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Neil Young: "You're All Just Pissing In the Wind"

Ian MacDonald, Uncut, September 1998

RIGHT NOW, Neil Young is in kind of an invidious position. On The Beach is his equivalent of Lennon's Plastic Ono Band album in terms of being a reaction to, and rejection of, his earlier work but, whereas Lennon's change was gradual (starting, really, from Help!), Young has made his artistic stock-in-trade the investigation of personal pain from the very beginning.

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