Wow, Neil was only 22 when he recorded this album!
It was done in one day – August 11, 1976, at Indigo Studios in Malibu, but was never released.
He recorded the songs one after another, “pausing only for weed, beer, or coke.”
Most of the songs were reworked for later releases but these are the stark originals.
You can listen to the full Hitchhiker album at NPR Music