A nine-song album Neil Young recorded in one stoned evening then shelved for close to forty years, will finally see the light of day in July.
Hitchhiker was recorded in 1976 at Indigo Ranch Studios in Malibu. Some of the songs turned up on some of Neil Young’s later records, but the session comes out in it’s entirety on July 14th.
“I spent the night there and recorded nine solo acoustic songs,” Young explained in 2014 of the sessions, “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….I laid down all the songs in a row, pausing only for weed, beer, or coke.”
Here’s the reported tracklist for the previously unreleased album:
02 “Hold Back The tears”
03 “Human Highway”
05 “Ride My Llama”
06 “Lookout For My Love”
07 “Lotta Love”