Shakey

Shakey

Neil Young's Biography

Book - 2002
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A chronicle of the enigmatic performer reveals his lonely childhood, struggle with epilepsy, role as a father to a child with cerebral palsy, efforts as an awareness advocate, and achievements as a musician and band member.

Blackwell North Amer
Neil Young is one of rock and roll's most important, influential and enigmatic figures, an intensely reticent artist who has granted no writer access to his inner sanctum - until now. In Shakey, Jimmy McDonough tells the whole story of Young's incredible life and career: from his childhood in Canada to his cofounding of the pioneering folk-rock group Buffalo Springfield; to the bleary conglomeration of Crazy Horse and simultaneous monstrous success of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young; to the depraved depths of Tonight's the Night and the strange changes of the Geffen years; to Young's unprecedented nineties "comeback" with Ragged Glory and Harvest Moon.
McDonough spent six years doggedly pursuing rock's most elusive quarry, talking to more than three hundred of Young's associates (many of whom spoke freely for the first time), as well as sitting down with Young in person for more than fifty hours of interviews. This long-awaited, unprecendented story of a rock and roll legend is filled with never-before-published words directly from the artist himself.

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A detailed chronicle of the enigmatic music performer reveals his lonely childhood, struggle with epilepsy, role as a father to a child with cerebral palsy, efforts as an awareness advocate, and achievements as a musician and band member. 100,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Random House, [2002]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780679427728
0679427724
Branch Call Number: BIO Young, N 2002
Characteristics: xii, 786 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

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AmyEighttrack
Oct 25, 2013

I read the hard-copy version of this. I resisted reading this book for a long time, thinking it might be yet another sleazy expose'. I was happily surprised to find a well-written, well-balanced book on one of rock's most beloved, prolific and important artists. Inspiring at times. The author seems to have an intimate, friendly relationship with his subject.

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