Hear Joni Mitchell's Neil Young-Assisted "You Turn Me On I'm a Radio" Demo
Another taste of the upcoming 'Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975)'
Published Oct 02, 2023This Friday, we're being blessed with a new Joni Mitchell box set — Joni Mitchell Archives, Vol. 3: The Asylum Years (1972-1975) focuses on the period she recorded For the Roses, Court and Spark, and The Hissing of Summer Lawns (an absolutely insane run of albums, and it doesn't even include Blue!).
We've already heard a demo of "Help Me," and the previously unheard "Like Veils Said Lorraine," and today we get another demo in For the Roses' "You Turn Me On I'm a Radio," which was recorded at Wally Heider Studios in Hollywood, CA, on April 18, 1972, and features electric guitar and harmonica from Neil Young.
Young's Stray Gators Tim Drummond and Kenny Buttrey also appear on the track, and it's a little beefier and more ramshackle than the light-footed official version. It's got just a touch more bar-band roughness — she's a country station, after all.
Listen to the demo below.