Live Rust

Live Rust is a live album recorded in late 1978 from concerts on the Rust Newer Sleeps tour. It was released in 1979, originally as a double album. It was produced by David Briggs and Tim Mulligan.

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Songs

1. Sugar Mountain
2. I Am a Child
3. Comes a Time
4. After the Gold Rush
5. My My, Hey Hey (Out of the Blue)
6. When You Dance You Can Really Love
7. The Loner
8. The Needle and the Damage Done
9. Lotta Love
10. Sedan Delivery
11. Powderfinger
12. Cortez the Killer
13. Cinnamon Girl
14. Like a Hurricane
15. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black)
16. Tonight's the Night

The Rust Newer Sleep concerts were special and spectacular. On the stage, two huge amps and one microphone of non proportional dimensions were built. Between the sets, strange little people were seen running around on stage fixing the equipment. The music starts with a Neil Young raise up on one of the amps and starts playing solo with his guitar (later on he should be joined by Crazy Horse). In the book Waging Heavy Peace Neil tells the story about this special stage arrangement he came up with.

The concert followed the model of Rust Never Sleep album with a mix of acoustic and electric songs.

The songs together with Crazy Horse were very loud, as if the huge model amps were really alive. The birth of punk rock hadn’t passed without Neil's notice and “Sedan Delivery” is maybe the closest he ever came to punk rock music. But the biggest influence of the big guitar noise was Jimi Hendrix, at least if we should believe the biography Shakey and we probably should.

 

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