Monday Classic: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – American Dream

Today’s Monday Classic tune was released in 1988. “American Dream” was released on the ninth Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young album of the same name. The band has been jamming since 1968 and are still going strong. The band’s members are David Crosby (The Byrds), Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield), Graham Nash (The Hollies) and Neil Young. All four of them have inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame.


The song was written by Neil Young and is a satire of sensational political scandals involving Oliver North, former presidential candidate Gary Hart, and televangelist Jimmy Swaggart. The promotional video of “American Dream” for MTV received some airplay, but sadly the single  missed the Billboard Hot 100 completely.

I still remember seeing the music video for this song when it was released on the Toyota Top 20 TV show (which was co-presented by Patricia Lewis) in South Africa. I have to admit that it’s still one of my favorite tunes from the late 1980’s. Just have a listen to “American Dream”, I’m pretty sure that you’ll admit that it’s a great Monday Classic tune.

So, does “American Dream” get a thumbs up or a thumbs down? Leave a comment and let me know what you think. Feedback is appreciated and welcome here.

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Henno Kruger
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