By: Renee Grant
A new album is rumored to be coming from Neil Young this summer. Hitchhiker, recorded in 1976, could be here as early as July.
A fansite devoted to Young called Thrasher’s Wheat found the LP listed on an online vinyl store site, Diverse Vinyl, with a release date of July 14th. They also touched on Young’s mention of the album in his memoir Special Deluxe, where he revealed the album was recorded in a day.
“I spent the night there with David and recorded nine solo acoustic songs, completing a tape I called Hitchhiker. It was a complete piece, although I was pretty stony on it, and you can hear it in my performances,” Young wrote.
“Dean Stockwell, my friend and a great actor who I later worked on Human Highway as a co-director, was with us that night, sitting in the room with me as I laid down all the songs in a row, pausing only for weed, beer, or coke. Briggs was in the control room, mixing live on his favorite console.”
See the tracklisting for Hitchhiker below.
02. Hold Back The Tears
03. Human Highway
05. Ride My Llama
06. Lookout For My Love
07. Lotta Love