It's the End of The Trail... and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere.
Neil Young, the Steven King of Folk Rock and Roll... prolific, initially under-rated, exceptional talent and insight... hell, they even look the same!!
The biggest difference is that Steven King never had a wickedly cool backing band called "Crazy Horse"... King was never a member of the legendary Buffalo Springfield, who wrote the timeless song "For What It's Worth" (You know, the famous war protest tune: Stop Children, Whats that sound? Everybody Looks Whats Going Doooownn!).
Not only that, but Steven King never did an epic stint with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (CSNY), creating one of the most beautiful, unique and memorable rock albums ever laid to wax... Deja Vu.
And we haven't mentioned Shakey Deal's (Neil Young's) solo career yet... absolutely littered with global anthems, skilled guitar solos, true passion and human instinct... did we mention that Neil Young is known as "The Godfather of Grunge"... yup, besides the fact that Young brought that type of rich guitar distortion to the table... just look at the shirt he's wearing on the album cover of "Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere"... that some flannel man, with blue jeans.
Speaking of this particular album, the inspiration for this Neil Young t-shirt design... this classic LP is one of Young's earliest solo albums... released in the musically rich year of 1969, it contains three of NY's best tracks ever, IMHO... "Cinnamon Girl", "Down By The River", and "Cowgirl in The Sand"... all of which were written by Young in ONE day, while dealing with a 103 degree fever... now that's something, like magic!
Of course we're overlooking many of the other incredible songs he's written over the years... such as "Ohio" (an unforgettable protest song referring to the appalling Kent State Shootings)... "Southern Man" (a racially charged public "BEEF" between Young and Lynyrd Skynyrd's 'Ronnie Van Zant')... "The Loner", "Keep on Rockin'", "Cortez the Killer", "The Needle and the Damage Done"... Breeeeeaaaaaath...
We could go on (and on) whittling through the lengthy career details this epic musician has endured (like his DOUBLE induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, for example)... but there's so many highlights to cover, it's almost unreal... guy is amazing.
Steven King pales in comparison.