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CosmicCookie
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243676 1 year, 4 months ago
big Neil Young fan here! my dad would play Neil albums for me when I was little so I've been a lifelong fan
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What a long, strange trip it's been..

Re: Am I the only one...

#243691 1 year, 4 months ago
Love Neil. Love Bob.
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bxorain
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243694 1 year, 4 months ago
23atwell wrote:
who doesnt care for Neil Youngs music. I think I am. Ive tried to give it a couple of listins but I find it kinda depressing. I think its the tone of his voice that I dont care for. I was just listing to a song of his on the radio and it sound like a little country with a Hawiaan vibe. I know alot of heads like him though.


I absolutely love Neil!! Recently saw him with Crazy Horse - he was going 100mph the whole show, unreal energy. I've been messing with some of his tunes recently...just learned Hey Hey and am now working on Comes a Time. I do understand what you're saying though as I feel that way about Warren Haynes. I dig the whole thing with the Allmans but anything outside of that I just can't get into it...I think it just comes down to his voice.
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bxorain
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243696 1 year, 4 months ago
Z Max - That's interesting you say that cause Dylan actually says the opposite. He claims he was getting sloppy and care free and then when he went on tour with the Dead and said he felt a bit guilty. He says they were doing a better job than he was himself with his own songs...says that tour changed the course of his career because he rededicated himself to his music.
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243700 1 year, 4 months ago
Sustainabill wrote:


I was third row for a show during that tour and let me tell you...testy to say the least. Even for myself, my brother was overseas fighting the war and believed fully in the cause. I wasn't particularly for the war but I never expected that type of show. 75% of the show was geared against slandering George Bush. Got some people really fired up and made for a troublesome crowd...cool to be at but still have mixed emotions about the whole deal...especially for the price of those tickets...ouch
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243701 1 year, 4 months ago
bxorain wrote:
Z Max - That's interesting you say that cause Dylan actually says the opposite. He claims he was getting sloppy and care free and then when he went on tour with the Dead and said he felt a bit guilty. He says they were doing a better job than he was himself with his own songs...says that tour changed the course of his career because he rededicated himself to his music.
Doesn't really have much relation to what I was saying. Unless of course, like most artists, they have a poor track record with revisionism and taking themselves out of context of time, place, etc. I mean...I'm not arguing with Dylan about his feelings. They were certainly genuine, but it really is inconsequential to what I was saying. The GD were playing Dylan songs 20-30 years old. Whether Dylan was then getting sloppy and nonchalant, decades later, is another conversation all together. What Dylan did with his songs at the time they were written and subsequently toured or whatever, is far removed -and unequivocally for myself- far beyond anything anyone else ever did with them. And like I said, I don't even really care for after he went electric. For this conversation, I care even less for what the GD (and Furthur) did with his songs. Buzzkills in concerts already pretty damn lean with greatness. That shouldn't be misinterpreted with me thinking GD shows of the 80s sucked. They were just so inconsistent and spotty that throwing in a drab Dylan cover was like twisting the arrow in an already gaping wound. So, Dylan self-admitting he was butchering his songs by 1987 doesn't do a thing to counter the opinion that the GD were also butchering Dylan songs in 1987. They can both be true and not in opposition.

EDIT: not rhetorical and a question for Dylanites. Isn't he notorious for having whacky opinions of himself, his music and twisted recollection of his own life? Maybe I'm confusing him with someone else.
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243708 1 year, 4 months ago
Neil is one of my all-time favorites. At one point in high school I wanted to be Neil. A truly uncompromising artist -- which means some people simply aren't going to like what he does. Wish there were more like him.
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243714 1 year, 4 months ago
bxorain wrote:
Sustainabill wrote:


I was third row for a show during that tour and let me tell you...testy to say the least. Even for myself, my brother was overseas fighting the war and believed fully in the cause. I wasn't particularly for the war but I never expected that type of show. 75% of the show was geared against slandering George Bush. Got some people really fired up and made for a troublesome crowd...cool to be at but still have mixed emotions about the whole deal...especially for the price of those tickets...ouch


This video is from the free Concert for Bill Graham at Polo Field, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA on 11/3/91.
It followed 4 shows for Halloween at Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA from October 27 - 31, 1991.
One of us is confused. Do you mean the Fall East Coast Tour that ended on 9/26/91? Didn't the war end in February, 1991?
I remember Robin Williams being a little political, but this crowd of 500,000 was far from troublesome.
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243757 1 year, 4 months ago
it dosen't matter at least u give it a try........and even after that u didn't like his voice so no matter at least you give it a try..
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243777 1 year, 4 months ago
bxorain wrote:
Sustainabill wrote:


I was third row for a show during that tour and let me tell you...testy to say the least. Even for myself, my brother was overseas fighting the war and believed fully in the cause. I wasn't particularly for the war but I never expected that type of show. 75% of the show was geared against slandering George Bush. Got some people really fired up and made for a troublesome crowd...cool to be at but still have mixed emotions about the whole deal...especially for the price of those tickets...ouch


Just watching the video, you can see the emotions run through the people there. Looked intense
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bxorain
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243779 1 year, 4 months ago
Yes, was talking about the clip shown on Letterman where Neil is singing Impeach the President. Not sure why the wrong clip attached?
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Re: Am I the only one...

#243815 1 year, 4 months ago
bxorain wrote:
Yes, was talking about the clip shown on Letterman where Neil is singing Impeach the President. Not sure why the wrong clip attached?


The wrong clip attached because you quoted what I posted, and I did not post "the clip shown on Letterman where Neil is singing Impeach the President." The clip that you quoted was from the concert in Golden Gate Park, and the clip that I posted from Letterman demonstrates Neil's concern for the environment and a favorite topic of mine, sustainability. The clip that you're referring to must have been watched on a tangent from one of these. Distractions are part of life.
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