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Neil Young — Walk On
Album: On The Beach
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7.1

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Released: 1974
Length: 2:36
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I hear some people
Been talkin' me down,
Bring up my name,
Pass it 'round.
They don't mention
Happy times
They do their thing,
I'll do mine.

Ooh baby,
That's hard to change
I can't tell them
How to feel.
Some get stoned,
Some get strange,
But sooner or later
It all gets real.

Walk on, walk on,
Walk on, walk on.

I remember
The good old days.
Stayed up all night
Gettin' crazed.
Then the money
Was not so good,
But we still did
The best we could.

Ooh baby,
That's hard to change
I can't tell them
How to feel.
Some get stoned,
Some get strange,
But sooner or later
It all gets real.

Walk on, walk on,
Walk on, walk on.
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 steve2 wrote:
Rather listen too a dentist drilling my tooth , can't stand his voice.
 

Well go to iHeartRadio since thst is more your speed 
Rather listen too a dentist drilling my tooth , can't stand his voice.
Lost gem from my favorite dreamer. Not the best cut on the album, but it’s a great album. So...
{#Devil_pimp}zesty still ! excellent album !
great shot
I had become weary of Neil's quavery falsetto and his 1 or 2 note guitar solos, but then I hear this song that I haven't heard in an age and I dig it!
 pilgrim wrote:
Howsa 'bout some Vampire Blues from this one?

 
I'm a vampire, babe, suckin' blood from the earth. Right?
Howsa 'bout some Vampire Blues from this one?
 treatment_bound wrote:
Nice to hear some Neil songs which haven't been overplayed...Thanks RP.

 
Indeed!
 Mexilicious wrote:
Winnipeg! Who knew it would be such a font of great music.

 
I thought Neil Young was from Ontario, oh, I guess he moved to Winnipeg later on.
As one of my Latin teachers used to say, with one cocked eyebrow: "Lacks a certain suavidity..." 
Nice to hear some Neil songs which haven't been overplayed...Thanks RP.
{#Heartkiss} Top album from a top artist - BIG fat 9
 oldsaxon wrote:
What else can you do there?
 
Shiver?
Go ice fishing?
Drink heavily?
 Mexilicious wrote:
Winnipeg! Who knew it would be such a font of great music.

 
What else can you do there?
Superb.
This song fits my life at the moment.
Really not his best, but still take it. Gets more points for using a fin from a 1959 Cadillac on the album art.
Great Neil tune - one of the countless great Neil tunes.
WHAM!  Instant time travel - Berlin, 1974, living the life of a miserable Spec 4 on TDY, having the time of my life .... it all comes back in a flash!

Neil Young is truly one of the immortals ...
 softjeans wrote:
 SavetheTuna wrote:
It's all real......Neil rules !!    Although he does look a little scary on stage these days.
 




True. He's actually looked a little like one of the hulking serial killers that used to haunt Santa Cruz for some years now, at least at times, in certain lights. But just goes to show you can't judge etc. He's a good guy if there ever was one, with the Bridge School concerts, Farm Aid, and a thousand other examples...

 
He might actually be Sasquatch, hiding in plain sight -- ever thought of that?
ahh. this is great.
Neil rules!

Everybody in my rehab dance class loves this song!

 SavetheTuna wrote:
It's all real......Neil rules !!    Although he does look a little scary on stage these days.
 




True. He's actually looked a little like one of the hulking serial killers that used to haunt Santa Cruz for some years now, at least at times, in certain lights. But just goes to show you can't judge etc. He's a good guy if there ever was one, with the Bridge School concerts, Farm Aid, and a thousand other examples...
{#Meditate}  If you don't have this album you should.
My god, this was released in 1974 and I have a table and chair set that looks just like that. I think it's time for an upgrade.
   In addition I do like the tune, it has been a many a year since I've heard this one, got to love RP !
Winnipeg! Who knew it would be such a font of great music.
It's all real......Neil rules !!    Although he does look a little scary on stage these days.


