Neil Young's Style

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Often imitated, but never duplicated, Neil Young's unique musical songwriting and playing style has influenced a generation of artists from Booker T. and the MG's to Pearl Jam to Wilco. From alt-country to grunge, punk to alternative, rockabilly to heavy metal, blues to synth, a musical genre label will never apply to Neil and his music. An observer once wrote that "Young has always been a lone wolf - a musical chameleon, who changes his musical style and his band as often as most people change their shirt." Crazy Horse bandmate "Poncho" Sampedro referred to Young's musical polygamy as "a fact of life."

Here are links for special pages on Thrasher's Wheat on Neil's music, career, and influence.