CSNY To Release 1974 Live Album
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Graham Nash said, “It’s going to (expletive deleted) stun people. We only multi-tracked eight or nine shows from the tour, and we’ve chosen the best from those gigs. We’ve had to do a little tuning, but not that much… But the spirit of the band! If I take myself out the band and look at it, it was a great band.”
David Crosby is equally enthusiastic. “I am one of the most egotistical people on this planet,” he laughed. “When I hear this s***, I think, for a moment we were probably the best band. It’s startlingly good.”
CSNY’s reunion tour has become widely known as the “Doom Tour” due to fractious personal relationships and too many drugs. Neil Young has previously said that he was upset by the lack of new material offered by his then-bandmates.
No title for the album is yet confirmed, but Crosby says, “I want to call it What Could Possibly Go Wrong? I’m going to dig my heels and seriously fight for that. You can’t hear that without laughing your head off. It’s important to look at yourselves with a sense of humor in retrospect and realize what gigantic egos we had and what idiots we were. But I think it’s a great title. If I don’t get it, I’ll threaten to quit the band – at which point I’ll be reminded that there’s no band to quit!”
Crosby, Stills & Nash (without Young) are currently preparing to tour the U.S. and Europe in May-June 2013.