Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Greendale - Neil Young and Crazy Horse (2003)

Neil's pet hates of Terran abuse and media savagery forms a concept album that should sound trite but he somehow actually pulls it off.  8/10.

Sleeps With Angels - Neil Young and Crazy Horse (1994)

Neil's perfect eulogy to Kurt crowns a supreme Horse collaboration.  Rated good by most, but better than that.  10/10.

Ragged Glory - Neil Young and Crazy Horse (1990)

Hippie bullshit meets Crazy Horse excess in ear drum annihilation - a hoot.  9/10.

Everybody's Rockin' - Neil Young and The Shocking Pinks (1983)

Neil's little joke at Geffen's expense.  Shame we had to listen to it too.  3/10.

Rust Never Sleeps - Neil Young and Crazy Horse (1979)

Most live albums suck, but not this barely controlled cacophonous monster.  9/10.

American Stars 'N Bars - Neil Young (1977)

Gets extra points for the up skirt shot, but mostly mediocre, Hurricane the exception.  6/10.

Time Fades Away - Neil Young and The Stray Gators (1973)

Object lesson in how to infuriate audience expectations, but actually quite good - if you can find a copy.  6/10.

Harvest - Neil Young and The Stray Gators (1972)

Neil finds Country and with it, huge commercial success, ironically not best work of the period.  7/10.

Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young and Crazy Horse (1969)

First coming together with Crazy Horse perfected now familiar jams on first attempt.  9/10.

It's Neil Young Day!

Grizzled rock veteran's prolificy deserves attention...