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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 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh shit decade

strgn, Sunday, 17 June 2007 11:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

strgn, Sunday, 17 June 2007 11:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

After The Gold Rush.

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

bakerstreetsaxsolo, Sunday, 17 June 2007 12:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

I voted Time Fades Away

Billy Pilgrim, Sunday, 17 June 2007 12:43 (ten years ago) Permalink

this was already done.
Best of Neil Young studio records

Zeno, Sunday, 17 June 2007 13:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

StanM, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

kenan, Sunday, 17 June 2007 14:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Rock Hardy, Sunday, 17 June 2007 18:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

calstars, Sunday, 17 June 2007 23:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

TRANS FTW!

circa1916, Sunday, 17 June 2007 23:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

SeekAltRoute, Monday, 18 June 2007 03:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

Dead Man is actually really really good.

MRZBW, Monday, 18 June 2007 08:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

ILX System, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

Rust Never Sleeps has Powderfinger, for the win.

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 19 June 2007 23:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

no "none of the above"????

Tracer Hand, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 13:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Hurting 2, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 17:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Jiminy Krokus, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 19:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

DIVORCEE

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 19:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

ILX System, Wednesday, 20 June 2007 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

a 3-way tie this time then.

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

Fair result.

Lostandfound, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Lostandfound, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

c'est vrai

blunt, Thursday, 21 June 2007 00:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

Someone voted for Everybody's Rockin' again.

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

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

Tom D., Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

Tom D., Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

Tom D., Thursday, 21 June 2007 16:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

i will never learn the ilm html tags...

alex in mainhattan, Friday, 23 November 2007 20:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

weird

moscow_nights, Monday, 26 November 2007 03:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

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 (nine years ago) Permalink

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

Nubbelverbrennung, Monday, 26 November 2007 11:26 (nine years ago) Permalink

Like the late-era Bacharach song? xpost

Chris L, Friday, 7 July 2017 17:40 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah, just a typo

tylerw, Friday, 7 July 2017 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

I might have missed it, but was it confirmed that Pocahontas and Campaigner are the same takes as the ones on Chrome Dreams?

whitehallunity, Saturday, 8 July 2017 16:40 (one month ago) Permalink

https://68.media.tumblr.com/e6a418dfa76265f9d9fac2ec29f9afd4/tumblr_otakx5IZoA1qzy30io1_1280.jpg
hey now i wrote this cover story for Uncut! should be out soonish ...

tylerw, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:10 (one month ago) Permalink

! nice!

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:11 (one month ago) Permalink

DUUUUUUDE congrats!!!!!!!

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I think we all need to praise Uncut for having the guts to run a 20,000 word piece about "Doghouse" on the cover!

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Awesome work Tyler!

Shanty Brunch (stevie), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:27 (one month ago) Permalink

thanks guys, let's just say that the secrets of the doghouse will finally be revealed.

tylerw, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:30 (one month ago) Permalink

so cool, way to go Tyler!

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:31 (one month ago) Permalink

I think we all need to praise Uncut for having the guts to run a 20,000 word piece about "Doghouse" on the cover!

― chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 11:26 AM (nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Also look forward to hearing Randy Newman, Iron & Wine, Richard Thompson, Nick Lowe, Chris Robinson, Oh Sees, et al's individual takes on "Doghouse"

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:38 (one month ago) Permalink

Awesome Chris Christie pic.

And very cool on that cover story! That's fantastic.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Holy crap! Congratulations, Tyler!

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Sam Beam: At first, I thought "How can I possibly do justice to such a towering masterpiece like 'Doghouse?' Then I was like fuck it, and did a hushed version with fingerpicked acoustic guitar and whispered vocals."

tylerw, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:42 (one month ago) Permalink

Bryan Ferry: I was in Cannes, I can't remember the reason, but I was miserable about something, spending all sitting out by the pool and when I heard this music playing out of a little transistor radio. Strangest thing, just a radio sitting there, no one around. Anyway the song was "Doghouse" by Neil Young. I was blown away. I immediately booked studio time and recorded it as a single. It was my biggest hit in years!

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

tyler that's awesome!!

Yoni Loves Chocha (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Congrats Tyler!

