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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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

oh shit decade

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

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

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

I voted Time Fades Away

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

this was already done.
Best of Neil Young studio records

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRANS FTW!

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

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

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

Dead Man is actually really really good.

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

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

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

Rust Never Sleeps has Powderfinger, for the win.

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

no "none of the above"????

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

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

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

DIVORCEE

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

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

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

a 3-way tie this time then.

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

Fair result.

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

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

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

c'est vrai

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

Someone voted for Everybody's Rockin' again.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

i will never learn the ilm html tags...

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

weird

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

Down By the Rivers of Babylon

niels, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:10 (four months ago) Permalink

I-man I-way

Paul Reverse and the rediaRs (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 27 July 2018 00:47 (four months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

the wedding party?
https://78.media.tumblr.com/b512f7871bece1007a9858daa10023b9/tumblr_og6hc9m4Ja1qzy30io1_640.jpg

tylerw, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:20 (three months ago) Permalink

congrats neil and daryl

*too bad* my invite got lost in the mail, but it's fine, it's fine

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:29 (three months ago) Permalink

I hope Wall Street wasn't the part she was playing that he could understand.

clemenza, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 17:40 (three months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

i haven't looked into this yet but it seems appropriate to bump the thread

If you're a Neil Young fanatic (and I mean fanatic, not just fan), all the back issues of the legendary Broken Arrow zine have now been scanned and put online. https://t.co/7d4iMEyMsR

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) September 14, 2018

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcZZlQ4Tmrc (Karl Malone), Friday, 14 September 2018 23:28 (two months ago) Permalink

tylerw you might be interested in these though! i'm just skimming through but the first issue includes a review of various bootlegs, rated 1-10, and it appears to be a recurring feature across the issues.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcZZlQ4Tmrc (Karl Malone), Friday, 14 September 2018 23:30 (two months ago) Permalink

there's a good bootleg summary in issue 004 (btw i love the optimistic 3 digit numbering system)

the results of the first Broken Arrow fan poll, from issue 3:

https://i.imgur.com/v71Rt5E.png?1

...and the final results, from issue 6:

https://i.imgur.com/JIj79KS.png?1

i'll stop summarizing (or i'll continue, if people find it helpful) but it's actually a really good, kickass zine! there are lots of things in them that i really appreciate, like full transcriptions of radio interviews, attempts to exhaustively list all the covers of neil's songs (starting in issue 006), the aforementioned bootleg reviews, xeroxed copies of nme reviews, extended interviews with people like dave fanning (issue 029), etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcZZlQ4Tmrc (Karl Malone), Friday, 14 September 2018 23:42 (two months ago) Permalink

Nice! I had a couple of these back in the day, thanks for the heads up ....

tylerw, Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

ned retweeted it, so it's him we have to think.

i love a good zine. these are all fresh to me. i wish more fanzines would be digitized like this.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcZZlQ4Tmrc (Karl Malone), Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:08 (two months ago) Permalink

think thank

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcZZlQ4Tmrc (Karl Malone), Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:08 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah the VU what goes on zine would be good too ...
Maybe it’s out there somewhere.

tylerw, Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:11 (two months ago) Permalink

my dream job, which i just thought of, is for someone to pay me the bare minimum livable amount to seek out full collections of those kinds of zines and make them available online

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcZZlQ4Tmrc (Karl Malone), Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:21 (two months ago) Permalink

i would guess that the difficult part is obtaining permission to make them available online from the artists and zinemakers, rather than the difficulty of finding them

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcZZlQ4Tmrc (Karl Malone), Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:22 (two months ago) Permalink

otm, although older stuff can be very hard to find (e.g. older role-playing games & related scifi fanzines)

sleeve, Saturday, 15 September 2018 00:53 (two months ago) Permalink

god damn I am really feeling this Harvest Moon vinyl reissue, I've played it once or twice before but here on the cusp of the equinox it resonates particularly well

sleeve, Saturday, 15 September 2018 01:47 (two months ago) Permalink

That album is so lovely, was listening just last week and it (like Freedom) still sounds like a timeless classic.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 15 September 2018 02:12 (two months ago) Permalink

"Give Me Strength" from the Hitchhiker release is so good
https://open.spotify.com/track/1N8hZSSzyi1rqCQab3Kxu4

niels, Saturday, 15 September 2018 20:10 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

All acoustic autumn yall:
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/neil-young-songs-for-judy-album-1976-live-744282/

dow, Friday, 19 October 2018 16:31 (one month ago) Permalink

there's some talk over on the ARCHIVES thread

sleeve, Friday, 19 October 2018 16:33 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

:(

Neil Young Loses House to California Wildfires
“I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another”

Karl Malone, Monday, 12 November 2018 06:36 (one month ago) Permalink

:(

I hope your face & dick gets ripped off by chimapzai (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 12 November 2018 07:55 (one month ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

I saw "Songs For Judy" yesterday at the record store and I didn't get it cuz I had other things I was looking for (Xmas gifts) & also the album cover is just awful

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 10 December 2018 20:20 (two days ago) Permalink

haha yeah, the cover is baaaad.
really is such a sweet collection of music though ...

tylerw, Monday, 10 December 2018 20:22 (two days ago) Permalink

I didn't even realize it was out, for some reason I had it in my head it wasn't coming out for awhile? Probably becuz I assume that with all Neil.

