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Neil Young

Postby plasticfantastic on Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:37 pm

I can't remember any recent Neil Young conversations on this forum, and since I've been in Canada (Neil's native land, where in the five days I listened to the classic rock radio station, they played him FIFTEEN TIMES) on something of a Neil Young kick, I thought I'd start one.

What do you guys think? Which songs, bands, or albums are your favorites? Least favorites? I have a feeling this thread will do a lot of wandering, but there's definitely a lot to discuss.
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Re: Neil Young

Postby plasticfantastic on Tue Aug 10, 2010 5:59 pm

My favorite song of his (today, anyway) is Pardon My Heart off of Zuma, which I've been listening to quite frequently. And it isn't on youtube, which is rather a shame... I couldn't find it at least.

Brilliant song though. Heart of Gold is a classic too, of course.
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Re: Neil Young

Postby jimmie ray on Wed Aug 11, 2010 10:20 am

"Live Rust" is one of my favorite live albums - the acoustic and electric mix is comparable to Hot Tuna's "Double Dose" in style. I'd say "Powderfinger" and "Sugar Mountain" are my favorites.
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Re: Neil Young

Postby oldblue on Wed Aug 11, 2010 12:16 pm

live at the fillmore with crazy horse. passion.
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Re: Neil Young

Postby redrabid on Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:38 pm

Without any competition: "Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere".
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Re: Neil Young

Postby starfire II on Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:11 pm

Tonight's The Night - I just adore the bleak, ragged beauty of this album.
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Re: Neil Young

Postby plasticfantastic on Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:01 am

I have to get Tonight's the Night! It sounds incredible, from what I've been told. Probably my favorite at the moment is On the Beach, which is around the same era, so chances are, I'll like it a lot.
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Re: Neil Young

Postby starfire II on Tue Sep 21, 2010 5:36 pm

On The Beach is a great record - one of his most under-rated, I think. Tonight's The Night is much darker in tone, much more low key. I loaned it to a friend once, and he hated it; just didn't get it at all.
Apparently, when Neil and his band recorded the album, they sat around and played the songs and jammed, getting more and more loaded on tequilla, until Neil felt they'd reached the required state of, erm, looseness, and then they turned down the lights, sat around in a circle facing each other, and then hit the 'record' button, as it were.
While we're on the subject of Neil Young anecdotes, he played a UK tour in the mid 70's in support of Tonight's The Night, which hadn't actually been released at that point. He and his band played the whole record straight through to an underwhelmed and unappreciative audience (in Newcastle, I think.) At the end of it, Neil announced that they were going to play some stuff "that you've heard before" to audible sighs of relief from the audience, before playing the whole album through again. What a class act.
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Re: Neil Young

Postby Jagazzflatts on Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:26 am

Best: Everyone Knows This Is Nowhere
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