Album: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
Released: May, 1969
If there is anything I appreciate in performance its spontaneity, those moments when you know there was nothing premeditated about it. Think Ringo Starr’s “I’ve got blisters on my fingers!” (closing the door on Helter Skelter) or Pete Townshend blurting out “I saw ya!” at the end of Happy Jack (in response to Keith Moon trying to sneak his backing vocals onto the track at the last second). There’s the laughing at the start of Bob Dylan’s 115th Dream, and David Crosby sobbing the lyrics “How many more!” at the end of Ohio (see Forever Young # 27: “It’s Enough To Make a Grown Man Cry”).