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View Poll Results: Neil Young or Bruce Springsteen
Neil Young 59 71.08%
Bruce Springsteen 24 28.92%
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:51 PM   #31 (permalink)
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If someone can throw up some Springsteen songs that match these I could possibly change my mind, otherwise in my opinion he's just a boring old crooner.

















I could go on and on Neil's a true acid rockin hippie.
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Old 11-29-2013, 03:24 AM   #32 (permalink)
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Their songs are really different (Also different kind of music), but I prefer Mister Young
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:51 PM   #33 (permalink)
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If someone can throw up some Springsteen songs that match these I could possibly change my mind, otherwise in my opinion he's just a boring old crooner.
If you're looking for an acid using hippie, Springsteen ain't your man. But to say he's a crooner makes me think you've never heard his music. If the sax doesn't melt your miserable soul, you don't have one.


Bruce Springsteen- Radio Nowhere - YouTube


Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes - 2014 (Album Version) - YouTube


Atlantic City (Live In Dublin) - YouTube


Bruce Springsteen Livin' In The Future Magic (High Quality) - YouTube


Bruce Springsteen Dancing In The Dark - YouTube


Bruce Springsteen - Easy Money - YouTube
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:07 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I only know Neil Young's "Harvest" (which bored me) and his hit singles, plus some vague memories of "Rust never sleeps" when I was 17 or so. Nevr been much into him. Springsteen on the other hand I got into with "Born in the USA" (I know I know!) then swung back through his catalogue till I found gems like this:






and of course this classic...
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Old 12-01-2013, 02:25 PM   #35 (permalink)
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You're alright with me, Trollheart.
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Old 12-01-2013, 04:56 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I only know Neil Young's "Harvest" (which bored me) and his hit singles, plus some vague memories of "Rust never sleeps" when I was 17 or so.
Well god almighty you're definitely in the wrong ballpark. I don't think a whole lot of people like Harvest, except for fans that were around when it came out (i.e. my grandparents), but it's essentially After the Gold Rush's overproduced little brother, only truly notable as anything else for being the only album to contain a #1 hit by him ("Heart of Gold") and a couple of really great folky tracks (aforementioned song, "Needle and the Damage Done," maybe another one i can't remember). It also did great because his Folk side is the most popular, and while it's great, it's not all there is and doesn't contain his best work.

You might want to give Rust Never Sleeps another try, it's got some great tracks and shows his Folk and Rock tendencies (the latter as Crazy Horse sloppy ditties), though I still need to give it a proper listen myself; it also represents a big turning point in his career, coming just before the 80s where he'd start to really experiment with noisy, metallic textures and genre hopping (including the infamous Trans), so it's cool to look at it in that way too. After the Gold Rush is among his best, especially considering his folk side, and includes ornate arrangements that aren't nearly as overbearing/melodramatic as Harvest; his overall songwriting skill is really on display without the possible aversion someone might feel to his later era noisy shit. Speaking of which, Weld has some really great performances of some of his best songs AND gives you an idea of how it feels to get obliterated at one of his Crazy Horse hoedowns. Tonight's the Night is probably one of his best full on Rock records (with bluesy/country sounds thrown in as well) from his peak period as well, it took me awhile to get into, but it's one of his most cohesive and interesting works in his career, a really unique one in his catalog for how bleak his outlook is amongst records that usually expound on hope and love even in the darkest patches.

Anyway, i could go on and on, but these are probably some of the best examples of his diversity and talent. Other greats include:

Zuma (probably my favorite, comes just after his "ditch trilogy" which included Tonight's the Night)
On the Beach (the technically second ditch trilogy record, very sporadic and contemplative)
Everybody Knows this is Nowhere (really great folky/country rock with some great solos and catchy tunes)
Psychedelic Pill (you saw me write on this I believe, I think it's a pretty concise statement on the record)

I want five by I think I spent all my favorites. hopefully this sheds a little light though.
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:13 AM   #37 (permalink)
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I like Springsteen somewhat, though he's not in Young's league IMO.

Generally I like Springsteen's early stuff better.

My 2 favorite Springsteen songs. Rosalita absolutely rocks!



Sweet song, from the same album:



Hard to compare the artists, but generally I think Young is better for his mellower stuff. This first song is a tearjerker.



Until The Beatles Girl overtook it sometime in the 80's, this was my favorite song.



That said, there's really only 3 Young albums I ever really paid much attention to - Everybody Knows This is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush and Harvest. Rust Never Sleeps was OK, but I never really got into more than a couple songs on the album.
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Old 12-02-2013, 10:26 PM   #38 (permalink)
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If you're looking for an acid using hippie, Springsteen ain't your man. But to say he's a crooner makes me think you've never heard his music. If the sax doesn't melt your miserable soul, you don't have one.


Bruce Springsteen- Radio Nowhere - YouTube


Bruce Springsteen - High Hopes - 2014 (Album Version) - YouTube


Atlantic City (Live In Dublin) - YouTube


Bruce Springsteen Livin' In The Future Magic (High Quality) - YouTube


Bruce Springsteen Dancing In The Dark - YouTube


Bruce Springsteen - Easy Money - YouTube
Well I've been known not to have one...a soul that is.

Sorry he's just too contemporary for me...to each his own I suppose.
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Too contemporary? How do you mean? I'm not asking out of disagreement, it's just an interesting way to put it to me.
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Old 12-05-2013, 11:32 AM   #40 (permalink)
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Well I've been known not to have one...a soul that is.

Sorry he's just too contemporary for me...to each his own I suppose.
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Too contemporary? How do you mean? I'm not asking out of disagreement, it's just an interesting way to put it to me.
I'm asking out of the disagreement with yourself. Is he too contemporary, or is he a crooner?

What?!?!?!?
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