Ragged Glory

A Neil Young Adventure

Welcome to Ragged Glory, a Neil Young retrospective that will look at the career of one of the most prolific songwriters and my relationship with his music.

Fans of Neil Young can follow along as I work through his solo discography from his 1968 eponymously titled debut through 42 studio albums to World Record, released in November 2022, although by the time we get there I’d expect to find 6 more records!

Below you’ll find links to the podcasts and blogs here as well as links to listen on Apple Podcasts and Spotify (Sorry Neil!)

Ragged Glory: The Podcast

Before the Goldrush.The first time I heard the name Neil Young was April 1994. Lyrics from his song "Hey Hey, My My" had been used in the final writings of Kurt Cobain and the line "It's better to burn out, than to fade away" was tattooed on the hearts of every grungy, punk rock, Gen X kid across the world. Other than that moment of infamy, Neil Young didn't get on my radar. Another of the older generation of hippies and punks trying desperately to cling to some relevance at a time when "our" music was defining the world.He came up again almost a year later, when the lead singer of my favourite band inducted him into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The approval of Eddie Vedder was all I needed to take the plunge into the prolific catalogue of Neil Youngs music. I think at a time where we were all looking for something to replace the Kurt shaped hole, the "my way or nothing" attitude of Neil and his music was a comfort. Here was another who would never sell out.My first Neil Young album was "Sleeps with Angels" and I've always been well aware of the slightly weird entry point I had to this tremendous library of work. All my favourite records by Young are post 1990, Harvest Moon, Living with War, The Monsanto Years and of course that first album of his I bought, "Sleeps with Angels" but there are so many gaps that I need to catch up with.So I need to start from the start and work forwards, beginning with the 1968 debut solo record right through to "World Record", his 42nd studio album released in November 2022. I'll look at what was going on in the world while Neil was making these records and then give you my thoughts on them. One at time and some for the first time. It's going to be quite the adventure but I better get moving with it or there'll be another 6 albums to cover by the end of the year.It'll be great if you can join me on this Neil Young adventure and you can do so by simply following or subscribing to the show in your podcast app. ————————————————–Ragged Glory is a Records and Bands podcast, written and produced by Rob Jones.For more information please head over to http://www.lonewolvescollective.com/ragged-glory————————————————–You can follow Records and Bands on Instagram for updates from this show and all the Records & Bands familyAnd you can support Rob's work over on Patreon Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Ragged Glory: The Blog

Sometimes there’s more to say then can go into the podcast. Sometimes I might want to go on a Neil Young style, meandering solo. You’ll find that, alongside details of all the episodes here.

You can also keep up to date through the Records & Bands social media pages on Facebook and Instagram

Ragged Glory is a Records & Bands podcast, written and produced by Rob Jones.

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