Neil Young is perhaps one of the greatest musical artists. He is the grandfather of grunge, the Young in Crosy, Stills, Nash, and Young, and he is the legend of folk. Neil Young has made numerous of amazing songs, that some would think are, “odd”, but I believe that Neil Young’s type of music is one of the greatest, and could almost be classified as another genre of music.
Neil Young, a Canadian singer, moved to America, turned country/folk. That is a very interesting life story, from a very interesting person. Neil has been listening to rock n’ roll his entire life. Starting from a young age, Neil Young has always been interested in rock, and started playing rock at a young age with a plastic ukulele. With his early beginnings, he started out in numerous bands, but never committed to one. One of his first bands that he started out in was Buffalo Springfield. After leaving Buffalo Springfield, Neil Young went on his own solo adventure with his own backing band, Crazy Horse, who with Crazy Horse, Neil Young turned into the god of grunge. But like most of Young’s ventures, the Crazy Horse era ended within two years. With the Crazy Horse era ending, Young started on a new adventure. An adventure as another voice within 3 others. Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. Within Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, they were able to release numerous hits, my favorite being, “Teach Your Children”. Fast forward to Young leaving Crosby, Stills, and Nash, my favorite period of Neil Young. The release of his third solo album, “After the Gold Rush”.
With the discovery of Neil Young within the world, Neil Young has been able to influence music as a whole, and has made an imprint on all bands. Including Lynyrd Skynyrd, when he started some conflict with them. But, in conclusion, Neil Young can be considered one of the greatest artists of his generation, and ours.