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Re-ac-tor Original recording remastered
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Neil's back with Crazy Horse for this 1981 rocker, and the results are loud and loose!
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're.ac.tor' is an explosive chain reaction (since there is no song called 're.ac.tor' on the disc, one must speculate on the significance of the title, including it's syllabled graphic style, and absence of capital letters, which may symbolize being broken down to essential elements; the song titles receive the same curious treatment). The cover is odd and striking, a bold red sideways pyramid flanked top and bottom by black panels. I suppose it conveys contained, yet invasive heat, another good analogy for the aural content within. The 1981 release of 're.ac.tor' followed the 1980 release of Young's 'Hawks and Doves' almost one year to the day, another album with a similarly simple yet symbolic cover, a large white star surrounded by blue background.
While 'Hawks and Doves' embraced a patriotic theme, 're.ac.tor' embraces everything hedonistic. Drugs and rock open things up in 'op.er.a star'; "women", "booze" and "a pleasure cruise" are the tangible elements in 'surf.Read more ›
I am glad to see this one is finally back out there, so collectors like myself can grab them. Neil may sometimes be hit and miss, but he never fails to at least be interesting. :) If you're intrigued by the 4 new re-releases, go grab On The Beach, a true lost classic, and save this one for another day.
It's a big, sludgy mess, of course, which is why it's so delicious. "Opera Star" is hysterically funny, because it's just so damn STOOPID. "Surfer Joe and Moe the Sleaze" carries a serious wallop, a killer riff, and not much more. "T-bone" gets even more granular: one huge riff pounded into oblivion for nine-plus minutes, while Neil laments the fact that he's "got mashed potatoes, ain't got no T-bone" over and over and over.
"Get Back On It" isn't gonna make things any harder for you: over one of the most basic of 'oldies rock' structures, Neil and Horse muse on the virtues and pitfalls of getting back on the road. Do they miss some of the simplest chord changes in rock history, more than once? Do they sound like a bunch of drunks trying to remember a Little Richard song on barely-adequate equipment? Oh yes they do, and it's a joy. NOBODY makes looseness sound quite this... uh... loose. It just goes from there. Neil sounds like he's having a total blast on this one.
Is it essential Neil Young? Probably not. Neil has written some tremendously insightful, thoughtful songs. He's written some fierce, timeless rock anthems. He's experimented with electronics and bluegrass and old-school country. Don't look for anything like that here.
This is the Neil Young you know from side two of RUST NEVER SLEEPS. This is the Neil Young of SLEEPS WITH ANGELS' 'Trans Am'. This is the 'whoo' thrown off before the solo in 'Cinnamon Girl'. It's just good ol' fashioned blast-in-the-car riffage. Take as needed.
Most recent customer reviews
This is one of Neil's best albums. I prefer the rock side of NY's work, such as Zuma and Ragged Glory. Read morePublished on June 15 2004
I don't understand why so many people must feel so submissive to professional critics about this CD. I was eighteen when I began a long "friendship" with N. Read morePublished on Feb. 16 2004 by Josemar de Campos Maciel
This has always been one of my favorate albums by Neil Young. Highly underrated. Neil is back in full force with Crazy Horse after recording Hawks and Doves. Read morePublished on Jan. 22 2004 by robert mcmann
This album rocks. If you like Neil's hard stuff, you will love this.Published on Nov. 7 2003 by Beerzie Boy
One can only hope that "Rapid Transit" and "T-Bone" are self-parody. I read that his major concern when the album was Re*Cord*Ed was to play the "Loudest... Read morePublished on Nov. 1 2003 by Richard D. Price
Neil Young again throws a curve ball by following up his acoustic and country album Hawks & Doves with 1981's thrashing Re.ac.tor. Read morePublished on Oct. 30 2003 by P Magnum
One of my favorite Neil albums (along with On the Beach) reissued. While not necessarily his greatest lyrics, the theme SERENITY runs throughout. Read morePublished on Oct. 13 2003
The recent re-release of four of Neil Young's "lost" albums on CD begs the question why haven't they been released before? Read morePublished on Oct. 8 2003 by nicjaytee
I bought this on vinyl many years ago and thought it was basically junk compared to what Neil Young had done in the past. Maybe he just needed to vent or something. Read morePublished on Sept. 23 2003
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