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Poll Results

OptionVotes
On the Beach 12
Tonight's the Night 12
Rust Never Sleeps 12
After the Gold Rush 9
Sleeps With Angels 8
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere 7
Arc/Weld 3
Old Ways 3
Dead Man 2
Ragged Glory 2
Trans 2
Live Rust 2
Time Fades Away 1
Re-ac-tor 1
Zuma 1
Everybody's Rockin' 1
Mirror Ball 1
Harvest 1
Comes a Time 1
Broken Arrow 1
Hawks & Doves 1
Silver & Gold 0
Are You Passionate? 0
Greendale 0
Prairie Wind 0
Harvest Moon 0
Freedom 0
This Note's for You 0
Life 0
Landing on Water 0
Neil Young 0
American Stars 'N Bars 0
Living with War0


strgn, Sunday, 17 June 2007 11:18 (twelve years ago) link

oh shit decade

strgn, Sunday, 17 June 2007 11:21 (twelve years ago) link

and #s of boots. sorry gang. read my lips, vote dead man

strgn, Sunday, 17 June 2007 11:22 (twelve years ago) link

After The Gold Rush.

but On The Beach too. the title song makes me cry.

bakerstreetsaxsolo, Sunday, 17 June 2007 12:14 (twelve years ago) link

I voted Time Fades Away

Billy Pilgrim, Sunday, 17 June 2007 12:43 (twelve years ago) link

this was already done.
Best of Neil Young studio records

Zeno, Sunday, 17 June 2007 13:57 (twelve years ago) link

This one has live albums.

Some of them, anyway. (Unplugged, Year of the Horse, Road Rock vol. 1)

StanM, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:44 (twelve years ago) link

Oh. The studio albums poll had the live albums too. Nevermind then.

StanM, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:45 (twelve years ago) link

I voted Ragged Glory because it needs more love and less rockism. That's a srsly good record, yo.

kenan, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:47 (twelve years ago) link

First person to vote "Old Ways" gets a dollar from me.

kenan, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:52 (twelve years ago) link

I voted for "Old Ways" just for the cash. You want my paypal address?

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 17 June 2007 18:09 (twelve years ago) link

After The Gold Rush = the good songs are so good they make you forget about the bad ones

On The Beach = pretty much all good

Hurting 2, Sunday, 17 June 2007 20:24 (twelve years ago) link

I mean "When You Dance" is kind of endearing as a cornily sincere, b-level hippie artifact, but Cripple Creek Ferry is a real turd of a song, and Birds isn't great either.

Hurting 2, Sunday, 17 June 2007 20:27 (twelve years ago) link

I got to get away from this day to day running around

calstars, Sunday, 17 June 2007 23:18 (twelve years ago) link

TRANS FTW!

circa1916, Sunday, 17 June 2007 23:49 (twelve years ago) link

Arc/Weld. The worst/best live albums ever.

SeekAltRoute, Monday, 18 June 2007 03:57 (twelve years ago) link

Dead Man is actually really really good.

MRZBW, Monday, 18 June 2007 08:28 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

Tonight's The Night

closely followed by Goldrush and On The Beach

TTN is definitely my favourite - it's so fucked, so moving. Tender, ragged and rocking in equal measure.

Baby Mellow My Mind aches so hard - the swell of pedal steel, touch of lonesome barroom piano, and Neil's voice actually breaking up.

Come On Baby Let's Go Downtown rocks. It sounds so triumphant in its hedonism yet the undercurrent is utterly bleak.

Other favourites - Everybody Knows, Rust, Zuma, Time Fades Away, Sleeps With Angels, Live Rust. Hell, there hardly any poor ones. I've not heard the infamous Landing On Water, but Are You Passionate was bloody awful. Trans is ace though.

Ragged Glory is great fun, one of his most satisfying rock records, but I wouldn't quite put it in the top rung of Neil albums.

