There are two things my Dad made sure I was a fan of growing up. The first was the Philadelphia Phillies. The second was Neil Young. Last year, my Dad and I saw Neil in concert for the first time together, and the Phillies won the World Series. When I was twenty-eight...it was a very good year....

Anyway, this Neil Young album is kind of like the mid-nineties Phillies teams. It's not that great. But that doesn't mean there aren't great things about it. Sure, there are some really weird tunes, like "Transformer Man." But this album closes really strong, a la Heathcliff Slocumb. "Sample and Hold," "Mr. Soul," and "Like an Inca," are all solid tunes. The album's worth getting for the electronic version of "Mr. Soul" alone.

Check it out. Put on a Devo hat. Do the robot.

Try it HERE.
Buy it HERE.
10/14/2009 08:02:39 am

When my dad made the move to CD's in the 80's the vinyl was put in storage until I got a record player as a throw in when I bought a stereo in 1990. Among the many things I found was a copy of Trans as well as Rust Never sleeps and After the Gold Rush. I suspect that your dad appears to have more eclectic tastes than my dad unless the next 20 entries are Molly Hatchett and Bob Seger.

10/14/2009 10:49:58 am

Don't worry. No Molly Hatchett. And probably no Bob Seger. Although there's a special place in my heart for Night Moves...


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