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Thursday, June 02, 2022

50+ Reasons Why Neil Young's Music Matters

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50+ Reasons Why Neil Young's Music Matters


Over on Far Out Magazine, the editors have compiled a list of every musician to appear on Neil Young's studio albums. (Thanks Alan! Check your SPAM folder)

While we did not do an exact count, it looks like well over 50 musicians.  In a similar vein, we here at Thrasher's Wheat started a similar endeavor 25 years ago and this is what we came up with on 50+ Reasons Why Neil Young's Music Matters.

Starting with Bob Dylan, the listing is an effort to justify the statement that Neil Young is the second most influential singer-songwriter of the 21st century still performing today(Note: See methodology approach at bottom of post)

  • Bob Dylan and Neil Young
  • John Lennon and Neil Young
  • Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young
  • Pearl Jam and Neil Young
  • Joni Mitchell and Neil Young
  • Paul McCartney and Neil Young
  • Keith Richards and Neil Young
  • Jimmy Page and Neil Young
  • Jimi Hendrix and Neil Young
  • Buddy Miles (Jimi Hendrix drummer) and Neil Young
  • Pete Townshend and Neil Young
  • John Entwistle and Neil Young
  • U2's Bono and Neil Young
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young
  • Elvis Presley and Neil Young
  • Booker T. and the MG's and Neil Young
  • Willie Nelson and Neil Young
  • The Monkees and Neil Young
  • Kurt Cobain and Neil Young
  • Carlos Santana and Neil Young
  • Linda Ronstadt and Neil Young
  • The Allman Brothers Band and Neil Young
  • Led Zeppelin and Neil Young
  • Stevie Nicks and Neil Young
  • Dave Grohl and Neil Young
  • Emmylou Harris and Neil Young
  • Johnny Cash and Neil Young
  • Patti Smith and Neil Young
  • Clarence Clemons and Neil Young
  • Buffy Sainte-Marie and Neil Young
  • Sonic Youth and Neil Young
  • Jackson Browne and Neil Young
  • Jerry Garcia and Neil Young (Search)
  • Grateful Dead and Neil Young
  • Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young
  • Elton John and Neil Young
  • Jerry Lee Lewis and Neil Young
  • Van Morrison and Neil Young
  • Tom Waits and Neil Young
  • Ben Harper and Neil Young
  • Levon Helm and Neil Young
  • Warren Zevon and Neil Young
  • David Bowie and Neil Young
  • Tony Bennett and Neil Young
  • Lucinda Williams and Neil Young
  • Miles Davis and Neil Young
  • Leon Russell and Neil Young
  • Diana Krall and Neil Young
  • Donald "Duck" Dunn and Neil Young
  • Johnny Rotten and Neil Young
  • Sid Vicious and Neil Young
  • Phil Ochs and Neil Young
  • Leonard Cohen and Neil Young
  • Los Lobos and Neil Young
  • Nils Lofgren and Neil Young
  • Chrissie Hynde of Pretenders and Neil Young
  • David Byrne (of Talking Heads) and Neil Young
  • Lou Reed and Neil Young
  • Randy Newman and Neil Young
  • Roger Waters and Neil Young
  • Sheryl Crow and Neil Young
  • Uncle Tupelo and Neil Young
  • Wilco and Neil Young
  • Nels Cline (of Wilco) and Neil Young
  • Jay Bennett of Wilco and Neil Young
  • Jay Farrar and Neil Young
  • Les Paul and Neil Young
  • Richard Thompson and Neil Young
  • Bert Jansch and Neil Young
  • Bryan Ferry (Roxy Music) and Neil Young
  • Beck and Neil Young
  • Rick James and Neil Young
  • Kathleen Edwards and Neil Young
  • Brian Wilson and Neil Young
  • Merle Haggard and Neil Young
  • Bob Mould (Husker Du) and Neil Young
  • The Black Crowes' Chris Robinson and Neil Young
  • Norah Jones and Neil Young
  • Jakob Dylan and Neil Young
  • Gov't Mule and Neil Young
  • Ron Sexsmith and Neil Young
  • Devo and Neil Young
  • Jewel and Neil Young
  • Michael Stipe (R.E.M.) and Neil Young
  • Peter Buck (R.E.M.) and Neil Young
  • Nirvana and Neil Young
  • Red Hot Chili Pepper's Flea and Neil Young
  • Paul Simon and Neil Young
  • Randy Bachman and Neil Young
  • Matthew Sweet and Neil Young
  • Jonathan Richman and Neil Young
  • The Cowboy Junkies and Neil Young
  • The Everly Brothers and Neil Young
  • Dan Fogelberg and Neil Young
  • David Grohl and Neil Young
  • Meat Puppets' Curt Kirkwood and Neil Young
  • Dave Matthews and Neil Young
  • Radiohead's Thom Yorke and Neil Young
  • Phish and Neil Young
  • My Morning Jacket and Neil Young
  • Ryan Adams and Neil Young
  • Nicolette Larson and Neil Young
  • Elvis Costello and Neil Young
  • Merry Clayton and Neil Young
  • Chris Cornell and Neil Young
  • Ryan Adams and Neil Young
  • Jimmy Buffett and Neil Young
  • Bettye LaVette and Neil Young
  • Jack White and Neil Young
  • Gram Parsons and Neil Young
  • Ed Robertson (BareNaked Ladies) and Neil Young
  • Billy Corgan and Neil Young
  • Noel Gallagher (Oasis) and Neil Young
  • Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon and Neil Young
  • White Stripes and Neil Young
  • Drive-By Truckers and Neil Young
  • John Mayer and Neil Young
  • Death Cab For Cutie's Chris Walla and Neil Young
  • Ben Folds and Neil Young
  • Grace Potter and Neil Young
  • Lukas Nelson and Neil Young
  • Joe Satriani and Neil Young
  • Lady GaGa and Neil Young
  • Everest's Russell Pollard and Neil Young
  • Scott McCaughey and Neil Young
  • Mark Kozelek (Red House Painters & Sun Kil Moon) and Neil Young
  • Kim Richey and Neil Young
  • Crowded House and Neil Young
  • Fleet Foxes Robin Pecknold and Neil Young
  • Dala and Neil Young
  • Davy Jones (The Monkees) and Neil Young
  • Bobby Darin and Neil Young
  • Cher and Neil Young
  • Lee Harvey Osmond and Neil Young
  • Kurt Vile and Neil Young
  • Mark Lanegan and Neil Young
  • The Psychic Ills and Neil Young
  • Smoke Fairies and Neil Young
  • Adam Sandler and Neil Young
  • Jimmy Fallon and Neil Young
  • Will Ferrell and Neil Young
  • Dana Carvey and Neil Young
  • Justin Sullivan (New Model Army) and Neil Young
  • Axl Rose (Guns n Roses) and Neil Young
  • Courtney Love and Neil Young

