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Primary Instrument: Guitar

Born: November 12, 1945    

Neil Young

After Neil Young left the Californian folk-rock band Buffalo Springfield in 1968, he slowly established himself as one of the most influential and idiosyncratic singer/songwriters of his generation. Young's body of work ranks second only to Bob Dylan in terms of depth, and he was able to sustain his critical reputation, as well as record sales, for a longer period of time than Dylan, partially because of his willfully perverse work ethic.

From the beginning of his solo career in the late '60s until the late '90s, he never stopped writing, recording, and performing; his official catalog only represented a portion of his work, since he kept countless tapes of unreleased songs in his vaults. Just as importantly, Young continually explored new musical territory, from rockabilly and the blues to electronic music. But these stylistic exercises only gained depth when compared to his two primary styles: gentle folk and country-rock, and crushingly loud electric guitar rock, which he frequently recorded with the Californian garage band Crazy Horse....
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Source: Stephen Thomas Erlewine

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    Le Noise

    Reprise
    2010
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    Fork in the Road

    Reprise
    2009
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    Neil Young: The Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 (1963-1972)


    2009
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    Neil Young: Live Rust

    Reprise
    2001

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