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Neil Young, Son of Famed Reporter, Records "Impeach the President" Song
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Posted on 04/14/2006 9:13:32 AM PDT by slowhand520

Neil Young, Son of Famed Reporter, Records "Impeach the President" Song

By E&P Staff

Published: April 14, 2006 11:40 AM ET

The 60's relics are so precious ain't they? Is this guy even American?

NEW YORK As an E&P "Pressing Issues" column recently noted, rock star Neil Young is the son of a famed Canadian journalist, so it should not surprise many that he recently recorded a song in California with a very reportorial -- or at least pundit -- feel to it.

It’s called “Impeach the President,” so there can be little question what it is about.

Apparently it was recorded with a 100-voice choir. Rumors have circulated the past few days on the Web, but E&P has tracked down the strongest confirmation in a blog kept by Sherman Oaks, Ca. musician/singer Alicia Morgan.

Previous reports quoted hints by Young and Jonathan Demme (who directed the new documentary “Heart of Gold”) that Neil was working on a hard-rocking political or “anti-Bush” CD.

Last Friday, Morgan wrote on her LastLeftB4Hooterville blog that she had been “summoned” to a local studio to sing on the new record with 99 others. “I'm not going to give the whole thing away, but the first line of one of the songs was ‘Let's impeach the President for lyin'!’ Turns out the whole thing is a classic beautiful protest record. The session was like being at a 12-hour peace rally. Every time new lyrics would come up on the screen, there were cheers, tears and applause. It was a spiritual experience. I can't believe my good fortune at being a part of this.

“We finished the session by singing an a capella version of 'America the Beautiful' and there was not a dry eye in the house.

“Neil said it should be out in 6 to 8 weeks."

Harp magazine reported on its Web site Thursday that Demme had confirmed in an e-mail, “Neil just finished writing and recording -- with no warning -- a new album called 'Living With War.' It all happened in three days… It is a brilliant electric assault, accompanied by a 100-voice choir, on Bush and the war in Iraq… Truly mind blowing. Will be in stores soon.”

The magazine continued: “Details are pretty scarce, but the featured track, titled ‘Impeach the President,’ features a rap with Bush’s voice set to the choir chanting ‘flip/flop’ and the like.”

Young has always been a maverick politically as well as musically. Although he has recorded a few songs with a "liberal" slant, he also drew criticism from the left for pro-Reagan comments many years ago. Most of his albums contain few if any political songs.

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- E&P Staff (letters@editorandpublisher.com)


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To: slowhand520

I dunno - I see Neil as an idiot younger brother who always manages to get it wrong but say it well. About impeaching the President I couldn't care less - I hear stupider things than that coming from conservative friends. I am, however, disappointed to learn that he'd have anything to do with rap.


101 posted on 04/14/2006 11:45:46 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: slowhand520

He's 60 years old and doesn't look a day over 90.


102 posted on 04/14/2006 11:47:07 AM PDT by new yorker 77 (FAKE POLLS DO NOT TRANSLATE INTO REAL VOTERS!)
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To: Jumpmaster
Neil Young is still alive?

It depends. In what way?

103 posted on 04/14/2006 11:47:21 AM PDT by pollyannaish
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To: willyboyishere

Your comment about Neil being old is kind of funny. Rock musicians apparently should all just do what Janis, Jim and Jimi did ... die young.


104 posted on 04/14/2006 11:50:29 AM PDT by dmz
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To: dmz
"It's better to burn out
Than to fade away..."
105 posted on 04/14/2006 11:54:46 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: slowhand520

looks like years of dope smoke in concert and coffee houses and clubs have finally adled his brain..


106 posted on 04/14/2006 11:56:32 AM PDT by NormsRevenge (May 1st: - PINKO DE MAYO / STINKO DE MAO)
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To: All; texianyankee

It's really a shame. I adore his music, I just wish he'd stop with this latest rampage. It's strange- he used to be such a Reagan supporter, too.


107 posted on 04/14/2006 12:18:26 PM PDT by mslee
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To: KevinB
A 634 plus page autobiography of a rocker. What is this the r & r answer to Lincoln Steffens (another selfobsessed as*hole.)
108 posted on 04/14/2006 12:18:27 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: sportutegrl

He lost me when his ego destroyed BUFFALO SPRINGFIELDWhy the hell couldn't he has played great lead, and left the singing to Stills and Furay, who had listenable voices.


109 posted on 04/14/2006 12:22:57 PM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: robowombat

"The 'famed Canadian pundit' is unnamed."

And this Canadain political junkie can't think of who it would be. Can't be that 'famed'.


