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David Bowie vs Neil Young

David Bowie
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Neil Young
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby bobzilla77 » 11 Feb 2008, 20:49

I'm sorry I tried to discuss music on the Nationalism board.

As you were.

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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby Matt Wilson » 11 Feb 2008, 20:56

bobzilla77 wrote:I'm sorry I tried to discuss music on the Nationalism board.

As you were.

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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby Snowdog » 11 Feb 2008, 21:00

Bowie for me.

Nothing wrong with Neil Young, I guess. He just doesn't interest me. At all.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby slightbreeze » 11 Feb 2008, 21:42

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you should try thinking a bit more often.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby Quaco » 11 Feb 2008, 23:23

I like Neil Young. I think he's great, especially considering the sort of limited style he started out with, roughly folky rock. Bowie, coming from a pop background, was more more varied earlier on.

I expect to still be getting into Young for many years, and look forward to it. His is not an immediately gripping style for me.

Bowie I got right away, so of course, I'll voting that way.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby PENK » 12 Feb 2008, 00:26

I voted for Neil Young. But it was more or less a coin-toss. They're both great in their own way. They can co-exist peacefully in my world.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby Harvey K-Tel » 12 Feb 2008, 00:51

penque wrote:I voted for Neil Young. But it was more or less a coin-toss. They're both great in their own way. They can co-exist peacefully in my world.


I'm pretty much of the same mind. Neil gets more airtime, though, and thus, the most powerful tool of democracy: my fuckin' vote.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby king feeb » 12 Feb 2008, 01:06

Harvey K-Tel wrote:
penque wrote:I voted for Neil Young. But it was more or less a coin-toss. They're both great in their own way. They can co-exist peacefully in my world.


I'm pretty much of the same mind. Neil gets more airtime, though, and thus, the most powerful tool of democracy: my fuckin' vote.


Me too, but Bowie's been in my mind longer, hence...
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby Quaco » 12 Feb 2008, 01:09

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Quaco wrote:I expect to still be getting into Young for many years, and look forward to it. His is not an immediately gripping style for me.

Out of curiosity Jim, how familiar are you with Neil Young's albums?

Somewhat familiar with Neil Young, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, After the Gold Rush, Harvest, and Rust Never Sleeps. I own those and a couple more, plus Decade. (I know his BS and CSNY stuff also.) But to be honest, most of this familiarity is through hearing them in various situations controlled by other people -- on the radio, at other people's houses, and so on. I rarely actually put him on, and I know that makes a big difference for me. The album I like the best is Harvest, because it's so varied and because it ventures into orchestral territory. That is where I can be sure that he's not just a singer-songwriter, if "Broken Arrow" hadn't already convinced me.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby Piggly Wiggly » 12 Feb 2008, 08:52

If I had to define why I prefer Neil, I'd probably start with their voices.

Dave is a great vocalist, yet Neil sounds like he's about to fall off the rails at any moment. As if each word he sings might be his last.

To me, at least, that is a deeply compelling style of singing.

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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby & » 28 Aug 2009, 06:37

Ah so.

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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby randlepmcmurphy » 28 Aug 2009, 08:02

This is how you Americans say "A no brainer".
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby PENK » 28 Aug 2009, 09:07

& wrote:Ah so.

What do we think today?


I'd change my vote to Davey B. Neil's still great, of course, but I've gone back to listening to Bowie more over the last year or so. He's a top fiver while Neil's only top ten.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 12 Nov 2017, 08:26

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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby fange » 12 Nov 2017, 09:42

This was from before i joined BCB, so voting now.

Bowie by the width of a quite small circle,; love a lot of NY's work very much.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby The Modernist » 12 Nov 2017, 10:12

Bowie used to be quite underappreciated on BCB. I used to feel in a minority defending him back then. These days we're more balanced in our view of him.

As for NY I think he offers something quite unique and valuable, I get the love from that viewpoint, but I don't think he's a particular strong songwriter.

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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby Moleskin » 12 Nov 2017, 10:36

Much as I love Neil, he's spent the last 20 years making basically the same two albums, a country one and a Crazy Horse one, in alternation. And the songs just haven't been there. Maybe he should take a decade off and come back when he's inspired.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby German Dave » 12 Nov 2017, 10:51

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C'mon hatz. You gotta pit their best against their best.


a) who says?
b) "Their best" would probably rank pretty close. The fact that Bowie's sucked for almost 30 years, while Young's been inconsistent but still able to deliver at times, is the tiebreaker.


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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby !!VAPRANT!! » 12 Nov 2017, 10:52

The Modernist wrote:Bowie used to be quite underappreciated on BCB. I used to feel in a minority defending him back then. These days we're more balanced in our view of him.

As for NY I think he offers something quite unique and valuable, I get the love from that viewpoint, but I don't think he's a particular strong songwriter.


I think he's every bit as good a songwriter as Bowie.
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Re: David Bowie vs Neil Young

Postby The Modernist » 12 Nov 2017, 10:57

Dr. E. PLATE wrote:
The Modernist wrote:Bowie used to be quite underappreciated on BCB. I used to feel in a minority defending him back then. These days we're more balanced in our view of him.

As for NY I think he offers something quite unique and valuable, I get the love from that viewpoint, but I don't think he's a particular strong songwriter.


I think he's every bit as good a songwriter as Bowie.


I think I'd struggle to name 10 NY songs that have really impacted upon the wider public consciousness.