Of all the many missing bits and pieces of Neil Young’s swiss-cheese catalog, On the Beach has left the largest hole. Released in 1974 and never before available on CD, it’s the final album of what’s known as his ”doom trilogy,” and the cavern-black atmosphere lives up to that dismal billing. The sound is stripped-down and casual, but the vibe is intense. ”I hear that Laurel Canyon is full of famous stars,” he sings, supposedly in the voice of a Manson Family member, ”but I hate them worse than lepers and I’ll kill them in their cars.” The other three albums – late-’70s and early-’80s toss-offs also on CD for the first time – are not essential, but even Young’s most mediocre efforts manage plenty of inspired moments.
American Stars 'N Bars Of all the many missing bits and pieces of Neil Young's swiss-cheese catalog, On the Beach has left the largest hole. Released in 1974 and never...American Stars 'N BarsReissues Of all the many missing bits and pieces of Neil Young's swiss-cheese catalog, On the Beach has left the largest hole. Released in 1974 and never...2003-09-05
Genre: Reissues; Lead Performer: Neil Young (Musician); Producer (group): Reprise Records
Posted September 5 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT
- What Derek Hough thinks of new 'DWTS' partner Bindi Irwin
- See the most popular passages from every single 'Outlander' book
- Yo La Tengo on making a sequel to their revered album 'Fakebook'
- Netflix's 'Lady Dynamite' adds Patton Oswalt, Sarah Silverman to guest cast
- See exclusive new art from 'The Angry Birds Movie'
- Heavy metal meets demonic mayhem in 'Deathgasm' trailer
- 'Star Wars Battlefront' beta arriving in October
- All the VMAs 2015 performances graded
- VMAs 2015 Red Carpet: See All the Looks!
- 16 TV characters who stuck around longer than expected
- Behind Lady Gaga's killer look in 'American Horror Story: Hotel'
- 'American Horror Story: Hotel' First Look: 11 EW exclusive photos
- The A List Ladies, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anna & Jane and More!