Song Of The Day 6/30/2016: Neil Young – “Violent Side”
Okay, look. I'm not going to try and convince you Landing On Water is a very good album, but at least it's better than...
Okay, look. I'm not going to try and convince you Landing On Water is better than any other Neil Young record, but going back through what's left of my archives, I think it might have been the first solo Neil Young album I bought. I started in the middle, sue me. And at that point I had nothing to compare it to (that would change). I was already a fan of Steve Jordan, who's the drummer on Landing On Water. And I didn't realize Landing On Water was basically a band playing over some demos Neil didn't know what to do with, so the odds were stacked against it to begin with. But I liked Jordan's playing on it. I also liked songs like "Hippie Dream," which was how I wound up feeling about the Sixties for a long while, and today's song, which I thought nailed psychosis in a nice, concise manner, with the help of the San Francisco Boys' Chorus.
Ah, forget it. I'm gonna go rock out to Trans.