Neil Young Praises David Crosby’s ‘Great’ Voice In ‘Alabama’
Neil Young made an appearance on The Howard Stern Show for an interview during which he praised David Crosby by saying his voice was ‘great’ in ‘Alabama.’
There has been a long-time feud between Neil Young and David Crosby ever since they were both performing for Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Crosby once stated that Young left his wife for his girlfriend Darryl Hannah, who he called a ‘purely poisonous predator.’ In another statement, he described Young as the most self-obsessed and selfish person he knows.
CSNY took long breaks, dissolved, and reunited several times throughout the band’s career due to their endless internal conflicts. After the last time CSNY disbanded, Neil Young permanently closed the doors for a reunion. Currently, the band members’ relationship with Crosby is tumultuous, and they rarely talk to the musician due to Crosby’s previous controversial statements about them.
In an interview on The Howard Stern Show, Neil Young did a surprising thing and praised David Crosby for his voice in ‘Alabama.’ The song ‘Alabama’ belongs to Neil Young’s 1972 ‘Harvest’ album, which features Crosby, Stills, Nash, Linda Ronstadt, and James Taylor’s guest vocals. During the conversation, Young made this positive remark after Stern put ‘Alabama’ on.
After listening to the song’s chorus, Neil Young highlighted that Crosby’s voice was great in ‘Alabama.’ Following that, Howard Stern asked him if Crosby sang that part. Young then confirmed it was Crosby and Stills. Moreover, Stern praised the ‘Harvest’ album and said every song in that album is good.
After listening to ‘Alabama’s chorus, Neil Young said:
“Did you hear how great Crosby’s voice was in ‘Alabama’ in that chorus? It’s amazing.“
Howard Stern then asked:
“Is that Crosby on that?”
“It’s Crosby and Stills.”
Stern then commented on the album ‘Harvest’:
“Wow. Every song on it is good: ‘A Man Needs A Maid,’ ‘Old Man,’ ‘The Needle And The Damage Done.'”
Below, you can watch the full interview and listen to the song ‘Alabama.’