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LinThizzy
(midwest)
Posted: Jun 13, 2018 17:19
 

artist!, songwriter supreme
yoksa
Posted: May 16, 2018 6:29
 

Rating: 1 (for singing ability) for everything else 10 (ten)!
hayduke2
(Southampton, NY)
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 11:59
 

Outstanding Artist  
maxvonevil
(Sausalito, CA)
Posted: Aug 25, 2017 11:56
 

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Well, yes, you do whine a lot, but don't let it bring you down.

 
I'm with Bcarn on this one. Neil's nasal whining can shatter glass at low volumes.
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Mar 25, 2017 17:41
 

 BCarn wrote:
Whiner extraordinaire!
 
Well, yes, you do whine a lot, but don't let it bring you down.
BCarn
(British Columbia)
Posted: Mar 25, 2017 15:13
 

Whiner extraordinaire!
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Nov 22, 2016 20:45
 

 dew34 wrote:

This is a TV mentality/ reality nesbit of sound bites and small attention spans. Thankfully neither Neil of Bob really care, they have an inner message to transmit and will do it regardless of commercial acceptance or fan raves. We were lucky to have them. After the Gold Rush is seminal NY and must be included in a musical top 10 of any species. Neil is my favorite and even the mediocre tunes weave some magic in my heart. 

 
Yes well put.
SeriousLee
(Dans l'milieu d'deux milles livres)
Posted: Aug 21, 2016 3:28
 

 kcar wrote:

Yes! musical preferences are highly subjective. There's so much that goes into these preferences—it wouldn't surprise me if some of it came down to how people's brains are wired. Neil's just as polarizing as Bob: for some listeners those guys are brilliant, for others they're droning idiots. 

 
I'm coming to this conclusion: we are all made up of what, 60-70% water. When music plays, the sound waves either resonate with you or not. That's the first impact. Which is why (for me anyways) if the music doesn't grab me, who cares about the lyrics.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Jul 20, 2016 14:15
 

Voice is a bit twitchy but those lyrics are right on. 
derekjohnson1
(North Park, San Diego)
Posted: Mar 14, 2016 20:51
 

I first really listened to and HEARD and FELT this song after Bush grabbed a second term.  It was such a dark time for me, and this song just gave me chills.  Still does.  It's my favorite NY tune.
slandering
(green + lovely Bavaria)
Posted: Feb 12, 2016 3:24
 

 Gert wrote:
It is not very often that I have to stop a music because I really do not like the singer's voice. But for this song it is the case. Even Bob Dylan can sing better, but I do not like him, too ;)

 
Dear Gert, we all know Neil got a terrible voice - nevertheless he is a genius and an idol for so many artists.
Und er begleitet mich schon mein ganzes Leben mit seinen songs und dafür danke
twoplain2sea
(After the gold rush by my friend Amphion.)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 15:37
 

 Wait until you hear,  I'm a by-product of castles
              They're only burning.
            Situation Wise is A OK
                See me through.
                   

Gert
Posted: Dec 11, 2015 6:16
 

It is not very often that I have to stop a music because I really do not like the singer's voice. But for this song it is the case. Even Bob Dylan can sing better, but I do not like him, too ;)
dew34
(Wisconsin-quite woodsy)
Posted: Oct 09, 2015 16:50
 

 kcar wrote:

Yes! musical preferences are highly subjective. There's so much that goes into these preferences—it wouldn't surprise me if some of it came down to how people's brains are wired. Neil's just as polarizing as Bob: for some listeners those guys are brilliant, for others they're droning idiots. 

I love both NY and BD, although within limits. For me they strip away the distractions of daily life and talk about the large underlying ideas. Sometimes it just comes down to their ability to place the right words or sounds in the right way at the right time, even the song doesn't make a lot of sense at the first level. 

I do wonder if singer/songwriters like these two guys can actually reach an audience these days. It may be harder for performers like Dylan and Young to create songs that resonate with a large audience, due perhaps to a more fractured and less focused culture. Maybe not.   

 
This is a TV mentality/ reality nesbit of sound bites and small attention spans. Thankfully neither Neil of Bob really care, they have an inner message to transmit and will do it regardless of commercial acceptance or fan raves. We were lucky to have them. After the Gold Rush is seminal NY and must be included in a musical top 10 of any species. Neil is my favorite and even the mediocre tunes weave some magic in my heart. 
kcar
Posted: Jun 06, 2015 22:58
 

 capandjudy wrote:

This is my favorite Neil Young album partially because I was 22 years old when it came out and was asking the big questions but also because it all just seem to come together on this one lyrically and musically and the blending of seemingly enigmatic lyrics at times and traditional instrumentation. It is all so subjective anyway. 
 

 
Yes! musical preferences are highly subjective. There's so much that goes into these preferences—it wouldn't surprise me if some of it came down to how people's brains are wired. Neil's just as polarizing as Bob: for some listeners those guys are brilliant, for others they're droning idiots. 

I love both NY and BD, although within limits. For me they strip away the distractions of daily life and talk about the large underlying ideas. Sometimes it just comes down to their ability to place the right words or sounds in the right way at the right time, even the song doesn't make a lot of sense at the first level. 

I do wonder if singer/songwriters like these two guys can actually reach an audience these days. It may be harder for performers like Dylan and Young to create songs that resonate with a large audience, due perhaps to a more fractured and less focused culture. Maybe not.   
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: May 21, 2015 14:36
 

RAWKKIT, Neil!
moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 20:17
 

 stunix wrote:
Paula:  Oh Neil, I don't think that a stinking attitude and tone deafness can pass as tonsillitis, its a no.  Randy?
Randy: Yo dawg, listen, you got some pitch and timing issues, its gonna be a no from me, Simon?
Simon: Neil, is this a joke?, that was the worst singing ive ever heard, thats 3 nos.   but thankyou and goodbye.
 
the real joke is on them lame judges since they obviously don't know what they are talking about... {#Roflol}
On_The_Beach
(The Blue Planet)
Posted: Apr 03, 2015 20:06
 

Old man lying by the side of the road
With the lorries rolling by,
Blue moon sinking from the weight of the load
And the buildings scrape the sky,
Cold wind ripping down the alley at dawn
And the morning paper flies,
Dead man lying by the side of the road
With the daylight in his eyes.
lemmoth
(NYC)
Posted: Dec 30, 2014 9:20
 

 stunix wrote:
Paula:  Oh Neil, I don't think that a stinking attitude and tone deafness can pass as tonsillitis, its a no.  Randy?

Randy: Yo dawg, listen, you got some pitch and timing issues, its gonna be a no from me, Simon?

Simon: Neil, is this a joke?, that was the worst singing ive ever heard, thats 3 nos.   but thankyou and goodbye.

  LOL


martinc
(Ottawa Canada)
Posted: Jul 02, 2014 5:58
 

Day after Canada Day and Neil is representing.