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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

watching this again helped! i love how they are all so into it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ggbts1v3aw

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:07 (one month ago) Permalink

i have managed to avoid that trump video (i had heard about it).

tylerw, Friday, 10 November 2017 16:08 (one month ago) Permalink

that's good
i feel like i am getting to the point where maybe i am post-trump video, like i am through the hard part. hope so :)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:12 (one month ago) Permalink

that SNL video would definitely help — i never get tired of that one. so amazing.

tylerw, Friday, 10 November 2017 16:13 (one month ago) Permalink

i am amused by the memory of me at 13 or 14 watching that performance and lovin it

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:15 (one month ago) Permalink

haha, i was listening to Ragged Glory a few days ago and was sort of wondering why 12 year old me loved it so much. (still love it of course, just wasn't sure what grabbed me about it at that age. I guess guitars).

tylerw, Friday, 10 November 2017 16:18 (one month ago) Permalink

that snl performance is one of the best live music things ever to appear on tv imo

drinkmaster sealcup at yr service (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:24 (one month ago) Permalink

for me, it was very much the chugginess and weird nature of the guitar solos -- i had never heard anything like that and i discovered that i liked it
also it was a song you could get lost in + i was very into angry political lyrical content at the time
f trump and his stupid escalator

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Ragged Glory was my first Neil Young record. I went in completely blind, never had (knowingly) heard him before. the guitar really grabbed me but i do think that Neil's secret weapon is still his voice. so my first exposure to his singing was "I don't like to go down to the flats/cuz i can't park on a hill" and i was grabbed even more, after the initial reaction of "this guy can't sing a note!" then i realized he's really one of the best singers.

omar little, Friday, 10 November 2017 16:28 (one month ago) Permalink

my first Neil was Decade, sometime in the early 80s, shit blew my mind

sleeve, Friday, 10 November 2017 16:29 (one month ago) Permalink

my dad gave me his vinyl copy of After the Gold Rush when I was 18, fan ever since

Neil S, Friday, 10 November 2017 16:32 (one month ago) Permalink

i also remember that i did not realize that he was the same guy who sang "heart of gold" and "old man" - i knew those songs via radio and this was a crazy rocker man, not a gentle acoustic man.

i don't think i fully got neil young until i was a senior in college and became obsessed with harvest. idk where it came from because i was listening to a lot of really loud stuff at the time, but i think i listened to it almost every night of my senior year of college before i went to sleep.

since then the guy has really kept me company! <3 neil young

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:33 (one month ago) Permalink

watching this again helped! i love how they are all so into it

This is burned so deeply into my brain. That thing Steve Jordan does at 3:32...it's my favorite thing any Neil drummer has ever done.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:35 (one month ago) Permalink

so simple and yet so right!
the best part is that i know i have had this conversation before and i don't even care -- such is the balm of neil young

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 10 November 2017 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

sort of amazing how un-bored I am with Neil Young after all these years.
just discovered this fantastic Crazy Horse version of "Natural Beauty"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nlrUz3csUE

tylerw, Friday, 10 November 2017 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

oh wait wrong link!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6s5TtuXXY4

tylerw, Friday, 10 November 2017 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

He's my favourite guitarist. Acoustic and electric. Both just right

Duke, Friday, 10 November 2017 22:47 (one month ago) Permalink

uh

(via FB)

Hi there,
December 1st will be a big day for me. The Visitor will be coming to your town. I will be going to my town. You will be able to hear me and see me. My archive will open on that same day, a place you can visit and experience every song I have ever released in the highest quality your machine will allow. It’s the way it’s supposed to be. In the beginning, everything is free.
Lots of Love,
neil

sleeve, Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:22 (one month ago) Permalink

Inarresting.

I got the CD version of the Ditch Trilogy +1 box for my birthday. Each album comes in its own little box- sleeve with reproduction inserts (the booklet from TTN is slightly smaller than the original). Zuma and TTN have way more presence & ambience than the old CDs. They even remastered OTB, which to sounds a little less shiny the the earlier disc.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:42 (one month ago) Permalink

you talkin' about this one?

https://www.discogs.com/Neil-Young-Official-Release-Series-Discs-5-8/master/771571

sleeve, Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:46 (one month ago) Permalink

In the beginning, everything is free.

this sounds like the slogan of a corporate overlord

Karl Malone, Saturday, 11 November 2017 22:53 (one month ago) Permalink

XP Yeah, that one.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 12 November 2017 00:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Archive website will just be "released" material for the moment I guess. He had teased unreleased stuff before.

tylerw, Sunday, 12 November 2017 02:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Unreleased Stuff: 30 minutes of Neil figuring out how to turn on the Synclavier.

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 12 November 2017 05:02 (one month ago) Permalink

I didn't think the old CDs sounded bad necessarily, but yeah, the Official Release Series is stunning.

(I heard the Stills-Young thing for the first time on that set...holy hell, Stills' songs are horrendous and embarrassing.)

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Sunday, 12 November 2017 14:46 (one month ago) Permalink

Archive website will just be "released" material for the moment I guess. He had teased unreleased stuff before.

Neil Young?! Teasing archives, or anything with the word "archives" in it?! Well, I never.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 12 November 2017 14:51 (one month ago) Permalink

xp I have a soft spot for "Black Coral"; I know a lot of people knock the lyrics on that one but I think they're ridiculous in a good way, if that makes sense.

And I will always admire Neil's effort to salvage the otherwise execrable "Make Love to You" with his backing vocals on the chorus.

cwkiii, Sunday, 12 November 2017 16:44 (one month ago) Permalink

And before we eviscerate "Black Coral" again...

Search and destroy: Neil Young

:)

cwkiii, Sunday, 12 November 2017 16:48 (one month ago) Permalink

72 today.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 November 2017 21:02 (one month 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

that's not a nice thing to say?

peace trail had some jams

niels, Saturday, 25 November 2017 09:58 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) Permalink

heresy

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

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

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

Germans clearly not getting the Trans material!

lol can you blame them?

badg, Tuesday, 28 November 2017 18:51 (two weeks 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 weeks 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink


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