'Wild Tales": Graham Nash Opens Up On Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young | NY Daily News
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A very major review of "Wild Tales", Graham Nash's new book on NY Daily News by Sherryl Connelly.
The review doesn't leave much on the table -- or to the imagination.
One thing terribly odd about the review -- besides its shallowness -- is how the review itself is censored?! Seriously, wtf? It would seem that if a book's contents doesn't meet your editorial standards, why would the reviewer quote from it only to blank out words and phrases? Is this to avoid our so tender sensibilities when at the exact time focusing on these supposedly offensive activities? Strange.
Back to the book and review. Nash's book seems to be attempting to live up to its title and tells a few about the supergroup constantly at each other’s throats in drug-fueled rages while the world grooved to the harmonies of Crosby, Stills, Nash and sometimes Young.
Regarding the album Deja Vu, a “game changer” and bringing in Neil Young to CSN, Graham writes:
“Neil Young: It was like lobbing a live grenade into a vacuum,” Nash writes.The book apparently ends on a Neil Young note, as well, which seems to be quite telling given some of the more recent rumbles from Graham:
In the end, Nash says, he knows the music they made together matters more “than what we do (to) each other.” He’s at peace with Crosby and Stills, though he intriguingly concludes, “The jury is out on my long, strange trip with Neil Young.”Graham, here's a news flash -- it's all just a long, strange trip with Neil. We all have always known that.
All of this said, we'll reserve judgement on the book until we actually read this ourselves and hope that it's much more substantial than the superficiality of critic Sherryl Connelly's review. We think Graham and the rest of CSNY deserve much better treatment.
Here's the Amazon link for "Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life" by Graham Nash. (Thanks! It's like a digital tip jar. You'll be supporting Thrasher's Wheat.)