Crazy Horse Guitarist Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro Talks New
Neil Young and the newly reunited
Crazy Horse kicked off their tour in
Albuquerque, New Mexico at the beginning of August with a set-list
comprised of mainly new material.
Young, who was expected to perform tracks from his new album,
'Americana', instead chose to perform a set laden with unreleased
material that is set to be featured on new album, 'Psychedelic
Pill' with his longtime backing band later this year.
Crazy Horse guitarist Frank 'Poncho'
Sampedro revealed the title of the album and some
details regarding tracks in a recent interview with
Rolling Stone, he said:
"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."
Sampedro went on to talk of his excitement for a track called
'Walk Like a Giant which proved popular at a recent live
show, he continued:
"We played it one time and the next thing we know we're doing
overdubs. Then he played it for us. The playback blew our minds. We
had no idea we'd done something that big. I imagine it's about
Earth being destroyed by this giant, and we're screening the planet
for survivors and s-. I have all these images going through my
head. It's really crazy."
Fans can expect 'Psychedelic Pill' to arrive in sometime
Photo / Christopher Victorio
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