The Words and Music of Neil Young (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection)

The Words and Music of Neil Young (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection) by Ken Bielen

Title: The Words and Music of Neil Young (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection)
Author: Ken Bielen
ISBN10: 0275999025
ISBN13: 978-0275999025
Publisher: Praeger (May 30, 2008)
Language: English
Subcategory: Music
Size PDF: 1555 kb
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Rating: 4.2/5
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Pages: 200 pages
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The Words and Music of Neil Young (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection) by Ken Bielen


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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.

Individual chapters cover Young's musical output album by album, and song by song―from his debut work with Buffalo Springfield, to his time with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, to his solo work within various genres and for various causes (some political, but all artistic). In his conclusion, author Ken Bielen sums up Neil Young's accomplishments and places his work in the context of contemporary culture.