The Words and Music of Neil Young

The Words and Music of Neil Young

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Analyzes the recorded work of rock music icon Neil Young
Neil Young cannot be simply labeled. He has recorded as a solo artist, as a member of a hard rock trio, and with numerous other musician configurations. He can move from the soft sounds of early 1970s acoustic folk to the distorted, fuzz guitar sound of Crazy Horse. And his compositions have responded to musical trends from punk rock to grunge, and to social issues like racism, the Vietnam War, and the war in Iraq as well. The Words and Music of Neil Young follows the evolution of Young's musical work from the late 1960s to the present, with special focus on the enduring elements that have made his music successful.

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In this latest entry of the Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection series, the work of Neil Young is examined album by album, song by song. Bielen (Bowling Green State U.) observes the enduring success and influence of Young through the decades, starting with the politically-charged themes of the late 1960s and showing how Young is still a voice of social reason 40 years later. A complete and detailed discography and bibliography is included for popular music scholars and fans alike. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger Publishers, 2008
ISBN: 9780275999032
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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