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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 (fourteen years ago) link

oh shit decade

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

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

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

I voted Time Fades Away

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

this was already done.
Best of Neil Young studio records

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANS FTW!

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

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

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

Dead Man is actually really really good.

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

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

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

Rust Never Sleeps has Powderfinger, for the win.

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

no "none of the above"????

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

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

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

DIVORCEE

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

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

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

a 3-way tie this time then.

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

Fair result.

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

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

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

c'est vrai

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

Someone voted for Everybody's Rockin' again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

i will never learn the ilm html tags...

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

weird

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

EKTIN is so classic, maybe ppl just went overboard praising the ditch trilogy etc at the expense of the early classics

I suspect this may be true, people tend to go overboard on the (so-called) ditch trilogy.

Are Animated Dads Getting Hotter? (Tom D.), Monday, 28 June 2021 14:50 (three months ago) link

I'd say every subsequent Young album follows Everybody Knows' template. If he'd died in 1972, that album would fairly represent his strengths and few of his weaknesses.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 28 June 2021 15:16 (three months ago) link

It's his first release that reveals (one of) his own style(s), but in what sense did it set the template for Gold Rush, Harvest, Tonight's the Night etc?

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 28 June 2021 15:26 (three months ago) link

The mournful ballads, buckets of crunch-guitar, epics, terse little indescribable things.

So who you gonna call? The martini police (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 28 June 2021 15:31 (three months ago) link

From the tail-end of the Mirror Ball sessions: Merkin Ball, so-called EP, actually a single, with Neil playing and maybe singing a little back-up---listen on headphones! Too bad the album wasn't more like this, but Vedder was afraid to come out his house because stalker: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HB2W3vuzVGk

dow, Sunday, 4 July 2021 00:36 (three months ago) link

Live acoustic version of that second song, "Long Road," also w Neil (from a fairly remarkable, barely post-9/11 benefit:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAlS378dxHM

dow, Sunday, 4 July 2021 00:39 (three months ago) link

"The Long Road" with Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan from the Dead Man Walking soundtrack may be the best thing Eddie Vedder ever did.

Hideous Lump, Sunday, 4 July 2021 06:24 (three months ago) link

I Got Shit/ID is one of my favourite PJ recordings, and Neil's guitar throughout is just absolutely inspired.

burnt hombre (stevie), Monday, 5 July 2021 08:01 (three months ago) link

“Merkin Ball?” Didn’t know these austere dudes had a sense of humor

calstars, Monday, 5 July 2021 16:53 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

my Rust Bucket DVD (better audio version) is almost here - just got the bill for the EU import/border stuff

StanM, Monday, 26 July 2021 10:27 (two months ago) link

be well
love!
neil

neilllll the god pic.twitter.com/wLwUn5nyK9

— not the guy (@notnotnuanced) August 4, 2021

bon ivermectin (Murgatroid), Thursday, 5 August 2021 02:11 (two months ago) link

According to Shakey, Neil actually has seen E.C's balls, so he knows what's what.

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 5 August 2021 02:40 (two months ago) link

that has zero to do with love
be well
balls!
neil

brimstead, Thursday, 5 August 2021 03:50 (two months ago) link

he signed his post like it was a fricking email

and it was perfect

Read between the lines Zach (Karl Malone), Thursday, 5 August 2021 04:09 (two months ago) link

love!

bon ivermectin (Murgatroid), Thursday, 5 August 2021 04:15 (two months ago) link

Eric,

Eat Balls

Neil

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 5 August 2021 04:29 (two months ago) link

george harrison made a big mistake in making friends with eric

Read between the lines Zach (Karl Malone), Thursday, 5 August 2021 04:31 (two months ago) link

Clapton would've done his legacy a huge favor if he died in 1972.

birdistheword, Thursday, 5 August 2021 15:24 (two months ago) link

yeah, he's done jack shit for 50 years now

Read between the lines Zach (Karl Malone), Thursday, 5 August 2021 15:25 (two months ago) link

"Tweet unavailable". What was it? Neil dissing Clapton?

Duke, Thursday, 5 August 2021 19:53 (two months ago) link

it was a screenshot of this: https://neilyoungarchives.com/news/2/article?id=Letters-Vaccination-do-you

bon ivermectin (Murgatroid), Thursday, 5 August 2021 19:57 (two months ago) link

I'm sure this would be a devastating diss if an elderly Clapton had any hope of navigating Neil's bullshit website.

Carlos Santana & Mahavishnu Rob Thomas (PBKR), Thursday, 5 August 2021 22:40 (two months ago) link

So the Demme doc is great but there was a moment where I saw EmmyLou holding backing vocal court and wanted to hear that story.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 8 August 2021 05:42 (two months ago) link

.... I think that rust bucket DVD got lost after I paid customs. Not tracked, either.

StanM, Tuesday, 10 August 2021 04:41 (two months ago) link

All of Archives II up on spot btw

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Friday, 20 August 2021 13:25 (two months ago) link

Shakey Pictures Records and Reprise Records are now happy to announce the first of a new series - The Neil Young Official Bootleg Series -- Carnegie Hall 1970 , available on double vinyl, double CD and High Res Digital on Friday, October 1, and for pre-order starting Friday August 20, at The Greedy Hand Store at Neil Young Archives ( NYA) . Five more series selections will become available in 2022.

Carnegie Hall , the first release, recorded on original analog multitrack, was mixed by “The Volume Dealers” -- Neil Young and Niko Bolas. This recording was made from the show on December 4th, 1970 and it was the first time Neil ever walked onstage at Carnegie Hall. There were two shows at Carnegie Hall, one on the 4th and one followed at Midnight the next morning. No bootleggers ever captured this first show, and it was, by far, a much superior show according to NY.

