table. But now, Nash has spoken out and given us some hope. They’d have to be talking to each other first, however.  Continue reading “Graham Nash: CSNY might reunite to fight Trump”

Neil Young heads up new UK americana chart

Neil Young’s new collaboration with Texas country rockers Promise of the Real has the highest new entry in the new official UK americana chart, knocking Frank Turner off his perch and down into the doldrums of number 7.  Chris Staplegun also enters the chart in style at Number 2 with “From a Room-Vol 2.” No other new entries in the top 40 this week but there’s big placings for Robert Plant (who?), Van Morrison (who?), War on Drugs and Glen Campbell.  You can watch Neil with the Promises on a track from the new record below, “Already Great.”

Neil Young online archive goes live next month

Some Neil Young news from Uncut this morning (we’re about 4 days late with this but hey, it’ll be Christmas before you know it): “Neil Young has given an unexpected update about his archives. In a Facebook post on Saturday, November 11 – the day before his 72nd birthday – Young revealed the online archive will go live on December 1. December 1 is also the release date for his latest album, The Visitor. Continue reading “Neil Young online archive goes live next month”

Neil Young announces new album and “already great” single – Listen

We’ll be the judge of that. Lol, as the kids say.  Pitchfork reports: “Neil Young has once again teamed up with his backing band the Promise of the Real (which features Willie Nelson’s son Lukas). Their new album is called The Visitor, and it’s out December 1 via Reprise. It features a new song called “Already Great.” Listen to it below. Neil and Promise of the Real worked together on the 2016 album EARTH and the political 2015 album The Monsanto Years. Continue reading “Neil Young announces new album and “already great” single – Listen”

Neil Young produces animated video for “Hitchhiker” – Watch

A nice little double helping of videos for you today, your eyes can thank you later. Rolling Stone reports: “Neil Young offers an illustrated journey across America in the new video for “Hitchhiker,” the title track from his just-unearthed 1976 LP. The images correspond to Young’s lyrics throughout the video: During the second verse, when Young’s titular traveler “tried amphetamines,” the visuals become a smoky haze until the ocean appears when the hitchhiker arrives in California, “where I first saw open water.”  Continue reading “Neil Young produces animated video for “Hitchhiker” – Watch”

Neil Young “Hitchhiker” (Reprise 2017)

This is truly lost treasure indeed. In the midst of a purple patch (that most artists never see) in the year 1976 Neil Young went into the studio with his drug buddy producer David Briggs. They took with them some dope, some coke, some new songs and sense of artistry that perhaps has disappeared in the interim. With the simple question “Are you ready Briggs?” Young launches into a single night’s recording wherein he laid down 10, in any language, classic tracks. Continue reading “Neil Young “Hitchhiker” (Reprise 2017)”