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Review: Fu##in’ Up A Mixed Bag Of Distortion

Review: Fu##in’ Up A Mixed Bag Of Distortion

Deciding to recorded his new album “Fu##in’ Up” live should tell you everything you need to know about this album as Neil is fond of not playing songs the same each night so what you get is a little surprise. Neil Young and Crazy Horse performed their classic 1990 album Ragged Glory almost in its entirety recording it in 2023. When Ragged Glory was first released it reinforced Young’s reputation as the Godfather of Grunge and with “Fu##in’ Up” he wants to make sure no one forgets.

Teaming up with Billy Talbot (bass, vocal), Ralph Molina (drums, vocal), Nils Lofgren (guitar, vocal, piano), and Willie Nelson’s son Micah Nelson (guitar, vocal, piano) Neil gives us a jammier, louder and more distorted rendition of songs we know by heart but now have a different flavor. All of the tracks have been renamed so they’re familiar to us, but oh so different.

Overall it’s like seeing Neil live in the late 80’s and 90’s, kinda all over the place. There’s not a real fluidity in the album but I don’t think that is what he was going for anyway. Not sure I really want to sit thru and listen to the 15 minute “A Chance On Love (Love And Only Love)” again unless you really like feedback.

In a statement Neil said about the album “made this for the Horse lovers, I can’t stop it, The Horse is runnin’. What a ride we have. I don’t want to mess with the vibe, and I am so happy to have this to share.”

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