Harvest - handful of great songs and some dreary stuff too. Overall, it's too slick, too polite. I like Neil a little scuffed around the edges.

Stew, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 23:49 (twelve years ago) link

Rust Never Sleeps has Powderfinger, for the win.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 23:52 (twelve years ago) link

Anyone else notice how Apatow kept dropping the cover of Landing On Water all over Knocked Up. What's the deal with that? Consensus aropund these parts on that album?

talrose, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 06:02 (twelve years ago) link

Rust Never Sleeps for "Powderfinger", but also because of the individually peculiar time and place in which I first loved this record. Also, it's an incredibly balanced album in so many ways I can't be bothered to expand on here.

Lostandfound, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 06:41 (twelve years ago) link

Consensus aropund these parts on that album?

I noticed the curious product placement too, Tal. There's an interesting thread here devoted to Landing on Water.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 13:12 (twelve years ago) link

no "none of the above"????

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 13:25 (twelve years ago) link

just snuck in a vote for tonight's the night. right in the nick of time.

emotion of the less contained and calculated variety

Charlie Howard, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 15:21 (twelve years ago) link

me for tonights the night, too. its so close though - there are better songs on zuma and everybody knows, and almost enough to give the nod to one of them, but TTN takes it

69, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 15:59 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, Tonight's The Night would be my second or third and very close.

Hurting 2, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 17:45 (twelve years ago) link

Rust Never Sleeps by a hair, for side one and Powderfinger alone (though nearly sunk by Welfare Mothers).

Davey D, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 18:38 (twelve years ago) link

Oh c'mon, Welfare Mothers is great! My favorite Neil Young throwaway.

Jiminy Krokus, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 19:28 (twelve years ago) link

DIVORCEE

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 19:32 (twelve years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

ILX System, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 23:01 (twelve years ago) link

a 3-way tie this time then.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:08 (twelve years ago) link

Fair result.

Lostandfound, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:46 (twelve years ago) link

Wait. Zuma should've been much higher, though.

Lostandfound, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:47 (twelve years ago) link

c'est vrai

blunt, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:53 (twelve years ago) link

Someone voted for Everybody's Rockin' again.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:15 (twelve years ago) link

One vote for "Zuma"! No way!! This poll is corrupt!!!

Tom D., Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

"On the Beach" - there's an ILM album if ever there was one

Tom D., Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:16 (twelve years ago) link

Sleeps With Angels is way too high. And Freedom is way too low.

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:18 (twelve years ago) link

The fact that Zuma ranked below Trans completely invalidates this poll.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:21 (twelve years ago) link

So, basically, I'm the only person who voted for "Zuma"? Don't believe it.

Tom D., Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:22 (twelve years ago) link

five months pass...

I wasn't around when CSN(and sometimes Y) were at their peak, so apologies for the following somewhat naive question:

How much of Neil Young's popularity in the 70s can be attributed to his association with CSN? The thought never really occurred to me until I was checking out CSN(Y)'s Allmusic entry today, which says "it was the only American-based band to approach the overall societal impact of the Beatles".

Personally, I like Neil Young exponentially more than CSN(Y), so my gut feeling is that the majority of Neil Young's fans were there on account of his own talent. But was there a certain contingency of fans who cheered loudest for "Ohio" and "Helpless", contemplating to themselves at the Live Rust concerts that it would be better if CSN were up on stage too? Or was it more like "Why the hell does Neil Young ever play with them? They butchered 'Helpless'..."? Just wondering what the prevalent view was back in the day.

Z S, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:11 (eleven years ago) link

When CSN and sometimes Y reunited for a predictably horrible album in 1988, Neil begged off the obligatory tour, saying, "I dunno man, those guys need some serious practice."

And that Allmusic statement strikes me as comically absurd.

Sara Sara Sara, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:18 (eleven years ago) link

Yeah, I admit it raised my eyebrow as well, but then I go the ILM search function, and the second thing I read on the Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young C/D S/D thread is "i'm more interested in the fact that CSN(Y) (or whatever) were actually REALLY POPULAR and BIG -- as in springsteen in '85/outkast or britney spears BIG. that's such a radical sea-change in mass public musical taste that deserves some comment, no?"

