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  1. They are very nice looking. I'd like them to do a Tal Farlow ES- 350 like the one he played in the 50's, or at least reissue the 1950's ES-350. I guess as Whitefang pointed out, you can find them used for less than a new reissue would cost if they did make them!
  2. I've always had a love/ hate relationship with the Beatles music, but I do like the Let it Be album - especially I Me Mine and Dig a Pony. That said, I will not be listening or funding McCartney, Ringo or the Beatles estate any further, as I think the world has had enough exposure to this little known band 😆 Enjoy the remixes.
  3. I got into Metallica's music around 1998/ 1999 when I was in high school. I loved Reload, Garage Inc and S&M and have good memories of listening to them back then. I'm one of the few who like all Metallica's album, except St. Anger which is pretty terrible on al levels. They changed over the years, but that made them interesting I think. Yeah, from Kill 'Em All to Justice they were at there peak, but Load, Reload, Death Magnetic and Hardwired have some great stuff on. Whilst I sometimes enjoy it, I was never a massive fan of the Black album. Kirk plays like Kirk and I like his style. If everyone played like all the 'speed players', it would be boring. A lot of people who criticize Kirk seem to miss this point.
  4. I played my girlfriend Slash's solo into the Godfather Theme from the 1992 UYI Tokyo concert for the first time the other day. She said it was a racket and she didn't like it. I asked could she not appreciate the skill involved, but she didn't reply. I don't understand as it was always one of my favourite solos. Thankfully she likes Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Tracy Chapman and a lot of other good music though.
  5. Yes, I know Neil was and is a big Bob Dylan fan. He covered a few of his songs over the years and played on the same stage on a few occasions if I recall correctly 🙂
  6. It's a debate! I was only initially interested because of Whitefang's belief that Neil sucks and Bob is amazing from another thread where 4 or 5 people said Neil sucks! It's cool if they don't like Neil, but I found the idea that Bob is great and Neil is garbage a strange one. Just an investigation really. As someone on here once said 'everything is great and everything sucks'...depends on the listener I guess. There are some people on here who seem to think nearly everything sucks and that's the really 'weird' thing!
  7. The Johnny Winter cover is great. As Bob did, Neil has influenced countless musicians. I found your comment/ question a bit strange as Neil is hardly underground and has had an extremely successful career, so obviously he has inspired many musicians. The ones that come to mind are Nicolette Larson who charted pretty high with' Lotta Love'. Pearl Jam often covered 'Rockin' in the Free World' I'm not a big fan of either bands, but Oasis and Radiohead cited Neil as a big influence. If you Google or look on Wiki there are long lists of artists who were inspired by Neil. Just because you don't like him doesn't mean he is not as influential as Bob! I find it interesting that I can say that Bob was a great songwriter/ lyricist even though I dislike his voice immensely, but you seem to not appreciate Neil as a great songwriter just because you don't like his voice! Both have contributed significantly to contemporary music and both are great in their own way, it's just Dylan's voice is horrendous! Not as bad a voice as Leonard Cohen though, who someone mentioned earlier.
  8. Cowgirl in the Sand uninpressive? One of Neil's most famous and well written tunes? 🙄 The tune you posted is certainly interesting lyrically, but musically not so much. Sorry, but Neil beats Dylan in so many ways IMO. I guess we have to agree to disagree on this one!
  9. That looks cool. Sort of like a hipshot b bender from the look of it. Gibson did briefly make a Les Paul with a b bender in 2013 called the Music City Jr. I bought one in a sale for £599 around that time. It's a very cool guitar with p=90's and they sometimes come up for sale on Reverb. Worth looking out for if you are a b bender fan. Gibson Music City Jr. with B-Bender | Guitar World
  10. Gorgeous looking guitar...enjoy 😍
  11. I always loved Ballbreaker. Not too many people seem to like that album, but I thought it was way better than The Razors Edge (the album before it) and better than the albums that followed it. Probably the last great AC/DC album in my opinion, although I do like Stiff Upper Lip, Black Ice and Rock or Bust...they're just not as good as Ballbreaker. I haven't heard the latest one yet though.
  12. 'Stuck in mid yodel'...haha! I was surprised by the version of 'Gospel Plow' you posted, I could actually listen all the way through without feeling like I needed to turn it off as soon as he started singing! Not sure about 'Lay Lady Lay' though. I never much liked that song, but it's ok I guess. I think Dylan sometimes had the stronger lyrics, but Neil had the better songs. Did Dylan ever write a song as good as 'Cowgirl in the Sand'? If he did, I haven't heard it yet! Cowgirl in the Sand (Live) - YouTube Came back to edit to say, actually Boots of Spanish Leather is a fantastic song and my favourite by him, but I still much prefer Cowgirl in the Sand. Now, if Neil sang Boots of Spanish Leather that might be better...
