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Neil Young — When You Dance I Can Really Love
Album: After the Gold Rush
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Released: 1970
Length: 3:57
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When you dance
Do your senses tingle and take a chance
In a trance
While the lonely mingle with circumstance

I've got something to tell you, you make it show
Let me come over, I know you know
When you dance, ooh, I can really love

I can love
I can really love, I can really love
I can love
I can really love, I can really love

Like a mountain that's growing, a river that rolls
Let me come over, I know you know
When you dance, ooh, I can really love

When you dance
Do your senses tingle and take a chance
In a trance
While the lonely mingle with circumstance

I've got something to tell you, you make it show
Let me come over, I know you know
When you dance, ooh, I can really love
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I read Nei's autobiography the other week. For such a fine songwriter he is the polar opposite as a writer. However, it did contain loads of small snippits of info about where he came from and some of his influences. 

I'd recommend NOT to read it though as previously I had him pegged as an icon in my eyes and having never met him I thought he was deeper and a more wonderful a human being than he actually is.  

But hey. . . the music is still there and it still resonates with me so no harm done really.  
 martinc wrote:

If you don't get it by now it is a lost cause. Just PSD or keep listening and maybe one day the marble will find the hole.

 
I am not sure how helpful that is...but i gotta admit it is a very funny metaphor.
Still listening after all these years automatically makes this a 10. 
Neil Young never gets OLD to me !
have never been able to join this band wagon....
 jjtwister wrote:
JJTWISTER

Neil has been around forever and forever and forever and still rocks. Would love to know a bit about how he started. any directions out there? 
On_The_Beach wrote:

{#Yes}  {#Cheers}
 
 
Neil Young began his career as "a folk singer, keepin' managers alive."  Ahmet Erdegun put him, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay together to make the should-have-been-a-supergroup Buffalo Springfield in 1966.  They released "For What It's Worth", a song that still gets lots of airplay here and elsewhere more than 45 years later.  The band's popular songs were by Stills, but Young really could swing his axe, arguably even better than Stills.  With 3 terrific vocalist/songwriters, two of whom were seriously talented guitarists, their 3 albums had any number of dynamite songs, not the least of which was Young's "Mr. Soul".  The band split primarily because of NY's star turn and the fact that Furay was on his way to becoming a preacher (he has a hip church -  oxymoron? - in Colorado, Boulder I think).

Young went solo, first with a "Why-I-left-those-zeroes" disc, eponymously titled, then the truly immortal "Neil Young with Crazy Horse".  That's still his best for my money.  It's one of the all-time studly rockers.  Go buy it if you don't have it.  It's not even a little dated, in spite of being 40.  He's known for great tunes with awesome guitar riffs and insipid lyrics.  His discography must be enormous, but went waaaay downhill after "Harvest" in 1973 (?).  Is that a start?
 rdo wrote:

Somebody, anybody - please help me understand Neil Young!

 
If you don't get it by now it is a lost cause. Just PSD or keep listening and maybe one day the marble will find the hole.
 SmackDaddy wrote:


Is your Google broken?
 

Hey Smacky, Google isn't the same as interacting with fellow listeners. That's why we comment.
 jjtwister wrote:
JJTWISTER

Neil has been around forever and forever and forever and still rocks. Would love to know a bit about how he started. any directions out there? 
On_The_Beach wrote:

{#Yes}  {#Cheers}
 
 

Is your Google broken?
JJTWISTER

Neil has been around forever and forever and forever and still rocks. Would love to know a bit about how he started. any directions out there? 
On_The_Beach wrote:

{#Yes}  {#Cheers}
 


This is really good on his "Live Rust" album also.

Somebody, anybody - please help me understand Neil Young!


Best CD...great listening
always best with crazy horse. was that nils i was hearing there?
Neil is King!
doesn't suck as much as some of them...
Love this song from waaaaay back, and I'm not embarrassed about it in the least.  It makes sense: "When you dance, I can really love."  Why, of course!!

I love this song.


Love this, thanks.

{#Music}
 westslope wrote:
I felt so embarrassed that I liked this material so much when it came out.  And I still do.  Both feel embarrassed and really dig it.
 

Nothing to be embarrassed about.
Lots of Neil lately — fine by me.
 abby_normal wrote:

can't we all just get a bong?

 
Bong?  I'll have a toke..(Bill doesn't have a "stoned" smiley) (Bill should visit the Netherlands {#Daisy})
Great number from Niel. 8.

 ...but Only Love Can Break Your Heart.         {#Cry}
 huebdoo wrote:

 

Who is current now that you can see still pumping out amazing music at an elderly age?
Beck? Pearl Jam?


