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(Archive 4: 6/17/96 - 9/24/96)

(Rumors, Sightings, Eavesdroppings)

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From: mrpthay@state.me.us (Pete Thayer)
Date: Tue, 24 Sep 1996 17:42:15 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: German Heavy Vinyl

Hi Rustaceans,
Apologies if this is old news - just spoke with Jef Pieler (sp?) of Sidestreet Records in Burbank, he also writes the real exhaustive release/cat. #/label info stuff for Broken Arrow - said emphatically that Joel Bernstein had definitely bagged the whole German LP reissue project because the wrong masters were being used, among other things.

Oh well, back to the flea market..
. . . . Fins^^

From: sscheblo@bdm.com
Date: Thu, 12 Sep 96 12:22:05 -0700
Subject: Pearl Jam at Bridge 96

I just read this on the Pearl Jam Rumor Pit It is not a rumor. It is confirmed true:

Pearl Jam is going to be appearing at this year's Bridge School Benefit in California...
The Unknown Danger

From: John Becraft <johnny@ind.tds.net>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 1996 22:35:35 -0600
Subject: farmaid ticket info

Farmaid tickets go on sale Saturday 10:00 am thru Ticketmaster. Prices $27-$53. Source: Ticketmaster.

From: Erik Derycke <erik.derycke@arts.kuleuven.ac.be>
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 96 11:16:08 CET
Subject: Archives info from Reprise

I e-mailed Reprise yesterday to ask if they had any details on the Neil Young Box Set announced on their new releases list for 1997. I was worried about the impact this release might have on my financial situation. :-) I don't think our "source" will mind if I share the reply with you:

It will have 4 CDs -- so you won't have to save up quite so long... but I think that it only covers 1963-1974 -- so there is probably going to be more than one! -- Not all at the same time though.

From: lhartle@museum.nhm.uga.edu (Lee Hartle)
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 12:16:31 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Farm Aid '96

Got some info in the mail the other day ...

FARM AID is pleased to annouce that FARM AID '96 will be held October 12, 1996 at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, South Carolina. Tickets will be available beginning Saturday, September 7 at 10 a.m. E.S.T. by calling:

Capitol Tickets : 803-251-2222
Select-A-Seat : 800-727-TIXX
Ticketmonster : 704-522-6500

This year's show will feature performances by FARM AID board members, Willie Nelson, Neil Young, and John Mellencamp, as well as their very special guests, including Blowtie and the Hoofish, Martina McBride, the Beach Boys, Jewel, John Conlee, and other artists to be announced later.

For hotel information, please call the Columbia Metropolitan Convention & Visitor's Bureau at 800-264-4884.

If you can't make it to the show, TNN will broadcast a six-hour program with all the concert highlights October 19, 1996 starting at 6:00 p.m. EST. Check your local listings.

From: Trish Richardson <trish_richardson@FraserBeatty.ca>
Date: Tue, 3 Sep 1996 10:28:19 +0100
Subject: vote for neil

Not that Neil would care one iota if he won, but he is nominated in the Favourite Male category of Much Music's People's Choice Awards this year. He is up against: Jim Carey, Bryan Adams, Tom Cochrane, Ashley McIsaac!!! Egads! Should be like taking candy from a baby! Voting will re-open for this & all categories on Sept. 9th. Vote at:

http://www.muchmusic.com/events/mmva96/people2.html (one vote per person)
- or -
Toll free (from Canada only probably): 1-800-226-VOTE
The award show is broadcast live on Sept. 19th I believe. Come on Rusties! Let's put Neil over the top with our 900+ votes!!!

rust girrrrl, ~~ cleopatra ~~

From: Hb404b1@aol.com
Date: Tue, 27 Aug 1996 22:26:46 -0400
Subject: Re: bridge dates?

Unconfirmed rumor on Bridge Date(s): weekend of October 25&26. Take it for what it's worth, rumor.

