On first listening this album really surprised me. Unlike anything else I had heard by Neil Young, Trans featured synthesizers, vocoder effects and drum machines. Released in 1982 it was a bitter pill to swallow for many fans who dismissed it, being a far cry from earlier rock based works. However, it contains some gems, most notably Sample And Hold where NY sings about ordering an android wife “I need a unit to sample and hold, but not the angry one, a new design”

Neil Young – Sample And Hold

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