Z S, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:23 (eleven years ago) link

On The Beach is very good, but would have voted Everybody Knows this is Nowhere, in fact i shall play it now

Alex in Denver, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:25 (eleven years ago) link

hi alex, how is the weather in denver? in frankfurt it has been raining most of the day. i would have voted <i>after the goldrush</i>, i think. but <i>on the beach</i> is a decent winner, too.

alex in mainhattan, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:30 (eleven years ago) link

i will never learn the ilm html tags...

alex in mainhattan, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:30 (eleven years ago) link

weird

moscow_nights, Monday, 26 November 2007 03:45 (eleven years ago) link

it was the only American-based band to approach the overall societal impact of the Beatles

In their time their American album sales were HUGE. Their cultural cachet was such that their public greeted "Ohio" as a major statement. I'm wary of statements like AllMusic's, but the Shakey bio also makes the same suggestion.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Monday, 26 November 2007 03:48 (eleven years ago) link

CSNY were huge because the Byrds, the Hollies, and the Buffalo Springfield had all been huge before.

Nubbelverbrennung, Monday, 26 November 2007 11:26 (eleven years ago) link

Oh no, the Archives release schedule will be all chaotic now

StanM, Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:27 (two months ago) link

XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXpost thanks Joni, but somehow I've never found "The Circle Game" to be a cheer-up song---especially not when I hear all the sad Boomers singing along with her on that live version, from Miles of Aisles maybe (staple/filler on Collegetown radio still). Maybe it's cheering to some to be sad together, resigned to be passengers doing time.

dow, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 15:57 (two months ago) link

i think "there'll be new dreams, maybe better dreams and plenty" is the key line there

tylerw, Tuesday, 25 June 2019 16:39 (two months ago) link

But the chorus seems to counter that

dow, Thursday, 27 June 2019 00:49 (two months ago) link

Neil's got a PONO memoir out soon.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 27 June 2019 00:58 (two months ago) link

He got PONO sideburns

If I were a POLL I’d be Zinging (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 June 2019 01:01 (two months ago) link

Gonna get a PONO haircut

Οὖτις, Thursday, 27 June 2019 02:06 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRBUAkOOMYE

budo jeru, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 16:22 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrjsk9IQj0k

tylerw, Tuesday, 16 July 2019 16:29 (one month ago) link

On a huuuge Neil Young kick these days after years of not really caring - mea culpa - and kicking myself for missing him here in Amsterdam just a few nights ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCpquw6jdrE

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 16 July 2019 19:15 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Yeah, right on, man, fuck a Crazy Horse tour, what I want is 15 Neil Young movies.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 August 2019 23:07 (one month ago) link

(Cries Crazy Horse tears)

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 1 August 2019 23:08 (one month ago) link

13 of those movies will only be available on Neil's streaming video service, VOYO

Οὖτις, Thursday, 1 August 2019 23:22 (one month ago) link

but whats the over/under on how many will actually be finished in the next 8 years? 3?

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Thursday, 1 August 2019 23:58 (one month ago) link

dunno if you can postpone a tour that was never even announced in the first place.
those films would be cool, I guess ... especially the Boarding House stuff (which is 1978 not 1977, Neil, come on now).

and hey here's a look at side one of COLORADO

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EA0S-nlWwAUl1qf?format=jpg&name=large

tylerw, Friday, 2 August 2019 16:25 (one month ago) link

also in re: to the films, would be great if neil just put them up permanently on the NYA site, as opposed to having them appear for a lame 24-hr window and then disappearing again.

tylerw, Friday, 2 August 2019 16:29 (one month ago) link

I miss everything on that site!
Really irritating

13:36 long song...hell yeah give it to me

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 2 August 2019 16:50 (one month ago) link

he played "she showed me love" with promise of the real last month — pretty bad lyrics, but the jams are good.

