It's the stuff of legend. Malibu, California, 1976, Neil Young sits down with a guitar and records an album’s worth of material, largely unheard until now. Hitchhiker contains a lot of songs that have since been released with a full band arrangement, but this unearthed audio document offers those songs at their intimate core, and provides insight into Young’s songwriting process.
On the 2010 track "You Wanted A Hit" LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy sings "maybe we don't do hits," but the band totally does them now. American Dream, their comeback-from-retirement album is their first to reach #1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
Left of the Dial airs Friday nights from 9-11 and Saturdays from noon-2 on KRCU.