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Cantankerous and secretive, Neil Young has banished authors from his inner sanctum--until now. In Shakey, Jimmy McDonough distills more than 300 interviews (including guarded yet revealing interrogations of Young himself) into the definitive biography: the skyrocket success, willful disasters, health horrors and triumphs, stunning comebacks, and highly colorful scuffles with equally impossible characters like Stephen Stills, David Crosby, and the incompetent yet brilliant musicians of Crazy Horse. Young is not quite the noble soul some thought--he's an astounding control freak. But he is never less than fascinating. "As ruthless as I may seem to be," Young tells McDonough, "you gotta do what ya gotta do. Just like a f-----' vampire. Heh heh heh." --Tim Appelo --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
More than a biography, this work from journalist McDonough (Village Voice, Variety, Spin) is the re-creation of an era.
Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Hardcover edition. See all Editorial Reviews
Good to a point, well research but the point of view of the author is compromised because he is a Young die hard fan, the only song of Deja Vu worth it is Helpless, well , that's... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Oscar Logrono Brache
Good first 3/4 of the book and then it bogs down, between Neil's uninteresting 80s period and the authors opinions. Spoiler: The author doesnt like the lighter side of Neil. Read morePublished 6 months ago by AARON L DAVIS
I'm a big Neil Young fan, but as for this rambling word fest, not so much.Published 9 months ago by Love Stone Arts