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Neil Young — The Needle and the Damage Done
Album: Harvest
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Total ratings: 1932









Released: 1972
Length: 2:01
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I caught you knockin' at my cellar door
I love you, baby, can I have some more
Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

I hit the city and I lost my band
I watched the needle take another man
Gone, gone, the damage done.

I sing the song because I love the man
I know that some of you don't understand
Milk-blood to keep from running out.

I've seen the needle and the damage done
A little part of it in everyone
But every junkie's like a settin' sun.
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 h8rhater wrote:

Clearly the searing heat of dry and miserable Tulsa OK has fried your brain.

 
Tulsa is actually quite humid although whether it's miserable or not depends on who you ask (the town is miserable IMHO but the music is second to none.) Maybe the person you're criticizing has a better command of good music than you do. I think it very likely.
 xcranky_yankee wrote:
Heroin overdoses are not a new phenomenon...
 
Well no...but this song is nearly 50 years old.
Heroin overdoses are not a new phenomenon...
 reijkman wrote:

Yeah, well. The vocal quality of a lot of great musicians is mediocre. I always would like to see how an unknown Neil Young or, for a younger generation, an unknown Adam Granduciel (War on Drugs) would do when they would face the jury of a talent show. They wouldn't pass. Or worse; sent away taunted. Then again, talent shows are crap. They teach us that talent equals superficial perfection. That's bad. Talent can be found in everything one does, and the crafting of wonderful songs is one of those things.
 

Song after this one sung by Leonard Cohen.  Not a great voice either.  But his heart felt lyrics combined by his vocal expression make him a respected talent.
Proclivities wrote:

From Wikipedia (can't verify accuracy):
"...a song by Neil Young that describes the destruction caused by the heroin addiction of musicians he knew. Though not specifically about him, the song was inspired by the heroin addiction of his friend and Crazy Horse bandmate Danny Whitten."


 On_The_Beach wrote:
. . . and a roadie named Bruce Berry.
 

YES!  As in, "Bruce Berry was a working man, he used to load that Econoline van ..."  (from Neil's Tonight's the Night)
 RabbitEars wrote:
 
 
Prince, MJ, Tom Petty..
My favorite two minute song.
These days you could say "I watched big pharm take another man." 
 Proclivities wrote:

From Wikipedia (can't verify accuracy):
"...a song by Neil Young that describes the destruction caused by the heroin addiction of musicians he knew. Though not specifically about him, the song was inspired by the heroin addiction of his friend and Crazy Horse bandmate Danny Whitten."
 

. . . and a roadie named Bruce Berry.
The year this album came out, I had moved from a small northern town to the "BIG CITY", and was introduced to the drug sub-culture of that city.  The most meaningful learning experience of that year for me, occurred because many of the speed freaks and junkies that I met, treated me with undeserved respect.  These people were 3 - 10 years older than me, but they treated a "wet-behind-the-ears" 17-year-old young punk with respect?!  I later realized that this was because I had plans and dreams for my future - their future consisted of finding enough money for the next high.  Although I "stumbled my way forward" for next 8 years before I actually "found my path in life",  I always used that experience to guide me to where I didn't want end up.  And this song was, for me, a very meaningful reminder.  I've always been amazed at the power of songs that can so powerfully work their way into your very thought process.  Thank you, Neil Young!
 Proclivities wrote:

From Wikipedia (can't verify accuracy):
"...a song by Neil Young that describes the destruction caused by the heroin addiction of musicians he knew. Though not specifically about him, the song was inspired by the heroin addiction of his friend and Crazy Horse bandmate Danny Whitten."
 

The Nils Lofgren song Beggars Day was also written about Danny Whitten...
"And every junkies like a setting sun" ... such clarity, how poetic
 reijkman wrote:

Yeah, well. The vocal quality of a lot of great musicians is mediocre. I always would like to see how an unknown Neil Young or, for a younger generation, an unknown Adam Granduciel (War on Drugs) would do when they would face the jury of a talent show. They wouldn't pass. Or worse; sent away taunted. Then again, talent shows are crap. They teach us that talent equals superficial perfection. That's bad. Talent can be found in everything one does, and the crafting of wonderful songs is one of those things.
 
