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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Neil Young - Trans

posted by on September 26 at 12:40 PM


This album rules. Just look at that cover! It’s like, there’s Neil Young on one side, hitching into the idyllic past, and there’s his precisely gridded double on the other side of the road, about to speed forward into a cold robotic future. Then there’s the story that Young made this record, devoted to the intersecting of man and machine, after discovering that he could better communicate with his cerebral palsy-afflicted son by using a vocoder! Then there’s the songs, which display all Young’s handy songwriting but grafted to a disctinctly Kraftwerkian frame. Anyone who dismisses this record out of hand is either a Luddite or a CSNY fanatic, and I have no time for either.

(Hat tip to Tyler [and more recently Ingrid]).

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you are correct. this album is fantastic.and teh story behind it only makes it that much better.

Posted by terry miller | September 26, 2007 1:24 PM

I'm so glad that the Trans awareness campaign is working. Thank you for spreading the word.

Posted by Levislade | September 26, 2007 1:53 PM

This album cover is amazing! I never heard of this album. I'm definitely interested in hearing it now.

Posted by TJ | September 26, 2007 4:19 PM

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