Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Scott S., Aug 4, 2012.
Got in an argument with a guy on another forum, want to see what the crowd here thinks.
Always liked it. Have not heard much lately. Big fan of his stuff through the 90's. Passion and ferocity, whether electric or acoustic.
I need someone to live with me, to keep my socks darned and my shirts clean
You're options are inadequate. He's ungodly awful. In fact, he sounds just like me.
His voice in the '70s was ungodly good IMO. I love that cracked falsetto. One of my favourites voices from that period.
I like it as it is the voice that comes out of Neil Young.
I once frequented a UK folk club, some poor kid started singing and playing and was clearly very nervous; within a year of practice, he was like a new Martin Carthy.
Neil got better quickly and never lost his Neil-ness.
I think he sounds a lot like Jimmy Fallon.
I like it because it's unique.
He's good enough for Rock & Roll.
We don't need everybody to sing like Jackie Wilson.
Great singer. Perfect pitch and intonation. Natural falsetto. Peculiar voice, certainly. I understand if somebody hates it.
Neil Young is great. Simply great.
CSN make him a whole lot better, he blends with them rather well.
Alone he is OK, definitely no Sinatra.
Stays on pitch and in tune, at least when I've heard him, he has.
Neil's voice is great.
At times like nails on a chalkboard, but he used to write some good songs.
Certainly an acquired taste, but like single malt whisky, I wouldn't want it out of my life.
I like it very much.
Spot on. Unlike many "rock" singers he has very good pitch and the voice sounds terrific live.
I can't remember where I read this, but I agree with whomever said Neil Young sounds like an 8th grader singing at the junior high talent show. I still dig it though.
If somebody is into Pavarotti or Michael Bolton os Celine Dion I understand the difficulties to dig NY. Otherwise I don't. If Neil can't sing,here's some people who can't sing as well:
Sleepy John Estes
Sonny Boy Williamson
Ramblin' Jack Elliott
I like Neil Young's voice. Often, I actually love it, especially his 70's voice. It has an indescribable feeling of longing and tenderness about it.
On the other hand, I don't think he's really a good singer. He often sounds as if he is trying to sing way above what his range is, or like he's throat-singing, and not diaphragm-singing. I mention this, not because I'm some sort of singing snob, but because it seems so incredibly obvious, and I think it's actually quite remarkable that someone who has what many would consider to be massive issues with singing technique should become so reknowned and beloved as a singer.
But hey, indescribable feeling of longing and tenderness. Not everybody can muster that, and many singers with great technique can't get near it.
Neil's vocal serves his songs uniquely and perfectly.
In 1970 I was 16 and the drivers training instructor let me turn on the car radio and "Heart Of Gold" came on. The instructor said that guy can't sing. I disagreed and Neil's still going 42 years later...
IMO, it's like asking, "What do you think of Neil's guitar playing?" NY's music wouldn't be the same if he was Pavarotti.
It's Neil, what more can you say?
Love Neil's voice! Anyone who thinks Neil can't sing, give 'Live At Massey Hall' a listen.
So you want to start an argument here as well?
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