  13. Whitefang, I saw a comment you left on the Neil Young thread and have to ask you...you like Dylan but not Neil? I find this interesting. Whilst Dylan is obviously a great lyricist and songwriter (though not all the time), his voice is possibly the worst sounding voice in history! I could never get past the talky moaning sound he produces. At least Neil could sing pretty well when he could be bothered - check out the Comes A Time album or his voice on Massey Hall. I like Dylan songs when covered by other artist who can sing, but the originals are tough to hear! I can sing better than Bob and I'm not a great singer! Most buskers you see on the street can sing better than Bob! I respect him for his songwriting, but there was no need for him to sing.
  14. ...oh, actually, an original 1957 ES 5 Switchmaster to go with my 2010 reissue. I prefer humbuckers hence the year choice.
  15. Maybe a Super 400 or an original 1957 Les Paul Custom for me. I already have a 57 Custom Reissue made in 2009 which is an amazing guitar, but it would be cool to have one that was from 'The Golden Era' I guess. I always wanted a LP Artisan or the 1976 'The Les Paul' just because they look amazing...I've never tried one. Over the years I have built up a large collection, so I really don't need anything else. I should probably be selling a few instead.
  16. Very nice! I've never seen Slash play this before and he did a good job. I think almost as many people who dislike Neil dislike Slash too. Waiting for the Slash trashing comments next! I think Slash, the Eagles (and Neil) were/ are all great. Guns N' Roses were the band that got me into music back in the early 90's, so I will always have a huge amount of respect for Slash's playing...just listen to the solos in Perfect Crime or Locomotive.
  17. Haha! Well, that might well be so... I once saw a thread where someone went off on Neil calling him a big greasy 70's hippie. It reminded me of when I was in school and a friend of mine got called a 'mosher ginger w**ker', to which he replied 'yeah, I like mosher music, I have ginger hair and I like to w**k a lot, what's your point?!'
  18. I've been a fan of Neil's music since I was 16 or so (around 21 years now), but your post made me laugh a lot. Brilliant! The only thing I do take offense to is that I have often had greasy stringy hair and grubby jeans. There really is no need for such a personal attack 😉 😄
  19. Love Neil (even with his shaky voice and sloppy guitar playing), but I was never a big fan of the Beatles to be honest. I do occasionally enjoy Abbey Road and Rubber Soul from time to time though. A Day in the Life is a classic, except for the jolly middle section.
  20. The 'Godfather of Grunge' thing was a media tag I guess, but it sort of makes sense as some of Neil's albums like 1981's Re-ac-tor were heavily distorted, sloppy and I 'grungy'. I imagine a few of the electric tracks on Rust Never Sleeps and Live Rust (both from 1979) likely inspired a number of grunge artists. Zuma is my favourite of Neil's albums tied with Harvest, but Everybody Knows This is Nowhere is a fantastic record too. I used to play 'Cowgirl in the Sand' in a band years ago. Alongside the tracks you mention from that album, I love the title track and Running Dry. Not a bad song on the whole album. Powderfinger is a classic.
  21. Fair enough! Even if you don't like Neil, I don't think you can underestimate his output over the years and the influence he has had on many people. I never much liked Bob Dylan, but I get why he was such an inspiration to many, I just could never get past his terrible sounding voice. Neil Young is probably my favourite songwriter of all time though….I'm not sure why.
  22. Yeah, Neil liked to record on the spot with little rehearsing apparently, hence a lot of his stuff sounds raw and not very polished. Personally, I love this idea, but for a lot of people it sounds unfinished I guess. If you listen to the album Tonight's the Night from 1973 there are a lot of mistakes, out of tune singing and poor time keeping, but that's what makes it unique in my opinion. Regarding his sound he does actually have a big red pedal board thing and you can see him using it often on live videos. Listen to parts of Hey Hey My My and his tone almost sounds like his amp is broken. I think it's great! Albums like Ragged Glory, Broken Arrow, and Psychedelic Pill (and of course the rest of the Zuma album) are also worth checking out to hear what a distinctive tone he has. Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black) (2016 Remaster) - YouTube
  23. The guitar on Cortez would be his 50's Les Paul Goldtop that was resprayed black at some point. I'd actually disagree about what you say regarding Neil's tone. I remember reading once that in the early to mid 70's he became quite fanatical about finding a specific recognizable tone that he was happy was. If you listen to his mid to late 70's output and onwards his guitar tone is instantly recognisable and sounds like he spent a lot of time finding his sound. There is a great shot of Neil from the 70's in front of all his amps and clearly spending time working on his 'tone'. I think a lot of people get tone obsessed and half the time it doesn't really matter, but Neil did seem to put a lot of effort into his sound. Anyway, yes, Cortez is an amazing song. I love about 99% of Neil's music though! He's a fantastic songwriter and lyricist (especially during the 70's).
  24. Best concert? That is a very difficult question...but I will say the first proper concert I ever went to was AC/DC in Sheffield Arena in the year 2000 when Stiff Upper Lip came out. I was only 16 and afterwards I was scared I had permanent hearing damage! Great concert though and very memorable. Me and a friend went on a bus full of fellow AC/DC fans and listened to Highway to Hell loudly the whole way there. That was fun! As for the best? Maybe the jazz trio The Bad Plus in Leeds Wardrobe 2004?
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