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Simone Ubaldi Joined: 9th December 2010
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse : Oh Susannah

 

Young’s first album in nine years is a collection of folk rock tunes – traditional songs reworked in a Yard Birds fashion, judging by the single. In this bizarre version of Oh Suzanna, you can just make out the line, "I come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee," but it bears no resemblance to the twanging hillbilly bluegrass of the original. I’m not sure it’s improved, neither. There’s a grim seriousness to Neil’s delivery of the word ‘banjo’ that made me giggle, although the backup singing from Crazy Horse is pretty rousing.