Neil Young Nation (2020)

Neil Young Nation Kevin Chong Neil Young Nation Neil Young is one of the most consistently popular musicians of our time His brilliant gnomic lyrical music has earned him fans of all ages and persuasions Novelist Kevin Chong counts himself among
  • Title: Neil Young Nation
  • Author: Kevin Chong
  • ISBN: 9781553651161
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
Neil Young Nation Kevin Chong Neil Young is one of the most consistently popular musicians of our time His brilliant, gnomic, lyrical music has earned him fans of all ages and persuasions Novelist Kevin Chong counts himself among them.Neil Young will turn 60 in 2005 Kevin Chong will turn 30 To celebrate these two milestones, Chong sets off on a road trip in search of his boyhood hero CrisscrossingNeil Young is one of the most consistently popular musicians of our time His brilliant, gnomic, lyrical music has earned him fans of all ages and persuasions Novelist Kevin Chong counts himself among them.Neil Young will turn 60 in 2005 Kevin Chong will turn 30 To celebrate these two milestones, Chong sets off on a road trip in search of his boyhood hero Crisscrossing the continent, he follows that route that led Young to become a musical legend He visits Winnipeg, where Young formed his first band, the Squires Omeemee,Young s childhood home Los Angeles, where Young became a rock star and many of Young s former haunts He meets rabid Neil fans, talks to people who knew Young as a kid, and puzzles over Young s strange, sometimes contradictory pronouncements.Neil Young Nation is an entertaining account of Chong s journey But it is much than a conventional travelogue It s an idiosyncratic, irreverent, free wheeling pastiche that incorporates elements of biography, mock hagiography, cultural criticism, humor, and personal essay Chong s brief vacation from adulthood teaches him something about rock and roll, contrarianism, the allure of the road, being cool, and aging gracefully staying Young.
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One thought on “Neil Young Nation

  1. Glenn

    Early on in Neil Young Nation, Kevin Chong provides us with our talisman Music is better when it s shared, it becomes real I have a distinct recollections of first experiencing Neil Young Lakota Sleepaway Camp 14 years old The Live Rust version of Hey, Hey, My, My Into the Black playing at rhinoceros stunning volume And on each grinding repetition after the initial riff, 6 8 boys jumped up and down on the bunk s unsteady wood floor, laughing maniacally After that introduction, stomping there wi [...]

  2. Adam Georgiou

    I really dig the concept of the book It s such a promising premise, but the author seems to go out of his way to hedge any excitement out of his and his friends road trip.For example, the way the author makes an effort to consistently remind us that he has no intention of meeting or interviewing Neil, citing his own fear or lack of credentials nearly every time Have some confidence, man You can t write a book about how Neil has inspired you, noting how he s not afraid to embarrass himself or fai [...]

  3. Robyn

    My friend Kevin wrote this book about his obsession with Neil Young In the same sense that you can say I ve read around Joyce, this book writes around Young Kevin never actually meets him or even tries to interview him Instead, he traces the path of his odyssey from Ontario to LA albeit not in a hearse and encounters Neil s dad, the Weakerthan s John K Sampson and various committed Rusties NY fans and historical Neil personages on the trip So far, this is the only book where I get mentioned, alt [...]

  4. Du

    Some pages, sections worked, others didn t The premise was good, traveling a route that Neil Young took from Winnipeg to LA in 1966 The drawback was the amount of reminiscence and storytelling that went nowhere If I had to read one time about the author and his friends smoking drugs or the like, I think that I d have wanted to call the police to turn them in The stories from the Rusties NY fans , were fun and the pictures were interesting and fun themselves.

  5. Brett Hutchins

    Neil Young s music has helped me forge friendships and gotten me through tough times, so I was happy to randomly come across this book at the local library Through Chong s life experiences, especially the ultimate road trip, he is able to shine a light on both Neil Young s life and the effect his music can have on a wide variety people.

  6. Alissa

    Perfect book for a Neil fan about to turn 30 Half about Neil Young, half about the writer and his friends tracing Neil s path across canada before the writer s 30th birthday.

  7. Dave

    I read this a few years ago, so I don t remember exactly how good it was, but I do remember thinking that it was quite amusing Definitely for the Neil faithful.

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