We know Neil Young is absolutely head-over-heels in love with his project to convert a classic ‘59 Lincoln Continental into an all-electric vehicle — but did anyone ever think he’d take that enthusiasm and turn it into a new album dedicated to the topic? Certainly not his fans — who are a little more than irked that his promised Archives Volume 1 album has now been pushed back to Spring. Young is more interested in getting out his new collection of songs about eco cars out called Fork In The Road. Inspired by his work with green autos, it contains such songs as “Cough Up the Bucks,” “Hit the Road,” “Get Around,” and “Fuel Line”.
Unfortunately (or fortunately, for any other artist out there thinking of glorifying their Prius in song.), the reception to the music has been less than welcoming. “The other car songs featured on tour are decidedly bad, but this ‘Fork in the Road’ song is so distressingly awful that it almost seems like a joke,” said one reviewer on the Thrashers Wheat website. “So hideous that one almost has to laugh at the situation.”
The new viral video for one of Young’s new songs “Fork in the Road” is below. Have a listen and tell us what you think!