Through my eyes: back in the ditch


“… Neil Young is back in the ditch [0] … some thought Young’s best work was behind him …”

Which is always funny to hear because this was the same story repeated through the 70’s prior to Rust Never Sleeps, the 80’s before Freedom and 00’s with Prairie Wind

“… the black electric Gibson Les Paul he purchased …” [1]

Young picked up “Old Black” in a (non-cash) swap with Jim Messina for a Gretsch 6120 in 1969 [2] most likely January 1969 recording his first solo album. [3] 

How many people bought the “Album” instead of the disc? [4]

[0] Dennis Atkins, Bring Le Noise: Neil Young is back in the ditch”

[1] human-highway, “Neil Young’, January 1969, Reprise 6317”

[1] Chuck W. Singer, thrasherswheat, “Vintage Guitar Magazine, March 1998”

[3] thrasherswheat, “The Ditch Trilogy: “‘Heart of Gold’ put me in the middle of the road. Traveling there soon became a bore so I headed for the ditch.””

[4] Bob Gendron, toneaudio, “Music review: Neil Young Le Noise WB , 180g. LP, CD”


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