Heard whispers of this, and am unspeakably glad to know that it’s really happening. About damn time! He’s just one of the very few that speaks a language I understand.
Neil Young writes anti-war album
The Canadian star has described Living with War as “metal folk protest”.
The title track includes lyrics such as: “On the flat-screen we kill and we’re killed again. And when the night falls, I pray for peace.”
Young is one of rock’s most political artists, thanks to classic anthems such as Rockin’ in the Free World and Ohio.
The 10 tracks on Living with War were recorded earlier in April and feature a 100-strong choir, the singer said on his website.
On the title track, he sings: “In the mosques and the doors of the old museum, I take a holy vow, to never kill again, try to remember peace.
“The rocket’s red glare, bombs bursting in the air, give proof through the night that our flag is still there.”
Young has not confirmed details of the other tracks, but there are widespread reports that he makes a more direct attack on President Bush in Impeach the President.
The new material comes 36 years after the star became an icon for the anti-war movement with Ohio, his response to the deaths of four students during a Vietnam war protest.
Check out the ticker on Neil’s site for more info on the record, straight from the man himself: