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Friday, March 06, 2020

Comment of the Moment: Top 10 Favorite Songs by Neil Young

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A diverse range of reactions to the Top 10 Favorite Songs by Neil Young as compiled by YouTube Host Pete Pardo.

The Comment of the Moment is from the post Top 10 Favorite Songs by Neil Young by Greg, A Friend Of Yours:
Very, very fair list, and analysis, based on admitted personal preferences, and for all he says he has gone in and out of the music over the years, more educated on the discography than 95% of critical reviews I've read and heard over the years attempting to sum up a career that can't really be summed up too succinctly.

I think his admission that he gravitates to the electric side of things, without dismissing the acoustic, is very close to what I have tried to say on this site many times, in many contexts. Because you like or don't like any given thing is totally acceptable- it's your preference, how can I dispute that? It's only when it drifts into "I don't like it, therefore, it sucks," that I start to get the willies. I really enjoyed this piece. As for me trying to narrow things down to a top ten? I won't even attempt it. The closest I've come is a list I put together years ago for a friend who wanted to explore Neil, which amounted to me listing standout cuts from every album in the discography, which was always a minimum of two or three per album, and many times four and five. Count up the albums, and do the math- more than ten. I mean, electric, acoustic, piano, lyrics, melody, lead guitar, etc., etc.

Sorry, a top ten just ain't gonna happen.

A Friend Of Yours
Good to hear from you in 2020, Greg, A Friend Of Yours. We've been seeing lots of folks fall of the Neil wagon for one reason or another lately, so nice to see you've got staying power.

Know what you mean about trying to nail down Top Neil -- albums, concerts, tours, songs, films, videos, books, etc.

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At 3/06/2020 12:02:00 PM, Blogger Cat said...

After all this top ten verbage, which I honestly have to say I respect each and every one of your opionions on what you like and don't like I am finally able to list my top ten.
1) Neil Young
2) All songs Neil has done
3) All concerts Neil has done
4) All Albums Neil has done
5) All Collaborations Neil has done
6) All films Neil has done
7) All Musical Instruments Neil has played
8) All opinions Neil has come forth with
9) All and I mean all the NY Archives material
10) My two (2) Picks Neil has left on the stage that Larry Cragg picked up after i pointed them out and he placed in my cowboy hat.
11) Sorry gotta add this one, ALL OF Neil's Fans!
Thank you and good night

At 3/06/2020 01:50:00 PM, Blogger Dionys said...

Now that's cool, cat

1) The Neil signed Carnegie Hall Poster 2014
2) The photo of Neil & the Echos presented to me by the OPL barkeeper in 2005
3) The European Tour Itinerary Book 2001 used by one of the guitar techs
4) One of Ralph Molina's drumsticks of the 2008 Vienna concert
5) The Greendale handbill that some gracious Neil fan sent to me during the Greendale electric shows 2004
6) The Blue-Ray disc that came with the Archives Vol.1 that I've never have been able to watch, because I didn't buy into that format
7) European ticket stubs dating back to 1982, including a 1997 ticket to a show that never happened b/c Neil had to eat a sandwich
8) The funniest damn Neil tape ever made
9) Don't Spook the Horse CD single, which I finally hunted down
10) Empty cigarette paper wrap "Fork in the Road" style by Amber Jean Productions
11) ALL OF Neil's Fans!

At 3/06/2020 05:08:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Cat & Dionys!

Great lists. We should give it a shot ... someday ...

who's next?

At 3/06/2020 06:01:00 PM, Blogger Cat said...

Oh My Gosh
I am so sorry!
In all honesty,
(and that is all you get from me)

12) Thrashers Wheat.!

At 3/08/2020 10:25:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

gosh cat. thanks. very kind.

pretty lofty list and honored to come in #12!

Thanks for being here & Keep on rockin'!


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