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Rust Never Sleeps (1979)

Documentary covering Neil Young's October 22, 1978 concert performance at the Cow Palace.

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Documentary covering Neil Young's October 22, 1978 concert performance at the Cow Palace.

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8 September 1980 (Denmark)  »

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Neil Young got the title "Rust Never Sleeps" from new wave band DEVO. (There are also shots of a crew member wearing a DEVO yellow suit in this film.) Young & DEVO would later appear together in Young's 'follow-up' film, "Human Highway". See more »

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References Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) See more »

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The Needle and the Damage Done
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
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Yes, we do need to see the Jawas
1 December 2002 | by (Central PA) – See all my reviews

Another reviewer complained about the opening with the Jawas. On one hand, I see how it slows the beginning of the film.

BUT

As a fan of live music, I have to say that the best concert videos are those that capture, as well as possible, the essence of the live show. If part of going to the show was the theatrics, then why not include it in the film?

Too much of today's pre-packaged pop may be choreographed, but has no sense of theater. I'm not saying that Jawa roadies are the height of performance art, but it's something.

Overall - I'll echo everyone else: great slice of Neil's career. I always pause whatever I'm doing when I hear Sugar Mountain, and I'm still not sure why.


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