The iconic vocalist and founding member of The Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, David Crosby has explained his sincere thoughts about his controversial former bandmate, Neil Young, during a Q&A session.
As you might know, David Crosby has been actively using Twitter, both to reveal his political and social opinions during such a tumultuous time regarding the upcoming election and COVID-19 pandemic, and to interact with his fans through his traditional Q&A sessions.
Most recently, Crosby has responded to a fan who wonders if he still loves Neil Young and cleared the air about the longtime subject of curiosity. He said that he loves Young and his music. Yet, he also pointed out the fact that the issue is not like a faucet you can turn on and off.
Crosby has admitted that Neil Young pissed off at him during their CSNY years and they will probably never light off that chemistry again. However, he doesn’t have any other problem than that with him.
In 1969 Neil Young joined the Crosby, Stills & Nash, and with him, they recorded the album ‘Déjà Vu,’ which peaked at number 1 on the Billboard 200 and the ARIA Charts. On 30 September 1969, Crosby’s longtime girlfriend Christine Hinton was killed in a car accident and Crosby was devastated.
He began abusing drugs more severely than he had before. Nevertheless, he still managed to contribute ‘Almost Cut My Hair’ and the title track, ‘Déjà Vu.’ After the release of the double live album ‘4 Way Street,’ the band went on a temporary hiatus to focus on their respective solo careers.
In 1976, as separate duos, Crosby & Nash and Stills & Young were both working on respective albums and contemplated retooling their work to produce a CSNY album. This attempt ended bitterly as Stills and Young deleted Crosby and Nash’s vocals from their album ‘Long May You Run.’
Here’s what the fan of Crosby, whose nickname is Tru Utopian, asked him:
“Do you still love Neil?”
David Crosby responded as:
“I love his music….. Hmm.. Do I still love the guy?…. Probably yes… It’s not like a faucet you can turn on and off…
He’s pissed off at me and we will probably never light off that chemistry again… But yeah now that I think about it… Yes.”
You can see the tweets below.
I love his music …..hmm ..do I still love the guy ?….probably yes … it’s not like a faucet you can turn on and off …he’s pissed off at me and we will probably never light off that chemistry again …but yeah now that I think about it …yes https://t.co/73HvRN5PXo
— David Crosby (@thedavidcrosby) October 22, 2020