Skip to comments.Neil Young Doubles Down on the Crazy
Posted on 01/22/2014 9:41:55 PM PST by rktman
Last September, I wrote about rocker Neil Youngs bizarre, factually challenged and slanderous criticisms of Canadas oil sands.
For instance, Young compared resource town Fort McMurray to Hiroshima. This is kind of unfair to Fort McMurray, which, while verdant and pleasant, has nowhere near as many skyscrapers and neon signs as that Japanese city.
Young made those and other foolish remarks while traveling across Canada in his $1-million Volt/Lincoln Continental hybrid.
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Does Neil Young still get carded?
I met neil in 1968
Ive grown up since then
Neil has just grown rich...
Neil Young has a monstrous tour bus. And, when he had his Canadian concerts, he had five such buses, all burning diesel, all idling while the concert was on.
Neil Youngs Lincvolt claims to be environmentally sound but it actually requires a team of chase vehicles full of mechanics to follow it around, in case it breaks down (which it does a lot when it isnt catching on fire, causing about $1-million in damages.)
Canadian man don’t need him around anyhow
“In 1974, the band Lynyrd Skynryd wrote the song, Sweet Home Alabama in response to Southern Man The lyrics to the song leave little doubt as to the band’s reaction, ...Well, I heard Mister Young sing about her Well, I heard ole Neil put her down. Well, I hope Neil Young will remember a southern man don’t need him around anyhow...”
Interestingly, band member Ronnie Van Zant, who died in a 1977 plane crash, dismissed the purported feud with Young in a 1977 interview stating, “We wrote Alabama as a joke. We didn’t even think about it - the words just came out that way. We just laughed like hell, and said ‘Ain’t that funny’... We love Neil Young, we love his music...” “
“Lynyrd Skynyrd frontman Johnny Van Zant was bummed when Mitt Romney didnt get elected. But thats not keeping him away from Washington on the weekend of President Barack Obamas inauguration.
Of course I was hoping that wed have a Republican, that wed put a guy in there that has run a business, Van Zant, who endorsed Romney over the summer, told POLITICO. ...But you know what, Im behind Obama now. Hes our president, and any American who goes against our president should be deported out of the country.
Van Zant and his band are playing at the Heroes Red, White & Blue Inaugural Concert Ball at the Warner Theatre on Sunday.
The show came about, oddly enough, by way of the Republican National Convention. Lynyrd Skynyrd was scheduled to play an RNC concert for the group Citizens Helping Heroes in August, but the event was canceled because of Hurricane Isaac. So Sundays show, sponsored by the same military support group, was planned instead.”
“For instance, Young compared resource town Fort McMurray to Hiroshima.”
Has he never been to Detroit?
I read his book. Creatively, he’s burnt out. Don’t expect much from him in the future.
“I read his book. Creatively, hes burnt out. Dont expect much from him in the future.”
I would be surprised if that mattered one iota to those who think of themselves as fans. I’m probably going on about 30 years not caring about him!
He don't sing for politicians, he don't sing for spuds.
Neil sings for Tides' commies and he sings for Saudi oil sheiks.
I found his book interesting, but was able to read it in just an hour or so at the library (never could grasp the connection with Rick James - talk about strange bed-fellows).
Great song-writer, but a whack-job like most of them.
Young made those and other foolish remarks
The remarks aren’t “foolish”. A leftist without his Lies has no argument.
Interesting links provided. Thank you. Some of us, unlike Ronnie, don’t just roll over quite that easy as noted in your other post. Simply amazed at what some folks will do to get up close to the “lyin’ king” and his mate.
Most who enjoyed Neil Young’s music never paid much attention to his politics. Its pretty much SOP for musicians to be liberal, especially ones from the Frozen North.
After all these years of “connective” lyrics and tunes, add on most of us his age have slowed down, its time to enjoy again the mountain of tell it like it is “guy” music and turn our deaf ear to his silly liberal politics.
Canadian man dont need him around anyhow, eh?
I much preferred the time when one hit wonders just went away after that one semi-mediocre hit.
Neil Young in DEVO, playing Hey Hey My My (the story of Johnny Spud):
” Van Zant, who endorsed Romney over the summer, told POLITICO. ...But you know what, Im behind Obama now. Hes our president, and any American who goes against our president should be deported out of the country.”
FUJVZ. If your brother was alive today he’d kick your ass for such idiotic belief.
Yeah, I was surprised to read that too. But I’m not too familiar with who’s who in the band. I’m pretty sure that some of them at least are republicans. I know they’ve performed at shows with Sean Hannity, I think in support of the troops.
There’s a possibility it’s a pandering response to being gun shy over the allegations racism due to the band’s past use of the confederate flag (as if the confederate flag means one hates blacks).
All of us...especially wretched “boomers” should grow up and move on to better, more intelligent and complex music,....classical, jazz, blues,...whatever...rock is infantile...and so are the bloated, self indulgent and insane poseurs...i despise them all.
I pay very little if any attention to todays rock music or “musicians”.