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American Stars 'n Bars


Download links and information about American Stars 'n Bars by Neil Young. This album was released in 1977 and it belongs to Rock, Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 37:58 minutes.

Artist: Neil Young
Release date: 1977
Genre: Rock, Folk Rock, Rock & Roll, Songwriter/Lyricist, Psychedelic
Tracks: 9
Duration: 37:58
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No. Title Length
1. The Old Country Waltz 3:00
2. Saddle Up the Old Palomino 3:00
3. Hey Babe 3:34
4. Hold Back the Tears 4:18
5. Bite the Bullet 3:31
6. Star of Bethlehem 2:42
7. Will to Love 7:11
8. Like a Hurricane 8:21
9. Homegrown 2:21



An often-overlooked release, American Stars ‘n Bars is a ragged, odds-and-sods-style summation of Neil Young’s most tumultuous and artistically rewarding decade. The cover art, which features an inebriated Young passed out in the midst of a cocaine spattered galaxy of whiskey, women and distant starlight, perfectly captures Stars ‘n Bars’ desperately off-kilter blend of self-destructive joy and regretful, soul-seeking sorrow. The raucous adultery narrative of “Saddle Up the Old Palomino” and the cross-eyed lasciviousness of “Bite the Bullet” bristle with the decadent energy of a redneck bar after hours, while the meditative “Will to Love” and the fiery fan favorite “Like a Hurricane” provide a welcome dose of morning-after reflection. Though hardly Young’s most cohesive album, Stars ‘n Bars gains strength from its patchwork, off-the-cuff qualities. Young’s guitar work shines in fits and starts, stumbling over bum notes towards transcendence. Out of print for decades, American Stars ‘n Bars has finally been made available to the public at large thanks to this impeccably remastered reissue.