Just changed the song-lyric motto of the weblog in honour of Neil Youngs latest album, "Are you passionate" - also the title track.
The band on the album is Booker T. and the MG's and I don't know if he's using them because of the songs that happen to be there or if the songs sound like they do because of the band, but the songwriting does have a new feel to them compared to a lot of the old albums. Calling them soulful would be a clich? and the departure from standard style is not that radical, but the album is sort of mellow, without being an album of typical Neil Young ballads. It's just not very Rock'n'Roll.
There's little of the 'Ragged Glory' Neil Young on the album.
Overall I think the album is fair but not groundbreaking compared to some of the remarkable classics in the Neil Young repertoire, but I am certainly quite happy with the album.Posted by Claus at September 17, 2002 03:19 AM