Graham Nash -- of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young -- has a story about his friend, Neil Young, that has been almost too perfect to believe for nearly three decades. As the myth goes, Nash was at Young's ranch just south of San Francisco when Young asked him if he wanted to hear something.
Neil Young wrote songs at such a frantic pace in mid-1970s that he couldn't possibly release them all, even though he was averaging an album a year. This gentle love ballad was cut during the sessions for Homegrown, an LP he canned in favor of Tonight's the Night, itself an album that had been sitting on the shelf for over a year.
Here's a scene from a classic episode of The Johnny Cash Show, with Neil Young singing a deeply personal song that he had only recently written. "Johnny Cash on Campus" was a special edition that aired on February 17, 1971. Cash and his crew visited Vanderbilt University in Nashville to talk with students.
Last week, Neil Young announced that he would be releasing yet another album. But this is only a slice of what our favorite Canadian songwriter has been up to this year. But really, do you need an excuse to reflect upon his greatest works?
Neil Young Lyrics Analysis of song Thrasher. ... Neil said: "Thrasher was ... may refer to the making of the album On The Beach after the Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young ...
Probably my favorite Neil song. Actually about his CSNY days