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Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Ragged Glory (1990)

July 27, 2013

[Album 216/1001]Raggedglory

I’m getting closer to full Neil Young appreciation:

Can’t sing? Increased everyman appeal.

Effortless, effective solos? A cover band’s dream.

He’s a trendsetter, at the forefront of country rock & grunge.

Finally, the undeniable charm of this live off the barn floor recording, in all its Ragged Glory.

Genuine like the oft-imitated Coca-Cola: Can’t beat the Real (Neil) thing.

From → 1990s

  1. He’s a trendsetter for sure. His music really does speak to me.

    • Admittedly, I’ve struggled in the past when his voice drifts into higher pitched/whining territory, but no complaints at all about the music. I didn’t know any of the tunes going into this record, which was nice in a way, Ragged Glory definitely works quite well as a package.

  2. Good ol’ Uncle Neil. Love his guitar stylings.

    • Speaking of Blue Rodeo from one of your recent reviews – the opening track on this one (Country Home) reminded me a lot of a couple on Jim Cuddy’s The Light That Guides You Home. Not criticizing JC of being derivative, just was pleasantly surprised to hear an unexpected parallel. I think Matt Mays & El Torpedo were fans of this record as well!

      • I think BR wear their Uncle Neil influences on their sleeves. Even Greg’s guitar playing, you can hear a lot of Neil influences!

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