. . . . .Hugh Barroll

From: Stephen Wiener <swiener@onramp.net>
Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 07:38:44 -0500
Subject: Neil & Sponge at the Gorge

From WIRETAP WEEKLY - Sony Records e-mail newsletter 8/20/96

[snip, snip]

Enter to win tickets to see Sponge open for Neil Young @ the Gorge Amphitheater in George, Washington 9/14/96 To enter: email your name, phone number and snail-mail address to: colcontest@sonymusic.com Type "Sponge" in the subject line.

[snip, snip]

Does this mean you have to leave after Sponge finishes their set? It's a little too far for me to go from Dallas to Washington to see Sponge, or yes even Neil, but maybe someone else who lives closer would like to try.
. . . . .Stephen Wiener

From: James McKelvey
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 96 (early in the morning)
Subject: Archives News

Had a great time (at the Raleigh show) but never did sit in my seats. That is one of the wonderful things about sheds...you can sort of sneak around. Somehow hit the backstage area with my oldest son and Lookout Mama. It was a wonderful seven or so minutes with his Neilness.

Did get a chance to speak with Mr. Roberts from Lookout and the archives are on track for Christmas. We have it on tape that they are coming out at Christmas time. Good follow-up question came right out of my mouth, "'96 or '97?" You guessed it, '97.

Total of 16 CDs, in bursts of 4 -- with a completion date of 2020 per Mr. Roberts.

From: Russ Omens <psychro@wwa.com>
Date: Thu, 8 Aug 96 20:14 CDT
Subject: mssing six delayed again, again, again...

Rustoids, I queried Ilene at Reprise per the Aug 27 date on the missing six and received the following reply:

> The Missing 6 have been moved into an indefinite TBS
> -- To Be Scheduled -- for some time this year (that's
> what it says in the schedule). Packaging has held this up
> for a while.
> Best,
> Ilene

From: Nomore1@aol.com
Date: Sat, 3 Aug 1996 00:46:04 -0400
Subject: Update on the archives

This is a note i got on the leeshore (csn) list that was sent by Stephen Barncard.....

"I just got back from Neil's ranch today and personally observed his archive crew working at a fever pitch mastering the Anthology and other re-releases. After trying every A-D coversion scheme in the universe, archivist John Knowland and historian Joel Bernstein are working day and night on the project, transferring to HDCD format. I've heard some of it, and it was stunning. I hope the record buying public appreciates the effort that went into this.

"People will buying thousands of HDCD converters to hear this at it's best. I'm really jazzed. These guys get to do it right."

thought that might be nice to hear........

glad to be back

. . . . .fred

From: Geoff Nash <gnash@env.gov.ab.ca>
Date: Wed, 24 Jul 1996 10:39:23 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Re: BA promos <fwd>

Thought I'd forward this to the list. The response from Reprise to my request for BA promo posters .......

From: JackMack1@aol.com

I'm sorry but we already gave away all the Neil Young posters. We gave away more Neil posters than posters for all the other artists on Reprise -- including Alanis, Green Day, The Cult and Morrissey! Thanks for entering anyway. We'll definately be doing more contests with Neil Young prizes as time goes on.

......Neil rules!

blue window

From: Steve Portigal <stevep@rahul.net>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 1996 07:25:28 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Neil in today's paper

>  The San Francisco Chronicle
>  _________________________________________________________________
>  Tuesday, July 23, 1996  Page A11 © 1996 San Francisco Chronicle
>  _________________________________________________________________
>    Mark Simon, Chronicle Staff Writer
>    HOW GOLF CAN BE FUNNY: By playing with comedians, that's how.
>    And a raft of comedians are participating in a golf tournament next
>    month to build a Boys & Girls Club in the Half Moon Bay area, where
>    kids for generations have complained that there's nothing to do.
>    Honorary co-chairs of the event are rocker Neil Young and his wife,
>    Pegi. Tournament co- chairmen are comedians Will Durst, Bob Sarlatte
>    and Rob Schneider and former 49er kicker Ray Wersching. Also scheduled
>    to play: Comedian/actor Kevin Pollak, BAY-TV host Terry McGovern and
>    comedian Bill Rafferty.
>    The tournament is August 19 at the Half Moon Bay Golf Links. Tickets
>    are $250. For information, call (415) 712-9710.