Great reply, reijkman!  I often overlook that aspect of the "this singer's voice sucks" rebuttal; thanks for that!  I'm fond of asking folks "why should a song about a friend being a junkie be sung with a perfect voice?"  oh well....I'll stick w/ my 9 rating and Long Live RP!!
 diana.lipka wrote:
Does anyone know who this song is about--who was the friend who was a junkie?  I wonder if the song being short is a metaphor for a life shortened by drugs.....
 
From Wikipedia (can't verify accuracy):
"...a song by Neil Young that describes the destruction caused by the heroin addiction of musicians he knew. Though not specifically about him, the song was inspired by the heroin addiction of his friend and Crazy Horse bandmate Danny Whitten."
 joempie wrote:
Truly trying to understand why people like this. In my humble ears it sounds terrible. So what am I missing?
 
Yeah, well. The vocal quality of a lot of great musicians is mediocre. I always would like to see how an unknown Neil Young or, for a younger generation, an unknown Adam Granduciel (War on Drugs) would do when they would face the jury of a talent show. They wouldn't pass. Or worse; sent away taunted. Then again, talent shows are crap. They teach us that talent equals superficial perfection. That's bad. Talent can be found in everything one does, and the crafting of wonderful songs is one of those things.
I have such fond memories of this album and some of the others that were around at this time in my life. 'Sticky Fingers' 'Aqualung' 'Led Zep,
Does anyone know who this song is about--who was the friend who was a junkie?  I wonder if the song being short is a metaphor for a life shortened by drugs.....
 joempie wrote:
Truly trying to understand why people like this. In my humble ears it sounds terrible. So what am I missing?

 
Wow! {#Beat}
 joempie wrote:
Truly trying to understand why people like this. In my humble ears it sounds terrible. So what am I missing?

 
You're missing the point
 Clarentine wrote:

Speaking just for myself, I appreciate this song for its melancholy, wistful, honest pain.  So much in life is masks and make-believe.  It's hard to be honest or vulnerable and not end up with people slamming you for being weak.  I think that honesty is what people are reacting to when they rate this song high.  We can relate, you know? 

 
You got it. The world needs all of the honesty it can get right now.
 Clarentine wrote:
Speaking just for myself, I appreciate this song for its melancholy, wistful, honest pain. 
So much in life is masks and make-believe. 
It's hard to be honest or vulnerable and not end up with people slamming you for being weak. 
I think that honesty is what people are reacting to when they rate this song high.  We can relate, you know?
 
{#Notworthy}
Setting sons, up to close to 25,000/year at this point.............and getting worse
 https://theweek.com/articles/541564/how-american-opiate-epidemic-started-by-pharmaceutical-company
 joempie wrote:
Truly trying to understand why people like this. In my humble ears it sounds terrible. So what am I missing?

 
Speaking just for myself, I appreciate this song for its melancholy, wistful, honest pain.  So much in life is masks and make-believe.  It's hard to be honest or vulnerable and not end up with people slamming you for being weak.  I think that honesty is what people are reacting to when they rate this song high.  We can relate, you know? 
 Humanmilk and kindness to
 Keep blood from running out
What a privilege to grow up in this time.
Truly trying to understand why people like this. In my humble ears it sounds terrible. So what am I missing?
wow...that felt very short. Either it really is short, or it was so good that I didn't want it to end, or most likely, both.
Very nice song!!
thanks from France
It makes look younger me!
 johnjconn wrote:
Well thanks for the advice. There are people in my life with issue. I know, I'll give them a copy of Neils album to listen to. Then I'll explain that that Amy didn't listen hard enough and that they should. So there, do you think that will work.

ps - speak for yourself when you say "Were not all broken , fragile and flawed" Not everyone is a loser

 azdcryan wrote:

Nobody likes the Monday Morning Quarterback.

