Though 2021 isn’t even two weeks old yet, Neil Young has already hit the ground running into the new year with a new video of “Country Home” from the forthcoming Way Down In The Rust Bucket archive live release. The film and double live album, due out February 26th, revisits Young’s November 13th, 1990 performance with Crazy Horse at The Catalyst in Santa Cruz, CA.
Way Down In The Rust Bucket is just one of many archival releases Young has planned. The 75-year-old singer-songwriter announced a slew of projects last year including a 2019 live album with Promise of the Real called Noise and Flowers, an 80s rarities collection Road of Plenty, as well as numerous bootleg releases including his 1970 Carnegie Hall debut, the Rainbow Theater 1973, and the Bottom Line 1974.
This cut of “Country Home”—as well as the entire Way Down In The Rust Bucket—finds Young and Crazy Horse getting loose in the small Santa Cruz club. The performance came just ahead of an arena tour with Sonic Youth and Social Distortion. Here though, in the 800 person capacity venue, the stakes are far lower than on the forthcoming arena tour. Thus, with the pressure off, Young and associates ease back on the throttle and take the Ragged Glory track out for a comfortable nine-minute ride.
Head on over to the Neil Young Archives to watch the performance of “Country Home” to be featured on Way Down In The Rust Bucket.
[H/T Rolling Stone]