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Saturday, April 01, 2006

Top 10's: Neil and Bob


UPDATED: @ 11:52AM

A year ago, the Neil news reports were no laughing matter and a none too funny joke.

So a year later, we can be much more light-hearted and kick off April.

Last January, we posted the Top 10 Reasons Why Neil Young is Better Than Bob Dylan which caused quite an uproar.

Judging from the huge number of comments, it seemed like Dylan fans lacked a certain sense of humor and took things much too seriously?

So in the spirit of the day, by popular demand, once again Eight Track Mind's listing by The Jaded Bitterman:

Top 10 Reasons Why Neil Young is Better Than Bob Dylan

1. Better Voice
2. Better Guitar Player
3. Better Good-to-Bad Song Ratio
4. Neil Never Sold His Music To a Commercial
5. Neil Embraces the Younger Generation of Musicians
6. No One Plays Neil Songs Better Than Neil
7. Farm Aid & The Bridge School Benefit Concerts
8. Neil Is More Diverse
9. Neil Never Played With The Dead
10. Because I Like to Piss People Off

Eight Track Mind deconstructs each argument point by point. To say some of the reasoning is provocative would be an understatement.

And Dylan fan Mikey spoofs back in the comment thread:
Top Ten Reasons Why Bob Dylan is Better Than Neil Young

1. Neil's tendency to make one-off right wing political statements (e.g. Let's Roll)
2. Everybody's Rockin'
3. Neil does not regularly tour with The Horse, his best band and he obviously knows this fact.
4. Neil Stopped selling "Greendale High" t-shirts on-line
5. Bob's influence allowed the Beatles to write and record Rubber Soul
6. Bob is an American and Neil is Canadian
7. If there is another CSNY reunion and I have to see Graham Nash on stage, I may off myself
8. More jawas on stage would have made Live Rust a better video
9. Neil has never been called Judas.
10. Neil hasn't invited me to the Broken Arrow yet.

For more reaction, see Top 10 Reasons Not to Goof With Bob Dylan Fans and comments on blasphemy. Also, here's the happy ending.

Happy April!

ps - and if you hurry, check out this MEGA-SUPER-BIGFOOT-RARE 1972 Neil Young Harvest PROMO LP on eBay with the hit single "Horse With No Name".


At 4/01/2006 12:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I LOVE April Fools day,eh?
Thrasher, you got the best Neil site around, thanks for keeping me informed and laughing.....

At 4/01/2006 01:06:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is so much better than last year's April Fool's. Man I was so totally blown away when I found out that Neil's seizure thing wasn't a joke. Glad Neil's OK!

At 4/01/2006 01:40:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dating is a search problem. Solve it with Google Romance.

At 4/01/2006 02:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't know Neil sang Horse with no name? Really? are u sure?

At 4/01/2006 05:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I didn't know Neil sang Horse with no name? Really? are u sure? "

Uhhhh, wait, I resemble that remark......
Gotta love it! LMAO!!!

it's all one song..............

At 4/01/2006 06:01:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anil Dash: Your April Fool's Joke Sucks.

At 4/01/2006 06:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know, comparing Dylan & Young is like comparing Monet & Cezanne. Both extraordinary impressionistic painters, each unique, & beautiful. I'd hang both Bob or Neil's songs above my mantle anydays.

At 4/01/2006 06:51:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just read on RUST that Neil is downsizing his ranch and moving?!

A sad day. Goodbye Broken Arrow.

At 4/01/2006 11:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The longest running April Fool's joke is that Neil is going to release the Archives "next year". Hah!

At 4/02/2006 06:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there! I'm looking forward to the long awaited Archives Project and I hope it's gonna be here soon?Wouldn't be nice if Bob & Neil made a tour together? Hats off to all the Rusties out there! Robert/Stockholm/Sweden

At 4/02/2006 11:55:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Damn. I checked out that ebay auction and its closed. really wanted that promo. arggh.

At 4/02/2006 04:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

April 1st is the cruelest day of the year...
The FBI had enough information to stop 9/11.


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