Tell you what, there must be someone in your life that needs help...maybe they won't admit it, maybe you're uncomfortable accepting the role - hell, maybe you don't know anyone in trouble...find someone, there's lots of folks out there that could use friendship, honesty, courage, and grace —-> all directed at their recovery. Find them and help them.

We're all broken, we're all fragile & flawed.

Don't be a jerk.

It takes more effort to help...but it's also more noble. Peace.
 





 
Amy Winehouse did try to quit drugs a number of times. From what I've read of her life, it sounds like there weren't enough people around Amy who could push her to stay sober. She may have been manic-depressive which really complicates addictions. 

I've never been regularly around people with serious addictions but I imagine it's depressing, exhausting and frightening.

Still a great song, one of Neil's very best.  
 sfearll wrote:
One of my absolute favorite songs... just wish it lasted longer..!
 
9 > 10
I love this song ..

But if you made the mistake of seeing Neil on his 2012/2013 tour, it is harder to listen to him then it used to be. 
Instant and sweet time travel
Often the most powerfull songs are the simplist.  No one seems to understand this better than Neil.
looooove this song. so......tender, when you wouldn't expect it to be, considering the topic
Quintessential Neil. Neil's best. A classic. I love it. 
 johnjconn wrote:
Winehouse should have listened a little harder to this message.
 
Nobody likes the Monday Morning Quarterback.

Tell you what, there must be someone in your life that needs help...maybe they won't admit it, maybe you're uncomfortable accepting the role - hell, maybe you don't know anyone in trouble...find someone, there's lots of folks out there that could use friendship, honesty, courage, and grace —-> all directed at their recovery. Find them and help them.

We're all broken, we're all fragile & flawed.

Don't be a jerk.

It takes more effort to help...but it's also more noble. Peace.
prob my favorite neil young song...
 CatFitz wrote:
sorry. i am never looking for gut-wrenching over-emotive garbage whines out on a broken cracked falsetto. The first annoying note, and i mute RP and vote 1. eww. Niel Young. eww.
  Look...over there...that's right .... behind that bush....what you've been looking for....a clue.


this is such a lucid comment
well said, ybjb
 ydjb wrote:
When Harvest came out, not only this song but the entire album blew me away, and still does. If you are looking for a perfect voice, I suggest Pavarotti. If you are looking for gut-wrenching emotion, Neil will do just fine.
 


We like it. Joe Yankee lives!
I had this one a 7! Man, I musta been in a BAD mood!{#Lol} 9!

Neil Young - Needle and the Damage Done,  Live

As featured on the Johnny Cash Show 1978.



 ydjb wrote:
When Harvest came out, not only this song but the entire album blew me away, and still does. If you are looking for a perfect voice, I suggest Pavarotti. If you are looking for gut-wrenching emotion, Neil will do just fine.
 
Used to listen to this at low volume on an old mono player as I was going to sleep. That was the first year or so of the 70s decade and I believe I was 15 or 16 at the time  Was always a little embarrassed about liking Neil Young so much.  Since then he has morphed into a rock legend.  No longer feeling quite so embarrassed. -lol-


 CatFitz wrote:
sorry. i am never looking for gut-wrenching over-emotive garbage whines out on a broken cracked falsetto. The first annoying note, and i mute RP and vote 1. eww. Niel Young. eww.
 
Clearly the searing heat of dry and miserable Tulsa OK has fried your brain.

Clearly one of Mr. Youngs best efforts! Powerful song!{#Clap}
 CatFitz wrote:
sorry. i am never looking for gut-wrenching over-emotive garbage whines out on a broken cracked falsetto. The first annoying note, and i mute RP and vote 1. eww. Niel Young. eww.
 
{#Iamwithstupid}

one of my absolute favorite songs... just wish it lasted longer..!
Love this!!
Timeless!
sorry. i am never looking for gut-wrenching over-emotive garbage whines out on a broken cracked falsetto. The first annoying note, and i mute RP and vote 1. eww. Niel Young. eww.
 polymath wrote:
What's this "American Idol"? Never seen it.
 
