Archive | Jun 29, 2018

Certain Songs #1253: Neil Young – “Tired Eyes”

Album: Tonight’s The Night
Year: 1970

Recorded at S.I.R., Hollywood, on August 26, 1973

The heart of Tonight’s The Night, both figuratively and literally, was recorded in a single overnight session in Hollywood: “Tonight’s The Night,” “Mellow My Mind,” “World on a String” “Speakin’ Out” and “Tired Eyes” were all put away that night, along with massive quantities of weed and booze.

The first of those songs to be recorded was “Tired Eyes,” and you can just feel the wasted tone in nearly every single note, every single beat, every single vocal of Neil’s harrowing lyric about a drug deal gone wrong.