Sunday, 5 April 2009

Neil Young: the eco-fuel album

'he wants cars to keep being made but with greater eco-awareness'

For the past few years, Neil Young's hobby has been what's known as the Lincvolt project, converting his treasured 1959 Lincoln Continental to run on eco-fuels, the vehicle then being driven across the USA. Now, as is often the way with this most prolific and spontaneous of rockers, he's made a record about the experience.

His guitar sounds like a muffler that’s backfiring on “Cough Up the Bucks” and “When Worlds Collide.” Only Young diehards will want to peer under its hood.

Much of the time, Young, the most American of non-Americans, glories in the noble pursuit of driving. In short, he wants cars to keep being made, but with greater eco-awareness.

Nah, sorry Neil. Loved After the Goldrush and Tonight's The Night and NY Unplugged but this one I don’t think I’ll be buying...