From: "Michael J. Campion" <rykosnd@redrose.net>
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 17:37:59 -0400
Subject: Broken Arrow / High Times Magazine

Just sitting here browsing through the September (yes, I know it's only mid July, but I'm on that VIP subscription list I guess :-)~ ) issue of High Times Magazine and guess who has a FULL page add in it? Yup, you guessed it, ol' Neil my man! It's a full page with the cover picture of Broken Arrow on it! So all you Rusties out there, run to your local News Stand and pick up a copy. Support High Times just like our man Neil!!!!

. . . . .Mike Campion, aka: Rustie Ryko

From: Matt Sebastian <sebastia@ucsu.colorado.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 09:14:04 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: Neil @ Farm Aid '96

From today's Denver Post:

"Hootie and the Blowfish called, so Willie Nelson is coming. Nelson is bringing his next Farm Aid concert to the rock band's South Carolina hometown. The Oct. 12 concert will feature Hootie and the Blowfish, Nelson, and Farm Aid co-founders John Mellencamp and Neil Young."
. . . . .Matt Sebastian

From: Eva C Lautemann <elautema@dekalb.dc.peachnet.edu>
Date: Mon, 15 Jul 1996 09:36:17 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Farm Aid

According to the Sunday, July 15 Atlanta Journal Constitution, Neil is scheduled to perform at Farm Aid which will be held at University of South Carolina on October 12.

Is this just a rumor, or is there other information?

. . . . .Eva

From: Sheila Lipschutz <a012868t@bcfreenet.seflin.lib.fl.us>
Date: Fri, 12 Jul 1996 14:09:07 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: BA Promo Posters

If you check the Reprise Web Page there's a contest or such where you can win a promo poster. I think you basically have to tell them what your favorite song is or something. Can't be too hard - I got one in the mail today, and if I can win......

*** it's all illusion anyway ***

. . . . .Sheila
.....{Lookout Mama}

From: "jchiarelli" <jchiarelli@earthwatch.org>
Date: 2 Jul 1996 10:34:12 -0500
Subject: RE: Broken Arrow Packaging

Limited edition cardboard packaging is in the US only. This is a package like the last Los Lobos album, Colassal Head. In time, BA will be in the standard plastic jewel box in the USA, too. It has been released in the standard jewel box everywhere except in the USA.

This information is from the last issue of ICE.

. . . . . Jim
. . . . . Memory County Jail

From: Zain Patel <bp199@freenet.toronto.on.ca>
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 1996 16:34:32 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: Randy Bachman & Neil

I guess I must be addicted to Rust to sneak into work on a holiday just to catch up on my mail. Anyway, Randy Bachman was interviewed on MuchMusic a couple of days ago, and he mentioned the possibility of his band and Neil & CH sharing the bill on some shows in the Toronto area at the end of the summer. He said they were working out the details, but I think this would interfere with some of Neil's shows which are already confirmed, so I don't think it's going to happen. Bachman also mentioned that a video for Made In Canada is in the works, but he didn't say if Neil would be in it or not.

. . . . . Zain
. . . Love In Mind

From: Russ Omens <psychro@wwa.com>
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 96 21:43 CDT
Subject: Re: Broken Arrow Delay

Rustoids: after reading about a possible BA release day, I queried Ilene at Reprise:

> Date: Wed, 26 Jun 1996 19:20:33 -0400
> From: Reprise1@aol.com
> To: psychro@wwa.com
> Subject: Re: Broken Arrow Delay
> Hi Russ,
> Tell everyone that my copies arrived today, on schedule (I get
> everything one week early) and you should see them in stores
> next week!!!!!!!!!!!! I have NO RECORD OF A DELAY -- now if
> you mean the reissues...well those are delayed... Oh, and
> tell everyone they are planning a box set of some kind for
> next year, but there is no word yet on what will be included.
> Everyone on your list probably knows they've been throwing
> around the idea...
> Best,
> Ilene
A box set of some kind for next year......hmmmmm! Let the speculations begin.
. . . . .-Rusty

