It’s been awhile since our six-month old tome Neil Young FAQ has gotten any love from the press — music-oriented or otherwise.
In our own humble estimation, Robbins nailed exactly what we were going for with Neil Young FAQ, particularly when he wrote the following:
What is most noteworthy about Neil Young FAQ isn’t the sheer volume of information contained in its pages, however – it’s the book’s readability. Treat it as you’d like: a pick-it-up-and-set-it-down bathroom book; a go-to reference as the subjects arise; or, as a cover-to-cover read. Boyd has accomplished quite a task in doling out a blend of well-researched information and personal observations in a manner that allows the reader to go as deep as they choose to and still be rewarded.
Robbins clearly gets it.
Neil Young FAQ is intended as a one-stop resource for both the diehard Rusties, as well as the few Neil novices still left out there. It’s a reference guide for those in need of a quick fact-check on any phase of Neil Young’s long, legendary career. It is also the sort of easy-read that sits easily atop the personal porcelain library, ready to be opened up at any chapter for a quick and entertaining, but also informative look.
Not exactly Neil Young for Dummies, but still a fun fact guide.
But we also have to confess that we liked this excerpt best of all:
Neil Young FAQ didn’t land with the hoopla of Waging Heavy Peace this year, but it is absolutely required reading on the subject of ol’ Neil for everyone from the casual fan to the fanatic.
Thanks again to Brian Robbins and Jambands.com for the nice words. To read the entire review, point your browsers here.