Neil Young + Promise Of The Real ‎– The Monsanto Years

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June 30, 2015
referencing The Monsanto Years, CD, Album + DVD, NTSC, 550586-2
Why it seems I take so much flack for not liking most of Neil Young's material is beyond me. What he did in the late 60's and early 70's with Crazy Horse are timeless masterpieces that certainly frame this artist for all time. Having said that, I fully appreciate that Mr. Young might want to venture off into differing directions, trying new ideas, though to be honest, nearly all of his albums sound to me like he's trying to either get out of a musical contract, or half heartedly delivering the last album of a contract.

This, being Neil Young's 35th album or so, I again find myself glad that I need not have purchased this release, because again, he's put out another album laced with musical intentions that he's not perfected, leaving him standing in a musical wasteland of unidentifiable intentions. I tread lightly here, as this country certainly needs a few more old men banging at the walls of injustice, but why in the world would I want to purchase and album where he does nothing but preach to the converted with a grouping of other old friends. I can not imagine anyone playing this album and saying, "Holy Cow, I never realized how big business is raping the farmers." But let's be honest, for the most part, there simply are not mom and pop farms anymore, and those that do exist, I make an effort and expense to patronize.

If Neil Young and his sidekick, Mr. Nelson, would act as rationally as Frank Zappa did during the PMR music situation, parting with a million or so of their own cash to demand attention before the United States House and Senate, with the backing of countless fans in the streets, perhaps then something might have a chance of changing … as we live in the "only" modern industrialized nation in the world that cares not, with votes, whether the food we eat is safe, and exists in a variety of forms.

I'm more than sure this album sounded heady, artistic, and revolutionary while stoned in the studio … but now I wish, like Monsanto, that I could get it out of my head, because I will certainly never play it again. I'm informed, I vote, so you can't call me foolish or irresponsible … and to that end, I've given Mr. Young more than enough money over the years. His music leaves me flat, and the sigh of relief you hear, is the satisfaction of knowing that nothing new from this man ever needs to find its way onto my stereo again.

Review by Jenell Kesler