5. NEIL YOUNG — After The Gold Rush
How did Neil’s nasal voice and the sparse country-ish feel of much of this album so capture the young man I was? Slumped under uncomfortable headphones in the Record Lounge of the Student Union Building day after day; lost, but listening. Neil’s voice is mixed way forward so I could learn the words, even if I didn’t understand. Except for “Only love can break your heart” and “I believe in you”. Perhaps that was it. Needing someone to believe in me, I turn-tabled to Neil. It is possible that, sitting alone writing this, the memory of a long-gone lonely teen escaped on a sigh. Lockdown blues or no, that’s potent music, that is.
A post on After The Gold Rush that doesn’t mention “Southern Man”. Is that even legal?
Does this rate amongst your Neil Young favourites?