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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Neil Young ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Molina Ralph Molina ... Himself
Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro Frank 'Pancho' Sampedro ... Himself
Billy Talbot Billy Talbot ... Himself
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Documentary covering Neil Young's October 22, 1978 concert performance at the Cow Palace.

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Rock 'n' Roll will never die See more »

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 September 1980 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Rust Never Sleeps See more »

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Dolby

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Trivia

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 »

Alternate Versions

The 1979 theatrical release omitted the final song "Tonight's The Night". The "home video versions" (VHS, DVD, etc.) include this song. See more »

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Referenced in The 50 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Welfare Mothers
Written by Neil Young
Performed by Neil Young and Crazy Horse
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14 September 2004 | by colinmcsloySee all my reviews

Yes we do need to see Jawa's setting up the stage its funny. They even have an over-sized tuning fork to help Neil tune up. Also funny is the scientist explaining that if you put on the glasses provided you can see flakes of rust falling off Neil's guitar during the solos. I think the stage announcements and the fact that their isn't a real audience, just recorded noises from Woodstock add to the surreal/fake quality of the film, its Neils little dig at the huge corporate sponsored rock events that were starting to spring up at the time. Obviously the songs are great too, Hey Hey My My namechecking Johnny Rotten at a time when most of his contemporaries where acting like confused old men at the emergence of punk (By the by Young discovered New wavers Devo and Jonathon Richman).


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