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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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

i will never learn the ilm html tags...

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

weird

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

Every time I watch a documentary with David Crosby in it I think, dammit, Neil, why would you not wanna be friends with this dude?

"Taste's very strange!" (stevie), Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:54 (three months ago) Permalink

whole lotta neil young items up for auction!

http://www.juliensauctions.com/auctions/2017/neil-young/flipbook/

tylerw, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:19 (three months ago) Permalink

also! i put together this really important compilation of Crazy Horse oddities from 96-97
https://doomandgloomfromthetomb.tumblr.com/post/167556275202/neil-young-crazy-horse-spooking-the-horse-so-i

tylerw, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:20 (three months ago) Permalink

jeez that’s a lotta trains neil

wow. that was truly the minecraft of sex. (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:27 (three months ago) Permalink

haha, it might just be the tip of the iceberg ... he's probably keeping all the *really* cool ones.

tylerw, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:32 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah i have little doubt that he still has barns full of trains

some of the expected pricing on the music gear seems surprisingly reasonable tho

wow. that was truly the minecraft of sex. (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:41 (three months ago) Permalink

yeah, i was thinking that, too ... some of the guitars seem like what you'd pay for a guitar that wasn't previously owned by Neil Young. some sweet golf shoes too!

tylerw, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:43 (three months ago) Permalink

wait was neil actually singing for bud??? what's that dean electric gtr on p137?

fact checking cuz, Thursday, 16 November 2017 17:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Here's your cover art for Spooking the Horse

https://img1.etsystatic.com/054/1/7992421/il_340x270.740053523_17aj.jpg

Hideous Lump, Friday, 17 November 2017 03:50 (three months ago) Permalink

"All Visitors Welcome as Neil Young Streams Worldwide December 1"
http://www.bellmedia.ca/pr/press/all-visitors-welcome-as-neil-young-streams-worldwide-december-1/

dow, Thursday, 23 November 2017 01:07 (three months ago) Permalink

Oh look, The Visitor is streaming, but can't listen yet, too full of Thanksgiving leftovers, gotta go hit the exercycle first (urrrp): https://www.npr.org/2017/11/23/565992202/first-listen-neil-young-promise-of-the-real-the-visitor

dow, Saturday, 25 November 2017 02:55 (three months ago) Permalink

I couldn't make it through the stream. At this point I think I'm done with slogging through whatever Neil shits out.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 25 November 2017 03:07 (three months ago) Permalink

that's not a nice thing to say?

peace trail had some jams

niels, Saturday, 25 November 2017 09:58 (three months ago) Permalink

It's not nice of Neil to release so much dreck the past 20 years.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 25 November 2017 18:30 (three months ago) Permalink

heresy

hi i’m darren and i’m a bouncer from bendigo (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 25 November 2017 19:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Picked up a DVD of the TransBand Berlin this weekend. It's../quite something.

Interpretative Dance!

Ben Keith in a New Wave shirt and skinny tie!

Bruce Palmer trying to be Little Steven!

Germans clearly not getting the Trans material!

The whole thing's here, but if you want a taste...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=om2Lt94Ltw4

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:47 (two months ago) Permalink

that is an incredible set. Nils Lofgren's interpretive dancing is a real showstopper.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:48 (two months ago) Permalink

Germans clearly not getting the Trans material!

lol can you blame them?

badg, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:51 (two months ago) Permalink

Picked up a DVD of the TransBand Berlin this weekend. It's../quite something.

I've got on video!

Action of Boyle Man Prompts Visitor to Stay (Tom D.), Tuesday, 28 November 2017 19:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Hey Tyler Spooking the Horse is fantastic, the version of Natural Beauty brought a tear to my eye last night and Neil's (well I assume they're Neil's) solos on Throw Your Hatred Down are something else. Thanks.

albvivertine, Sunday, 3 December 2017 18:44 (two months ago) Permalink

Got the third ORS CD box in the mail yesterday. Currently listening to Comes A Time, the one 70s Neil I hadn't heard. "Motorcycle Mama" is like a T.Rex Country song!

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 3 December 2017 19:14 (two months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...


Open Culture
‏ @openculture
Dec 15

Neil Young Offers His Entire Catalog of Music Free Online (Until June), at the Highest Digital Audio Quality Possible. ICYMI http://bit.ly/2yFHClc"> http://bit.ly/2yFHClc

dow, Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:44 (two months ago) Permalink

The archive, Young says, “is designed to be a living document, constantly evolving and including every new recording and film as it is made.” All of this music is currently free, until June 30th, though you’ll have to create an account. After that date, users can subscribe for an unspecified but “very modest” cost.

dow, Saturday, 23 December 2017 00:47 (two months ago) Permalink

shit doesn't even work on mobile smh

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 23 December 2017 03:41 (two months ago) Permalink

Only works on MobilePONOS.

