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The point of this film is to catch the essence of Neil Young & Crazy Horse's strange sound. Their sound is interesting because it is based on pure emotions (according to Neil Young), and not so much on technical skills (if you listen to drummer Ralph Molina he plays like a 10-year old). This film should therefore appeal to anyone who's interested in music. In addition to that, in contains fantastic live performance by one of the truly great rock bands.
Why this film is good? It IS the essence of Crazy Horse - it is lo-fi, filmed with a shaky 8mm camera (but the sound is okay). It's trashy American feeling with the random interviews (like when guitarist "Poncho" questions why Jarmusch is doing this film) and all the on-the-road footage is also contributing to explaining how they work as a band, and therefore why the sound like they do. This film reflects the trashiness of Crazy Horse.
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