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Neil Young's Americana: Crazy Like a Horse

Neil Young fans seem to like the fact that Neil Young can get away with anything he wants. So they really oughta like Neil's new album, Americana.

He's back with Crazy Horse this time around. And this album puts the "crazy" in Crazy Horse.

Neil says these are songs you remember from kindergarten, but rearranged by his band.

I can hear the quote now from Neil Young fans around the world: "Hey, it's Neil being Neil, whaddaya want?"

Imagine Late Night's Jimmy Fallon parodying Neil's sound and coming up with a rousing version of "Oh Susannah" or "Clementine." And that's just about what you get on this album.

Then just when you think you've figured out what's going on, they throw in the inexplicable cover of the classic Silhouettes doo-wop song "Get a Job." Complete with the sha-na-na-nas and dip-dip-dip-do-wops. What?

"Oh, that's just Neil being Neil."

I kind of do like their version of  "Gallow's Pole" better than the Led Zeppelin/Robert Plant version. In fact it's all kind of growing on me. I love Neil so much, HE CAN DO WHATEVER HE WANTS!

The album is out now.





Maybe Neil's next project should be an album of covers of Willow Smith (Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith's daughter).




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