It's a supposed "singing competition" wherein hundreds of thousands of wannabees audition for the privilege of going to Hollywood and competing for the top spot.  In this year's competition, a truly talented singer with incredible range (I heard some big-name band wants him) lost out to a good, but IMHO, limited singer.   People at home vote online or by texting, so right there it's no longer a singing competition, but a popularity contest!  The voting in the finals was perhaps tainted by the cell phones provided to people at the eventual winner's rallies that registered 10 votes for every text.

 bindi wrote:
I can understand people finding fault with Neil's voice, but for some of his work - like this song, it is emotional and honest.  This song with a perfect voice would just sound fake.
<....>.
 
{#Yes}

When Harvest came out, not only this song but the entire album blew me away, and still does. If you are looking for a perfect voice, I suggest Pavarotti. If you are looking for gut-wrenching emotion, Neil will do just fine.
One of the high points of his career. Just about the time you think he's lost it, he comes up with a song like this. He's done it several times in all the years I've been following him.
I can understand people finding fault with Neil's voice, but for some of his work - like this song, it is emotional and honest.  This song with a perfect voice would just sound fake.

I'm starting to like a lot of "less perfect" voices.
My best friend is a heroin addict. I have seen the needle. I have seen the damage done. Neil Young expresses what I could never express but feel deep within my own heartbreak. Every junky's like a setting sun....
 toterola wrote:

I always thought it was a well-placed kick. But a stomp would do! {#War}
 

I just figured a prima donna like bolton would rather be seated during such a tedious process. . .

{#Wink}


Not a fan, but this song is perfect. 10.
 vandal wrote:

Not offended, but I would never agree that bolton's voice is technically perfect - from the perspective of my humble ears, I'm pretty sure that bolton's personal assistant stomps his crotch just before he performs. . .
 
I always thought it was a well-placed kick. But a stomp would do! {#War}
 Krispian wrote:
Warning: The following is an opinion, please do not be offended: I personally liken Neil's voice to a homely, yet well-loved pair of slippers: they're not designed to impress, and disgust the fashionable types, but they perform their cozy function suberbly, without pretention or artifice. On the other hand, we could compare a technically "perfect" voice (such as Mariah's or Bolton's) to a pair of diamond-encrusted stiletto heels: stunning, but excruciating to endure.
 
Not offended, but I would never agree that bolton's voice is technically perfect - from the perspective of my humble ears, I'm pretty sure that bolton's personal assistant stomps his crotch just before he performs. . .


 Alpine wrote:
10. I grew up with Neils music. He's the male Joni Mitchell. He shaped many young mens lives.
 
Well said, my friend!
Have you ever heard that live version of "Circle Game" where Joni talks about a friend of hers writing a song about being sad because he could no longer go to the "teen only" clubs in Canada?
She's talking about Neil and "Sugar Mountain".