tylerw, Friday, 2 August 2019 17:00 (one month ago) link

how bad on a scale of 1 to 5 hip hop haircuts

Οὖτις, Friday, 2 August 2019 17:04 (one month ago) link

gonna give it a 4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvQYM4WnzYU

tylerw, Friday, 2 August 2019 17:05 (one month ago) link

https://www.democracynow.org/2019/8/9/monsanto_fusion_center_surveillance_of_critics

...Monsanto ran a “fusion center” to surveil and discredit journalists and activists who criticized or wrote damning reports about Monsanto, as well as legendary singer-songwriter Neil Young, who released an album in 2015 called “The Monsanto Years.” Monsanto monitored Young’s Twitter activity and even analyzed the lyrics of his album.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 9 August 2019 23:13 (one month ago) link

"Sir, in order to analyze Mr. Young's lyrics we're going to need to purchase large quantities of the strongest marijuana available ... in order to 'get in his head.'"

nickn, Friday, 9 August 2019 23:17 (one month ago) link

"Sir, we've found some blatant misinformation in Young's music. His hometown was not in North Ontario after all"

bookmarkflaglink (jim in vancouver), Friday, 9 August 2019 23:23 (one month ago) link

Wow so they read his twitter and the lyrics to the album?

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Friday, 9 August 2019 23:36 (one month ago) link

can’t believe monsanto killed the pono, smdh

Criss Angel Raw: The Mindfreak Unplugged (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 9 August 2019 23:38 (one month ago) link

Lol

If the fidelity got too high, ppl might have been able to hear jthe Truth

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Friday, 9 August 2019 23:45 (one month ago) link

Monsanto ceased their investigation when they gave up trying to navigate the Archives website.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 9 August 2019 23:57 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

There must be a copy of Mirror Ball somewhere on the shelf of albums I've downloaded and burned--I don't know how else I'd know "Scenery," where I got the title for the Neil Young poll I ran a few years ago. I found a cheap used copy of Mirror Ball (also Broken Arrow) today. I somehow missed "Truth Be Known" first time around--excellent. Haven't played Broken Arrow yet.

clemenza, Monday, 26 August 2019 01:23 (two weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Amazon's got Neil Young (and the International Harvesters, says on the cover shot), Live at Austin City Limits listed for Sept. 13--dunno how much, if any, of it's on 2011 A Treasure, but I do treasure that, so want to check this--take it way, Blazin' Bezos:

2CD SET FEATURING NEIL YOUNG S ENTIRE ACL SHOW FROM 1984 Austin City Limits, started as a showcase for country and roots performers, invited Neil Young to perform in 1984, a man never reluctant to mix and match his genres. Young had released the least popular and poorly received albums of his career in the years prior to this performance, lastly the rockabilly infused Everybody s Rockin - an album which clocked in at a mere 29 mins - and before that the synth pop infused Trans. But for his ACL show Young had a hell of a band backing him in The International Harvesters. This group of Nashville cats may not have blown down arena doors with the same ferocity as Crazy Horse, but as this 1984 concert proves, they could more than hold their own with Neil Young, even on an extended version of concert favourite, the rocker Down By The River. Not previously released on CD, this quite sterling performance is now available in its entirety on this two-disc-set, displaying perfectly what a wholly competent and enthralling outfit Neil Young & The International Harvesters were during this period, even if the album they recorded together, which was released the following year, Old Ways, was panned by fans and critics alike and seen as yet another vanity project in a string of similar weird releases from Neil in the 1980s.

dow, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 02:25 (four days ago) link

“wholly competent”

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 02:27 (four days ago) link

Checking Amazon, that ACL thing doesn't look legit. Might be worth picking up before the lawyers find out about it.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 02:34 (four days ago) link

Some of that show (starts about a minute in)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIdICuePM6A

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 03:02 (four days ago) link

That's some fancy struttin' Tim Drummond (?) is doin'.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 03:09 (four days ago) link

Sounds good!