From: ae54@iamlasun4.mathematik.uni-karlsruhe.de (Armin Gienger)
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 96 13:54:46 +0200
Subject: BA's out in Germany, Interstate on single

Hi rusties,

Just came back from my lunch break where I bought:

On the single there are 3 tracks:
  1. Big Time (Edit) 4:20
  2. Big Time (Album Version) 7:24
  3. Interstate !! (6:24)
There are more interesting things from the liner notes, but I have no time now, I'm leaving and hopefully come back on Sunday after seeing Neil tomorrow in Konstanz.

Bye Bye
. . . . . Big Bird

From: "Derek.Dickson" <ustumdsd@ibmmail.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 1996 13:38:48 EDT
ASubject: Missing Six (Impending German Release)

I heard the missing six are going to be released in Germany sometime in July. I guess the date is pretty firm. So far no word on the supposed August release for the US. There's a CD store advertising to sell the German Imports for $29.97 + $5.00 shipping! Let's hope the US release is August.

. . . . . derek (stray gator)

From: Jyrki Kimmel (The Preacher) <kimmel@iir.research.nokia.com>
Date: Thu, 20 Jun 96 13:00:49 EETDST
Subject: BA is OUT in Finland

I just took the kids and myself out to town and went to my favorite record store (they stilll ARE called RECORD stores, aren't they?) and got the new, shiny Broken Arrow CD they had got in this morning.

The manager asked: "Yeah, I knew you came here for that... But would you be interested in THIS?" I waited holding my breath... A promo poster? An OPL CD? A new songbook? ARCHIVES???????

No, a coupon to take my kids to McDonalds.

. . . . . The Preacher (kimmel@iir.research.nokia.com)
. . . . . . . "Throw them Bibles at me!"

From: Geoff Nash <gnash@env.gov.ab.ca>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 1996 16:56:05 -0600 (MDT)
Subject: New Neil Book!

Well .... I just walked into the local Cole's Book Store and I'm checking out the 'Arts' section (yeah, right!) and what do I find ....? A little book about the size of a compact disc .... I thought that's what it was at first. Looks like its designed to fit right in with your cd collection. It's called "liner notes: an illustrated musical history - NEIL YOUNG" ..... It's written by Brian Keizer (of SPIN fame) and produced by Dave Marsh. I bought it right away .... kinda pricey at $11.95 CDN, but what the hey ......

It's a chronological kinda thing with years at the bottom of pages and different things that happened in those years. I'm gonna go home a read it now.

From: Brian_Lew@iacnet.com
Date: Tue, 18 Jun 1996 09:26:44 -0700
Subject: Neil Sighting

My friend worked backstage security at last weekend's Tibetan Freedom Concert in San Francisco and he said Neil was there on Sunday...

From: Klaus_Krosse@k2.maus.de (Klaus Krosse)
Date: Mon, 17 Jun 96 19:21:00 GMT
Subject: New NY single on the radio


this morning I heard the new single Big Time for the second time on the radio. It was played by the station WDR2. WDR is a public radio and TV broadcaster located in Cologne. They are "presenting" the show on June-23 in Dueren and every day a NY song is played or you can hear a NY/ZZTop jingle just before the 12:00 p.m. news.

After playing Big Time they gave away 10 times two tickets for Dueren. I did not phone in because I already have my ticket.

I heard Big Time the first time on Friday evening on radio EinsLive (WDR1). While watching soccer on TV I had the radio running in the background. And suddendly there was a familiar guitar sound comming out of the right loudspeaker. Of course I had to turn up the volume.

While I'm writing this, radio EinsLive is playing Big Time again. This new single gets good airplay!

. . . . . Klaus

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