Americana

Americana

Music CD - 2012
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Publisher: Burbank, CA : Reprise Records, p2012.
Characteristics: 1 sound disc (CD) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Crazy Horse (Musical group)

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Cannes
Dec 12, 2012

Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.... But then it's new material from Crazy horse appearantly. It's hard to tell from the 39 cent cover.

eddiebud Sep 08, 2012

At an art exhibit we attended, in the middle of one room was a stack of posters with the caption, "What would Neil Young do?" Not sure, but most of us just picked up a couple and took them home. Perhaps the subtitle of his new CD, Americana, should be, "What was Neil Young thinking?" One or two reworkings of the melodies of American folk songs would be interesting, but a whole album??? I guess, at least he saved himself the trouble of writing lyrics. I tend to prefer the rockin' out Young to the sometimes whiny, introspective Young, and I was looking forward to the artist again backed by Crazy Horse. I recommend Ragged Glory.

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eberhartj
Jun 12, 2012

It's great to hear Crazy Horse backing up Neil again. Say what you want about this band -- that they're rhythmically reckless, unschooled, sometimes leaden -- but they understand how to make a joyful noise. This is a really good album, although some purists may not like the fact that Young and the Horse sometimes abandon the songs' traditional melodies.

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