Krispian wrote:
Warning: The following is an opinion, please do not be offended: I personally liken Neil's voice to a homely, yet well-loved pair of slippers: they're not designed to impress, and disgust the fashionable types, but they perform their cozy function suberbly, without pretention or artifice. On the other hand, we could compare a technically "perfect" voice (such as Mariah's or Bolton's) to a pair of diamond-encrusted stiletto heels: stunning, but excruciating to endure.
In likening Neil's voice to footwear, I'd use a pair of running shoes that have holes from many hundreds of miles and have been run in with no socks. They may be comfortable to the wearer, but to those around they emit an ... odor ... that ... can't be ignored. That said, this is a wonderful and poignant song. I rag on Neil for dogs like Cortez the Killer and Like a Hurricane (ALL versions but especially the hideous pump organ version) so it's only fair to credit him for his gems such as this and Sugar Mountain.
:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:Simply FA-BU-LOUS!:notworthy::notworthy::notworthy:
milehighYinzer wrote:
Well said. I always say on these boards that people judge music on here like they are voting for the next lame American Idol.
What's this "American Idol"? Never seen it.
10. I grew up with Neils music. He's the male Joni Mitchell. He shaped many young mens lives.
Krispian wrote:
Warning: The following is an opinion, please do not be offended: I personally liken Neil's voice to a homely, yet well-loved pair of slippers: they're not designed to impress, and disgust the fashionable types, but they perform their cozy function suberbly, without pretention or artifice. On the other hand, we could compare a technically "perfect" voice (such as Mariah's or Bolton's) to a pair of diamond-encrusted stiletto heels: stunning, but excruciating to endure.
Bravo!
Krispian wrote:
Warning: The following is an opinion, please do not be offended: I personally liken Neil's voice to a homely, yet well-loved pair of slippers: they're not designed to impress, and disgust the fashionable types, but they perform their cozy function suberbly, without pretention or artifice. On the other hand, we could compare a technically "perfect" voice (such as Mariah's or Bolton's) to a pair of diamond-encrusted stiletto heels: stunning, but excruciating to endure.
milehighYinzer wrote:
Well said. I always say on these boards that people judge music on here like they are voting for the next lame American Idol.
What you said. S
This #10. BillG,think it's time to double amount of NY songs a day,been reading a lot of old comments and I think the nonbeleavers are slowly coming around. :guitarist:
THis live version is the best!
Krispian wrote:
Warning: The following is an opinion, please do not be offended: I personally liken Neil's voice to a homely, yet well-loved pair of slippers: they're not designed to impress, and disgust the fashionable types, but they perform their cozy function suberbly, without pretention or artifice. On the other hand, we could compare a technically "perfect" voice (such as Mariah's or Bolton's) to a pair of diamond-encrusted stiletto heels: stunning, but excruciating to endure.
Oh, thank God! I'm not the only one who feels stillettos excruciating! Thought I was alone in my misery.
Constantine wrote:
One of the few songs I can play on the guitar - nice if you can get it right.... I haven't heard it in a long time !
I'm chuckling and nodding in agreement. You can count on one hand the number of songs that I too learned how to play on guitar and this is one of them. Apparently I played this one too much (and very poorly I might add) because eventually my friends could no longer listen to Neil Young sing the original because of my butchering the song. I have to think that I'm partly to blame for some of the negative comments that RP listeners have posted regarding Neil Young and his music. My apologies.
Krispian wrote:
Warning: The following is an opinion, please do not be offended: I personally liken Neil's voice to a homely, yet well-loved pair of slippers: they're not designed to impress, and disgust the fashionable types, but they perform their cozy function suberbly, without pretention or artifice. On the other hand, we could compare a technically "perfect" voice (such as Mariah's or Bolton's) to a pair of diamond-encrusted stiletto heels: stunning, but excruciating to endure.
Well said. I always say on these boards that people judge music on here like they are voting for the next lame American Idol.
meower215 wrote:
ever heard "cold blue steel sweet fire?" Joni Mitchell? might change your mind
Doubt it, since this is not just the prettiest song about heroin abuse. . .it's also simply one of the prettiest songs ever!
Krispian wrote:
