The Hitchhiker is a half-hour dramatic anthology series presenting modern morality tales with contemporary players. In 85 chilling stories, men and women struggle with the best and worst in themselves, battling with - and all too often succumbing to - their deepest lusts, obsessions and fears.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Hitchhiker - Hitchhiker (Neil Young album) - Netflix
Hitchhiker is a studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Young, issued September 8, 2017 on Reprise Records. It is the ninth release in Young's ongoing archival release series and the first of the Special Release series. Co-produced by Young and David Briggs with post-production from John Hanlon, the album was originally recorded on August 11, 1976 at Indigo Ranch Recording Studio in Malibu, California. Young intended to release the album shortly after it was recorded, but executives at Reprise felt that it “wasn't a real record, but a collection of demos,” with musician saying that he “was advised to record the songs with a band.” Eight of the ten songs found on Hitchhiker were released on various Neil Young studio albums over the next three decades, though mostly as versions from different live or studio recordings. Three songs from the session (“Captain Kennedy”, “Pocahontas” and “Campaigner”) were released in nearly the same form as they are found on Hitchhiker. Two of the songs (“Hawaii” and “Give Me Strength”) were previously unreleased in any form prior to this album.
The Hitchhiker - Critical reception - Netflix
Upon release, Hitchhiker generally received positive reviews from contemporary music critics. On the review aggregator Metacritic, the album received an average score of 88 out of 100, based on 13 reviews. In a four-out-of-five star review for AllMusic, editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine stated “On Hitchhiker, Young still isn't certain if he's exorcized those demons, and that unease gives just enough complexity to the album's soothing ebb and flow.” Writing for The A.V. Club, Josh Modell gave the album a B+ rating and called it a “fantastic” artifact of Young's fruitful 1970's songwriting period. Additionally, Modell praised the “naked and intimate” sound of “Pocahontas” and “Powderfinger” and concluded, “If the bottom of the barrel sounds this good, [Young] should keep 'em coming.” Pitchfork contributor Sam Sodomsky also praised the album, giving it an 8.4/10 score. Sodomsky wrote, “Young was on the verge of an epiphany in the summer of ’76: his past, present, and future cohabitating in a body of work with the potential to get torn up and rewritten with any sudden vision, any chemical impulse. Beautiful, strange, and stoned, Hitchhiker lets us in on one of those nights.”
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