  • Six degrees of separation from Neil Young.

    (NOTE on methodology to compile listing: This listing does NOT include musician in the core bands  , , or .  See those links for more details on band's musicians.)

    Sonic Youth & Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse - 1991

    And Neil has some pretty cool friends, too.

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    At 6/03/2022 10:42:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

    regarding the Far Out Magazine list, we've heard from some folks on obvious omissions.

    For example, Far Out Magazine missed:

    Willie Nelson

    Karl T Himmel

    Most of Promise of the Real

    None of Pearl Jam

    At 6/13/2022 11:54:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

    Bang on,Thrasher.You're right with the ones you mentioned.Did I miss David Crosby,Graham Nash and Stephan Stills as well?Cees Mostert,the Netherlands,Europe.

    At 6/13/2022 01:54:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

    Good point Cees. Yes, key band mates are omitted here b/c CSN & Crazy Horse have many multiples of dedicated pages to those musicians and bands.

    nevertheless, it would be good to link over.

    we'll work on that sometime. obviously we're in a bit of a lull here lately so will get around to sometime on an update.

    Thanks for readin' & Keep on rockin'!

    At 6/14/2022 03:52:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

    //youtoo (little joke) , music (if you can) and listen to music whenever, wherever you want to. Music's a great healer,it certainly was (almost) all my life and not only Neil's music .Cees.the Netherlands.


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