Tuesday, October 25, 2011

#47 Neil Young - Vampire Blues (1974)


Could Neil Young have predicted the vampire craze caused by the God-awful Twilight series and HBO's True Blood? Actually this tune from 1974's On The Beach isn't about fangers. It's about the original oil crisis. The same one that inspired Tower of Power's "Only So Much Oil In The Ground" and John Denver to build huge underground tanks on his property outside Aspen.

         I'm a vampire baby suckin blood from the earth/
         well I'm a vampire babe, sell you twenty barrels worth.

OK. To be fair, Denver was hoarding gas for the Aspen Summer Camp buses that brought underprivileged kids to his fair mountain town. But this post is about Neil. Vintage Whine indeed!

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