  So Bill play's Beck after this one today ! {#Smile}
  I'm too old to get to know the answer but I doubt that he will be.

Great CD, and well worth the coin!
 MojoJojo wrote:
Leave it to Neil to bring a great set to a halt. 
 

....then go look for some hip-hop ya pinhead...
You're on a roll, Bill...
Leave it to Neil to bring a great set to a halt. 

Where do you start with this guy? He keeps shifting and changing what he wants to do - YES! he has slowed in recent years, but my goodness what a collection of music and the styles are so incredibly varied.

I saw him at his Bridge School Benefit - in Mountain View last year - simply amazing and so incredibly diverse...

I remember our walk back from the concert we all started asking ourselves, "Will the stars of today last as long?" Will we see the Jay-Z's and the Kanye Wests still make amazing music into their 60's

Who is current now that you can see still pumping out amazing music at an elderly age?
Beck? Pearl Jam?


When I lived in Monterey, we would drive up to Watsonville to buy fresh Brussels sprouts and artichokes straight from the farm, listening to Neil Young cranked up loud in the car both ways. {#Good-vibes}

 
HazzeSwede wrote:
   The Brussels gives us the energy to dance and love !
     Listen to Mr, Young,always makes me crave the SPROUTS !{#Hungry}
 


 wonderunit wrote:
If I live to be 1000, I'll never understand what drives people to willingly swallow Brussels sprouts or listen to Neil Young.
    The Brussels gives us the energy to dance and love !
     Listen to Mr, Young,always makes me crave the SPROUTS !{#Hungry}


Adored this timeless LP in it's time.
A great song from one of the greatest albums by one of the all-time great artists.

Thanks, Bill!
One of my favorite albums, thanks Bill!
 RedGuitar wrote:

I think that's Nils Lofgren.  Neil made him play a lot of piano.

 

It's actually Jack Nitzsche on the piano. 
 rogersullivan wrote:
Just love the delirious, drunken piano playing that slides underneath the song, especially at the end. Genius.
 
I think that's Nils Lofgren.  Neil made him play a lot of piano.

 dogpound wrote:
come on, we've already had Dylan this hour.
That's enough with the pale male and stale. 
 
Dissing the two greatest singer songwriter's in the history of rock in one short post.  Amazing.

 BKardon wrote:
Just caught Neil in concert about a week ago.  The man is in his 60s and rocks harder than anyone I've ever seen.  Amazing, amazing musician, tried and true.  Love this tune.
 
{#Yes}  {#Cheers}
Just caught Neil in concert about a week ago.  The man is in his 60s and rocks harder than anyone I've ever seen.  Amazing, amazing musician, tried and true.  Love this tune.
Jangle-y, rockin' goodness.
 abby_normal wrote:

can't we all just get a bong?

 

That's a funny variation on a crackhead...good one "abby_normal"
 GeoCat wrote:


Might as well just come out and say it - you're negative and a complete douche.

 
can't we all just get a bong?

 gregler wrote:
Might as well just come out and say it - i really dislike his whiney voice
 

Might as well just come out and say it - you're negative and a complete douche.

come on, we've already had Dylan this hour.
That's enough with the pale male and stale. 
Might as well just come out and say it - i really dislike his whiney voice
How can I get a Linc Volt?
Thanks RP!  Neil rocks!  Hard to believe this song is 38 years old.
 westslope wrote:
I felt so embarrassed that I liked this material so much when it came out.  And I still do.  Both feel embarrassed and really dig it.
 
get over it!
I felt so embarrassed that I liked this material so much when it came out.  And I still do.  Both feel embarrassed and really dig it.

Ah, Neil Young!

An excellent reason to switch to the LRC. {#Headache}

 


