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C&L's Late Night Music Club With Neil Young And The Shocking Pinks

Neil Young's 1983 album Everybody's Rocking, recorded with a band of longtime cohorts dubbed the Shocking Pinks, was beyond shocking to many fans wh

Neil Young's 1983 album Everybody's Rocking, recorded with a band of longtime cohorts dubbed the Shocking Pinks, was beyond shocking to many fans who were baffled by Young's foray into a world of pompadours and Doo-Wop. Fans weren't the only ones baffled by the musical shift, as Geffen records reportedly shut down the sessions and subsequently sued Young the next year for making "uncharacteristic, uncommercial records". Clocking in just shy of 25 minutes, the record is a mix of Young originals and covers by artists such as Jimmy Reed and Slim Harpo (two of my personal musical heroes).

My favorite song on this record is called "Wonderin'", a After The Gold Rush era tune in which Young pines for his lost love to come home and save him from his loneliness. I find myself humming this song all the time, maybe you will too.

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