CND Song 1

Neil Young - Rocking in the Free World, 1989 (Toronto, Ontario)

'But there's a warning sign on the road ahead. There's a lot of people saying we'd be better off dead...' What else was I going to finish with? 'Rocking in the Free World' was released in the last weeks of 1989, when the decade of large hair and big spending was creaking to a close. Within a few months the Berlin Wall came down, the Cold War was over, and it was the 90s. And this anthem, I'm pleased to say, was first on the soundtrack.

So, after a hundred songs in total, here's the closing number. Big thanks and loving smoochies to anyone who was a guest poster, left a comment, or just stopped by for a tune. Now it's time for me to get on a plane and head for Canada, where I've heard that a certain novel set in 1987 is available in fine book stores, starting today.

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