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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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"More to the picture than meets the eye... 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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Color
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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 »

Connections

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

Soundtracks

A Lotta Love
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 Andy-422See 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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