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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2012, 02:22:47 AM »

[/quote] This does seem like a case of giving with one hand and taking away with the other. Neil is recording with Crazy Horse. Hooray! An album of cover versions of old folk songs. Oh dear.
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I was thinking the exact same thing.  Though, I'm hopeful...
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« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2012, 11:06:40 AM »

Uncut have a preview of Americana here:-

http://www.uncut.co.uk/blog/wild-mercury-sound/neil-young-crazy-horses-americana-first-listen

It all sounds akin to what I'd think and expect...except for calling Are You Passionate? Neil's worst album (a bit of a streatch that one, considering some of his more notable lame ducks!).

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« Reply #22 on: March 31, 2012, 10:33:43 AM »


Nobody wants an album of cover versions of anything from Neil Young. What we want from a reunion with Crazy Horse is a new set of blistering originals but with this coming along in the wake of La Noise and the lightweight Fork In The Road I fear Neil is in a creatively fallow period.


He can't win, can he? If this had been leaked as a torrent the freetards would have been all over it like flies on sherbert. Make it available as an official release and suddenly it's "But this isn't what we wanted...".  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2012, 10:42:19 AM »

I am hoping for Greendale II myself.  Grin   You can please some of the people some of the time etc etc.
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« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2012, 11:24:35 AM »

I was watching a (surprisingly not as bad as the blurb made it out) DVD called The Wrecking Ball last night which pretty much starts "...after the lukewarm reception given to Zuma...". Y'never can tell, eh?  Grin
And as a fan of both "The Ditch Trilogy" and Postman Pat I'm also always looking out for the follow ups to 'Greendale' in order to complete 'The Kids' TV Trilogy'. Possibly to be titled 'Pontypandy', 'Trumpton' or 'Sunflower Valley'.  
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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2012, 03:34:13 PM »



Nobody wants an album of cover versions of anything from Neil Young. What we want from a reunion with Crazy Horse is a new set of blistering originals but with this coming along in the wake of La Noise and the lightweight Fork In The Road I fear Neil is in a creatively fallow period.


He can't win, can he? If this had been leaked as a torrent the freetards would have been all over it like flies on sherbert. Make it available as an official release and suddenly it's "But this isn't what we wanted...".  Roll Eyes


You are aiming that at the wrong person as I am one of the few who is prepared to defend Landing On Water and I actually like Fork In The Road too. I just think this is a wilfully perverse move. No change there then!  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2012, 06:07:42 PM »

Actually Al, I thought I'd probably badly phrased it just after the self-edit timeout. It was intended as a conversation prompter, not pointed directly at anyone, no more, no less. I'm more of a Trans man, myself... Cool
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« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2012, 08:27:34 PM »

As a bit of a NY contrarian (is there any other kind of NY fan?), I really like Greendale, most of Are You Passionate, Life, Living with War, Prairie Wind etc; the one album that is lauded and applauded which does nothing for me is Ragged Glory..There are a couple of others I'm indifferent to: re-ac-tor, Trans, Old Ways for example..
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As a bit of a NY contrarian (is there any other kind of NY fan?), I really like Greendale, most of Are You Passionate, Life, Living with War, Prairie Wind etc; the one album that is lauded and applauded which does nothing for me is Ragged Glory..There are a couple of others I'm indifferent to: re-ac-tor, Trans, Old Ways for example..

i think for me the worst NY album is mirror ball.  
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As a bit of a NY contrarian (is there any other kind of NY fan?)


Probably not and just to prove the point, I think it is hard not to be indifferent to re-ac-tor. Trans is patchy but I love Old Ways & Ragged Glory.

Surely we must have consensus on the pointlessness of Ev'rybody's Rockin though. Quite dreadful and a complete rip off as it was barely long enough to be an EP.
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« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2012, 08:58:14 PM »


i think for me the worst NY album is mirror ball.  


The production didn't help!  The songs are actually good, and his lyric writing is stellar on that record, but sonically it's mush.

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« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2012, 09:02:59 PM »


Probably not and just to prove the point, I think it is hard not to be indifferent to re-ac-tor. Trans is patchy but I love Old Ways & Ragged Glory.

Surely we must have consensus on the pointlessness of Ev'rybody's Rockin though. Quite dreadful and a complete rip off as it was barely long enough to be an EP.


I adore Ragged Glory.  I find Old Ways hard to love.  I find re*ac*tor great in parts.  I'm ambivalent about Trans.  And Ev'rybody's Rockin' is just plain shockin'.

Other Neil albums I'd cross the road to avoid:  Arc and This Note's For You.  The latter may be a bit controversial.  I like the title track, but the rest bores me.  I never was much of a blues man.

Oh and Greendale.  Nice idea, halfway decent live shows, but a horribly executed record.

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« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2012, 09:30:37 PM »

Just watching a DVD called The Wrecking Ball - John Einarson, Robert Christgau, Barney Hoskins, Clinton Heylin and Johnny Rogan all having a very similar series of thoughts out loud. I keep being distracted by Johnny Rogan's astonishing teeth though. I'd never seen him before.  Shocked
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Just watching a DVD called The Wrecking Ball - John Einarson, Robert Christgau, Barney Hoskins, Clinton Heylin and Johnny Rogan all having a very similar series of thoughts out loud. I keep being distracted by Johnny Rogan's astonishing teeth though. I'd never seen him before.  Shocked  


Did Clinton manage to avoid being rude about anyone?   Roll Eyes

And tell me more about Johnny Rogan's teeth!

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« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2012, 10:02:04 PM »


And tell me more about Johnny Rogan's teeth!
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« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2012, 10:10:33 PM »


He looks like Jaws from The Spy Who Loved Me  Shocked


Woah!  Big gold fangs?

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« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2012, 10:15:32 PM »

Uh huh. Huge shades and a t-shirt with a wolf on it. I really liked his NY biography, but I wasn't expecting that.
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As a bit of a NY contrarian (is there any other kind of NY fan?)


Probably not and just to prove the point, I think it is hard not to be indifferent to re-ac-tor. Trans is patchy but I love Old Ways & Ragged Glory.

Surely we must have consensus on the pointlessness of Ev'rybody's Rockin though. Quite dreadful and a complete rip off as it was barely long enough to be an EP.


I love Everybody's Rockin, it reminds me of a lovely summer I had in the eighties. I always get a wistful smile when ai hear Kinda Fonda Wanda.

Are You Passionate is however awful, although Goin' Home is a classic.

Of course I like Greendale and parts of Landing on Water and think Reactor has many redeeming qualities not least being Opera Star and Surfer Joe and Moe The Sleaze, Lucky Thirteen is my favorite retrospective album.

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« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2012, 10:31:01 AM »


Uh huh. Huge shades and a t-shirt with a wolf on it. I really liked his NY biography, but I wasn't expecting that.


Especially from a former theology student!

I actually found his Neil book a bit dull, but I love his Byrds tome.

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« Reply #39 on: April 03, 2012, 10:34:28 AM »


Are You Passionate is however awful, although Goin' Home is a classic.


Goin' Home was an amazing song live.  The studio version on that record is lame-ass!  Having said that, I find much to enjoy on Are You Passionate? - songs like Two Old Friends, You're My Girl and When I Hold You In My Arms.  I think they're groovy.

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