Monday, April 24, 2006

Neil Young's New Album

Politicians are whores that are bought and sold many times over. Any hope that the political process will change things around and create a better world for us is is delusional. I've thought for a long time that the best catalyst for change would be found in pop culture, the entertainment medium that Average Americans find endlessly fascinating. So when Jay and Dave tear into Sockpuppet, the fascists seem a little less formidable. Charlie Sheen made it more acceptable to question the lies of 9/11. Now there's a new protest album by Neil Young that's going to hit the net first before being sold commercially.
Brad Blog has a review:

Neil Young wants to keep on rockin' the free world.

His new record, Living With War, makes very clear that if the Bush regime is allowed to continue, there may not be a free world to rock for much longer.

At 7:30 PM on Friday, April 21, 2006, Reprise Records’ Dan Rose ushered a small cadre of us into a Reprise's Burbank headquarters for an exclusive listen to Young’s new CD. For the next 50 minutes, listen we did.

Let's get one thing out of the way right now: this album rocks. It's post '80s electric Neil Young at his grunge best, and of the 10 cuts on Living With War, the first eight are mostly uptempo rockers. In fact, this may be the 60-year-old Young’s most crossover-worthy album yet, since many of the songs should appeal to fans of bands as diverse as Green Day and Pearl Jam and will likely be embraced on campuses across America.

But there's one other tiny thing that makes this record stand out: it is one mother%^&*#% of a protest album. In fact, Living With War may just be the Fahrenheit 9/11 of rock…


Blogger Lesley said...

I love Neil. One of the best guitarist on earth in my opinion.

25/4/06 3:44 PM  
Blogger nolocontendere said...

Been a favorite of mine for over 30 years.

25/4/06 9:04 PM  

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