Forget everything you know about Neil Young. Forget the gentle acoustic country rocker. Forget the raw, feedback-infused garage rocker. Forget the sensitive singer/songwriter, the enigmatic lyricist, the protest singer who wrote "Ohio." Then listen to this album. This is Neil Young's rockabilly album, probably the last thing you would expect from him - especially at the time, he having just released a fully synthesized future-sounding rock record, Trans - but that's what it is. However, if Neil Young has taught his fans anything throughout his career, it's that you knew know just WHAT to expect from him. If you can put aside the aforementioned pre-conceived notions about Neil - admittedly a hard thing to do for most people - then you may enjoy this album for what it is. Although Neil obviously did not have his heart fully into this project - apparently releasing it mainly to lash back at his record company; you might say it's his "Self-Portrait" - he doesn't seem to be fully emersed in it, and it's probably something he just threw together over a weekend. That said, he does seem to be having fun on the record - it's evident in the performances - and I'm sure it was nice and probably enjoyable for him to just kick back and play some good ol' simple rock 'n' roll, after the genre experiments of his previous few albums. One can certainly enjoy the album in that context. Split between seminal rockabilly covers and some extremely lightweight originals, this is certainly not Neil Young's heaviest material, in any sense of the word, and it's not an album that you'll listen to often - and yet it can be enjoyed. It is also a testament to Neil Young's talent and versatility that he could make a record like this - a tossed-off project that he probably put very little effort into - enjoyable. Still, you should buy about 20 other Neil Young albums before getting around to this one.