A recording studio in 1970. STEPHEN STILLS, GRAHAM NASH, DAVID CROSBY and NEIL YOUNG sit in a circle on stools holding guitars.
Before we begin, I’d like to thank Neil, Graham, and David for being here today. It’s nice to be surrounded by fellow folk-rock luminaries.
Thanks Stephen. I was actually surprised to get the call.
I bet you were. So, I was thinking we should take this album in a real rock direction. The 60s seem to be ending on an angry note. Let’s capture that.
I actually have a song about that. Here goes.
DAVID CROSBY rips into “Almost Cut My Hair.” Everyone is really impressed when it’s over.
Wow, that is bold and strident. It’s exactly where we should be going. Neil, did you bring a song?
It’s a real honour to be able to share this with you guys.
NEIL YOUNG begins “Helpless.” STEPHEN STILLS becomes increasingly vexed as the song goes. Neil stops after a bit.
NEIL YOUNG (continued)
And that’s where you guys would come in on the harmonies.
Neil, I couldn’t help but notice that was a little slow and a little sad.
Right. Because it’s about childhood and family.
Yeah, we totally get that. It’s great but it’s not quite what we were looking… nevermind. Graham?
Here’s a little something I’m very proud of.
GRAHAM NASH plays “Our House.” STEPHEN STILLS loses his shit.
God dammit, Graham. Did you even pay attention to the memos? Are you our FUCKING Ringo?
That’s about the only song I got right now.
I like it.
Guys, even the Joni Mitchell song we’re doing is faster and harder than that.
That song is about Joni.
You goddamn son of a bitch. I hate all of you. Neil, can’t you give us another “Cowgirl In The Sand” or something?
There’s this new thing. It’s a medley called “Country Girl.”
That sounds promising, let’s hear it.
NEIL YOUNG plays “Country Girl.” He gets interrupted.
How did you manage to write something slower than Graham’s? That’s like some gothic choir shit. We are folk rockers. We bring rock into the folk world. That means uptempo tunes with aggressive tones. But no, I have to be stuck in a goddamn supergroup of GRANDMOTHERS.
Stephen; guys; I think I have a solution.
All the guys look to DAVID CROSBY. There’s a beat, then a knock at the door. David opens the door where a DRUG DEALER stands.
Hi. I heard some guys were looking for some drugs?
STEPHEN STILLS/NEIL YOUNG/GRAHAM NASH
Hallelujah. You son of a bitch. Finally!
I think we’re gonna be OK.
The DRUG DEALER pulls out a bag and everyone gathers around.