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Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: Politics askew in the '80s too



After a few weeks off, Lost and Found returns to parades and flag-waving - but the salute is not for me. Instead we take note of the upcoming patriotic holiday to get a slice of some apple pie and lost Americana '80s music this week starting off with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and their review of scandals in the '80s with American Dream.

In 1982, Crosby, Stills and Nash had hits with Wasted On The Way and Southern Cross. Absent was Neil Young, who vowed to stay away from the group until David Crosby cleaned up his drug habit. In 1986, Crosby went straight and in 1988 the quartet reunited for the first time since the early '70s with American Dream.

While the American Dream album went platinum, its lead title single was only a hit on the Mainstream Rock Charts. The video chronicles several of the biggest scandals of the late '80s targeting Jimmy Swaggart's hypocrisy, presidential nominee Gary Hart's "monkey business" with Donna Rice and the Iran Contra Affair with Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North and his shredding secretary Fawn Hall. Cameos also include Eric idle.

CSNY would team up one last time in 1999 for the Looking Forward album. The quartet still performed occasionally together until a few years when personality conflicts emerged including Crosby's open criticism of Young's romantic relationship with Daryl Hannah.

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