Sometimes it’s easy to forget that legends make odd moves too. In 1982, Neil Young released Trans, a synth and vocoder heavy album inspired by his son who had cerebal palsy. Young found that the vocoder elicited a better response than talking when communicating with his son. Check out the awesome live video from Berlin of ‘Sample and Hold’. The audience look scared. At least Young and the guitarist are enjoying themselves.
Incidentially, you may have heard this track on the recent Neon Neon mixtape which you should probably get as it contains another legendary musical detour/mishap which is actually amazing. Download the mixtape.