Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Veteran rocker Neil Young has recorded a protest album featuring an anti-Iraq war track with "a holy vow to never kill again" and a song titled "Let's Impeach the President," the singer said on Monday.
The 10-track set, called "Living with War," was recorded this month by a "power trio" -- electric guitar, bass and drums -- plus trumpet and a 100 voices, the 60-year-old Canadian-born musician announced on his Web site.
Young's longtime manager, Elliot Roberts, told Reuters the album, which has been the subject of Internet buzz for several days, will be played for executives at his label, Warner Music Group's Reprise Records, on Tuesday.
"It's devoted to the state of America, or the direction that America is moving in," Roberts said of the album.
In a message crawl along the bottom of his Web site, Young drew parallels to two of the leading protest singers of the 1960s, saying of his new record: "I think it is a metal version of Phil Ochs and Bob Dylan ... metal folk protest?"
The crawl goes on to reveal the lyrics of the album's title track, with such lines as: "I raise my hand in peace ... I never bow to the laws of the thought police ... I take a holy vow ... to never kill again ...
"In the big hotels ... in the mosques and the doors of the old museum ... I take a holy vow ... to never kill again."
Roberts confirmed that a separate song on the album is titled "Let's Impeach the President." He declined to disclose any further details about the record.
But according to some online reports, the song accuses President George W. Bush of "lying" and features a rap with Bush's voice set against a choir singing "flip-flop."
Liberals just love to flip their gums off about things they know little about, irreverent of facts. It isn't just criticizing like we all do, it's ranting, raving and acting like loons around any bit of news that can serve as an extension of their pute, unadulterated hatred for Presidemt Bush. We saw that in the Valerie Plame case, when they were ready to lynch - literally - the President all because of the words of that trusted spy Joseph Wilson. I don’t want or care to know anything about Neil Young or his music, but I do know that this "protest album" equats to nothing but two things: publicity stunt and sheer stupidity. Who knows where it goes from here, but it does make you wonder how many liberals out there really think their immoral "cause" would be better served if Dick Cheney was President.
Posted by Mr. Grey Ghost at 6:50 PM