• "The raw materials of the story are sensational: burning ambition, clashing egos, onstage epileptic seizures, deranged groupies, great albums, the birth and death of Sixties idealism, and, most of all, extremes of substance abuse"

    Scotland on Sunday
  • "Succeeds in stripping a star of his iconography - McDonough's book excels at anecdotes of music excess from a bygone era"

  • "It's hard to imagine anyone trying to better this book - It has an abundance of what Young values above all else - passion"

    Evening Standard
  • "I've been reading this biography of Neil Young called Shakey and it's changed my life, man"