Tuesday, February 10, 2009


Death Cab For Cutie have been doing some shows with Neil Young, and in a recent interview with Austrailian website The Vine, bassist Nick Hammer talked about touring with Neil. They asked if Neil belongs on the Big Day Out festival lineup, which mainly features younger bands:

"He's a force to be reckoned with for sure. Anyone who says he's not relevant or somehow too old to be sharing a stage with current bands have got it all wrong, and really underestimate the power of his music. And really, the spirit of his music. I mean, what's at the core of Neil Young is at the core of so many rock n roll bands and so much music that I don't think audiences can really make a difference. On stage he's incredible live. He sounds wonderful, his voice sounds great. He fuckin shreds guitar more than...I mean he's just a force to be reckoned with. There's no doubting the cultural icon that he is, once you see him do his thing. It's fantastic."

Well put.

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