Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World – 20 Years Later

It’s no secret that GLONO is a haven for Neil Young idol worship. Most of us are of an age where our foray into Neilvana was sparked by a single event. In the fall of 1989 Neil Young was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live and unveiled before a country mired in Reagan-Bush malaise a song that shook us all to our core. As we recover from another Bush era, remember to Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World.

Video: Neil Young – “Rockin’ In the Free World” (live)

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5 thoughts on “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World – 20 Years Later”

  1. 1989 was also the year that a few million people around the world started getting out of the “malaise” they’d been suffering under for a bit longer than a decade.

  2. I had so forgotten this – I had it on VHS and we watched it over and over until it wore out. Just a bombshell of a performance.

    One thing I read later was Neil Young saying that he lifted weights for half an hour before the show to get his body keyed up…if true, it certainly worked.

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