Neil Young: Mirror Ball

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dr. Funk, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Dr. Funk

    Dr. Funk Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Fort worth tx
    It's one of those albums I guess I forgot about. I was thumbing through my cd's last night, and there it was, all brownish with black on the cover. I must have bought it around 20 years ago, and not sure if I ever played it (if I did, I don't remember). I have played it from beginning to end 3 times since yesterday. Neil Young collaborating with Pearl Jam, hmmm.....not sure I would come up with that mixture, but I think I'm starting to dig it. What do you think of Mirror Ball?
  2. Pseudonym

    Pseudonym Forum Resident

    Detroit, MI

    Great riff, good sounding recording. The bass clam at 3:08 indicates little or no surgery on the recording.
  3. aoxomoxoa

    aoxomoxoa I'm a "Citizens For Boysenberry Jam" Fan

    Ohio USA
    Not one of my favorites but a damn sight better than anything he's released in the past few years. I like Broken Arrow better
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  4. KDubATX

    KDubATX Forum Resident

    Not a bad album, but was kind of a let down for where my expectations were at when it was a new release. I used to have a live boot from the NY+PJ European tour around this time that I played more than the actual album.
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  5. PacificOceanBlue

    PacificOceanBlue Forum Resident

    The Southwest
    Maybe I should revisit it as well, the problem is that I sold years ago after concluding it was disappointing and underwhelming.
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  6. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

    mid to lower tier neil young.
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  7. Grunge Master

    Grunge Master Put Captain Solo in the cargo hold.

    This was the only song on it that stuck out to me; I couldn't tell you another song on it.

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  8. pdenny

    pdenny Blow up your TV

    Not too bad but it made me miss CH. I wasn't a Pearl Jam fan when it came out and it didn't turn me into one. Too long, probably, with some pretty decent tracks in there: Song X, I'm The Ocean, Truth Be Known, What Happened Yesterday, Peace and Love, Scenery, Fallen Angel.
  9. 86mets

    86mets Counting Crows #1 Fans

    I'm the Ocean is one of my all time favorite Neil songs...
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  10. ssmith3046

    ssmith3046 Forum Resident

    That pretty well sums it up for me too.
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  11. Love it.
    One of his last great albums in my opinion.
  12. BlackCircle

    BlackCircle Forum Resident

    Pottstown, PA
    Put it on...turn to 11...appreciate!
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  13. Grow Fins

    Grow Fins ...and leave you laaaaand-lubbing women alone

    Antwerp, Belgium
    It's a decent enough album that gets some play in my car from time to time. The trouble is that when you think of the immense talent of artist and band, you come to expect something far more memorable than the actual result, in my opinion...
  14. strummer101

    strummer101 Forum Resident

    Lakewood OH
    I think it rocks.
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  15. Crossfire#3

    Crossfire#3 Forum Resident

    Burlington Vermont
    Far better than the BookerT collaboration as Neil wanted to rock & PJ did too!
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  16. Jack

    Jack Forum Resident

    Orange, MA
    I love it. Finally got the 2lp after many years of wanting.
  17. Hagstrom

    Hagstrom Forum Resident

    East Coast, USA
    A great, rocking album. Downtown is a infectious tune. I remember playing my guitar along to it and thinking, "WOW - this riff is killer!"
  18. Ivand

    Ivand Forum Resident

    Houston, TX
    It was my first Neil Young album (bought it when it came out mainly because of PJ as I wasn't familiar at all with NY). I love it on this context. My first exposure to the electric/raw NY sound. As other have stated, there are better NY albums nonetheless.
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  19. I love it.
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  20. sddoug

    sddoug Forum Resident

    San Diego, CA, USA
    Mirror Ball is decent but I prefer the companion EP Merkin Ball.
  21. Opeth

    Opeth Forum Resident

    Love it, bought it on release and sold the CD along with all my others years ago. Actually bought it again on these forums just to have a copy and it's HDCD so my oppo103 likes it also !
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  22. Hey Vinyl Man

    Hey Vinyl Man Forum Resident

    I bought it when it came out, but like most of my collection from before 2004, it's in my parents' basement in Philadelphia. The only song I remember in any detail is "Downtown". I did like that one, but it's one of quite a few Neil Young albums of which I can only say that for one song.

    I might like it better now if I had it handy to give a second chance to.
  23. Yankeefan01

    Yankeefan01 Forum Resident

    Tonawanda, NY, USA
    What brought me back to Mirror Ball was Scenery, a really good grungy jam.

    Would have loved to see Neil play with PJ as his backup band.
  24. DmitriKaramazov

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  25. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Rahway, NJ, USA
    Wow I totally forgot about that song. I always thought it was a cool song back in the day. I never got this album though. I should check it out when I can.
    The last NY album I had gotten was the one before this one Sleeps With Angels which I thought was good.

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