More than a biography, this work from journalist McDonough (Village Voice, Variety, Spin) is the re-creation of an era.
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No other rock & roll biography I've read compares to this one.
As others point out, he DEFINITELY inserts himself into the story too much - this is supposed to be a bio of Neil Young, not Neil Young and Jimmy McDonough.
After reading this book, I became a bigger fan of Neil Young's music and a fan of Neil Young the man.
This is the definitive work on the life of Neil Young, an artist that has inspired and befuddled his fans for nearly fifty years. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Dave R. Perry
Crosby's 'Long time Gone' was a much better read. I haven't even finished it yet. I'm a big fan, but it is just not that interesting.Published 25 days ago by BuckeyeFan80
As a CSNY and Buffalo Springfield fan I thought this book would be an interesting read to get NY's perspective. Read morePublished 1 month ago by MISSY
This book told me more about Neil than I ever Knew. I just bought Neil's book Waging Heavy Peace yesterday to get more Neil going on in my life. Also checked out his pono. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kevin F. Scott
Much like Bob Dylan, Neil Young is a wilful, unpredictable creative force. Jimmy McDonough captures all of that incredible and infuriating force in Shakey (which derives from... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jeffrey Crawford
What a great book!!! A must read if you are a fan!!! Hard to put this book down just want to keep reading!!!Published 3 months ago by Anne
I just read Neil Young's memoirs, which was not a autobiography. It was more about his friends and fellow musicians, many of whom have died. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mac_Cat
Everything you ever wanted to know about Neil Young, but were afraid to ask. After reading it, I realized what a strange, permissive, irresponsible, sometimes seedy world musicians... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Charles Bogle
This hefty tome probably would have worked much better had it been about 300 pages shorter. I've been a Neil Young fan for decades and I did learn a lot about him by reading this... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Deborah Anderson