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Everybody's Rockin', credited to "Neil and the Shocking Pinks," was largely dismissed as a perverse novelty/hoax when it was originally released in 1983. That reaction wasn't surprising, since this brief collection of stripped-down, swinging rockabilly tunes incongruously followed the futurist-electropunk Trans, which had already served to thoroughly perplex a sizable chunk of the artist's audience. That's a shame, since this unlikely winner -- not exactly essential Young, but a swell listen nonetheless -- has a good deal more to recommend it than its critics are willing to concede. Not surprisingly, Young's take on rockabilly isn't a matter of retro purism. Instead, tunes like "Wonderin'" and "Cry, Cry, Cry" have a bemused, slightly unhinged quality that's unmistakably, eccentrically personal. The tongue-in-cheek "Payola Blues" carries the bitter sting of autobiographical experience, and covers of the early rock/blues standards "Mystery Train" and "Bright Lights, Big City" carry an emotional gravity that belies the project's surface lightheartedness.
Performance CreditsNeil Young & the Shocking Pinks Primary Artist
Neil Young Guitar,Harmonica,Piano,Vocals,Multi Instruments
Ben Keith Guitar,Steel Guitar,Vocals
Larry Byrom Piano,Vocals,Background Vocals
Anthony Crawford Vocals,Background Vocals
Tim Drummond Drums,Upright Bass
Karl Himmel Drums,Snare Drums
Rick Palombi Vocals,Background Vocals
Technical CreditsNeil Young Producer
Elliot Mazer Producer
Elliot Roberts Direction
Junie Osaki Reissue Design