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Review: Neil Young is revealing in 'Waging Heavy Peace'

Review: Neil Young is revealing in 'Waging Heavy Peace'

Waging Heavy Peace
A Hippie Dream

Neil Young
Blue Rider Press: 502 pp., $30


Back in high school (a long time ago, but bear with me), my mother and I had an argument about Neil Young. I'd been blaring one of his albums — "Rust Never Sleeps"? "Zuma"? — and she came to my room to tell me to turn it down. When I protested that Young was a genius, my mother looked at me as if I were speaking a language she didn't understand.

"If he was a genius," she told me, "he wouldn't be playing electric guitar."

I kept thinking about that conversation as I made my way through Young's...

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