Archive | Jun 22, 2018

Certain Songs #1246: Neil Young – “Last Dance”

Album: Time Fades Away
Year: 1973

Recorded at the Sports Arena, San Diego, March 29, 1973

I often wonder about the dude giving the peace sign on the cover of Time Fades Away. There’s no question in my mind that it was taken prior to the show actually starting. I’m just guessing that after the show, he’d only be showing half of those fingers: after all, dude made it all the way to the front of a Neil Young show, and instead of playing “Down By The River” or “Helpless,” Neil is playing the long, weird, difficult “Last Dance.”

And yet, that dude seems to be whom Neil wrote “Last Dance” for.