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jambo
(prairie)
Posted: Jun 08, 2018 11:02
 

now this is neil young! 10  awesome follow up to self title album.  
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Jun 08, 2018 10:57
 

As a teenager this music fit the bill   it suited me well.  I marveled at the stereo separation coming from my system
Bleyfusz
Posted: Jun 08, 2018 10:57
 

 drictor wrote:

Yes, that.  This is one of those songs that stops me in my tracks every time.  Seems so simple on the surface but it just sucks you in and holds you there.  And it helps if you were kind of raised on it.

 
I couldn't say I was, but rest assured, it doesn't unhelp me. Loved this song right from the start when I first heard it, well into my thirties, if my memory doesn't fail me.
Prius
(Sant Quirze near Barcelona (Spain))
Posted: Jun 08, 2018 10:51
 

Good music but the lyrics are dreadful.
jsd52756
(Acton & Mammoth Lakes, CA)
Posted: Apr 12, 2018 11:22
 

McKendree Spring did a really cool version of this song. 
Tomasni
(Stockholm, Sweden)
Posted: Apr 10, 2018 8:03
 

To me  7 - Quite Likeable    almost 8
fedtho
(Switzerland)
Posted: Mar 16, 2018 15:59
 

This my idea of a 'feelgood' song. I'm such a total fan even of the light and colors of that cover pic. Kudos to my older brother for being the reason I heard music from those years at the age of ten.
oppositelock
(On the road)
Posted: Mar 16, 2018 15:55
 

First thing I think of when I see the words Down by the River
On_The_Beach wrote:
https://i.makeagif.com/media/9-13-2015/hKTbGL.gif
(Sorry, couldn't resist. Arguably Farley's best bit.)

 


catcando
Posted: Feb 14, 2018 15:36
 

Poor choice, on the day.
flyboy
(Sarah Palin's Hometown)
Posted: Feb 14, 2018 15:36
 

 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
So many things happened "down by the river" that they inspired so many songs of that title.

Those rivers have a lot to answer for! 

 
Psalm 137 is one of the oldest songs about being "down by the river".
gmsingh123
Posted: Feb 14, 2018 15:30
 

Obviously not a song about gun control.
black321
(A sunset in the desert)
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 7:23
 

 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
So many things happened "down by the river" that they inspired so many songs of that title.

Those rivers have a lot to answer for! 

 
Well the river reflects time: past, present and future, and all are one at the same time.
skyhigh_71
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 7:18
 

In a recent BBC Radio 4 interview, Noel Gallagher was asked "do you consider yourself a good singer" paraphrasing his reply, he said, yes, in the same way that Neil Young is the best singer of a Neil Young song, I am the best singer of my songs. Very insightful in my opinion. 
Stephen_Phillips
(Hillsborough, Northern Ireland)
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 3:13
 

So many things happened "down by the river" that they inspired so many songs of that title.

Those rivers have a lot to answer for! 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 21, 2017 3:10
 

 ico wrote:
bass line stolen from Donovan - Season of the Witch 1966 :)

 
No; it's similar (especially the tempo), but it's not the same bass line.  Both songs have I - IV progressions in the verses, though this one is in a minor key; there are only so many bass notes to play between two chords.
coyotexxx2
(Enjoying Paradise)
Posted: Nov 19, 2017 9:23
 

This is so good to my ears.  I love the simplicity and rawness of Crazy Horse in the background.  I was fortunate to see Neil and Crazy Horse a few years back play one of their last concerts.  Long live Rock and Roll.  
ico
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 3:07
 

bass line stolen from Donovan - Season of the Witch 1966 :)
kylieh
(Gibsons, BC, Canada)
Posted: Sep 19, 2017 14:00
 

I taught myself to study for high school exams by listening to Decade over and over and over again in my parent's living room. I'd load both LPs in their record player and just keep flipping them over and over for hours. Boy does this take me back.
LowPhreak
(Divided Corporate States of Neo-Feudal Murikka, Inc.)
Posted: Jul 28, 2017 15:36
 

 narainmg wrote:
Guys, I know you love Neil Young so it breaks my heart to say this - he is a *horrible* singer.... but yeah I love him too. 

 
That's funny, since Neil has been nominated for the Juno Awards Male Vocalist of the Year 12 times between 1979-1997.

Let's stop peddling the silly memes.
Oldfan
(Out there Rockin' the Fields of Minnedosa)
Posted: Jul 26, 2017 8:25
 

 narainmg wrote:
Guys, I know you love Neil Young so it breaks my heart to say this - he is a *horrible* singer.... but yeah I love him too. 

 




He won an award for singer of the year way back when, his comment about that was "only in Canada would this happen". True perhaps, but part of what makes him unique and so good is the voice, it just has a way of grabbing you with the emotion it brings.