110 posted on 04/14/2006 12:36:12 PM PDT by Grig
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To: PzLdr

I understand he's a BIG Ronald Reagan fan and recorded "Let's Roll" about the dooimed flight. Can't be all bad! And, consider who he has to kind of hang around with every once in a while-David Crosby, Steve Stills and Graham Nash-UGH!


111 posted on 04/14/2006 12:39:12 PM PDT by MrLee
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To: sportutegrl

He went to prison on drug charges. I believe that is when they dropped him from the group.


112 posted on 04/14/2006 12:40:30 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "Logic is stopping at every red light on itís way to liberalism")
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To: Revolting cat!

Is that the Starbucks Choir?


113 posted on 04/14/2006 12:42:17 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "Logic is stopping at every red light on itís way to liberalism")
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To: slowhand520

Neil Yuk.

He's about as smart as that guitar solo on "Southern Man" is complicated.

da da da da da da da da ... da da da

In fact, he plays like a 3-year old.


114 posted on 04/14/2006 12:43:57 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: Bubba_Leroy

That was when he was sobered up for a week because the flights from Columbia carrying his supply were grounded after 9/11.


115 posted on 04/14/2006 12:47:23 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "Logic is stopping at every red light on itís way to liberalism")
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To: Bubba_Leroy

That was when he was sobered up for a week because the flights from Columbia carrying his supply were grounded after 9/11.


116 posted on 04/14/2006 12:47:24 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "Logic is stopping at every red light on itís way to liberalism")
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To: GSWarrior

"Old dog in the ditch, scratchin his b*tt 'cause he has an itch."


117 posted on 04/14/2006 12:52:32 PM PDT by Sensei Ern (http://www.myspace.com/reconcomedy/ "Logic is stopping at every red light on itís way to liberalism")
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To: sportutegrl
He lost me years ago with "Southern Man".

Remember the Uncle Floyd Show, on the NJ public station in the 70s and 80s.

Floyd started calling Neil Young neil yuk, which made Floyd a hero in my eyes.

I know talent is in the eye of the beholder, but I have despised that self-righteous blowhard Neil Yuk ever since I heard the words of Southern Man.

By fluke, he had one good song, Cinnamon Girl. The rest sound like a kindergardener wrote and produced them.

118 posted on 04/14/2006 12:59:22 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: hang 'em
Neil ate the brown acid a Woodstock.

Neil is the brown eye between the cheeks ...... period.

119 posted on 04/14/2006 1:01:29 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: reagan_fanatic
Separated at birth?


120 posted on 04/14/2006 1:04:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: reagan_fanatic

There's a lot of truth in the old saying, "Sooner or later, you get the face you deserve".


121 posted on 04/14/2006 1:14:11 PM PDT by Dionysius (ACLU is the enemy)
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To: stevierae54
he actually wrote a song after 9-11 called "Let's Roll" as a tribute to the heroic man ....

Todd Beamer was the man's name.

But remember, EVERYBODY was a 'patriot' in the days following 9/11. Even the America hating leftists gave positive lip service to the strength and direction of President Bush.

For a few months.

Until they realized that being a salt-of-the-earth American meant that we could no longer just didn't sit on our hands playing pud pud pokeman.

Then they reverted right back to their lib suicidal ways, leaving the real work of Freedom to the righteous right wingers.

122 posted on 04/14/2006 1:16:37 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: dmz

I liked Everybody Knows this in Nowhere, After the Gold Rush, but I don't really like Harvest that much. Only a couple of good songs on that one. I agree After the Gold Rush is a work of art and I never get tired of that one, however, he has not done anything worth a dern since the early 70s.

That being said, he should shut up and sing.


123 posted on 04/14/2006 1:26:16 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: slowhand520

It's time that AC/DC come back with more anti-big government, anti-democrat songs. And Ted Nugent...Kid Rock...Alice Cooper.


124 posted on 04/14/2006 1:27:59 PM PDT by MaineVoter2002 (http://jednet207.tripod.com/PoliticalLinks.html)
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To: sportutegrl

um, he carried them...


125 posted on 04/14/2006 1:29:22 PM PDT by lugsoul ("Crash" - the movie that teaches we are all incurable racists, except when we are not.)
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To: moose2004
Neil Young and Ronnie Van Zandt became great friends who loved and respected one another.

If you are going to rely on song lyrics, you should check out "Ronnie and Neil" by the Drive-By Truckers.

126 posted on 04/14/2006 1:32:21 PM PDT by lugsoul ("Crash" - the movie that teaches we are all incurable racists, except when we are not.)
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To: sportutegrl
My pet peeve is idiot yankees and others who like to stereotype ALL Southerners as racists, especially the movie and music industry.