One of my favourite NY albums from the period.
rogersullivan wrote:
Just love the delirious, drunken piano playing that slides underneath the song, especially at the end. Genius.
well stated! I totally agree. now, let's shut up and dance...
Just love the delirious, drunken piano playing that slides underneath the song, especially at the end. Genius.
A very underrated song in the Neil canon. Superb tune.
:yes: :cowboy: :music:
I have been listening to NY since his Buffalo Springfield days. Try as I might there is no artist where I can say that there stuff has been consitently thta good over 4 (four!!) decades,
jdhess wrote:
I'm a big Neil fan and of coarse like this song. But...I am curious if anyone has comments about the current Greendale tour. Greendale was fine but I was really disappointed with the overall playlist. If you are going to charge premium prices for tickets ($78 bucks a piece), would it kill ya to play a few more favs and less endless "weld" jams. Moderation is not a bad thing. I have enjoyed his career and embrace his experimentations. But how about a little "give us what we came to see"!
Agreed, i grew up on "early" NY and much prefer this album and Harvest, Everybody Knows.... when he went to 'rust' etc. there was a period that some like to call 'progressive' but really was an endless uninspired jam. While I still love "Tonight's the Night", appreciated Zuma, and some other bits and pieces, Neil's body of work has yielded some genius, some clunkers. But as with many artists, his early work is his best...but in concert, yes, he needs to give us what we paid to hear, not his latest experiment!
Does he mean she's such a bad dancer that it makes him lose his libido?....
Okay, I have stated many, many times how I dislike this man's music. But this song is a true rocker! And I love it. Solid 8 for me (maybe more but it's late and my judgement is impaired). Hey, it's okay! I'm home and I ain't getting in the car for several hours. :drunk:
The definition of un-contrived brilliance
Canada can have him back. Oh, Canada: Why The U.S. Must Strike First go here: https://smithismyrealname.typepad.com/my_weblog/2008/01/oh-canada-why-t.html
Hoping for someone to sing to me: "When you dance I can really love ..." He'll just have to get me pretty drunk first. :lol:
play this every day!
healyf52 wrote:
This song still blows me away. Thank God for Neil, almost everything I know about the guitar, I copied from him.
I like Neil Young but the irony of this song is, like most of Neil Young's music, its not really danceable unless you're doing like a Grateful Dead-style dance.
fatcatjb wrote:
my wife doesn't get why I dig Neil Young but have no ear for Bob Dylan...beats me. Why ask why? Good wines are the ones that taste good. Good music is music that sounds good. To me
Or in the immortal words of Duke Ellington; 'If it sounds good, it is good'. Nuf ced.
This song still blows me away. Thank God for Neil, almost everything I know about the guitar, I copied from him.
grace6697 wrote:
that jangly outro and then the keys come in. too good almost. wow.
That's a teen-aged Nils Lofgren playing the piano.
I think Neil was being real scorpio here. . .
Yay! I'm singing outloud at my desk and folks are staring. :)
good god.
that jangly outro and then the keys come in. too good almost. wow.
mamerjamer wrote:
My favorite Neil Young song from my favorite Neil Young Album.
I am with you. This is it.
I used to play this LP and Journey Through the Past just before going to bed when I was roughly 15 or 16 years of age. I was always felt a little embarrassed. There was a rough, crude edge to it. Neil's vocals sucked. But I still loved it. Imagine how I felt 30 years later when it turned out that Neil Young was the father of the Grunge movement and great bands like Pearl Jam. Vindicated.
E_A_D_G wrote:
Amazingly good vibe. Screw the non-believers.
I'm Screwed...
fatcatjb wrote:
my wife doesn't get why I dig Neil Young but have no ear for Bob Dylan...beats me. Why ask why? Good wines are the ones that taste good. Good music is music that sounds good. To me
From a girl in an unbelievable string bikini on a beach in LA: "Taste is what you like".
fatcatjb wrote:
my wife doesn't get why I dig Neil Young but have no ear for Bob Dylan...beats me. Why ask why? Good wines are the ones that taste good. Good music is music that sounds good. To me
I felt that way for years, but Dylan kinda crept up on me, and now I see the genius of them both.
my wife doesn't get why I dig Neil Young but have no ear for Bob Dylan...beats me. Why ask why? Good wines are the ones that taste good. Good music is music that sounds good. To me
By his own admission, Neil can't sing a lick, but he has a great time anyway. rubenbeagle wrote:
i guess they are an acquired taste. it took me quite a while for them (the sprouts and 'ol neil) but i have grown quite fond of both.
amcallis wrote:
Less may be more, but bad is not good
Last time I checked, the 'Bad' moniker was highly coveted. Neil is one bad MF.
Neil Young is my hero. Now you know - I love him. I feel better after confessing.
rubenbeagle wrote:
i guess they are an acquired taste. it took me quite a while for them (the sprouts and 'ol neil) but i have grown quite fond of both.
I prefer my Brussels sprouts raw. I prefer my Neil Young in CSNY and not much elsewhere...not disliked enough to mute (very few tunes Bill plays will cause that) but I am not a fan.
