In 1990, I moved to California after trying my luck in about 20 different cities across the United States, singing and playing guitar in different rock bands. It all started when I got my first jaywalking ticket, a $10 ticket for not crossing the street at the light. For a former New Yorker, this was an amazing experience of one of the unique aspects of California reality. The weirdest part was that the following day, 20 miles away in a different part of town, I got a second $10 jaywalking ticket.I put these two tickets in my junk drawer, figuring that since I had a Minnesota driver’s license, these tickets would never catch up with me. But somehow they found my new California address and each month they would send me an updated ticket that doubled every time. I also managed to get an $80 speeding ticket while driving through Beverly Hills practicing my creative visualization, imagining that my red Plymouth Duster was a Porsche.
This is the first volume of the Neil Young Archives series of box sets, produced by Neil Young himself. This series is the definitive, comprehensive, chronological survey of his entire body of work. Volume I covers the period from his earliest recordings with the Squires in Winnipeg, 1963, through to his classic 1972 album, Harvest and beyond, including studio and live tracks with the legendary Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and Neil Young with Crazy Horse…
George Young served in the Army until the early '70s before embarking on a full-time career as a musician. This second effort as a leader features Young on tenor sax, with pianist Warren Bernhardt, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Al Foster, and harmonica player Toots Thielemans as a guest on one track. Young is somewhat overshadowed by his rhythm section during some of this 1986 session but gets his inner fires burning in a furious take of "Groovin' High," though his languid interpretation of "My Foolish Heart" could have been a bit more inspired, as Thielemans steals the show. Among the four originals written by the leader, the brisk "Yum Yum" (based on the chord changes to the standard "You Stepped Out of a Dream") and the easygoing waltz "October" stand out.
Hitchhiker is the thirty-eighth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, due to be released on September 8, 2017 on Reprise Records. Co-produced by Young and David Briggs with post-production from John Hanlon, the album was originally recorded on August 11, 1976 at Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu, California.