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I'm one of those people who is (I suppose) middle of the road and when i heard about this album was interested in how Neil would deliver his 'message'. Well, it's direct. Brutally so.
Shock and Awe is an all time classic Neil song (think Rockin in the Free World on steroids). Bank on that. The Restless Consumer is another great song. Families is a toe tapper. Let's Impeach the President is, well, a pretty decent song (musically a cousin to Powderfinger) but the lyrics are -well wow (Flip/Flop). Listen yourself. There are very few weak moments on this album. This isn't Harvest, Rust or Everybody Knows - but it's a good CD if you like electric Neil.
As someone wrote earlier, this may be the best protest 'album' ever recorded. It is sure to elicit some type of response from you, positive or negative. That's why it gets 5 stars. I highly recommend this album.
If you ever (even if just for a brief moment) think this country is going back to the days of "no taxation without representation", you should listen to this - even if just to admire what someone can do with his art with first amendment protection.
Unlike the brave "A Kids Review", I think we're all capable of knowing this is Neil's perception - not the person reading this (or writing it for that matter).
"Maybe it's Colin Powell...to right what he's done wrong." Neil has documented forever what happens when a good man does not speak out.
Most of the songs are at least good, but two I thought were extraordinary, both musically and in content. "Shock and Awe" is vintage Neil Young, solidified by hard-driving guitar and the kind of basic but compelling melody that Young has turned out a hundred times in his remarkable career.Read more ›
This is truly an "Ohio" moment, and Living With War strikes a chord that will resonate with the millions of Americans who've tossed off their blinders and who see that this administration hijacked 9/11 for its own twisted political agenda. Now here we are mired in one disastrous war, watching this unpopular administration apparently trying to sell us another, just in time for an election.
Living With War is brilliant and inspiring on many levels: musically, politically, but also as a case study in guerrilla marketing and public relations. A couple of weeks ago word began to leak out that Neil Young, a proud and patriotic Canadian American whom many identify as conservative, was about to release a new song titled "Let's Impeach the President (For Lying)." Faster than you could say 'right-wing blogosphere' Young was in the media gun sights of pro-Bush, pro-war pundits rhetorically blasting him. Of course, none of these critics had heard the song, much less the entire Living With War album.
And what an album it is. It comes wrapped in a plain brown wrapper, but it bleeds red, white and blue. "When the night falls, I pray for peace.... I never bow to the thought police... I'm living with war in my heart and my mind" sings Young. Neil and his PR guerrillas played the attacks brilliantly, parlaying them into perhaps the largest virtual stage and audience that any rocker has ever had to blast out the release of what is Neil's most compelling and timely album.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is one of the most relevant and important albums of the past decade. Good on brave Neal Young! It still rocks and this record made me weep. So right on.Published 5 months ago by Jeannette E. Allen
Like this cd...not very much like his really old stuff but still quite good.
& great political views expressed wonderfully by Neil, as usual. Read more
this is real punk music. this isn't about senselessly smashing things, yelling, or trying to look cool. Read morePublished 9 months ago by EugeSchu
This is a great example of how good music does not result by making the music the means for the ends of your political message. The album is very consistent politically. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Blaine A. Simpson
I just heard this album for the first time. It has some good musical moments but the lyrics...
I love Neil Young's music and own most of his albums but the extreme political... Read more
better than most of his efforts of recent years, but he really doesn't have much to say compared to early( 60's & 70's) music.Published 14 months ago by BG
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|PEOPLE WHO HATE FREEDOM!||
Its very funny how liberals and conservatives accuse each other over things they both do. One side accuses the other side as portraying them as evil and crazy, and in the same breath, portraying the other side as being evil and crazy. My sentence is confusing, but true.
May 30, 2007 by T Dot | See all 6 posts
|I Thought He Wanted The War||
Umm, maybe it meant "Let's go after the people who did this to us"? As opposed to "Let's go after some other people," which is what we did after that.
My prediction--this will be Neil Young's best-selling album. I listened to it for free on the web and it's great, and now I...
May 4, 2006 by Steve in Philly | See all 61 posts
|He Has a Set of Balls, That's for Sure||
The evidence that he has reproductive organs would come in the form of his three children. This album is only a testament to the brain in his head and the conviction in his heart. (Seriously though-- I know what you mean and I agree with you.)
Jan 3, 2009 by John M. Kertis | See all 2 posts
|Which Neil will show up||
Wish to correct Mr. or Ms. Flintstone on one point: Saddam did, in fact, have WMD. He used them on the Kurds in northern Iraq in 1988. Haven't you seen any of the trial or news footage? He never properly accounted for these weapons nor did he dispose of them or allow inspections of his WMD... Read More
Oct 20, 2006 by Berceuse | See all 9 posts
You're braindead american nazi. Get your head out of Bush's crotch.
May 4, 2006 by David B. Densmore | See all 3 posts
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