Great Album: other tracks are easy 9's...  Play more from On the Beach!  the crowd is clapping for that...  {#Clap}
Nice segue from Built to Spill.
Neil Young on, mute on. What was so special about Pavlov?
On the Beach!! Great hearing this from one of my favorite Neil Young albums. 
What a happy surprise :)
Not even close to Neil's norm. {#Yell}
 countyman wrote:


I disagree.  Not with the Neil Young comment, but the Greatest Hits comment.

I realize that record companies or artists will put out "greates hits" albums to fulfill contratual obligations, but how can a musician or group put out a greatest hits while they are still making music?  This practice has only come about in the last twenty or twenty-five years.
 
So it's greatest hits to date it they're still recording. 
 Atlantis wrote:

Change that to "coolest" and I will agree with you!
 

I disagree.  Not with the Neil Young comment, but the Greatest Hits comment.

I realize that record companies or artists will put out "greates hits" albums to fulfill contratual obligations, but how can a musician or group put out a greatest hits while they are still making music?  This practice has only come about in the last twenty or twenty-five years.

Great song!

"sooner or later it all gets real!"

Bill, thanks for this particularly appropriate nod to Neil on his birthday.
Always a Neil fan.  Saw him in a roller rink in Eureka California in 1989 - my ears are still ringing from that show.  {#Bananajam}
alph wrote:
Decade's one of the cooler "greatest hits" album i've ever owned (but i haven't owned many, honestly).
Change that to "coolest" and I will agree with you!
Decade's one of the cooler "greatest hits" album i've ever owned (but i haven't owned many, honestly).
:bananajam:
:dancingbanana_2:
By no mean my favorite Neil Young, but still a solid 7 I'd say.
Wow you rate Neil and the Grateful Dead in the same catagory. I think that is good for both of them. Stefen wrote:
No offense to Neil, but this sounds as bad as the Grateful Dead.
No offense to Neil, but this sounds as bad as the Grateful Dead.
kazuma wrote:
some get strong some get strange
I think it's "some get stoned." Ooh baby, that's hard to change I can't tell them how to feel. Some get stoned, some get strange, Sooner or later it all gets real.
For being on the Best of album, I'm not sure if it's the best take but it's a walking song none the less!
some get strong some get strange
Iconic period.
Yippee! Another song from "On The Beach".
The song that was a response to "Sweet Home Alabama", which was a response to "Southern Man" and "Alabama".
From Wikipedia: "Lynyrd Skynyrd's . . . second album, 1974's Second Helping . . . featured their most popular single "Sweet Home Alabama", an answer song to Neil Young's "Alabama" and "Southern Man". Today, Young claims that he and Van Zant were not rivals, that they were actually fans of each other's music, and that they had talked of collaborations together. It is often assumed that Young's song "Powderfinger" was given to Lynyrd Skynyrd to perform, speculation Young does not deny. Unfortunately, the Skynyrd plane crash happened just months after that song was penned, leading Neil Young to perform the song himself on his 1978 album Rust Never Sleeps. Furthering the rumors of friendship, Young has occasionally included the chorus from "Sweet Home Alabama" at his own live concerts, including at Young's first live performance following Van Zant's tragic death. Finally, one of the last photos of Ronnie Van Zant prior to his passing features the frontman wearing a Neil Young t-shirt."

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Driving through the backroads of Georgia in (at least I remember it as) 1974 I only had an AM Radio in the company-provided car. There was a station in Atlanta in those days that, when within range, I could pick up. I forget the call letters, but it was an AM station with a guy named (once again, as I recollect it) Ross Britton. This song was on the playlist - I loved it then and I still love it now. It was a lot of years ago, done a lot of walkin' on...good to hear a reminder of distance roads past.
walk on through the turnstiles, good one bill! :high-five: walk on!
I keep trying to get back to the Adam Carolla show but, Bill & Neil won't let me
Could be the only danceable Neil Young tune that I know of ('danceable' is to be interpreted loosely obviously). Love it! Get those boots a stomping!
Nice....show em how it's done Neil.