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  • Premier Icon zippykona
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    Has anyone else have been so good for so long?
    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy9zhUrSMcQ&feature=youtube_gdata_player[/video]

    Three_Fish
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    [video]http://youtu.be/An2a1_Do_fc[/video]

    hora
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    I’m not a Neil Young but I bought and love his Living with War album. Bang-on lyrics.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    Disappointing thread. It seems I got my Young and my Diamond mixed up.

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    I love this song even though you would never know it’s Neil Young[video]http://youtu.be/crm7gqK0OeY[/video]

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvtdbfI1sqQ[/video]

    Its better to burn out, than to fade away… My,my, hey,hey 😉

    Premier Icon DezB
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    [video]http://youtu.be/jx3ajYfbzcw[/video]

    Premier Icon kcal
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    +1 for Neil Young. some shockers but keeps re-inventing..

    fogliettaz
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    Hyde Park in July, tickets bought cannot wait:-)

    Premier Icon kiwijohn
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    *Looks in cupboard, still has Trans on vinyl, but nothing to play it on.

    Premier Icon spawnofyorkshire
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    can’t stand Neil Young – he’s a whinny git

    Edit: Sorry I’m not meaning to troll – I used to live with some people who were obsessed with him and it wound me up no end

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    I love Neil Young’s music but at the same time he does also belong in the annoying voice thread

    vorlich
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    Had a High Fidelity/Beta Band moment playing Revolution Blues when I worked in Thresher years ago…

    lambchop
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    ‘*Trans on vinyl but nothing to play it on’ lucky escape then!

    Junkyard
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    Approves of thread and Mr Young

    Premier Icon DezB
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    he does also belong in the annoying unique voice thread

    ftfy

    Premier Icon kcal
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    He’s not the only one — I can of several others who have a unique sound world or at least sound that, while not immediately musical in the accepted sense, are distinctive:
    Elvis Costello; Robert Wyatt – that’s just off top of my head. I would also align Costello with Neil Young in the continuous search for different avenues.

    Ian Bostridge in the classical world..

    Premier Icon DezB
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    He’s not the only one

    Of course he’s not! Bob Dylan, John Lydon, Ian Curtis …. there are many many unique vocalists who some will love for their uniqueness and others* will hate for the same reason.

    (* X Factor fans 🙂 )

    toxicsoks
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    Top lad, Neil.
    Hate was just a legend
    And war was never known
    The people worked together
    And they lifted many stones.

    They carried them
    To the flatlands
    And they died along the way
    But they built up
    With their bare hands
    What we still can’t do today.

    Premier Icon kcal
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    @Dezb – didn’t intend to disparage – ‘pologies 😉

    oldboy
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    Top man, I love his stuff! Sure, he made some poor recordings along the way, but Bob Dylan once made a pilgrimage to Neil Young’s birthplace, apparently! In my book that counts as the best endorsement any singer/writer can hope to get. If you were born in the last couple of years please ignore this post
    🙂

    Premier Icon zippykona
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    Had Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere on repeat this afternoon, I really couldn’t narrow down a top 10 of his stuff.
    Genius.

    Markie
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    More barn!

    The man is totally committed to the muse of music. And he’ll do anything for good music. And sometimes it’s very strange. I was at Neil’s ranch one day just south of San Francisco, and he has a beautiful lake with red-wing blackbirds. And he asked me if I wanted to hear his new album, “Harvest.” And I said sure, let’s go into the studio and listen.

    Oh, no. That’s not what Neil had in mind. He said get into the rowboat.

    I said get into the rowboat? He said, yeah, we’re going to go out into the middle of the lake. Now, I think he’s got a little cassette player with him or a little, you know, early digital format player. So I’m thinking I’m going to wear headphones and listen in the relative peace in the middle of Neil’s lake.

    Oh, no. He has his entire house as the left speaker and his entire barn as the right speaker. And I heard “Harvest” coming out of these two incredibly large loud speakers louder than hell. It was unbelievable. Elliot Mazer, who produced Neil, produced “Harvest,” came down to the shore of the lake and he shouted out to Neil: How was that, Neil?

    And I swear to god, Neil Young shouted back: More barn!

    6079smithw
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    I’m normally the biggest Neil Young fan I know.
    I’m sad that he’s going to be performing in Israel.

    Duggan
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    I’m reading his autobiography at the minute, it’s brilliant. Totally unexpected and different to any other rock star story. Whole chapters on his love of model trains etc, his favourite TV and loads of other totally off the wall stuff.

    Saw him at Hyde Park a few years ago and he was brilliant.

    mudshark
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    Big fan here, as a teenager I ignored my mate who was obsessed with him as I was a bit of a metal head; when I finally took notice there was no going back. Also got into Dylan and Zappa, it’s all about the music for these guys.

    tiggs121
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    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A22DslQoMfU[/video]

    Has anyone else have been so good for so long?

    NO!! He’s totes amaz!! Luv him to bits…
    Brill thread ta x

    beicmynydd
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    Superb especially when he plays with crazy horse .

    Seen him live twice.

    Hope his sound quality format takes off,

    http://www.engadget.com/2012/09/28/neil-youngs-pono-music-service/

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    Phew – thought he’d died there for a minute.
    ‘Old man’ – makes me blub sometimes it’s so good.
    And ‘Needle and the damage done’……….

    warton
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    On The Beach.

    timeless, such a beautiful album

    noteeth
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    Ace – both for his own sake, and also because of St Etienne’s sublime version of Only love can break your heart (& Weatherall remix).

    gordimhor
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    From this t
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY[/video]

    To this
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdiCJUysIT0[/video]
    and this
    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIoFGlkJmYw[/video]

    afiercely independent man

    gordimhor
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    This link is Neil Young busking outside Glasgow Central station in the 70s. Song is “The Old Laughing Lady”
    the old laughing lady

    CountZero
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    There used to be a superb music shop in Chippenham, run by a bloke who used to be a rep for WEA Records, so he used to get all sorts of interesting stuff in, like white labels. I got NY’s Decade album as three white label discs, for about £1.50, IIRC, and Neil pulled it just before it came out, because there was something he wasn’t happy about. Contrary git, but I had a copy of the album for eighteen months before it finally got released to the public.
    I was rather hoping it would never come out…
    Only seen him once, on the Mirrorball tour, at Reading, where Pearl Jam were his backing band. Great show, still wear the tee shirts.

    Premier Icon JoeG
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    Back in the day, when MTV actually played music, they had a show called Unplugged with various artists playing acoustically. VH1 responded with their show called Center Stage.

    IIRC, I watched Neil Young live on VH1, and it went several minutes over its allotted time slot. 😯 When VH1 reran the show, stuff was cut out to make it fit into an hour.

    What’s really impressive about this performance is that he plays numerous instruments (various guitars, banjo, harmonica, and a small pipe organ with foot operated bellows) often 2 at a time while still singing!

    [video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=Ryl7tQ1mEsc[/video]

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    Thats pretty fab JoeG.

    busydog
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    One of my all-time favorites—saw him once with Crazy Horse and when they launched into Powderfinger, the building was shaking.

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