wonderunit wrote:
If I live to be 1000, I'll never understand what drives people to willingly swallow Brussels sprouts or listen to Neil Young.
i guess they are an acquired taste. it took me quite a while for them (the sprouts and 'ol neil) but i have grown quite fond of both.
E_A_D_G wrote:
Amazingly good vibe. Screw the non-believers.
Less may be more, but bad is not good
Amazingly good vibe. Screw the non-believers.
plaid wrote:
When the Neil goes on, RP goes off.
Yes, you don't hear much Neil on KCRW's music channel www.kcrwmusic.com, or on www.DI.fm.
plaid wrote:
When the Neil goes on, RP goes off.
At least you acknowlegdge that he is "the Neil"!
plaid wrote:
When the Neil goes on, RP goes off.
I hear your plea but I'll raise you an 8.
This was one of the albums that first blew me away. As did the cover (with some help).
When the Neil goes on, RP goes off.
I love Neil Young but its funny how many of songs mention dancing and how un-danceable his music is.
:dance:
bokey wrote:
Not close to my favorite Neil song ,yet an 8. wonderunit wrote:
If I live to be 1000, I'll never understand what drives people to willingly swallow Brussels sprouts or listen to Neil Young.
He is kind of green and nasty and ugly like a brussel sprout but there are so many layers to both. They're both good for you!! :hungry:
Luv this and Neil..Brussel sprout imperfect, just perfect :jump:
mamerjamer wrote:
My favorite Neil Young song from my favorite Neil Young Album.
That is a bold statement but I am inclined to agree!!
Not close to my favorite Neil song ,yet an 8.
A great Neil rocker.
My favorite Neil Young song from my favorite Neil Young Album.
Amazon wrote:
haunting blast from the past
I still love this whole album after all these years.
dpjag wrote:
I used to hate Neil's voice. Then, one day, it became the part of his music that I couldn't do without..
That's it; you have seen the light, my friend! Hallelujah!
Lester wrote:
:notworthy: NEIL IS GOD!
Hey, Bill, who is this guy?
Rock on Neil!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yay is right! I haven't heard this song forever! Dance dance dance!!! :bananapiano: :dancingbanana_2: :dance:
love the percussive/glissando piano part. Neilicious!
yay!! :bananajam: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana:
I\'m a big Neil fan and of coarse like this song. But...I am curious if anyone has comments about the current Greendale tour. Greendale was fine but I was really disappointed with the overall playlist. If you are going to charge premium prices for tickets ($78 bucks a piece), would it kill ya to play a few more favs and less endless \"weld\" jams. Moderation is not a bad thing. I have enjoyed his career and embrace his experimentations. But how about a little \"give us what we came to see\"!
First heard this when I was 10 or something. My brother had brought it home from a class trip out west and I remember making fun of Neil's high voice. Since then I've learned to play approx 200 Neil tunes. Most prolific.
Originally Posted by Joyfulchristine: To me, he sounds like Starsailor (or vice versa). I'm not a fan of Neil Young, but I like this better than his acoustic songs...perhaps because there are more voices and instruments to help cover up his wavery vocals. The lyrics are tender and touching, too. That helps.
I used to hate Neil's voice. Then, one day, it became the part of his music that I couldn't do without. It's hard to do a Neil Young cover without Neil Young's voice.
Love these time machine sets you so deftly put together, Bill. Thanks for the break away. :notworthy: :bounce: :bounce: :notworthy:
:notworthy: NEIL IS GOD!
To me, he sounds like Starsailor (or vice versa). I'm not a fan of Neil Young, but I like this better than his acoustic songs...perhaps because there are more voices and instruments to help cover up his wavery vocals. The lyrics are tender and touching, too. That helps.
Originally Posted by Amazon: haunting blast from the past -- definitely not something one wd heard on the Clear Channel clones this is why I like to listen to you, Bill -- you know more about music than one who simply studies those "Greatest Hits" compilations
to help prevent clearchannel from taking over, please go to www.moveon.org/stopthefcc :)
as usual, marginal at best! :evil:
Classic Neil Young. This was head banger before there was head banger. Neil Young is like a train wreck. You just can\'t look away. How he pulls it off I will never understand, but I love his stuff. And for the front cover of GQ, how about Neil, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty.
If I live to be 1000, I\'ll never understand what drives people to willingly swallow Brussels sprouts or listen to Neil Young.
haunting blast from the past -- definitely not something one wd heard on the Clear Channel clones this is why I like to listen to you, Bill -- you know more about music than one who simply studies those \"Greatest Hits\" compilations
I think Neil Young is Godlike.
Let me come over, I know you know. Yeah..... this is a definate clasic piece of history for alot of us over 45. Interestingly, one of my favorite bands is Buffalo Tom, they had an album titled \"Let me come over\".... hmmmmm. :??:
wowy dot
It\'s When You Dance I Can Really Love, not You Can Really Love!
excellent tune from neil.