Saturday, April 29, 2006

The Voice of the Young

I've been a fan of Neil Young for years, mostly for his poetic sensibility, but also partly for his ballsy, hard-rocking, ass-kicking grunge mentality when called upon by circumstances. I also like his versatility, willing as he's been to try a wide range of styles over the years, from rockabilly to stoned-rock to synthesizer to pure folksy mellow. But he's also got a sharp political sense (consider his "Ohio" in response to the Kent State shootings), and--Canadian or not--he just released an album online that is highly critical of the present administration. He's giving it away--you can stream the entire album, Living With War, for free. He's got something to say. Check it out at Neil's Garage.

No comments: