RELEASE
1989
LABEL
Caroline Distribution
GENRES
Pop/Rock, Industrial, Hard Rock, Folk-Rock, Indie Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Worldbeat, Post-Punk, Contemporary Folk, Tribute Albums, Alternative Folk, Prog-Rock, Alternative Country-Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Experimental, Neo-Psychedelia, Alternative/Indie Rock, Psychedelic, College Rock, American Underground

Album Review

In theory, The Bridge: A Tribute to Neil Young was a perfect concept, since most alternative bands of the late '80s owed the singer/songwriter a heavy debt. In practice, it wasn't entirely satisfying. Some groups, like Bongwater's collage of "Mr. Soul," made their interpretations self-consciously distinctive, while others, like Soul Asylum and Loop, played it close to the original. But the best moments came when a band played the song like it was their own. Listen to Sonic Youth's rampaging "Computer Age," Dinosaur Jr.'s faithful "Lotta Love," or The Pixies' gorgeous take on "Winterlong" for proof.
Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Barstool Blues
  2. Don't Let It Bring You Down
  3. After the Gold Rush
  4. Captain Kennedy
  5. Cinnamon Girl
  6. Helpless
  7. Mr. Soul
  8. Winterlong
  9. Computer Age
  10. Only Love Can Break Your Heart
  11. Lotta Love
  12. The Needle and the Damage Done/Tonight's the Night
  13. Out of the Blue
  14. Words