2. 'The Needle and the Damage Done'
When Neil Young first played "The Needle And The Damage Done" in January of 1971, Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten was nearly two years away from dying of a heroin overdose – but Young could already see where Whitten's horrible addiction was heading. Whitten wasn't the only one in Young's circle of friends who had succumbed to a heroin addiction in the early 1970s, and this song addresses all of them. When Young's roadie Bruce Berry died of a heroin overdose just seven months after Whitten, Young went into a depression and wrote Tonight's The Night about the tragedies.