Neil Young at the GRAMMY Producers & Engineers, speechifying
January 26, 2014 9:57 AM   Subscribe

Neil clarifies the difference in not being able to sing and not being able to use his voice, among other observations. In text form from RS.

Here's Like a Hurricane from American Stars 'n Bars - 1977
posted by readery (12 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
I still have no idea what the hell is a Pono.
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 10:09 AM on January 26


"it's playing music -- not making it."
posted by philip-random at 10:10 AM on January 26


the money moment comes around the 12-13 minute point.

"the time has come for us to recover, to bring music back to the people in a way that they can recognize it in their souls"

this to a room full of recording engineers, producers etc
posted by philip-random at 10:14 AM on January 26 [1 favorite]


Fascinating and hilarious--not that I needed another reason to love Neil. Like a Hurricane sealed the deal when I first heard it in 77.
posted by mondo dentro at 10:15 AM on January 26


Love that. Neil is ever Neil and will always be Neil.
posted by octothorpe at 11:15 AM on January 26


We already know what an autotuned Neil Young sounds like. (I know, it's a vocoder...)
posted by Catblack at 11:19 AM on January 26 [1 favorite]


It seems he wrote his book like this. Just saying whatever came into his mind at that moment.

I'll just take the music, thank you.
posted by Danf at 11:24 AM on January 26 [1 favorite]


on the other hand, there wasn't any question that he wrote it, unlike a lot of other celebrity books - yeah, he said whatever came into his mind at the moment, but fortunately, he's got an interesting mind
posted by pyramid termite at 12:59 PM on January 26 [1 favorite]


We already know what an autotuned Neil Young sounds like

According to David Geffen, that's not true.
posted by layceepee at 1:23 PM on January 26


SOMEONE bring Greendale to Broadway. PLEASE!
posted by mikelieman at 1:53 AM on January 27


Neil Young's understanding of how audio recording works seems to be pretty... holistic. But damn, if he doesn't make nice records.
posted by sixohsix at 10:08 AM on January 27


Very interesting. I've been loving Jake Bugg's Needle and the Damage Done cover and have been wondering how "live" the final sound is.
posted by juiceCake at 1:16 PM on January 27


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