from Merchants of Rock:
“It’s been nine years since the release of a proper Neil Young and Crazy Horse album, and needless to say the announcement of the new disc aptly titled Americana due out on June 5th has been met with a great deal of excitement. That said, a recent interview with Neil divulging details about the new album consisting of “mostly grade school tunes” was a bit confusing, and honestly tempered a bit of the excitement for many of us.
Well, if you haven’t figured this out by now, Neil Young is going to do pretty much whatever he wants to do, and for the most part he is going to do it well. I admittedly was a bit baffled as to how the “grade school” jams were going to work out, but after checking out The Horse’s take on one of the first songs I ever heard “Oh Susannah” I have to say I am quite intrigued. When it comes to standards, it’s all about the performance and the arrangement and Neil and the Horse have done a good job with both.”