Tonight’s the Night: So Well Remembered
It's a full moon tonight, so that can only mean one thing... tonight’s the night.
Speaking of which -- while you're getting in full moon mode -- check out this blog on Neil Young's Tonight’s the Night « So Well Remembered.
It's really a conversation amongst a bunch of bloggers. Kinda hyper real time chat.
Tonight’s the Night was recorded in the dog days of Summer 1973 after the brilliant (but ill-fated) Time Fades Away tour with the Stray Gators. Reprise Records rejected TtN at that time and didn’t release it until June 1975. In the meantime, Young wrote and recorded On the Beach. Of these three “Ditch” records, Tonight’s the Night is the most coherent in its nihilism. It’s sloppy as hell — very clearly rehearsed in shitty bars and recorded between the busted-out walls of some practice rooms at an instrument rental shop in Hollywood. The vocal harmonies are way off, the band is looser than most professionals would find acceptable, and Young bumps the mic a few too many times during harmonica solos.More on So Well Remembered.
But it’s a magnificent record. A deliberately bleak and shambling masterwork.
Also, see more on Neil Young's ditch trilogy and Tonight’s the Night - the darkest and deepest of the ditch.