Neil Young's new release ""World Record" w/ Crazy Horse is now available for pre-order. Order here
(Please shop locally & independently. But if you can't, we appreciate your supporting Thrasher's Wheat by clicking this link or YOUR COUNTRY's FLAG. Thank you!!!)
<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Rumblin': Can You Feel It Now?

"Rumblin'" by Neil Young, in concert in Houston, TX on 06-04-10.

"I feel a rumblin' in her ground
I feel a rumblin'
I feel a rumblin' in her ground
I feel a rumblin'
When will I learn how to listen?
When will I learn how to feel?"

Either you are a rebel or a slave.

Freedom ... For What It's Worth and FREEDOM In A New Year.

99%'rs solidarity. rise. occupy. peace. namaste


At 10/01/2011 08:39:00 PM, Blogger Tweck9 said...

Thanks for keepin' the word alive, Thrasher. Surely everyone must feel the rumblin' now. They just arrested a couple hundred protesters after penning them in on the Brooklyn Bridge. It's pretty obvious who protects the billionaires who destroyed our country at this point. Our very own police forces. Serve and Protect the Greedy Bankers.

At 10/02/2011 11:31:00 AM, Anonymous Mother Nature Rock'n'Rumblin said...

Amen, Matthew. Amen.

At 10/02/2011 11:42:00 AM, Blogger viper said...

This us an amazing song! I wish it would be done in the acoustic version (without the studio manipulations) so the lyrics would be clear and issued on a new CD. It gives me chills when I hear it. It should be our new national anthem-and blasted from speakers in every city in the U.S.

At 10/02/2011 12:20:00 PM, Anonymous Mother Nature Rumblin in the Ground said...

Viper, have you heard him do this song live? I don't know if the "reverb" would be same on acoustic.

The song's meaning is all about A RUMBLIN IN THE GROUND that is created through a serious manipulation of the electic guitar creating a wild reverb so the listener (you & I) feel like we're caught up in an echo chamber with him. (Mother Nature's echo chamber LOL)

If you heard him play this live, you'd see there is absolutely no manipulation of the sound going down other than what Neil wants you to hear (and feel.) He's in absolute control here.

But, you're absolutely right! It's magical this song. It's transforming because he's magical. He speaks a great medicine!

I also think he sings the lyrics on Rumblin a little differently dependings on what he's feeling that day.

Has anyone else noticed?

At 10/02/2011 01:03:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@Matthew - we've just trying to point out the obvious for the last 15 years, that's all. NY's been doing it for 40 yrs. Maybe folks are waking up & getting a clue...

@Viper - Maybe an acoustic @ BSB this year? NY & CH did a pretty awesome acoustic CYM @ BSB in '94 that was some major rumblin'.

@MNOTR - yess, noticed. :) On several levels, too. ;)

At 10/03/2011 01:17:00 AM, Blogger viper said...

Yes I saw him do this live this year and the seats in the theater were vibrating; it was powerful and I loved it. I am so glad I got to see him on this tour when he was alone. He can make one guitar sound like five. As much as I love this song as is and understand the physical feeling of rumbling and the noises coming out if that guitar, I would still like to hear a quieter version ( like he's done with other numbers) so you can get the full effect of the lyrics. But I have to say, the man can do no wrong!!!! I love whatever he does.

At 10/03/2011 08:55:00 AM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

Oh! I get it. Like when he slowed down the tempo for "Mr. Soul" and "World on the String."

I see feel those jolts of electricity when he's playing his acoustic, too, Viper. He absolutely has this very pecular style of playing the "electric" parts on his acoustic.

He also keeps a perfect tempo all the way through his songs -- just watch his leg swishing. It's really amazing how he can get the full "orchestral" sound when he's playing with just one instrument.

I've been watching him go through his repertoire re-tooling some of the oldies. The one I've been waiting for is an acoustic version of "Alabama."

The play on words and images in tht song is just brilliant:

"See the old folks, tied in white ropes, hear the banjo? Don't it bring you down home?"

Heaven and hell are indistinguishable here. One in the same.

(I think you know what I'm talking about here, Viper...)

At 10/04/2011 01:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think that this is a political song but you go and run with that ball if it strikes you that way.

At 10/04/2011 02:19:00 PM, Anonymous Mother Nature said...

Oh! You mean the "Rumblin" is from pressure building up from tectonic friction underneath his ranch?

And there's no metaphor here in the form of rumblin from environmental abuses heaped upon our soil, water, and air?? Or a rumblin from human injustices we ignore because no one appears to be paying attention to what our elected government officials are doing because everyong is too busy watching television news stories?