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 03:09 (four days ago) link

Just realized this ACL version of "Down by the River" is the first one I ever heard -- when I was a teen a good friend / Neil stan put it on a mixtape before I'd ever heard the original. Still fantastic.

... (Eazy), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 03:29 (four days ago) link

Oh shit my man Drummond is on this?!

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 03:44 (four days ago) link

I think this was before he quit because he didn't want to play 'Nashville Eat Shit Bass'.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 04:02 (four days ago) link

Am I the only one who never noticed that the International Harvesters, like Buffalo Springfield, are both named after tractors?

Meanwhile, I still want to know if the short-lived Neil Young and the Restless were named after the soap opera.

Hideous Lump, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 04:50 (four days ago) link

amazon is weird about those "import" bootlegs ... there are a bunch of shady neil albums for sale there. don't buy 'em, just download them on the internet for heavens sake.

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 16:12 (four days ago) link

in the UK anything thats been broadcast on the radio (?) slips through some loophole so you get lots of semi-legal cd releases sold in normal stores. i guess those are the imports you're seeing. there are a ton of springsteen ones available.

Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 16:39 (four days ago) link

yeah, they're pretty corny

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 16:42 (four days ago) link

fuck Amazon tbh, nobody should be buying anything from them

sleeve, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 16:58 (four days ago) link

Austin City Limits episodes/content is controlled by the producing studio, KLRU Austin (a PBS affiliate), and Producer Terry Lickona's company Lickonavision. They have an almost exclusive deal for releasing their shows on physical media with New West. There have been occasional exceptions, such as Sony releasing Stevie Ray Vaughan's performances, and Neil included a couple of tracks from this ACL performance on A Treasure. There have also been some dodgy-looking import DVDs of ACLs featuring Tom Waits and Leonard Cohen, and this Neil title looks to be of the same stripe.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 11 September 2019 17:16 (four days ago) link

anyhoo, new neil and crazy horse "single" out in the world today. "rainbow of colors" ... not very good! https://neilyoungarchives.com/info-card?track=t2019_0425_02

tylerw, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 17:40 (four days ago) link

tracklist from an ROIO site that I've always found reliable:

Neil Young and The International Harvesters
Austin City Limits, Austin TX
1984 September 25

01 Are You Ready For The Country?
02 Hawks And Doves
03 Comes A Time
04 Bound For Glory
05 Fingers
06 Are There Any More Real Cowboys?
07 Heart Of Gold
08 Amber Jean
09 band introduction
10 Roll Another Number
11 Southern Pacific
12 The Needle And The Damage Done
13 Helpless

xx 01 California Sunset(removed)
14 It Might Have Been
15 Soul Of A Woman
16 Field Of Opportunity
17 Old Man
18 Powderfinger
19 Get Back To The Country
20 Down By The River

Anthony Crawford - guitars, mandolin, fiddle, banjo, vocals
Spooner Oldham - piano, organ
Ben Keith - pedal steel
Karl "Junkyard" Himmel - drums
Tim Drummond - bass
Rufus Thibodeaux - fiddle

Original lineage unknown
shn>flac level 8 July 2007 by Richard Flynn using TLH

From a bootleg called "Last Of A Dying Breed".
This set omits all of the non-Austin City Limits songs that were on the bootleg.
The source was probably a soundboard recording for the television show - what was
eventually broadcast on TV did not include all of the songs on this set.

Go to this link to choose in flac or mp3---listings are alphabetical by first name:
http://www.ousterhout.net/music-menu.html#Newest_files:
(Brace yrself---this guy's got a lot of stuff!)

dow, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:03 (four days ago) link

A Treasure is at least in part an authorized bootleg: Neil's People said they got a lot(?) of it off YouTube.

dow, Wednesday, 11 September 2019 18:05 (four days ago) link


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