Neil Young ended 2008 with a bang by performing a marathon two-and-a-half-hour-long set at Madison Square Garden that was not only chock-full of classics but also included a handful of new tracks that Young wrote during his quest to turn one of his antique cars into a viable alternative-fuel vehicle called the Linkvolt.
For most musicians, that would be more than enough to qualify as a full plate, but anyone who's followed Young's career knows the man has got more tricks in his bag than a magician.
Young recently updated his official website with a brand-new song called "Fork in the Road," complete with a hilarious homemade video. The song, rumored to be the title track of Young's next album, is a biting slab of satire in the same vein as his 1988 song "This Note's for You."
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In just under six minutes, Young ridicules government bailouts and their recipients, makes light of his own slumping record sales, mocks the iPod, thanks his fans and slips in a few lyrics about cars for good measure, all while cranking out an infectiously rocking tune.
There is a reason that Neil Young has remained relevant for close to five decades. You can see the video for "Fork in the Road" below.