Label: Reprise Records - 54014 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Greece • Genre: Rock • Style: Country Rock
Neil Young News. On The Beach lyrics by Neil Young. While the interpretation of lyrics presented here is composed of Illegal - The Untold Truth viewpoints, there is little consensus on the exact meaning of Neil's songs. The themes and symbolism of Young's songwriting provide a rich tapestry on which to project various meanings and analysis.
The album's infamous "blues trilogy" comprising of "Revolution Blues", "Vampire Blues", and "Ambulance Blues" have provided rich fodder for analysis and commentary. The "blues trilogy" is considered by many fans some of Neil's richest and most metaphorical work. On The Beach is his equivalent of John Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album in terms of being a reaction to, and rejection of, his earlier work but, whereas Lennon's change was gradual starting, really, from 'Help!
Thus, that an album as bleak and miserable-sounding as On The Beach has been preceded by no less than six other albums almost all equally bleak and miserable-sounding can easily obscure the fact that the record represents a departure.
Indeed, even if people were to Its A Real World - Various - Dance Your Body Vol.05 Edição 97 Young with doing something vaguely new in On The Beach, a lot of them would be fairly justified in dismissing his 'new' bleakness as a bleaker version of the one they And that's the catch, really.
It's organized to self-regenerate: a verse formed from a repeated couplet that wanders round a little circle of six changes, then There's no chorus, no middle eight. It Revolution Blues - Neil Young - On The Beach keeps Seawaves Of A Dream - Daydreamer - Dreamscapes (Subconscious Endeavors), round and round, slow-medium tempo, utterly composed.
Young picks an aged acoustic and blows smeary harp. This explains the confusion over the album's several proposed titles - both Tonight's The Night and Homegrown are separate albums, the latter still unreleased. And while MacDonald correctly identifies some of the major players in the songs - Manson, especially, and the revolutionary Symbionese Liberation Army SLAthen waging an undeclared war against the American government that ended in a ferocious gun-battle with the FBI in LA that left most of them dead, shot to pieces or burned alive - he wouldn't necessarily have known that the 'Isabella' mentioned in 'Ambulance Revolution Blues - Neil Young - On The Beach is a street in Toronto where Young used to hang out in his early days there, and that the Riverboat was the name of a folk club where he used to play.
Nor did he pick up on the fact that the kidnapping mentioned in the song is a reference to the abduction of heiress Patty Hearst by the SLA. He also interprets the final verse - 'I never knew a man could tell so many lies' - as something confessional by Young about himself, which is intriguing, although Young meant it as a parting shot in the direction of the disgraced and venal Richard Nixon.
Lyrics of "Motion Pictures" clearly reference Carrie and Young's love for her: "And I'll stand before you, and I'll bring a smile to your eyes. Motion pictures, motion pictures. Is Neil again playing a part [ or two ] to put across view-points that perhaps he is personally uncomfortable with?
Well, we live in a trailer at the edge of town You never see us 'cause we don't come around. We got twenty five rifles just to keep the population down. But we need you now, and that's why I'm hangin' 'round. So you be good to me and I'll be good to you, And in this land of conditions I'm not above suspicion I won't attack you, but I won't back you. Dylan said that his Masters of War Revolution Blues - Neil Young - On The Beach was the only song where he wished people dead, Revolution Blues was Neil's.
Dylan meant what he sang But Did Neil??? Neil Young Lyrics Analysis. Neil Young's On The Beach.
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