In honor of Neil Diamond’s recent announcement of his impending (third) marriage, I post a number by him.
It’s not quite right to describe Neil as a guilty pleasure, because he’s an amazing songwriter who has demonstrated real staying power and broad appeal. When I was a kid, though, it was hard not to think of him as tacky music my parents and their friends listened to.
But then Rick Rubin got to Neil, and Neil got to me, with his album 12 songs. Here’s “Hell Yeah”, from that album. I will admit that this song had made me feel emotional more than once.