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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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) link

i will never learn the ilm html tags...

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

weird

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

wait, what now?

Paul Ponzi, Saturday, 9 November 2019 18:33 (four months ago) link

he's just shilling for amazon's move into hi-res streaming

tylerw, Saturday, 9 November 2019 18:39 (four months ago) link

Pono 2.0?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 9 November 2019 18:47 (four months ago) link

I bet big Bezos had to call Neil personally for this to happen. Imagine the fawning

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars), Saturday, 9 November 2019 18:57 (four months ago) link

New Format: Bozo

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 9 November 2019 19:02 (four months ago) link

June Pointer’s Valentine’s Day Secret Admirer Note Author (calstars) at 7:55 9 Nov 19

Guess his ranch needs a new wing

it burned down in the wildfires

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Saturday, 9 November 2019 19:03 (four months ago) link

i think his place in malibu burned down — iirc he lost the ranch in the divorce.

who knows if it'll happen, but neil is saying crazy horse is going to tour in 2020.

tylerw, Saturday, 9 November 2019 22:08 (four months ago) link

So how is Poncho doing? Is he retired?

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 9 November 2019 22:17 (four months ago) link

Seems to be fine, just didn’t want to crank the whole thing up again. Lucky that Lofgren is around and willing — I dont think there could be any other replacement.

tylerw, Saturday, 9 November 2019 22:24 (four months ago) link

Well, no one with Crazy Horse history, at least.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 9 November 2019 22:25 (four months ago) link

Poncho: “I'm 70 and I'm retired now and want to stay home,” Sampedro recently told Uncut.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 9 November 2019 22:55 (four months ago) link

I still think that The Visitor is better than Peace Trail.
Am now almost through my first Colorado listen and I'm really digging it.
So it seems that I'm not in line at all on recent NY with, as it seems, everybody else posting here...

Valentijn, Monday, 11 November 2019 18:55 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

more "lost" Neil on the way!!! https://thequietus.com/articles/27497-neil-young-homegrown-1975-first-release

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:35 (four months ago) link

hell yes

if this schedule keeps up, by my calculations we should finally hear toast in 2061

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:37 (four months ago) link

you’ll forgive my skepticism

A victim managed to capture evidence of the gimp (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 08:41 (four months ago) link

some chatter on this in one of the other neil threads:

NEIL YOUNG ARCHIVES BOX: IT'S REALLY HAPPENING

Peaceful Warrior I Poser (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 27 November 2019 16:40 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Fifty-four years after illegally crossing the U.S. border in a Pontiac hearse, Neil Young has become an American citizen.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/54-years-after-moving-to-america-neil-young-is-now-a-u-s-citizen-942035/

nickn, Friday, 24 January 2020 01:09 (two months ago) link

not the time i would've picked but congratulations Neil

Corduroy Stridulations (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 24 January 2020 08:32 (two months ago) link

Congrats Neil!

So it's looking increasingly like Homegrown will definitely come out in 2020.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 24 January 2020 15:13 (two months ago) link

pre-loaded in a repro LincVolt—just $239/mo over 19 years!

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 24 January 2020 15:17 (two months ago) link

No better time than an election year.

dad genes (morrisp), Friday, 24 January 2020 15:51 (two months ago) link

bye Neil </3

Montegays and Capulez (flamboyant goon tie included), Friday, 24 January 2020 16:16 (two months ago) link

think he's got dual citizenship, don't fret, canucks!

tylerw, Friday, 24 January 2020 16:20 (two months ago) link

At least now it makes sense (retroactively) that he was part of the "American Masters" PBS series.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 24 January 2020 16:22 (two months ago) link

Great... and another American guitar player/electric car designer likely loses their job due to uncontrolled Pontiac hearse-based immigration :’(

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Friday, 24 January 2020 16:37 (two months ago) link

sorry Shakey, I draw the line at your assertion that "even Richard Nixon has got soul"

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Monday, 3 February 2020 14:19 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Neil's going to be doing some "Fireside Sessions" with Darryl filming on NYA...also for some reason I can't C&P from that site but the Hearse Theater schedule is pretty cool including Journey Through the Past on March 21 & 22, March 19 "Leave the Driving" from Return to Greendale and "Dead Man Session" (dir. Jarmusch)

also March 29 - Big Island Transmission (?) - tyler?

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 15:42 (one week ago) link

Big Island Transmission is like a half-hour of Neil + Friends rehearsing in Hawaii in 2000. I think Neil wears a backwards baseball cap and shorts for the duration.

tylerw, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 16:07 (one week ago) link

sounds v v chill

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 16:10 (one week ago) link

Neil's going to be doing some "Fireside Sessions" with Darryl filming on NYA

a good opportunity to revisit my favorite song with fire crackle noises, 'will to love'

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 16:13 (one week ago) link

a hearse theater thing yesterday was a killer "crime in the city" video from the Weld tour — Neil says he's planning on putting out the entire Buffalo 91 show (with less crowd reaction shots than on the Weld video apparently, haha). once again, it'd be great if neil just hunkered down and focused — he's got the makings of an incredible Ragged Glory/Weld/Arc boxed set:

- Ragged Glory Rehearsals / Ragged Glory II outtakes
- Rust Bucket Santa Cruz Show
- Buffalo Show

tylerw, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 16:33 (one week ago) link

More Arc please

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 16:49 (one week ago) link

cosign

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:04 (one week ago) link

and def title it More Arc

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:04 (one week ago) link

I don't understand why he doesn't just ... release this shit. What is there to work on, really?

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:30 (one week ago) link

optimize for PONO

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 17:31 (one week ago) link

Isn't the Weld VHS mix supposed to be better than the album? Like it is the actual Briggs mix? Or something, I mean it is Neil of course the VHS mix of a live concert is the best vers of it

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:01 (one week ago) link

Sometimes, as a fan of bootlegs, I get so used to something one way that just hearing a different mix is enough to make me think it is better, or at least preferable. There's a Cure boot I've longed loved, for example, that I greatly prefer to the officially released live album, just because for whatever reason it draws my ears to aspects I like more. Which is to say I can totally imagine a mix for VHS besting the official album

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:06 (one week ago) link

lol i think it's the laser disc that has the briggs mix.

tylerw, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:13 (one week ago) link

hahaha of course

sleeve, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:19 (one week ago) link

Laserdisc! The ultimate format!

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 21:27 (one week ago) link

I almost weeped reading how Weld was mixed.

Duke, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:34 (one week ago) link

(In "Shakey" of course)

Duke, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 22:35 (one week ago) link

this is so good
https://neilyoungarchives.com/movie-night

Οὖτις, Friday, 20 March 2020 17:26 (one week ago) link

yeah that fireside session was very nice ... first "little wing" since 1977! On piano!
he should do that every night.

tylerw, Friday, 20 March 2020 20:41 (one week ago) link

these are giving me some serious feels tbh

acoustic Love and Only Love!

Οὖτις, Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:04 (four days ago) link

yeah, pretty nice. wish he'd finished "on the beach" but oh well, he's keeping it loose

tylerw, Thursday, 26 March 2020 19:22 (four days ago) link

ah, this is such a balm

softspool, Thursday, 26 March 2020 22:57 (four days ago) link


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