This is a story record that without knowing the story you might miss. So here it is.
Rick Nelson starting singing rock and roll and rockabilly in 1957. By 1964 he had shied a way from much of that music scene he was familiar with. With his big hits behind him he became a pioneer of the California country rock sound of the mid 60s.
In 1970 he played at a concert at the Madison Square Gardens in New York. The concert was full of old timers, like Chuck Berry. Nelson tried to play his new songs and was booed as the crowd wanted to hear the ones they knew from the old days. This really pissed him off and he wrote this song about it.
It's an interesting piece as many of the lyrics are really cutting about fellow artists and and the crowd but when sung in such a laid back smooth country rock style it feels so nice and easy going. It's fabulous.
Rick Nelson - Garden Party