Neil Young’s ‘Living With War’ – listen NOW for free
Saturday April 29th 2006, 10:35 am


Neil’s been busy in the garage again.

A hundred voices and a ‘power trio’ belted out Young’s new “metal folk protest” album, said to be the Fahrenheit 911 of rock, in just two weeks.

Amusingly but not surprisingly, Faux News derides Young for being born in Canada yet protesting the policies of the Shrubya administration. However, Young has lived in the USA for around 40 years, which is a damn sight longer than many of the empty talking heads on the Murdoch division of the GOP have been alive.

Young has always been disappointed with the amount of time it takes to get a record out to the public:

When four student protesters were shot dead at Kent State University in 1970, he wrote “Ohio,” recorded it with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young and released it two and a half weeks later by sending acetates (preliminary pressings) to radio stations. … “Now we have the Internet,” he said. “It doesn’t sound as good, but it’s much faster, and it gets around the world. That’s huge, that’s as big as we get.”

Young has made the entire Living With War album available for free streaming download. Pay particular attention to ‘After The Garden‘ and ‘Let’s Impeach The President.’


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Thank you weez, I needed to hear this as I felt some activism fatigue creeping in.

I listened to all ten songs this morning and my standout favourite would have to be #7 Let’s impeach the President.
Its rage is palpable and I particularly liked the list of evidence to impeach the President by sampling George W. Bush’s long list of statements throughout…it’s exhausting, but necessary.

Then (track #10) to finish with a massed choir of patriots singing, then humming “America the beautiful” was inspired. It took away that whole stupid notion that criticism of the US government is unpatriotic.

Comment by suki 05.01.06 @ 9:57 am

Suki, it’s looking uncritically at the debacle of Shrubya that is patently unpatriotic.

Comment by weez 05.03.06 @ 7:54 pm

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