Do you really think the song is about a naturally occuring release of gasses and heat from friction underneath the ground?

And Greendale for you is what? One long song laced with long guitar riffs off and on?

(Okay, I get it now. Neils doing this for the money and chicks, right? Danny Lenoise scored him some time with the babes and booze and the rumblin Neil's singing about is the shit he's gonna get from his old lady when she finds out!)

At 10/04/2011 07:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I meant it's an environmental song not a political song that a bunch of protesters should hang their flag on.


At 10/04/2011 07:57:00 PM, Anonymous Mother Nature on the Run said...

If it's not a political manipulation of legislation or political censorship of scientific research from the last 35 years protecting big oil & petroleum then why is it that people today are not driving cheap energy efficient vehicles and living in homes and working in buildings powered by efficient and sustainable alternative energies?

What was holding back this cheaper and more energy efficient industry if it wasn't politics the last 35 years?


Post a Comment

<< Home

<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Willie for a Nobel!

Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize
for Farm Aid and his work on
alternative fuels, and world peace initiatives.

Farm Aid

Go Farmers Markets!

"In the >field< of opportunity
It's plowin' time again."

Silverline Communications

(Home of the FarmAidians)
Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
(519) 737-7979

This blog supports free speech!

Demand justice for Aaron:
Support "Aaron's Law" and inquiry into his prosecution

(... he didn't kill himself either...) #AaronDidntKillHimself

Induct Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Please Help Support Independent Media &
Non-Corporate Advertising
This Blog's For You!

The Hypocrisy of the Mainstream Media

It's Been Called The
"Missing Link" in the Ditch Trilogy


Sign the Release "Time Fades Away" Petition
Join The 10,000+ Who Have Already Signed


Neil Young Appreciation Society

Sugar Mountain

Neil Young Setlists
Rust Radio


Bands Covering Neil Young songs


Official Neil Young News Site

The Bridge School

The Bridge School Concerts
25th Anniversary Edition

**100% of Proceeds to Benefit Bridge School***

The Essential Neil Young

Fans Favorite Neil Albums

Top 50 MP3
Neil Young Song Downloads

Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
Support Thrasher's Wheat
via Purchases from:
United States - us.gif
Canada - canada.gif
United Kingdom - gb.gif
Germany - de.gif

Neil Young Songbook Project

In the fields of wheat

"Children of Destiny" will NOT be harvested
However, the chaff will be burned by unquenchable fire

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Europe 2016 Tour Dates

2015 Rebel Content Tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alchemy Concert Tour Reviews

Fall 2012 N. America Tour
Spring 2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Summer 2013 Europe Tour

Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe

Neil Young Films

2010 MusiCares Honors Neil Young

Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.
Proceeds from sales go to MusiCares,
which helps musicians in need of
financial and medical assistance.


"There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye"



Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker
"an indispensable reference"

Paul McCartney and Neil Young


"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

John Lennon and Neil Young

"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
The Supergroup of the 20th Century

Director Jonathan Demme's Exquisite film "Heart of Gold"

eddie & neil
Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

Revisiting The Significance of
The Buffalo Springfield

"The revolution will not be televised"
... it will be blogged, streamed,
tweeted, shared and liked
The Embarrassment of Mainstream Media

Turn Off Your TV & Have A Life

"Everything Is Bullshit" +
"Turn Off The News"
Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)

Neil Young 2016 Year in Review:
The Year of The Wheat

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
by Rustie Sharry "Keepin' Jive Alive in T.O." Wilson

"the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada"

neil & joni
Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

europe 1987.jpg

Bob and Neil

So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?

Four Dead in Ohio
kent state
So What Really Happened at Kent State?

The Four Dead in Ohio

May The FOUR Be With You #MayThe4thBeWithYou


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power!
When Neil Young Speaks Truth To Power,
The World Listens

Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

Wilco and Neil Young


Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young


Elton John and Neil Young

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young


The Meaning of "Sweet Home Alabama" Lyrics

Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment

Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young

I'm Proud to Be A Union Man


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up

Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"
Full Disclousre Now

"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize

John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel



Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie"

We're All On
A Journey Through the Past

Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
(we can handle it... try us)

Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
... and symbolism will be their downfall...

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

"Children of Destiny" - THE Part of THE Solution

(Frame from Official Music Video)

war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"

Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


Show Me A Sign

"Who is John Galt?"
To ask the question is to know the answer

"Whosoever shall give up his liberty for a temporary security
deserves neither liberty nor safety."

~~ Benjamin Franklin


(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul

the zen of neil
the power of rust
the karma of the wheat