Neil Young Likes My Morning Jacket

Started by Mr. White, Nov 28, 2018, 10:38 am

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Mr. White

I've been reading Neil Young's autobiography from 2012 recently. I'm about half way through it this time (read a third of it back when it came out and have started from the beginning again since it's been more than 6 years now).

Anyway, Neil has mentioned My Morning Jacket a couple of times, and this part that I just read stood out to me. It is a statement as to what is truly important in music and in life (if your life is music and music is a big part of your life like it seems to be with me).

Neil Young: Waging Heavy Peace - A Hippie Dream (2012)
Chapter Thirty-Two, page 229:

"I like bands for different reasons, and the reasons are not consistent. Pearl Jam is a band I have a lot of respect for. Nirvana and Sonic Youth I feel the same way about. Mumford & Sons, My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Givers, and Foo Fighters are just some of my favorites. I respect bands that give me something of themselves that I can feel. ("Posing" bands turn me off, generally speaking.) It all has to do with a feeling I have about them. That is what music is to me, a feeling. It's similar with people, too."

It goes on from there to describe how Neil hooked up with Pearl Jam to record the Mirror Ball album back in 1995.
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dogwoody

If I'm not mistaken I'm pretty sure MMJ has hung out with him at his house on a couple occasions