Thursday, May 29, 2008

08.28.07: NEIL YOUNG

"After Neil Young left the Californian folk-rock band
Buffalo Springfield in 1968, he slowly established
himself as one of the most influential and
idiosyncratic singer/songwriters of his generation.
Young's body of work ranks second only to Bob Dylan in
terms of depth, and he was able to sustain his
critical reputation, as well as record sales, for a
longer period of time than Dylan, partially because of
his willfully perverse work ethic. From the beginning
of his solo career in the late '60s until the late
'90s, he never stopped writing, recording, and
performing. Just as importantly, Young continually
explored new musical territory, from rockabilly and
the blues to electronic music. But these stylistic
exercises only gained depth when compared to his two
primary styles: gentle folk and country-rock, and
crushingly loud electric guitar rock, which he
frequently recorded with the Californian garage band
Crazy Horse." -Stephen Thomas Erlewine (

Tonight, we'll attempt to cover 30+ years of Neil
Young's career in 2 hours...............classics,
personal favorites and some rarities.

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