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18 May 2011, 15:22 de rwittehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQ5vhYtu71s
Like most people, I have guilty pleasures. One of mine is an awful one hit wonder, Sandi Thom - I Wish I Was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair). She is pictured below on the record sleeve, desperately failing to look sexy. It is a twee little ditty, albeit catchy, and the lyrics appear to make no sense: who was having hits perfectly in tune with the mood of both?
Surprisingly there is such a person, his name is Neil Young. My favourite album of his is Harvest from 1972, but when I looked at my Last.fm charts, I find that it is the preceding album that has most plays. This illustrates the difference between a loved album, and an album where I love every track.
Harvest was written after a nearly two years recuperating from a back injury. He had plenty of time to plan it. Yet during the recording, he wasn't fully recovered, so he was in some discomfort. …
4 Ago 2010, 11:12 de fauxia1. Townes Van Zandt - Pancho And Lefty *
2. Willie Nelson - Sad Songs And Waltzes
3. Johnny Cash - Cocaine Blues **
4. Wilco - Either Way
5. The Band - The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
6. Willard Grant Conspiracy - The Ghost of the Girl in the Well
7. Neil Young - After the Gold Rush
8. Kris Kristofferson - Casey's Last Ride
9. Calexico - The Ride (pt II)
10. Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds - The Mercy Seat
11. Uncle Tupelo - Whiskey Bottle
12. Grateful Dead - Friend of the Devil
13. Jay Munly - Amen Corner
14. John Denver - Take Me Home Country Roads
15. My Morning Jacket - Golden
16. Merle Haggard - Workin' Man Blues
17. Waylon Jennings - Are You Sure Hank Done It This Way
18. Hank Williams - I'll Never Get Out Of This World Alive
19. Cowboy Junkies - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
20. Townes Van Zandt - Fare Thee Well, Miss Carousel
21. 16 Horsepower - Scrawled In Sap
* live version from Live at the Old Quarter
** live version from At Folsom Prison
13 Nov 2009, 14:22 de LlorenzaNeil Young – After the Gold Rush
Of course it helps to appreciate an album when you know almost all numbers by heart… I have an infinite admiration for Neil Young, as many others have, and that admiration is based on a lot of songs present on After The Gold Rush. It is easy enough to mark Neil Young as a guitar wonder, but this album proves that even without extended sublime guitar solos Neil Young can make the most fragile and precious music. With his characteristic high voice he creates some very vunerable songs (After the Gold Rush, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, Birds), but of course there are exceptions: Southern Man is the real guitar song on this album, and one of Young’s finest.
This album is classic from beginning to end, obvious, timeless, natural, and really just perfect…. Except maybe for the cover Oh Lonesome Me, which reminds me just a bit too often of the more beautiful version on M. Ward’s Hold Time, sung together with Lucinda Williams. …
27 Jul 2009, 11:43 de kroimelaRecommended Songs (sorted by most recommended songs)
Trains : Porcupine Tree (Score = 108.65)
Darkmere : Clannad (Score = 79.84)
Paradise : Uriah Heep (Score = 76.81)
Paper Lies : Marillion (Score = 76.16)
Freshly Squeezed : Angelo Badalamenti (Score = 76.02)
The Prisoner : Comus (Score = 75.79)
Herne : Clannad (Score = 75.13)
Hard As Love : Marillion (Score = 74.42)
Have You Passed Through This Night? : Explosions in the Sky (Score = 72.67)
With Tired Eyes, Tired Minds, Tired Souls, We Slept : Explosions in the Sky (Score = 72.2)
The Sound of Muzak : Porcupine Tree (Score = 71.74)
La Serenissima : Loreena McKennitt (Score = 71.2)
To Germany With Love : Alphaville (Score = 69.36)
Prologue : Loreena McKennitt (Score = 67.95)
Jotunheim : Moonsorrow (Score = 67.88)
Take a Breath : David Gilmour (Score = 66.97)
Hocus Pocus : Focus (Score = 66.04)
Landfall : Mike Oldfield (Score = 65.83)
21 Mar 2009, 18:41 de howisyaI may not listen to her all the time, but Tori Amos has been one of my favorite artists for most of my life. Not only is she an amazing songwriter, but also she does the best covers and often of songs written by some of my other favorite artists.
If you're a fan of hers or of songs like
Famous Blue Raincoat
Killing Me Softly With His Song
After the Gold Rush
Can't Get You Out of My Head
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Do It Again
Why not give this a listen?
These are just a few songs for you to hear in your head. I also refer you to her uneven studio covers album, Strange Little Girls.
10 Oct 2008, 1:24 de RandyB1961Last week's quiz worked out so well, I think I'll try another. Same rules; it's the first 1 or 2 lines of the song, all versions are by the original songwriter, and PLEASE NO GOOGLING!
1. I have seen the morning burning golden on the mountains in the skies.
Achin' with the feelin' of the freedom of an eagle when she flies.
2. Is it too much to ask?
I want a comfortable bed that won't hurt my back
Food to fill me up
And warm clothes and all that stuff
3. What has happened down here is the wind have changed
Clouds roll in from the north and it started to rain
4. I was sitting in the Hollywood Hawaiian Hotel
I was staring in my empty coffee cup
5. was dreaming of the past.
And my heart was beating fast,
6. Living on the road my friend
Was gonna keep you free and clean
7. How many days has it been
Since I was born
How many days until I die
8. Early one mornin' the sun was shinin',
I was layin' in bed
10 Jul 2008, 18:05 de andyfestDecade by Neil Young
For years I thought I really only liked Neil Young's electric songs but this time through Decade I was more drawn to his slower folkier stuff for some reason. I don't think I'll ever like A Man Needs a Maid but I noticed The Loner and After the Gold Rush along with a few others that I normally skip when I listen to Decade. Like a Hurricane is still my favorite Neil Young song and one of my favorite songs ever but it was nice to enjoy some of the other songs for the first time as well.
7 May 2008, 7:07 de Andres789A new stream of though is going try to finish with the spirit of the happy days of freedom, peace and love of the summer of the flowers. See the following link:
Cartman, de South Park
Neil Young - After the Gold Rush