Allies is the eighth album by Crosby, Stills & Nash and their second live recording, released on Atlantic Records in 1983. A live concert clip for two of the tracks, “Wasted on the Way” received some rotation on MTV and VH1 at the time, as did the single “War Games.” It peaked at 43 on the Billboard 200.
To promote the album Crosby, Stills & Nash embarked on a series of concert tours including a number of European arena dates.
This interview with Graham Nash, one third of the band, was recorded during those concerts in Toulouse, France.
In some ways this conversation with Nash is prophetic as he talks about issues 30 years ago that that are just as poignant if not more so today: nuclear power and their deterrents, democracy, global warning and pollution.
He talks about political protesting in Europe and the anti-nuclear war movement. A grassroots movement that was prompted by the European experience of the holocaust and conflict on native soil and that fact that America has never seen war or bombs going off.
Little did Nash know that his views would foretell or anticipate the tragic consequences of 9/11.
At the time of the interview David Crosby was in the middle of a legal fight, as a result of which he would spend time in prison in Texas during 1986.
Photo by LBJ Foundation.