Posted Oct 28 2015

Song Of The Week - Neil Young & Promise Of The Real - A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop

Neil Young is back singing for the farmers, bashing corporate America and out to take big chain coffee shops down! Hooray! we say.

This is from Young’s upcoming (36th!!) studio album (The Monsanto Years - drops June 29) and sees him team with Promise of the Real (alongside two of Willie Nelson’s sons.) Nice playing, good whistling and beautiful harmonies to the fore.

And if you need a movie connection as you sit there and sip that first coffee of the day, Young has made a string of concert movies beginning with the brilliant Rust Never Sleeps (complete with Jawa roadies) back in 1979, and several with Jonathan Demme in more recent years, he provided the score for Bill Murray in Where The Buffalo Roam and for Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man, he occasionally moonlights as a director under the name Bernard Shakey, could’ve won the Oscar for Philadelphia if Bruce hadn’t beaten him to it, played a Truck Driver in Alan Rudolph’s delightful Made In Heaven, and – nothing to do with movies – his given name is Neil Percival Kenneth Robert Ragland Young. Ragged glory indeed.

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