Sonic Gems: Neil Young – After the Goldrush

Born on November 12, 1945, Canadian singer-songwriter Neil Percival Young began his music career by moving to Los Angeles and forming Buffalo Springfield with  Stephen Stills, Richie Furay and others  He then released two solo albums prior to joining Crosby, Stills & Nash in 1969.  Later he went on to record further solo album.  Particularly notable are those with the backing band, Crazy Horse.

Neil Young’s work is noted for his simplistic guitar work that is often distorted coupled with his intimate lyrics and nasally tenor voice.  His music is a fusion of folk, rock country and other diverse styles.  It is said that his work with Crazy Horse has in a sense made him a godfather to Grunge.  His more contemporary work is backed by a band called Promise of the Real.

Neil Young has received several Grammy and Juno awards.  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted him as a solo artist in 1995 and then in 1997 for his work with Buffalo Springfield.

After the Gold Rush is the third studio album and was released in 1970 on Reprise Records.  It features mostly country folk along with the rocking Southern Man.  As simplistic music this album as left its mark and deserves recognition for that.  I personally prefer his work on Harvest.  Aloha Promises Forever rates this album a 7 out of 10.

You may listen to Neil Young’s After The Goldrush here:






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