Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Rust Never Sleeps (1979/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/192 kHz | Time – 38:24 minutes | 1,43 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover | Source: PonoMusic
Rust Never Sleeps is an album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young and American band Crazy Horse. Most of the album was recorded live, then overdubbed in the studio. Young used the title “rust never sleeps” as a concept for his tour with Crazy Horse to avoid artistic complacency and try more progressive, theatrical approaches to performing live.
Rust Never Sleeps, its aphoristic title drawn from an intended advertising slogan, was an album of new songs, some of them recorded on Neil Young’s 1978 concert tour. His strongest collection since Tonight’s the Night, its obvious antecedent was Bob Dylan’s Bringing It All Back Home, and, as Dylan did, Young divided his record into acoustic and electric sides while filling his songs with wildly imaginative imagery. The leadoff track, “My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)” (repeated in an electric version at album’s end as “Hey Hey, My My [Into the Black]” with slightly altered lyrics), is the most concise and knowing description of the entertainment industry ever written; it was followed by “Thrasher,” which describes Young’s parallel artistic quest in an extended metaphor that also reflected the album’s overall theme — the inevitability of deterioration and the challenge of overcoming it. Young then spent the rest of the album demonstrating that his chief weapons against rusting were his imagination and his daring, creating an archetypal album that encapsulated his many styles on a single disc with great songs — in particular the remarkable “Powderfinger” — unlike any he had written before.
01 – My My, Hey Hey (Out Of The Blue)
02 – Thrasher
03 – Ride My Llama
04 – Pocahontas
05 – Sail Away
06 – Powderfinger
07 – Welfare Mothers
08 – Sedan Delivery
09 – Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)