Neil Young – Living With War

Found for $3 at Sonic Boom, we’re already at #30 in the series and there’s miles yet to go…

The 5th Annual Toronto Expedition Series, Part 30 (CD)

Here’s Neil’s 2006 strident bash at George W. Bush’s Iraq war. Written in nine days after Young saw a headline about medics helping wounded soldiers, Young called it “metal folk protest music.”

As it stands now, ten years later (and with a president-elect sure to elicit another album just like this) it’s a shambling, under-cooked (and therefore awesome) effort. It’s immediate, and it’s real.

It dates itself, but it also doesn’t.*

 

* When this happens, it’s always sad commentary. As we well know, those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

8 thoughts on “Neil Young – Living With War

      1. keepsmealive says:

        Well, not so strange. This one came and went very quickly, I think. It does date itself.

        Hell, he’s got a new CD out (or coming soon) right now! The man is unstoppable (for better or worse).

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