Lunch Break: Neil Young, “Who’s Gonna Stand Up”

Supposedly this is the first Neil Young song he played no instrument on, he only sang.

I think the spectacle of the orchestra is the reason to watch. The sentiment is, of course, hugely noble, and the presentation is really weird.

I like Young for being heartfelt, and he can be very smart about his music and the role it plays in peoples’ lives by virtue of his playing and talking. That matters.

But this? I hope it matters. As art it does not.

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