Happy April Fool’s Day! Sorry for the prank. We couldn’t resist.
Can’t imagine what an Old Angel Midnight would be like…probably unfilmable, right?
The lyrics were drawn from Kerouac’s novel, Big Sur, and the song itself was recorded for the soundtrack to One Fast Move or I’m Gone: Kerouac’s Big Sur. It’s one of my favorite songs, ever. And a terrific film. Here’s the album track, followed by a live version.