Or is news of a new Crazy Horse album an April Fool wind-up?
Neil Young has today (April 1) posted news on his website NY Times that he is to release a new Crazy Horse album from his archive called ‘Toast’.
The previously unreleased album is named after a defunct recording studio in San Francisco and the posting claims that ‘Toast’ is “a dark Crazy Horse classic for the ages. This first NYA “Special Edition” is the beginning of a new series of unreleased albums”.
Maybe we are being paranoid about the date, but as far as April Fools Day jokes go, this seems fairly plausible.
The article mentions that John Hanlon, “the original co-producer with Neil, is at work mixing all of the Toast material”. A quick google search
to recordproduction.com on the internet does seem to corroborate that Hanlon is indeed “is currently producing Neil Young’s next album”.
Young’s article explains that “The band recorded there for months and came up with very little. Nothing, other than one song, “Goin’ Home” was ever finished. But a lot was started. Several of the songs written at Toast showed up on the “Are You Passionate” album with Booker T. and the MGs. But that album met with mixed reaction”.
He goes on to say that the tracks that are being worked on now “share a bluesy, jazz-tinged vibe as a common thread. Three solid rockers are interspersed in the mix. Other songs are long with extensive explorations between verses, a Crazy Horse trademark, kind of like a down-played Tonight’s the Night, except these songs deal directly with love and loss, not drugs.”
Read the full NY Times news posting here.
Stay tuned to uncut.co.uk for further details of a release date for ‘Toast’, if any!