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Crazy Horse guitarist Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro Talks New Album

Crazy Horse Guitarist Frank 'Poncho' Sampedro Talks New Album -

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 October.

Photo / Christopher Victorio


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