Today is your lucky day…..I have a Neil Young Three’fer for you instead of our normal Two’fer.
Last week I was listening to my copy of Neil’s 1976 retrospective, Decade, and reading the liner notes for the first time in many years. His liner note for Heart of Gold from the Harvest album (his only #1 hit single) caught my attention….
This song put me in the middle of the road. Travelling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I saw more interesting people there.
The end result of Neil heading for the ditch was three albums that are now referred to as the Ditch Trilogy…..
- Time Fades Away
- On The Beach
- Tonights the Night
These albums are about as far away from the middle of the road sound of Harvest album as you can get. Some people hate them but they are among my favorites. They are raw, powerful, and serve as a living reminder of Neil’s absolute artistic integrity. Let’s listen to a song from each of these albums.
Don’t Be Denied (Time Fades Away)
Revolution Blues (On The Beach)
Borrowed Tune (Tonights The Night)
So, if you have wondered why I have dragged this blog back into the on-going political fray about Sequestration…..let’s just say I headed for the ditch 🙂