Video: Neil Young Officially Releases ‘Needle of Death’ Video

Neil Young seen recording “Needle of Death.”

Earlier today Neil Young officially released the “Needle of Death” video that has appeared sporadically on YouTube since it was shown at a the Celebration of Bert Jansch at The Royal Festival Hall on December 3, 2013.

“Needle of Death,” a Jansch composition that influenced Young when he wrote “The Needle and the Damage Done,” appears on Young’s new album, A Letter Home.

The video shows Young recording the song at Jack White’s Third Man Records in the 1947 Voice-o-Graph booth. Jack White co-produced A Letter Home with Young, or as it says on the album’s back cover, “reproduced.”

When he finishes singing the song, Young steos out of the Voice-o-Graph booth and White says to him, “Sounded good,” to which Young replies, “It’s a heavy song, very heavy song.”

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One thought on “Video: Neil Young Officially Releases ‘Needle of Death’ Video

  1. Sounds similar to “Ambulance Blues” but with inferior lyrics. It was my troubles that made me shoot smack. No, wait, it was the smack that caused my troubles. No, wait…

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