Archive | Jul 11, 2018

Certain Songs #1260: Neil Young – “Pocahontas”

Album: Rust Never Sleeps
Year: 1979

Recorded at Indigo Ranch, Malibu on August 11, 1976 w/ overdubs at Triiad Studios, Ft. Lauderdale on September 4, 1977

This is where I came in — with Rust Never Sleeps — a little over a decade after Neil Young’s career started, back when that meant that he was considered, you know, “old,” because the concept of being a life-long rock and roller was still suspect, even for a guy who was declaring that rock and roll would never die.

Rust Never Sleeps came out the summer before my senior year of high school, and it and Live Rust were part of the soundtrack of my life as surely as The Clash, The Who, The Jam and The Rolling Stones, especially the second side, which was as noisy as any punk rock and as singable as any pop.