I personally liken Neil's voice to a homely, yet well-loved pair of slippers: they're not designed to impress, and disgust the fashionable types, but they perform their cozy function suberbly, without pretention or artifice. On the other hand, we could compare a technically "perfect" voice (such as Mariah's or Bolton's) to a pair of diamond-encrusted stiletto heels: stunning, but excruciating to endure.
Well put, except I wouldn't call Bolton's voice "perfect"; more like painful! And yes, this is one of Neil's finest. Check out this great clip of Neil in 1971 from the soon-to-be-released CD/DVD: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000MTPANQ/ref=amb_link_4419812_1/105-4101083-8163638
One of the few songs I can play on the guitar - nice if you can get it right.... I haven't heard it in a long time !
Gryn wrote:
This song is.. the best song ever made about Heroin abuse. It's also the prettiest.
ever heard "cold blue steel sweet fire?" Joni Mitchell? might change your mind
Warning: The following is an opinion, please do not be offended: I personally liken Neil's voice to a homely, yet well-loved pair of slippers: they're not designed to impress, and disgust the fashionable types, but they perform their cozy function suberbly, without pretention or artifice. On the other hand, we could compare a technically "perfect" voice (such as Mariah's or Bolton's) to a pair of diamond-encrusted stiletto heels: stunning, but excruciating to endure.
I've seen the needle and the damage done A little part of it in everyone But every junkie's like a settin' sun.
i love this song & i have to say that its placement after nirvana's 'all apologies' is an excellent, delicious coincidence. thank you, bill. :)
This is a beautiful song that deals with a difficult issue with sensitivity and humility.
This song is.. the best song ever made about Heroin abuse. It's also the prettiest.
Neil Young is one of my all time best liked artists. His output can be spotty. The Needle and the Damage Done is simply a great song. Written about one of his roadies I think?
madtowner11 wrote:
After some more thought and cooling off time, and after reading some posts on a Tom Waits song that I like, I will hereby officially refrain from indicting fans of music that I dislike (or even hate). Sorry to anyone I offended. I officially apologize. You were justified in defending yourselves and calling me names (pretty much). I have seen the light and will just turn the channel next time Neil Young comes on. AND... I'll make another donation to Radio Paradise as "punishment" for my behavior this morning.
Your problem was simply in prioritizing your anger. You seem to be just as incensed at people driving 54 in the left lane and liking Neil Young as you are at followers of George Bush. I would suggest that people who like Neil Young (me included) have different musical tastes than yours, but neither of us is likely to put anyone in danger as a result. On the other hand, people doing 54 in the left lane are likely to be a cause of road rage, and will eventually cause an accident -- especially if the guy behind them hears Neil Young on the radio. And George Bush -- well, I can't agree with you ENOUGH on how stupid people have to be to follow HIM, and the danger he puts everyone in and the damage he's caused. Now THERE'S something to be incensed about. My advice: Focus your energies on the real danger.
phineas wrote:
Pyro, yours is not an opinion --- it's a fact.
right on dude :!: :idea: :clap:(they just don't get it)
madtowner11 wrote:
After some more thought and cooling off time, and after reading some posts on a Tom Waits song that I like, I will hereby officially refrain from indicting fans of music that I dislike (or even hate). Sorry to anyone I offended. I officially apologize. You were justified in defending yourselves and calling me names (pretty much). I have seen the light and will just turn the channel next time Neil Young comes on. AND... I'll make another donation to Radio Paradise as "punishment" for my behavior this morning.
We all make mistakes Madtowner. Your ability to apologize, and our ability to forgive (for it could be my turn to make the mistake tomorrow!) is what keeps our civilization civilized. Thanks for the apology, we forgive you. Keep enjoying the music!
skeeter wrote:
Drugs 'er bad, Mmmkay :skull:
Ummmm.... It's Mr Macky mmkay?
Such a beautiful, sad song...
Wow, even with a stirring message, this song only gets a 3 from me. I think Neil's voice delivering these lyrics is akin to a world leader being transported on a hang glider...
RichardPrins wrote:
:sunny:
What he said.
After some more thought and cooling off time, and after reading some posts on a Tom Waits song that I like, I will hereby officially refrain from indicting fans of music that I dislike (or even hate). Sorry to anyone I offended. I officially apologize. You were justified in defending yourselves and calling me names (pretty much). I have seen the light and will just turn the channel next time Neil Young comes on. AND... I'll make another donation to Radio Paradise as "punishment" for my behavior this morning.
