9 Songs, 37 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

An often-overlooked release, American Stars ‘n Bars is a ragged summation of Neil Young’s most tumultuous and artistically rewarding decade. An off-kilter blend of self-destructive joy and soul-seeking sorrow and regret, the album features the lascivious “Saddle Up the Old Palomino” and “Bite the Bullet,” as well as the meditative “Will to Love” and fan favorite “Like a Hurricane,” which provide a welcome dose of morning-after reflection. Though hardly Young’s most cohesive album, Stars ‘n Bars gains strength from its patchwork, off-the-cuff qualities. Young’s guitar work shines in fits and starts, stumbling towards transcendence.

EDITORS’ NOTES

An often-overlooked release, American Stars ‘n Bars is a ragged summation of Neil Young’s most tumultuous and artistically rewarding decade. An off-kilter blend of self-destructive joy and soul-seeking sorrow and regret, the album features the lascivious “Saddle Up the Old Palomino” and “Bite the Bullet,” as well as the meditative “Will to Love” and fan favorite “Like a Hurricane,” which provide a welcome dose of morning-after reflection. Though hardly Young’s most cohesive album, Stars ‘n Bars gains strength from its patchwork, off-the-cuff qualities. Young’s guitar work shines in fits and starts, stumbling towards transcendence.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

Juiceboy044 ,

Love Neil So Much

The album isn't the hottest thing in the world from Neil, but Like A Hurricane will always be one of the most insanely beautiful songs I have ever heard. Neil plays the second best guitar solo of all time to start us off, then sings for a little bit, then plays the greatest guitar solo of all time. Makes you high without drugs, and I'm not kidding.

Ann Cap ,

You should have this if you are a Young Fan

Not only is Neil great on this. You also have Linda Ronstadt and Nicolette Larson (rip) singing back up on several songs.
Give it a listen.

Smitman56 ,

American Stars And Bars

There used to be a song titled "Roll Another Number For The Road" on this album. Must be Neil caved in to the politically correct pressure. Bummer.

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