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Rust Never Sleeps [CASSETTE] [Import]

Neil Young, Crazy Horse Audio Cassette
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

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  • Audio Cassette (17 Oct 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Warner Bros / Wea
  • ASIN: B000002KDH
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,525,686 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Songwriter 24 May 2002
Format:Audio CD
I'm just getting into Neil Young. Man he is amazing. Such a great songwriter. This album, recorded live with the audience track removed, has songs of the highest calibre. The first half of the album is acoustic, the second electric with Crazy Horse backing him. I can't say whats the best song on the album, they all are genius cuts, but among the highlights are 'Thrasher' and 'Hey Hey, My My(into the black)'. The first time I listened I was quite overwelmed and emotionally stunned by the music and the sheer quality of the writing. I don't know how I missed Neil Young in my 28 years but now I can't wait to get on my journey through the rest of his wonderful carear. I urge you to 'Add To Shopping Trolly' right now. You wil not regret it.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes 14 Jun 2004
By Callie
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Neil in fine form !The first five tracks are all acoustic with no duff ones among them. "My my,hey hey(out of the blue","Thrasher" and "Pocahontas" would make it if another "Best of big Neil" appears."Thrasher" has the most amazing lyrics,it's a short story set to music,Neil ain't stopping at the fancy hotel with heated pool and bar,he's "Got his own row left to hoe "Good old Neil ,always the mystery man.
He keeps to his favourite subject .the plight of the Native Americans on "Pocahontas""With my Indian rug and a pipe to share ""Ride my Llama" is a good laugh and "Sail away" has lovely lyrics ! "Powderfinger" another epic with Neil playing fine guitar!Then the fun begins ,remember this is in the punk era and Neil dumbs down the lyrics and The Horse are having fun on "Welfare Mothers" and Sedan delivery"This was the year of "look ,we can't really play,but we're having a ball" that's the point,Neil is getting across and I think he lost some of his Hippie following with this album.Neil ain't no hippie anyway !! "Hey hey,my my (into the black)" ends the album and this is the beginning of the grunge,Man !Great angry lyrics "We gotta kinder,gentler machine gun hand"
A must buy CD
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 'Rock'n'Roll Will Never Die' 26 April 2008
By nm1270
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
'Rust Never Sleeps' is an intriguing,odd and at times excellent album with songs which must rank among Neil Young's finest.The album was recorded on the road during the 'Comes A Time' 1978 tour and it's a half acoustic,half electric affair.The majority of the tracks were either recorded in one take or live in concert but because the audience is omitted during the mix the album isn't 'live' but yearns to be.You will need to purchase the excellent 'Live Rust' to appreciate the actual tour concerts and includes four of the nine songs here.
'Rust Never Sleeps' however does contain some of Neil Young's strongest compositions.It begins with the acoustic 'My My Hey Hey' which is aimed at the music industry and 'Pocahontas' is one of Young's finest pieces of work,pitiful yet beautifully poignant,as is 'Ride My Lama' and 'Thrasher'.
Of the electric songs(Side Two to LP collecters)'Powderfinger' is simply extraordinary and one of Neil Young's strongest songs which ends with a blistering guitar solo.'Sedan Delivery' and 'Welfare Mothers' may have been written tongue-in-cheek but they are both excellent hard rocking tracks and blend in with the rest of the album.The grunge and distorted guitar of 'Hey Hey My My' ends the album in exhilirating style.
'Rust Never Sleeps' was written on the road and it may not shine as brightly as 'After The Goldrush','Zuma' or 'Freedom' but it is a fine album with some excellent songs-notably 'Powderfinger' and 'Pocahontas'.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars the real stuff 18 May 2012
Format:Audio CD
if you're reading this review, it's probably to figure out whether to add this to the 2 or 3 Neil Young / Crazy Horse albums you already own, right? Just do it. It will cost you less than the price of a pint of beer for God's sake! You'll see that there is also a general consensus among reviewers. 7 out of the 9 tracks are stupendously good, two of them (Welfare Mothers and Sedan Delivery are a bit ho-hum by comparison). You get Neil at his acoustic best with Pocohontas, Thrasher and Sail Away while Crazy Horse's Powderfinger alone is worth the price. If you have Harvest, After the Goldrush or Everybody knows this is Nowhere, you'll love this. You'll end up buying the others eventually as we all do.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Rust Never Sleeps was released in 1979 and was voted album of the year by Rolling Stone critics and readers. Those of us listening to it at that time must have all realised we were hearing something quite extraordinary - I had certainly never before heard guitar like that on the electric version of Out of the Blue ... Rust certainly brought Neil Young back into the public consciousness and proved to be a highly influential album.

The album opens with an acoustic version of "Out of the Blue", paying homage to Neil's early hero Elvis Presley (who had recently died - "The King is dead/but he's not forgotten"), through to Johnny Rotten and the English punk movement. I think Neil is saying that creatively he must change and move on. The line "it's better to burn out/than it is to rust" has become arguably more famous than Pete Townshend's "Hope I die before I get old".

"Thrasher" is next, a beautiful and extremely enigmatic song. Through the metaphor of farming and geographical landscapes Neil continues the theme of having to change musically and move on ... "But me I'm not stopping there/Got my own row left to hoe" ... I have read this song is also about the fading artistic glory of CSNY and that the "crystal canyons" is a direct reference to David Crosby's coke habit.

"Ride my Llama" is a strange little trippy story which leads nicely into "Pocahontas", a song Neil apparently wrote back in around 1976 about the terrible slaughter of the American Indians (reminds me of the film Soldier Blue). The violent imagery is nicely tempered with the amusing thought of Neil, Marlon Brando and Pocahontas sitting around the fire together.
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Replaced old cassette - excellent.
Published 3 months ago by RK
5.0 out of 5 stars What a classic
Neil Young at his early best. Absolutely Stand-out tracks are Thrasher & Powderfinger (worth buying the album for these alone) but all are great. The guitar work is amazing.
Published 5 months ago by Alan C
3.0 out of 5 stars A good record, but firmly eclipsed by Live Rust
I've been listening to the excellent Live Rust (which shares a number of common tracks with this album, albeit differently produced) for almost fifteen years, but only got around... Read more
Published 9 months ago by D. Hughes
1.0 out of 5 stars Classic Album - Totally Disgraceful CD Transfer
This was Neil Youngs return to top form & relevance after a lean period post CSNY and the Goldrush & Harvest era. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Neil Mawer
5.0 out of 5 stars The best?
There's a lot of great music, and great albums in Neil's back catalogue, but there's very few that appeal to everyone. There are a few obvious choices like Gold Rush and Harvest... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Tom
5.0 out of 5 stars Neil Young & Crazy Horse..... Rust Never Sleeps.... need I say more -...
I had Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Rust Never Sleeps on a cassette tape years ago. I played it so much that it wore out. Read more
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