Jeff Tweedy's Most Essential Live Album: Live Rust
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".