The concert’s generous setlist covers one of the most revered eras of Young’s career, with stripped-down versions of the tunes “ Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere,” “Down By the River,” “Helpless,” and “Sugar Mountain” plus “ After the Goldrush ,” from the album of the same name, released only nine weeks prior to the Carnegie Hall show. Neil even plays the poignant songs “ Bad Fog of Loneliness,” “Old Man,” and “See the Sky About to Rain” before they were recorded and released. Carnegie Hall is an album full of gems.

Neil Young Official Bootleg Series track listing:
OBS 1: Carnegie Hall 1970
(NYC: December 4, 1970 – Early show)

Down by the River
Cinnamon Girl
I Am a Child
Expecting to Fly
The Loner
Wonderin'
Helpless
Southern Man
Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing
Sugar Mountain
On the Way Home
Tell Me Why
Only Love Can Break Your Heart
Old Man
After the Gold Rush
Flying on the Ground Is Wrong
Cowgirl in the Sand
Don't Let It Bring You Down
Birds
Bad Fog of Loneliness
Ohio
See the Sky About to Rain
Dance Dance Dance

curmudgeon, Friday, 20 August 2021 15:33 (two months ago) link

i like that neil's official bootleg series kicks off with a performance ... that has never been bootlegged.

tylerw, Friday, 20 August 2021 15:42 (two months ago) link

!!!!!!!!!!!

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Friday, 20 August 2021 15:51 (two months ago) link

hell yeah Neil, that's why i use your shitty website!

this is wonderful news. i really, really love his early stuff

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Friday, 20 August 2021 15:51 (two months ago) link

What's the difference between the Bootleg Series and the live shows released as part of Archives (Performance Series or whatever)?

He should just give every product he releases it's own Series name so it can be 1 of a series of 1.

Neil Young Bootleg Series, Vol 1
Neil Young Performance Series, Vol 1
Neil Young Road Rock Series, Vol 1
Neil Young Live Series, Vol 1
Neil Young Concert Series, Vol 1
Neil Young Live Concert Series, Vol 1
Neil Young Live Performance Series, Vol 1
Neil Young Archive Performance Concert (Live) Series, Vol 1
Neil Young Live and Unreleased, Vol 1 (Previously Released)

Captain Beefart (PBKR), Friday, 20 August 2021 15:57 (two months ago) link

What's the difference between the Bootleg Series and the live shows released as part of Archives (Performance Series or whatever)?

the bootleg series is Official

professional anti- (Karl Malone), Friday, 20 August 2021 15:59 (two months ago) link

lol

Captain Beefart (PBKR), Friday, 20 August 2021 16:09 (two months ago) link

Don’t know Stills input but the Stills-Young version of “Separate Ways” has goth-Neil vibes I wasn’t expecting.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Saturday, 28 August 2021 02:31 (one month ago) link

ok, 1 Month after paying customs (they're a bit overwhelmed by the new EU import rules, apparently) I have the new Rust Bucket DVD ("New Audio") and okay, even though I could live with the previous sound, this sounds significantly better. Thanks, uncle Neil!

StanM, Monday, 30 August 2021 12:09 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

The official Carnegie Hall 1970 release is good. I haven't bought it though, I just streamed it because I'm wary of whether it's redundant. I lean towards his electric recordings, but so many of these live recordings have been solo acoustic and I'm not sure if I can really distinguish some of them in memory.

birdistheword, Saturday, 2 October 2021 15:19 (two weeks ago) link

Track list.

01 Song of the Seasons
02 Heading West
03 Change Ain’t Never Gonna
04 Canerican
05 Shape of You
06 They Might Be Lost
07 Human Race
08 Tumblin’ Thru the Years
09 Welcome Back
10 Don’t Forget Love

Critique of the Goth Programme (Neil S), Thursday, 14 October 2021 08:20 (six days ago) link

08 Shape of You

Ed Sheeran cover?

J. Sam, Thursday, 14 October 2021 11:51 (six days ago) link

“Canerican” has “Doghouse” potential

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 14 October 2021 17:00 (six days ago) link

Song of the Seasons is up on NYA. it's fine I guess, very acoustic, something he would have done with Stray Gators rather than the Horse

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 14 October 2021 18:42 (six days ago) link

Interesting. I was hoping for full on Psychedelic Pill Horse running wild.

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 14 October 2021 18:54 (six days ago) link

it's basically Colorado part II — maybe a bit stronger in the songwriting department. a mix of acoustic and electric stuff. favorite thing so far is the 8+ minute slow burner "Welcome Back", some "Danger Bird" vibes, really expressive guitar work.

tylerw, Thursday, 14 October 2021 18:58 (six days ago) link

That one sounds promising!

a superficial sheeb of intelligence (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 14 October 2021 19:00 (six days ago) link

Thanks Tyler! Did you like Colorado though? ("I Do" was the only keeper for me.)

birdistheword, Thursday, 14 October 2021 19:10 (six days ago) link

I liked the mellower, more delicate moments of Colorado — most of the "rock" stuff was a bit of a miss.

tylerw, Thursday, 14 October 2021 19:26 (six days ago) link

Song of the Seasons is an alright acoustic cut. Not brilliant but not bad. Standard Young vocal melody.

curmudgeon, Friday, 15 October 2021 18:18 (five days ago) link

lol at the cover. nice barn neil, looks like a vrbo tbh.

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Saturday, 16 October 2021 17:19 (four days ago) link

Can't wait for the follow-up, More Barn!

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 16 October 2021 17:30 (four days ago) link

American Stars 'n' Barns

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 16 October 2021 17:39 (four days ago) link

searched airbnb for "mancave" and that barn came up, $350 a night

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Saturday, 16 October 2021 21:24 (four days ago) link


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