Neil young's Album Homegrown: The fourth wheel in the ditch

After the "Harvest" (1972) was Neil Young probably the most spectacular stunt in his career – not by he would have throttled the production, but instead of th

Neil young's Album Homegrown: The fourth wheel in the ditch

After the "Harvest" (1972) was Neil Young probably the most spectacular stunt in his career – not by he would have throttled the production, but instead of the blank waxed sounds of those Überplatte suddenly completely different, rough, unfinished, almost ugly too. It was less a question of style, (he was consistently, and sometimes heavily country-fied) than the trouble he gave himself, or was not, recorded and resulted in the doom trilogy: the Live Album "Time Fades Away" (1973), as well as the Studio albums "On The Beach" (1974), this is one of his all-time greats, and "Tonight's The Night" (1973, published in 1975).

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the reasons for this change of mind has been theorized a lot. Probably Neil Young had read the "Harvest"-review by John Mendelssohn in Rolling Stone – "He's just sunk to the some other, any, nice singing Solo Superstar down" – and wanted to so something not to be told twice. About "Heart of Gold", his most famous song, he wrote then, in the exhibition "Decade" (1976): "This song put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch. A rougher ride but I met more interesting people there.“

The appearance of the Broken-Derangierten in the Phase after the "Harvest" resulted from the then-known circumstances of life: Young grieved the loss of Whitten to be his guitarist, Danny and his Roadie Bruce Berry. It was also the consequence of an artistic Conviction that was Neil Young at the time, and he, to the chagrin of many a trailer that holds its Output is excessive – Neil Young is expected to be the rock musician with the most of the plate, not placed: - must that the audience should experience a musician in any Constitution, Yes. The result of this Care is then often then not seems to take care of him self.

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 10:19

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