“I depend myself vastly fortunate in life, for all of the people who I’ve gotten to make music with,” David Crosby tells Andy Greene in never-before-heard interview audio. “I’ve gotten to make music with some stunningly gifted individuals.”
Excerpts from two of Greene’s ultimate interviews with Crosby, who died last week at age 81, seem in the newest episode of Rolling Stone Music Now. Also in the episode, David Browne (creator of the biography Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup) joins Greene and host Brian Hiatt to undergo Crosby’s discography and wild life story, from his struggles with drug dependancy to his triumphant late-life run of sturdy solo albums.
In the interview audio, Crosby explains how a late-night textual content from Donald Fagen led to his becoming a member of Steely Dan onstage for a killer version of Crosby, Stills and Nash’s “Wooden Ships” in 2019. ” “I get a fucking message at like, one o’clock in the morning,” he says, “and it says, ‘You know, ‘Wooden Ships’ is definitely a very good fucking music. I’m gonna inform the band to be taught it,’” he tells Greene. “And I feel to myself, he’s fucking with me. I’ve by no means heard of him studying anyone else’s songs. He doesn’t try this. Just not gonna occur. And he says, ‘No, I imply it! Come to New York, to the Beacon [Theatre] and sing it with us.’… He’s an excellent man. I’ve been attempting to make associates with him as a result of I fucking admire him past perception, man. Aja and Gaucho are in my prime ten.”
Crosby additionally seems again on his guest-star-packed first solo album, 1971’s If I Could Only Remember My Name, made in the aftermath of a life-changing tragedy. “I used to be attempting to outlive,” he says. “I had no increased objective than that. I had a lady that I liked. She was killed in a automotive wreck. I didn’t have any solution to take care of it… So that’s the state that I used to be in once I went in to do that. Now, right here comes Jerry Garcia…. He performs like God on a fucking good day. And each time he sits down with a guitar and I sit down with a guitar with him, magic occurs. So it’s an odd, very conflicted setting… The most quantity of happiness and the utmost quantity of disappointment, however on the similar time.”
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