I wish this were a box set with a double disc collection of the Crazy Horse sets as well.

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 10 December 2018 20:40 (two days ago) Permalink

Tyler - were these the "Bernstein Tapes" in bootleg form?

Yeah this kinda passed me by

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 December 2018 20:41 (two days ago) Permalink

this is basically the Bernstein Tapes, yes

I love Neil but could go the rest of my life without ever hearing another solo acoustic NY performance

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:13 (two days ago) Permalink

otm

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:15 (two days ago) Permalink

I mean I do like that stuff when I'm in the mood for it but there's also pleeeeeenty of it

Οὖτις, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:15 (two days ago) Permalink

yeah these are just the Bernstein Tapes. really should've added a second disc of crazy horse stuff, the '76 bootlegs rip. love this period's solo acoustic jams, though! he's looooose.
seems like it was a pretty improv'd release — wasn't even rumored as a possible thing until a month and a half ago.

tylerw, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:16 (two days ago) Permalink

Ha, some of Neil's comments in that article almost read like Trump tweets to me

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:36 (two days ago) Permalink

I love Neil but could go the rest of my life without ever hearing another solo acoustic NY performance

― Paul Ponzi, Monday, 10 December 2018 22:13 (twenty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

This.

Duke, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:45 (two days ago) Permalink

I'm kinda relieved as weird as Neil can be that he didn't end up being a Trump apologist

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 December 2018 21:46 (two days ago) Permalink

there's at least one more solo acoustic performance series he's planning — the boarding house shows from 1978. oh and maybe Solo Trans (a little bit unclear as to what that will include).

tylerw, Monday, 10 December 2018 21:47 (two days ago) Permalink

Solo Trans I'm super excited for....

Do you think they'll release that wacky Trans tour thing where Nils looks like he's a space ninja?

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 December 2018 21:57 (two days ago) Permalink

I've got the video of that.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Monday, 10 December 2018 21:59 (two days ago) Permalink

Not much use as I don't have a video player anymore.

Monica Kindle (Tom D.), Monday, 10 December 2018 22:00 (two days ago) Permalink

Solo Trans is weird because I think it's the soundtrack to the 1983 video (which is pretty rare) and it doesn't even have any Trans songs on it haha. It does have the shocking pinks!
i imagine he'll put the Berlin Trans show up on the Archives at some point ... there's just one video up there now. anyone else subscribe? $20 ... nothing tooooo amazing up there just now. we'll see.

tylerw, Monday, 10 December 2018 22:05 (two days ago) Permalink

if anyone's got it, I'd like to see that recent video of Neil tearin up Born in the USA at some show with suit people again

niels, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:10 (two days ago) Permalink

here's the audio:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4SLKilsrtU

tylerw, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:14 (two days ago) Permalink

fantastic, thanks!

neil is ROCKING HARD on that one! so heavy

niels, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:17 (two days ago) Permalink

haha that recording is off the hook

who's on backing vocals? lofgren?

and neil reading from the teleprompter, improvising as he goes

such a cool cover

niels, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:20 (two days ago) Permalink

"BRUUUUUUCE.... BRUUUUUUUUCE.... BRUUUUUUUUUUCE!!!!"

niels, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:22 (two days ago) Permalink

there's at least one more solo acoustic performance series he's planning — the boarding house shows from 1978

aka more widely bootlegged shows that have been available to fans for decades

Paul Ponzi, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:31 (two days ago) Permalink

Yeah, but not in PONO Quality ®

The Greta Van Gerwig (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 10 December 2018 23:47 (two days ago) Permalink

yeah i think only audience recordings circulate ...
i dunno, i think it's all pretty good. Neil Young is great!

tylerw, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:53 (two days ago) Permalink

it's all pretty good. Neil Young is great!

^^^

fact checking cuz, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:24 (yesterday) Permalink

All this stuff is cool I think the frustration is that there is so much more interesting stuff out there, esp Homegrown, Oceanside/Countryside, Chrome Dreams

In a weird way, it's not the *best* but I really love Bluenote Cafe because I really wasn't looking forward to it and it turned out to such a good surprise, also obviously it has Doghouse, the best Neil Young song

No Smockin' (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 02:42 (yesterday) Permalink


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