Neil Young Announces Previously Lost ‘Rust Bucket’ Concert Film/Live Album Set For Early 2020 Release


Earlier this year, Neil Young revealed his team unearthed professionally-shot video and multi-track audio from a Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz that took place on November 13, 1990. Young shared an update on his Neil Young Archives (NYA) site announcing the concert film/live album, titled Rust Bucket, is in final production and will be released via NYA.

“Coming to NYA in early 2020 in three sets and as an entire show, Rust Bucket is now in final production,” wrote Neil in a post on NYA. “Viewing the first set with [John] Hanlon’s great sound mixes added, I think this has to be one of my all-time favorite Crazy Horse performances! It’s hard to believe this did not come out a long time ago! What a great vibe.”

Selections from the first set will be released on NYA “very early in January 2020” according to Young. The show featured the classic Crazy Horse lineup of Neil, Frank Sampedro, Billy Talbot and Ralph Molina. Included within is the debut of “Danger Bird,” early versions of “Farmer John,” “Over & Over,” “Fuckin’ Up,” “Mansion On The Hill” and “Love & Only Love” as well as the second and final “T-Bone,” a “Cortez The Killer” encore and more. “We’re digging way down in the Rust Bucket here,” noted Neil at one point during the show, hence the title.

See Neil’s note from September about finding the video footage/audio:

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