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February 29, 2012 9:29 AM   Subscribe

Neil Young busking in Glasgow, 1976. (and the story behind it)
posted by msalt (17 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Thanks for that. Great, relaxed performance and a cool story to boot.
posted by unwordy at 9:35 AM on February 29, 2012


Crazy Canuck. Saw this a while back, but glad to hear the backstory. I sort of figured he had to be stoned as a bejesus to ask about the Bank of Scotland and then to sit down and play.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:41 AM on February 29, 2012


Totally misread your link as 'basking' and was like 'meh..don't need to see his pasty canadian ass laying on a beach in the sun'.
posted by spicynuts at 9:41 AM on February 29, 2012


can anyone ID where this particular branch of the Bank of Scotland is?
posted by dropkick queen at 9:51 AM on February 29, 2012


never mind - I saw the video and was wondering where he was busking, but on actually reading the article I see that it was at Central Station. next time I will follow the link before making assumptions.
posted by dropkick queen at 9:53 AM on February 29, 2012


quonsar in 5...4...3....
posted by Danf at 10:02 AM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


spicynuts, I made the same mistake for some reason.
posted by zoinks at 10:02 AM on February 29, 2012


...I see that it was at Central Station.

Specifically on the left hand side of the main entrance off Gordon Street, leaning against what used to be a Boots, but is now an empty 'retail opportunity'.
posted by jack_mo at 10:13 AM on February 29, 2012


You guys know Neil Young did a movie with DEVO, right?
posted by Catblack at 10:40 AM on February 29, 2012 [2 favorites]


You guys know Neil Young did a movie with DEVO , right?

I miss all the good parties.
posted by msalt at 10:43 AM on February 29, 2012


The great ones are always so 100% WTF weird.
posted by freakazoid at 10:53 AM on February 29, 2012


The great ones are always so 100% WTF weird. not afraid of trying and failing.
posted by stbalbach at 11:31 AM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]


I found this the other day while trying to find an obscure Elton John song.

Neil Young, Elton, James Taylor, others doing a rambling shambolic beautiful version of Mr. John's "Love Song" at a 1992 Bridge School Benefit.

Even Sammy Hagar can't ruin it.
posted by philip-random at 11:34 AM on February 29, 2012


Ae hurrd Neil Yoong sing abute oos
Ae hurrd auld Neil pute oos doon
Ae hoop Neil Yoong dus remembair
Aw fook it
posted by Halloween Jack at 1:28 PM on February 29, 2012 [3 favorites]


fook it *laddie*
posted by quietalittlewild at 2:26 PM on February 29, 2012


FYI: Year of the Horse: Neil Young and Crazy Horse Live just popped up in Netflix Instant View. Will look for the 'burning napkin' scene.
posted by jmccw at 3:49 AM on March 1, 2012


Thanks for that, jmccw.
posted by mr. digits at 2:33 PM on March 1, 2012


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