Thursday, April 25, 2013

After the Gold Rush (1970)

After the scorching heat of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, it is perhaps surprising that Neil Young did not stick with the winning formula of jamming with Crazy Horse on his next album. However, with the benefit of hindsight, this was just another of Young’s shifts in gear as he forever chases his creative fancies as they come to him (Google “muse” if you are in any doubt about this!). Bearing in mind his recent stint in Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young had borne fruit in the form of Déja Vu, it becomes even less of a shock that Young would tone down his songs and become more introspective and delicate.