ON THE BEACH
A1: WALK ON (2:40); A2: SEE THE SKY ABOUT TO RAIN (5:03); A3: REVOLUTION BLUES (4:02); A4: FOR THE TURNSTILES (3:13); A5: VAMPIRE BLUES (4:11).
B1: ON THE BEACH (7:04); B2: MOTION PICTURES (4:20); B3: AMBULANCE BLUES (8:57).
CATEGORY: POP-ROCK | DURATION: 39 MINUTES
Out of time but timeless, Neil Young completed a trinity of willfully uncommercial albums with On The Beach, themed around desolation and predation. The album cover says it all, the death of materialism signified by an automobile buried in the sand while the artist stares out into infinity. On The Beach was the last of Young’s bleak statements; he would return in sounder mind, but musically and lyrically this album represents a terminus for one of the most extraordinary career phases in rock and roll history.
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT YOUNG (1964-2014)
“ÆTERNUM VORTICE LACRIMARUM SOMNIAT”