Neil Young and Crazy Horse take the Psychedelic Pill
Guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro told RS that the title track began with Young playing some chords on the piano. "Ralph [Molina] was on drums and he started this beat on the snare and wouldn't stop for nearly an hour. We stood up and played it and realized it was a great song,” he said.
The album is slated for release in October, meaning we should be peaking on the Psychedelic Pill when the band arrives at Rogers Arena on November 11.
In the same interview, Sampedro reveals the painfully protracted (some might say insane) negotiating that went into their setlist for a tour that began in Albuquerque on August 3. After fiddling with the song choices right up until the first show, Young hit the stage and promptly started playing “Mr. Soul”—which they hadn’t practiced. What a fuckin’ nut.
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