Comment of the Moment: "Vampire Blues" Video
The recent posting of the "Vampire Blues" video seems to have touched a few nerves.
"What is it with all of this left wing-right wing crap out there in the blogger world? I bought On the Beach when it first came out and when I heard Vampire Blues, I saw it as Neil being self-deprecating, flippant, and more than a little sarcastic. It was a tongue in cheek observation of the oil crisis and the long lines at the pumps(those of you who were driving at the time, as I was, with my gas guzzling 318 engine). It fit well within the context of the record, and the times. The decision by Neil to politicize this with the release of the video was surely done with the same playful attitude he has so amply demonstrated over the years. Despite my own personal reservations about Living With War(I liked it in much the same way that I liked Tonights the Night or time Fades Away). Neil had something to say and he said it in his own inimitable way...with his music. "
And that was one of the more polite comments. More comments and to view "Vampire Blues" video.