Neil Young, TRANS (1982)
Neil Young is great – but they have thrown some curveballs over the years. This is one of their best albums though. I firmly believe that. It’s in the top 5 or 6 for me. They’ve made lots of crap along the way too of course, that’s just part of their process TRANS though, that has the backstory of Neil wanting to connect with their child – inventing a common language, sharing an idea for new communication. When I first heard this it was in fact just bits of it from the tour in support, a classic VHS tape that I rented over and again. I loved it. When Transformer Man was stripped and played acoustically for MTV Unplugged I think it gave people a new in: There were actual songs on this album, not just vocoder voices and synths. The reason I love TRANS by Neil Young though is because unlike some of the other Neil Young albums this one that only they could have made. Only Neil Young would make TRANS. They were ahead of their time with this one.
Sample Track: Computer Age
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