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Waging Heavy Peace

Waging Heavy PeaceNeil Young is a strumming, rambling contradiction: an American institution born in Canada, simultaneously obsessed with the future of digital music and...Waging Heavy PeaceNonfiction, MemoirNeil Young is a strumming, rambling contradiction: an American institution born in Canada, simultaneously obsessed with the future of digital music and...2012-09-28Blue Rider Press
'WAGING' CONFUSION The contradictory tale of Young's life is at times refreshing and other times incomprehensible

'WAGING' CONFUSION The contradictory tale of Young's life is at times refreshing and other times incomprehensible

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Waging Heavy Peace

Genre: Nonfiction, Memoir; Author: Neil Young (Musician); Publisher: Blue Rider Press

Neil Young is a strumming, rambling contradiction: an American institution born in Canada, simultaneously obsessed with the future of digital music and nostalgic for the vinyl era, a singer who gained notoriety for railing against Nixon but sometimes defended Reagan. He’s constantly pulled in two directions in his sprawling memoir, Waging Heavy Peace, splitting his time between the easily charted tales of his five-decade career as a musician and off-the-cuff asides about his favorite cars and his model-train collection. The result is a jumbled, slightly surreal narrative that struggles with momentum. Fittingly, Peace unfolds like a blustery Crazy Horse jam: often frustrating but occasionally hitting on an enrapturing revelation, requiring ample stores of passion and patience. B-

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