Review of Neil Young and the Poetics of Energy by William Echard.

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Guy Capuzzo, Associate Professor (Creator)
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Abstract: The success and longevity of Neil Young’s forty-year recording career rests largely on his musical eclecticism. As a solo artist, as a member of such bands as Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and in a highly touted collaboration with Pearl Jam in 1995, Young has had a recorded output ranging from plaintive singer/songwriter material, to 1980s techno-pop, to the music that garnered him the title “Godfather of Grunge.” This is no mean feat, and one approaches Echard’s book in the hope that he will shed light on Young’s achievement.

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Music Theory Spectrum 30.2: 361-365
Language: English
Date: 2008
Neil Young, William Echard,

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