The last time I saw Elvis he was shooting out a color TV, or singing a gospel song, or maybe he was riding in the back of a pink Cadillac.
The last time Neil Young saw Elvis he wrote a great tune on his album â€œPrairie Windâ€ called â€œHe Was the King.â€ Well not really but it’s a great tune.
Shortly after that 2005 album he suffered a brain aneurism and his music took a sharp turn.
What was beautiful acoustic music with weeping steal guitars, turned into one man grunge and politician bashing.
As I write this Iâ€™m listening to bits and pieces of his new album, which is a reprise, “Neil Young and the International Harvesters – A Treasure.”
Ladies and gentlemen the king has not left the building.
What Iâ€™m hearing has weeping guitars, and banjos and fiddles and is a hybrid of bluegrass soul and country.
I might have to go buy it over my dinner break tonight.