Crazy Horse guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro has apparently revealed the title for Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s follow-up to Americana.
Speaking to Rolling Stone about the first leg of the current Neil Young & Crazy Horse tour, Poncho reportedly claims the new album will be called Psychedelic Pill, after one one the six new songs the band have debuted on their tour.
Talking about the origins of the song itself, Poncho told Rolling Stone, “That song began in the studio when Neil sat down at the piano and began playing chords. 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. We just haven’t performed it that great yet, but we’re getting more comfortable every night.”
The tour – which finished its first run of dates on August 10 – is ostensibly to promote the Americana album, although only one track from that album – “Jesus’ Chariot” – has been included in the set.
“[the songs] just didn’t fit in,” says Poncho. “Somehow they really sound good when we play them together, but when we play them in a set they just didn’t fit in. I told Neil that I thought it was a lot of fun playing them and they’re great songs, but our soul and our hearts aren’t in them.”
Rolling Stone speculate that Psychedelic Pill could be released in October, when Neil Young & Crazy Horse go back on the road on October 3.
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