The Needle and the Damage Done: The Search for a Diabetic Cure by Scott Bowles
The Needle and the Damage Done (2009 Remaster)
Neil Young Explains ‘The Needle and the Damage Done’ to a Mother of ‘Junkies’
I caught you knockin' at my cellar door I love you, baby, can I have some more? Ooh, ooh, the damage done. I hit the city and I lost my band I watched the needle take another man Gone, gone, the damage done. I sing the song because I love the man I know that some of you don't understand Milk blood to keep from running out. I've seen the needle and the damage done A little part of it in everyone But every junkie's like a settin' sun. It is also important to note that this portion of the song is taking place in the past. The person knocking represents the addiction of the speakers past that is trying to resurface from the place he banished it to.
Very few people have been able to hold on to that for their whole lives. It was the most political and powerful moment of the night. Lady Gaga : The singer delivered a show-stopping tribute to music legend David Bowie , ripping through a string of songs by the legend, who died in January at age The singer, who is known for extreme stage fright, managed to pull off a strong performance with a mashup of his songs "In the Night" and "Can't Feel My Face. Chris Stapleton and Gary Clark Jr. The duo was joined onstage by Bonnie Raitt, who introduced the tribute to the legendary guitarist who passed away on May 14,
It previews the theme of the Tonight's the Night album that reflects Young's grief over the heroin overdose and death of both Whitten and Bruce Berry , a roadie for Young and Crazy Horse. Rather than rerecording it, he selected a live version from January that had him singing and playing acoustic guitar. It appeared on the compilation albums Decade and Greatest Hits. On the handwritten liner notes included in Decade , Young had this to say about the song: "I am not a preacher, but drugs killed a lot of great men. It appeared on the album Live at Massey Hall
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I think "The Needle and the Damage Done" is one of the most perfect songs ever written. You'd have to be a fool cover it, let alone record a rock version. But I played the intro one day in rehearsal while John Hummel was adjusting the cymbals to his liking. I guess after recording for 12 hours we were ready to cut loose, because the jam really took off. I wanted to create the kind of album closer that would send the listener drifting off to dreamland under the headphones. You'll have to let me know if it works for you. I first heard "Needle" at 15, when I fell helplessly in love with my high school's golden boy.