Also p curious about "whatever happened to Elvis Presley" tbh

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink

congrats!

did you come up with Art of Gold???

niels, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:42 (one month ago) Permalink

haha, no i did not.

tylerw, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 17:44 (one month ago) Permalink

I've never bought Uncut, Tyler, but I'll buy that issue for sure.

clemenza, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 19:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Also p curious about "whatever happened to Elvis Presley" tbh

― Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, July 18, 2017 12:17 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

def worth checking out, rockabilly cat like Billy Lee Riley, Ronnie Self, real nice gospel influenced voice, did a couple sessions w/Sam Philips before fading into obscurity

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 19:11 (one month ago) Permalink

just imagine what presley could have done with "doghouse"

tylerw, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 19:16 (one month ago) Permalink

"She got me livin that dang ol....dog...house....dog....house"

https://www.graceland.com/!userfiles/news/images/News/VerticalResponsive_051314houndog.jpg

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 18 July 2017 19:58 (one month ago) Permalink

baby let's play doghouse

Brad C., Tuesday, 18 July 2017 20:00 (one month ago) Permalink

i preordered hitchhiker from amazon a while ago, but it's now listed as unavailable
https://www.amazon.com/Hitchhiker/dp/B071XHMCBV/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1500479998&sr=1-1&keywords=neil+young+hitchhiker

mizzell, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:01 (one month ago) Permalink

mother FUCKER neil

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:04 (one month ago) Permalink

lolz

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:05 (one month ago) Permalink

if he keeps doing things like this he'll end up in the

niels, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:12 (one month ago) Permalink

ugggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

a (waterface), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Hitchhiker soon to be rescheduled for a 2049 release.

― nomar, Friday, July 7, 2017 6:35 PM (one week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

nomar, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

3-2-1 to Neil announcing a new album, entitled Chrome Dreams III

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:49 (one month ago) Permalink

yes, this will be the sequel to the sequel

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:53 (one month ago) Permalink

The Complete Toast Sessions 5 DVD 5.1 Surround Sound Box Set

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 16:58 (one month ago) Permalink

oh yeah of course, i know you know that. i just wonder what viral magic NY is working on for the Hitchhiker reimagining.

nomar, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:01 (one month ago) Permalink

my impression from the last month or so is that no one really knows what's going on in the neil world except neil (and maybe elliot roberts)

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I feel like Young gets spooked if people seem too excited about an announced release. Note that when, for example, Human Highway came out on video, nobody really seemed to give a shit, so it showed up on time. He announces Hitchhiker, the whole fan community loses its shit, and he pulls it.

grawlix (unperson), Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:09 (one month ago) Permalink

The Complete Toast Sessions 5 DVD 5.1 Surround Sound Box Set

― Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:58 AM (fifteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hey I'd want this!

chr1sb3singer, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I feel like Young gets spooked if people seem too excited about an announced release.

rule no. 1 of long-term success in the entertainment biz = always leave 'em wanting more

Οὖτις, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:15 (one month ago) Permalink

tell that to the grateful dead organization

tylerw, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:16 (one month ago) Permalink

insatiable deadheads

niels, Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:17 (one month ago) Permalink

By time Hitchhiker comes out, the Dead organization will be releasing Fuck It, Here's Some Dude Who Was in the Crowd at Cornell 77 Literally Playing Harmonica for 2 Hours box set

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 20 July 2017 04:04 (four weeks ago) Permalink

tbf you can really hear some great hackysack if you listen close to that box

(crosstalk)(garbled)(crosstalk/unintelligible) (stevie), Thursday, 20 July 2017 08:43 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I can't believe they released Cornell 77, everyone knows that the Philly 4/22/77 show is the really great dude in the crow playing harmonica

chr1sb3singer, Thursday, 20 July 2017 13:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

i do wonder if we'll see some copyright protection action via Neil sometime soon a la the stuff that Dylan, Beach Boys, Beatles etc have been doing? probably not, haha.

tylerw, Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:29 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I was in a mall store yesterday that's heavily invested in overpriced vinyl (the chain that bought out all the HMVs here). There was a copy of Decade at the front of one bin: $84.99, I guess to reel in buyers who'd set their bar at $85.00. I'll take two, please.

clemenza, Thursday, 27 July 2017 13:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

According to this listing (which I think was the first place the LP was sighted), Hitchhiker release date is now 8 Sep:

https://www.diversevinyl.com/item.php?id=11547fb6ea1b5f96d01db98b5b5d1eb2

heaven parker (anagram), Thursday, 27 July 2017 13:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

my impression from the last month or so is that no one really knows what's going on in the neil world except neil (and maybe elliot roberts)

One of my favorite stories - and this was a while ago - was from a friend of mine who flew out to California to interview Neil Young. He gets to his hotel and learns Neil Young has cancelled, because he hurt his back. So my friend figures, fine, finds something else to do in California, and then flies home. He eventually reschedules the interview as a phoner, and one of the first things he asks Neil is "how is your back?" Neil Young laughs and goes "oh, is that what they told you?"

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 27 July 2017 13:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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