David Dykstal

David Dykstal

“Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere” is the first Neil Young album I purchased, and marks a lifelong fascination with Neil. I put him in the pantheon that includes Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Lennon/McCartney, and Bruce Springsteen. Sure, he flirted with some oddball stuff in his middle years, but always seemed to come back. Crazy Horse was/is his best band.

This is not my favorite album of his, that’s reserved for “Zuma,” but it’s the one that got me started. Good songs are “Cinnamon Girl” with the one-note guitar solo, “Down By The River,” and “Cowgirl In The Sand.”

I’ve got quite a substantial collection of Neil (and friends) and still listen regularly.