Johnny D’s was always a sort of inconspicuous place in Davis Square in Somerville, MA, where I lived for a couple of months last year. It was always just another place I’d pass by while heading home or to the Red Line stop to catch the T. It’s not a place you would expect, let’s say, Neil Young to show up and perform at, but that’s exactly what he did last night. Young’s wife, Pegi, was playing a set at the venue and a fan video captured the one moment where Neil took the lead. He played a new song that people are referring to as “Drive My Car,” which ironically is exactly the opposite of what Young did last week when his million-dollar electric car broke down in the desert. It’s a little tough to make Young out, but the audio is clear. Watch it below and check out our countdown of Neil Young’s albums from worst to best.
Young’s latest album Psychedelic Pill came out last year on Reprise.