Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Western Hero

Composed by Neil Young

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Closing off the first section of Sleeps With Angels, "Western Hero" is a concise, emotive sketch of a young man facing frontiers, either artistically or geographically. The subject at had is the centerpiece of the album, the late Kurt Cobain. Musically, Young couches this ballad in a similar melody to that of the album's opening song, "My Heart." It's a fabulously charming folk-based melody, and one that reflects the subject matter perfectly.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
Sleeps With Angels 1994 Reprise 4:00