LLMikeJ wrote:
no, you didn't have to endure anything. hit pause, or go back in the stream and listen to something you like better. or go to the listener review channel. your posts are not adding anything whatsoever to this list of comments.
You're just as welcome to skip over my posts as I am to skip over Neil Young's "music".
madtowner11 wrote:
Sorry to start a flame war over something so inconsequential. Ideally I would like to understand the motivation of people who do things so contrary to (my) common sense. Like: Why can people sit through a soccer game for 3 hours, have the game end as a 0-0 tie and then go home and say, "Man, that was an exciting game!" Are they just that anal about messing up the scoreboard with points or do they just enjoy defensive gridlock that much? And what are people thinking in the left lane going 54 MPH? Do they just not understand the concept of traffic flow and the dangers of passing on the right? If I could understand people's motivation, I could possibly accept their actions and opinions more easily. I'll take your advice and read and listen more in my attempts to understand. No, if I hear this song again I won't post another negative comment. It seems to make some people in here a little uptight. I would still like you all to have a nice day. So have a nice day!
i don't care one bit if you like Neil Young or not. I also don't owe anybody an explanation as to why I like it. Based on the average rating of this song, you are the one doing 54 in the left lane. But none of that really bothers me (or makes me uptight) - what bothers me are these posts: madtowner11 wrote:
Maybe one day I'll get used to the fact that there are more stupid people in this world than smart people.
I don't understand how you can possibly think intelligence is directly related to one's taste in music, and I take offense to you suggesting that I'm unintelligent for liking a song. madtowner11 wrote:
Neil Young needs to go away and so do his blind (and, more importantly, deaf) sheep followers.
Nobody ever told me to like Neil Young. I decided to like this song (in particular!) on my own. I don't call you a blind, deaf sheep for rating Bob Dylan a 10. It is a difference in opinion, plain and simple. Listen & let listen.
Lazy8 wrote:
If we can take it, you can.
Sorry to start a flame war over something so inconsequential. Ideally I would like to understand the motivation of people who do things so contrary to (my) common sense. Like: Why can people sit through a soccer game for 3 hours, have the game end as a 0-0 tie and then go home and say, "Man, that was an exciting game!" Are they just that anal about messing up the scoreboard with points or do they just enjoy defensive gridlock that much? And what are people thinking in the left lane going 54 MPH? Do they just not understand the concept of traffic flow and the dangers of passing on the right? If I could understand people's motivation, I could possibly accept their actions and opinions more easily. I'll take your advice and read and listen more in my attempts to understand. No, if I hear this song again I won't post another negative comment. It seems to make some people in here a little uptight. I would still like you all to have a nice day. So have a nice day!
madtowner11 wrote:
It's not so much that I hate Neil Young's "music" (I do). It's more that I can't understand how people can say that it's good music. I guess I feel the same way about George Bush and his idiotic followers.
If you want to understand, rant less, read and listen more. If you're content in your lack of understanding what's left to talk about?
Maybe one day I'll get used to the fact that there are more stupid people in this world than smart people.
If we can take it, you can.
madtowner11 wrote:
3 posts because I've had to endure the song at least 3 different times now. And if I hear it again, I'll post again.
no, you didn't have to endure anything. hit pause, or go back in the stream and listen to something you like better. or go to the listener review channel. your posts are not adding anything whatsoever to this list of comments.
dwhayslett wrote:
After three posts just on this song, I'm guessing you don't like Neil Young. We get it.
3 posts because I've had to endure the song at least 3 different times now. And if I hear it again, I'll post again. It's not so much that I hate Neil Young's "music" (I do). It's more that I can't understand how people can say that it's good music. I guess I feel the same way about George Bush and his idiotic followers. Maybe one day I'll get used to the fact that there are more stupid people in this world than smart people. And on that note, have a nice day everyone!
