Rock's Backpages Library Rock's Backpages
Rock's Backpages

Frontman: Neil Young

Tony Scherman, Musician, December 1991

WHAT'S THE best way for you to write?

I pick up things from people on the streets, in airports, at parties. The night before last I was at a party at a friend of mine's in Baltimore and saw a lot of people that I normally wouldn't see, exposed myself. After all the people asked me for autographs and everything, there were other, laid-back people who I could hang out with, pick up information about their lives, pick up stories. I'll just let it absorb and the lyrics come easily.

Total word count of piece: 796

Subscribe

Becoming a member is easy. Membership gives you access to all the thousands of articles in the library.

Click here to go to Subscribe page.

Click here for academic and other group subscriptions.