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Neil Young & the Bluenotes

  • This Note's for You [Reprise, 1988] B-

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This Note's for You [Reprise, 1988]
Those who detect surer songwriting and tougher guitar amid the eccentric horns are right, but the horns render such details irrelevant if not unlistenable--their sour blare mimics Young's crude guitar sound all too crudely, and the charts lack that spontaneous spark, as charts generally do. Grabber: solo blues, with solitary trumpet fluttering in the background. B-