November 12, 2012


Happy 67th Birthday, Neil Young!

Chris Walter
Chris Walter

Neil Young turns 67 today. One of the coolest, most respectable and integral figures in rock history, Young boasts an imposing catalog of classics. Albums like After the Gold Rush, Tonight's the Night and Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere simply haven't dated like other seminal LPs from the seventies have. 

It helps that Neil is just as predisposed toward crafting delicate, confessional folk as ear-splitting hard rock (he's not called the "Godfather of Grunge" for nothing). From his start with Buffalo Springfield to his solo debut in 1968 to his classic collaborative output with Crazy Horse and Crosby, Stills & Nash, here's a sampling of Neil Young's finest. And just to show he hasn't shifted down a gear over the years, we'll end this playlist with the half-hour (!) rocker that kicks off his just-released Psychedelic Pill.