Homegrown

Album: American Stars 'N Bars (1977)
  • This short acoustic track is a double entendre; Young's biographer Johnny Rogan described it tactfully as a tribute to "rural farmers and those members of Young's audience who prefer to cultivate their own weed". >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • American Stars 'N Bars was released in favor of the shelved and more musically eclectic Chrome Dreams. While the record never saw release, Neil eventually put out a spiritual successor to it, 2007's Chrome Dreams II.
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Comments: 3

  • Tom from Los Angeles, CaOne of those hidden gems of tossed-off genius from Canada's great idiot savant. There's no double entendre and it's not acoustic, so those are interesting or interestin song facts. I always went back and forth between bell/ring and pill/rain when he says "plant that ______" and let it _________. If this song didn't have such pace and brevity it would rival "Willin'" as a druggie anthem.
  • Andy from Glen Burnie, Mdacoustic track? er, uh, OK...in the key of A? THAT was a surprise--great clip though
  • Jim from Long Beach, CaGotta love this. I remember when I heard this on the radio in '76. Very f--king cool...
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