Sunday, November 20, 2005

Jeff Tweedy's Most Essential Live Album: Live Rust

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Wilco's Jeff Tweedy compiles his list of essential live albums and puts Neil Young's "Live Rust" as #1 in the December issue of HARP Magazine.

Tweedy says of Neil Young's "Live Rust":
"There's not that much Neil Young that I'm not into. But "Powderfinger" on this -- he's on fire.

The film was pretty miserable, but, man, the music is in its own place. I just saw him at Farm Aid. He did "Southern Man" with the Fisk University gospel choir. It was a fucking perfect performance of a classic song, and maybe my favorite moment ever of seeing live music.

There was a lot of shit going on, things that seemed to fuel his anger. And an angry Neil Young, that's pretty unbeatable. That's kind of what that "Powderfinger" sounds like to me.

He's invested himself in some of the fury of it."

More on Neil Young's Rust Never Sleeps tour.

Also, see Wilco and Neil Young at Farm Aid 2005 - concert review and photos.

And more on the song "Powderfinger"'s lyrics and "Southern Man".


At 11/20/2005 09:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man, I was there at Farm Aid for Wilco. But seeing "Southern Man" just blew me away. Never saw him before. I came for Wilco but left as a Neil Young fan.

At 11/20/2005 11:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey now, I cannot add too much to the comments above. I was also at Farm Aid and I came for Wilco AND Neil Young and I left as an even stronger Wilco and Neil Young fan. Wilco was fantastic, and I am so glad I was there for that most unique and satisfying Southern Man by Neil Young and his Nashville band from his latest album Prairie Wind.

Expecting To Fly

At 11/23/2005 01:18:00 AM, Blogger Satisfied '75 said...

wow...nice find. i too love that record. think i'll go put it on!

At 11/24/2005 04:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's Tweedy's full list:

1. Neil Young - Live Rust
2. Allman Brothers Band - Live at the Fillmore East
3. MC5 - Kick Out the Jams
4. Albert Ayler - The Complete Live in Greenwich Village
5. Richard Pryor - Wanted: Richard Pryor Live in Concert
6. Miles Davis Quintet - The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel
7. Johnny Cash - At Folsom Prison
8. James Brown - Live at the Apollo Vol. II
9. Pink Floyd - Ummagumma
10. Bob Dylan - Bootleg Series Vol. IV: The Royal Albert Hall Concert

At 11/26/2005 05:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some good discussion over on Wilco forum Via Chicago :

At 11/26/2005 05:48:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Also some discussion here


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