I recall it being discussed here a while back and think TS prolly knows what box-set I'm referring to. I've only heard it once so I'm not sure where to exactly tell you to look for it but it's worth checking out.
bucketorain wrote:sorry, but what is the I to II change ? i don't see what we are talking about.
When you go from the tonic (first chord) to the second chord of the major scale in whatever key the song's in (i.e. C to D or in this case E to F#)
Also, as mentioned..
Hunter's note in the Box of Rain anthology says:
"An unrecorded GD song dealing obliquely with Altamont."
I still think that even if it's "obliquely" about Altamont, that it's also about the notion of the death of an idealized utopian society. Altamont was very disillusioning in terms of hippy culture....basically the antithesis of Woodstock and the whole Summer of Love ethos.