And MY pet peeve is Southerners who like to stereotype Yankees as "idiots".

Practice what you preach.

127 posted on 04/14/2006 1:32:25 PM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: slowhand520

Neil has seen the needle and the damage done...


128 posted on 04/14/2006 1:42:57 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (Common sense will do to liberalism what the atomic bomb did to Nagasaki-Rush Limbaugh)
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To: fanfan
a tribute to the heroic man (name escapes me--senior moment)

That was Todd Beamer, I believe.

United93

129 posted on 04/14/2006 1:54:48 PM PDT by alrea
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To: ClearCase_guy

I would like to amend that song...

Tin soldiers and Nixon's comin,'
We're finally on our own,
This summer I hear the drummin'
Four dead in Ohio
By moonbats who were
stupid enough to throw rocks, bottles,
and tear gas cannisters at cornered armed National guards.


130 posted on 04/14/2006 1:55:57 PM PDT by Screamname (By God, pray for me, someone help me please! Hillary is my Senator! HELP MEEE!)
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To: slowhand520

How famous can a sports writer in Canada be? What the Color guy for Curling? Nice to see his son stayed out of Rehab long enough to make another protest album.

Pray for W and Our Freedom Fighters


131 posted on 04/14/2006 2:13:57 PM PDT by bray (Racists for Rice '08)
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To: lugsoul

I'm saying that those lyrics summed up how I feel about Neil Young.


132 posted on 04/14/2006 2:16:08 PM PDT by moose2004 (You Can Run But You Can't Hide!)
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To: slowhand520

Neil's had some good ones and some bad ones. Nothing more to say about it.


133 posted on 04/14/2006 2:39:32 PM PDT by Huck (REINTRODUCE THE REID IMMIGRATION BILL!!!)
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To: Revolting cat!

In Texas....we'd rather listen to guys that don't sing soprano!


134 posted on 04/14/2006 2:43:21 PM PDT by cbkaty (I may not always post...but I am always here......)
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To: slowhand520

Kinda weird that he would record hi song eight years late.


135 posted on 04/14/2006 3:38:17 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Doing the job Americans will do, paying the taxes illegals don't pay.)
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To: HEY4QDEMS
Too easy.

Neil Young is so "Down By The River" he should jump in.

A local Radio Station sponsored an appearance here last year, they lost $15,000. Had to give tons of tickets away to make it look good.

136 posted on 04/14/2006 3:45:08 PM PDT by AGreatPer
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To: bray

Your post has me LMBO.


137 posted on 04/14/2006 3:53:22 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Huck

My favorite by Young is "Gonna Give You Til the Morning Comes." It's not really a whole song. Brings back some good memories. Too bad he's a schmuck.


138 posted on 04/14/2006 3:55:15 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Yaelle

Harvest Moon is pretty sweet. And I like the message of Needle and the Damage Done.


139 posted on 04/14/2006 4:51:56 PM PDT by Huck (REINTRODUCE THE REID IMMIGRATION BILL!!!)
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To: GMMAC

Sounds like the sixties again - seduce the people with music.


140 posted on 04/14/2006 5:30:11 PM PDT by Fair Go
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To: Incorrigible

It would be a scream if Crosby, Stills, and Nash joined him in a charity concert for impeaching the president. That would be scream (especially if one of them has died the way imfamous rockers typically die).


141 posted on 04/14/2006 8:00:52 PM PDT by dr_who_2
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To: Revolting cat!
Young has always been a maverick politically as well as musically. Although he has recorded a few songs with a "liberal" slant, he also drew criticism from the left for pro-Reagan comments many years ago. Most of his albums contain few if any political songs. Herein lies Young's motivation:

The best way to earn the admiration of your peers and reap critical acclaim from the elite of your industry is to do something liberal. That's all. It doesn't even have to be good. Just left-wing. Some evangelizing for your religion.

142 posted on 04/14/2006 8:09:53 PM PDT by Captainpaintball (All it takes for evil to triumph is for Republicans to befriend, act like, and give in to, Democrats)
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To: Captainpaintball

I remember reading articles about Young in the so-called "alternative" press, maybe a dozen or more years ago that painted him as a political maverick, leaning conservative or libertarian. They couldn't bring themsleves to criticize him, after all, he was a Woodstock boy, and he didn't express support any nasty fascist Republicans. But to me he sounded like another joe palooka, as he does today, not well read, or particularly deep, just against certain things we all ought to be against, but for no reasons in his case that were intelligently articulated or well thought out. As I said, joe palooka.