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 23 December 2017 03:49 (two months ago) Permalink

dow we liveblogged the archive experience starting around here: NEIL YOUNG ARCHIVES BOX: IT'S REALLY HAPPENING

Karl Malone, Saturday, 23 December 2017 03:49 (two months ago) Permalink

To return to the results of the poll, only now do I notice that Zuma didn't do very well at all. I think it's up there with the best of his 70s run. Any love for that record? I suppose Cortez the Killer might overshadow the rest of the albums material?

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Saturday, 23 December 2017 08:55 (two months ago) Permalink

"album's"

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Saturday, 23 December 2017 08:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Harvest, Comes a Time, Harvest Moon, Freedom, Stars 'N Bars all got robbed, don't think this old poll is v representative of anything

I mean Doghouse wasn't even a poll option

niels, Saturday, 23 December 2017 09:38 (two months ago) Permalink

I think the top three are pretty undeniable, but yeah it's perhaps representative only of what an amazing body of work he's produced

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Saturday, 23 December 2017 09:54 (two months ago) Permalink

Sleeps with Angels is good 90s Neil, but I don't hold it up with the 70s stuff.

The self titled debut is a really good record and it got no votes. The strings and production on that one are really unique for his discography, it's kinda the only time he made a record with a bunch of ringers. Earl Palmer and Carol Kaye play on that record, which is pretty neat to think for a Neil Young album.

earlnash, Sunday, 24 December 2017 00:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Singer songwriters were all over the place in that time using bands. It was more common for the singer songwriter to use studio ringers with maybe 1-2 persons from their live bands or not cutting their LPs. Neil used some guests, but most of the time his live band was who made his records.

earlnash, Sunday, 24 December 2017 00:04 (two months ago) Permalink

the self titled definitely benefitted the most from the remaster

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 24 December 2017 01:50 (two months ago) Permalink

Sleeps With Angels is my favorite post-'70s Neil album. it's a slow burner and vv beautiful i think.

omar little, Sunday, 24 December 2017 02:47 (two months ago) Permalink

kinda think Time Fades Away would've placed higher if it'd gotten the same reissue treatment On the Beach did back in the early 00s.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 24 December 2017 05:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Earlnash otm

kolakube (Ross), Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:12 (two months ago) Permalink

Time Fades Away is so amazing

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 25 December 2017 23:31 (two months ago) Permalink

xxpost I dunno the Stray Gators were all bonafide studio pros

Joan Digimon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 25 December 2017 23:32 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Every Generation Gets The Human Highway It Deserves: https://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-daryl-hannah-western-movie-to-premiere-at-sxsw-w516214

"Time is fluid in this far-fetched, whimsical western tale of music and love," reads a brief plot description released by the filmmakers. "Somewhere in the future past, The Man In the Black Hat hides out between heists at an old stagecoach stop with Jail Time, the Particle Kid, and an odd band of outlaws. Mining the detritus of past civilizations, they wait… for the Silver Eagle, for the womenfolk, and for the full moon's magic to give rise to the music and make the spirits fly."

Imagine The Weed Budget!

Never Learn To Mike Love (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

are Jail Time and The Particle Kid two people, or is it Jail Time, The Particle Kid? Because I hope it's the latter.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 1 February 2018 21:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

did we ever listen to this? it is cray
https://open.spotify.com/album/1AWbIu7wKGqsL7be4NlEyY

niels, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:07 (one week ago) Permalink

i tried to listen to it, don't think i made it all the way through

tylerw, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:22 (one week ago) Permalink

better news:
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DWLDincU8AEybu7.jpg:large

tylerw, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:23 (one week ago) Permalink

nice

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 16 February 2018 19:28 (one week ago) Permalink

from this rant over here: https://www.neilyoungarchives.com/#/news-article?id=VINYL%20IS%20KING&_k=2v324e

tylerw, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:32 (one week ago) Permalink

uuugh, i can't even read the news without signing up for a neilyoungarchives.com account?

neeeeeeeeeeeeeeil

i remember the corned beef of my childhood (Karl Malone), Friday, 16 February 2018 19:43 (one week ago) Permalink

lol yeah ... i can't even copy and paste the story!
here's the blog post about the blog post: http://neilyoungnews.thrasherswheat.org/2018/02/vinyl-is-king-says-neil-young.html

tylerw, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:52 (one week ago) Permalink

but it seems like the good news is that neil is committed to releasing physical product? i had a sinking feeling that he was going to be like "here's homegrown, available for premium level subscribers in hi-rez only mwahhahaha!"

tylerw, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:54 (one week ago) Permalink

pono fomo?

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 16 February 2018 19:55 (one week ago) Permalink

ha! yes.

tylerw, Friday, 16 February 2018 19:59 (one week ago) Permalink


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