The Needle And The Damage Done  (Live)
Neil Young
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I hit the city and I lost my band
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done
Peak Chart Position
  • no chart history on the Billboard Hot 100
  • single released as the B-side to "Old Man" on April 17, 1972
  • from the album Harvest (1972)
  • written by Neil Young
  • the song is Young's commentary on the drug usage of fellow musicians, including the heroin addiction of Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten who died at the the age of 29
  • produced by Henry Lewy, Neil Young
  • recorded live at Royce Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA on Jan 30, 1971
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