143 posted on 04/14/2006 8:18:08 PM PDT by Revolting cat! ("In the end, nothing explains anything.")
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To: Revolting cat!
Right. But as someone else posted earlier, he was beaten down in the mid 80s by the Geffen/Pink Mafia and has been trying to atone for it ever since. I would like to do a little research on this and see what he did between his lawsuit and 1989's Freedom, which started his comeback, of sorts.
144 posted on 04/14/2006 8:37:26 PM PDT by Captainpaintball
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To: dmz

Finally. Somebody who does appreciate the good stuff, but my favorite is Cowgirl in the Sand


145 posted on 04/14/2006 8:49:27 PM PDT by SaintDismas
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To: slowhand520

Out on the weekend



Think I’ll pack it in and buy a pick-up
Take it down to l.a.
Find a place to call my own and try to fix up.
Start a brand new day.

The woman I’m thinking of, she loved me all up
But I’m so down today
She’s so fine, she’s in my mind.
I hear her callin’.

See the lonely boy, out on the weekend
Trying to make it pay.
Can’t relate to joy, he tries to speak and
Can’t begin to say.

She got pictures on the wall, they make me look up
From her big brass bed.
Now I’m running down the road trying to stay up
Somewhere in her head.

The woman I’m thinking of, she loved me all up
But I’m so down today
She’s so fine she’s in my mind.
I hear her callin’.

See the lonely boy, out on the weekend
Trying to make it pay.
Can’t relate to joy, he tries to speak and
Can’t begin to say.


146 posted on 04/14/2006 9:10:04 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Incorrigible; slowhand520

This article has it overblown, knowing Neil's past work I'm sure the "political content" of these songs will cut both ways. Mark my words. When the CD comes out, we will post the lyrics here and let the flaming begin.

Harvest, Rust Never Sleeps and Harvest Moon were great albums! Prairie Wind isn't bad either. I don't care if he plays one note - Live Rust was the best concert film of the 70's. Don't forget Crazy Horse. Pure Rock!

Pompous asshole? no doubt. But great sounds over the years.


147 posted on 04/14/2006 9:10:22 PM PDT by bagadonutz
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To: bagadonutz

Rockin' In The Free World
by Neil Young



There's colors on the street
Red, white and blue
People shufflin' their feet
People sleepin' in their shoes
But there's a warnin' sign on the road ahead
There's a lot of people sayin' we'd be better off dead
Don't feel like Satan, but I am to them
So I try to forget it, any way I can.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

I see a woman in the night
With a baby in her hand
Under an old street light
Near a garbage can
Now she puts the kid away, and she's gone to get a hit
She hates her life, and what she's done to it
There's one more kid that will never go to school
Never get to fall in love, never get to be cool.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.

We got a thousand points of light
For the homeless man
We got a kinder, gentler,
Machine gun hand
We got department stores and toilet paper
Got styrofoam boxes for the ozone layer
Got a man of the people, says keep hope alive
Got fuel to burn, got roads to drive.

Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world
Keep on rockin' in the free world,
Keep on rockin' in the free world.


148 posted on 04/14/2006 9:25:44 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Liberty Valance

I do not agree with Neil about the "Impeach Bush" tune. But i must say it is his right...wait a minute.....is he a Canadian or American or (the blessed among us) dual citizenship? Oh well, I certainly like his music and have heard some really good things about him and his family. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt, not that he needs that.


149 posted on 04/14/2006 10:18:58 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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To: Liberty Valance

neil young
Lets roll





I know i said i love you
I know you know its true
I got to put the phone down
And do what we got to do
One's standing in the aisle way
Two more at the door
We got to get inside there
Before they kill some more

Time is runnin out¡­ lets roll
Time is runnin out¡­ lets roll


No time for indecision we got to make a move
I hope that were forgiven for what we got to do
How this all got started i'll never understand
Hope someone can fly this thing and get us back to land

Time is runnin out¡­ lets roll
Time is runnin out¡­ lets roll

No one has the answer but one thing is true
You got to turn on evil when it's coming after you
You gotta face it down and when it tries to hide
We gotta go in after it and never be denied

Time is runnin out¡­ lets roll

Lets roll for freedom
Lets roll for love
Going after satin on the wings of a dove
Lets roll for justice
Lets roll for truth
Lets not let our children grow up fearful in their youth

Time is runnin out¡­ lets roll
Time is runnin out¡­ lets roll
Time is runnin out¡­ lets roll



150 posted on 04/14/2006 10:41:49 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life)
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