madtowner11 wrote:
It's utter crap like this that keeps me from contributing more money to Radio Paradise. Ya hear that Bill? Less Neil, more money for you. It's real simple.
After three posts just on this song, I'm guessing you don't like Neil Young. We get it.
madtowner11 wrote:
It's utter crap like this that keeps me from contributing more money to Radio Paradise. Ya hear that Bill? Less Neil, more money for you. It's real simple.
Dude, you are such a jerk
madtowner11 wrote:
It's utter crap like this that keeps me from contributing more money to Radio Paradise. Ya hear that Bill? Less Neil, more money for you. It's real simple.
Don't go away mad. Just go away.
madtowner11 wrote:
It's utter crap like this that keeps me from contributing more money to Radio Paradise. Ya hear that Bill? Less Neil, more money for you. It's real simple.
what a doosh.
It's utter crap like this that keeps me from contributing more money to Radio Paradise. Ya hear that Bill? Less Neil, more money for you. It's real simple.
really interesting placement in the playlist - right after Nirvana - message not lost here.
I like this song. If someone hates this song, well - they're missing out on a goodly part of rock 'n' roll, not to mention music in general. Neil a poser? If there is one thing he isn't, it's a poser! He can be crappy in a lot of ways I suppose - he has that effect on people - some think his voice is terrible, other bemoan his 'one-note' guitar solos. I happen to like his less-than-perfect voice and his agonized (but true) chords and notes. If I'm having a crappy day all I need to do is put on Mirrorball and things are rockin' steady and feeling quite a bit better. May Neil be around for another 50 years - posing or whatnot. - Riff
Every mammal on the planet could inhale collectively at the same moment in time and that would suck less than this song. Neil Young needs to go away and so do his blind (and, more importantly, deaf) sheep followers.
Eul0gy wrote:
Everything Niel Young has ever done was done better by someone before him, he is the poser of the record industry, making a career out of cheap imitations of decent music.
such a weirdly far-off comment. i've never heard "Neil Young" and "poser" mentioned in the same sentence. you can like him or hate him (that voice is a polarizer), but one thing you have to do is respect his musical integrity.
Eul0gy wrote:
Everything Niel Young has ever done was done better by someone before him, he is the poser of the record industry, making a career out of cheap imitations of decent music.
Most things Neil (not Niel) Young has ever done ... he did first.
madtowner11 wrote:
The best thing I can say about that song is that it was mercifully short. Anyone who thinks Neil Young can sing needs their hearing checked. (As soon as I heard his off-key, screachy voice, I calmed myself down and really tried to give him and this song a chance. Alas, I still ended up being extremely thankful when the song was over)
I got an idea. You don't make any cracks about my how my hearing must be defective, I won't tell you what a rotten song "Wish You Were Here" is. Deal?
The best thing I can say about that song is that it was mercifully short. Anyone who thinks Neil Young can sing needs their hearing checked. (As soon as I heard his off-key, screachy voice, I calmed myself down and really tried to give him and this song a chance. Alas, I still ended up being extremely thankful when the song was over)
who the hell rated this a 1? :stupid: :ask: :-k :-s
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poprocker1 wrote:
how appropriate to follow up Kurt Cobain
Um... yes.... the mark of a good DJ: ties the songs together on as many levels as possible. Both songs were also live acoustic versions.
poprocker1 wrote:
how appropriate to follow up Kurt Cobain
Drugs 'er bad, Mmmkay :skull:
WE ARE NOT WORTHY!
how appropriate to follow up Kurt Cobain
I absolutely love this song.
Eul0gy wrote:
Everything Niel Young has ever done was done better by someone before him, he is the poser of the record industry, making a career out of cheap imitations of decent music.
Hopefully somebody will be delivering your Eulogy very soon. :P
Eul0gy wrote:
Everything Niel Young has ever done was done better by someone before him, he is the poser of the record industry, making a career out of cheap imitations of decent music.
Pyro wrote:
Everybody has an opinion. Mine is that you don't have a clue.
Pyro, yours is not an opinion --- it's a fact.
Eul0gy wrote:
Everything Niel Young has ever done was done better by someone before him, he is the poser of the record industry, making a career out of cheap imitations of decent music.
Everybody has an opinion. Mine is that you don't have a clue.
What an awesome segue "Not an Addict" into this... Wow. :notworthy: