Neil Young, "Roll Another Number (for the Road)" (1975)
Recorded in the wake of the deaths of Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten and roadie Bruce Berry, Tonight's the Night is the sound of a man and a band in the depths of chemical- and alcohol-assisted despair. "I'm not a junkie," Young said in 1975 about making the album. "But we'd get really high – drink a lot of tequila, get right out on the edge." But if he was fueled primarily by booze, it certainly sounds like some weed was added to the proceedings for "Roll Another Number," as Young struggles to start his car and declares himself "a million miles away" from the hippie days of Woodstock. Far from celebratory, the song's overall mood is closer to, as Crazy Horse bassist Billy Talbot once described it, "a drunken Irish wake."