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Old 08-08-2007, 07:23 PM   #31
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I concur with everyone else's choices thus far.

While they're nowhere near the greatest or best Canadian acts of all time, I grew up listening to Our Lady Peace and still enjoy them today. I guess you can say they're one of my favourite Canadian bands of all time. They're my guilty pleasure, if you will. I saw them in concert last year and it was one of the best concerts I've ever seen—and I've been to many!
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I am a HUGE Neil Young fan, and own a few of Leonard Cohen's better albums. But there's no way there's any other answer to this question than Joni Mitchell. Second greatest songwriter of all time next to Bob Dylan? Turned her back on mainstream acceptance after a couple hit records and explored alternatives to pop/folk as well as traditional songwriting structure? Featured African musicians on her album 10 years before Paul Simon's Graceland? Created a totally unique form of vocal delivery with her singing? Influenced people from Michael Stipe to Prince to legions of female artists?

I loves me some feedback and pretty ditties, but Neil Young, while a towering figure in music, just isn't as revolutionary or indispensible as Joni.
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Neil fucking Young.
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lazurus -- why the question marks? Aren't they statements?
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No takers on Matthew Good then?

Also, I can't believe there hasn't been more love for the Barenaked Ladies (WARNING: for those of you who get excited by this name, they are neither barenaked nor ladies), they're like an opiate for candians aren't they?
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Also, I can't believe there hasn't been more love for the Barenaked Ladies
A small bump in the road to victory circle would be that they suck balls.
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They're gay? I always suspected.
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Ok, admission time and I'm going to ramble on a bit: when Neil Young was getting pounded into my head I was much younger, and it was my parent's music. I was at a time in my life where I thought bands like U2, Joy Division, The SMiths, Skinny Puppy, The Cure, and on and on, were going to save music, well at least rock as it was known then. So listening to Neil Young wasn't at the top of my list, and it likely wasn't at the top of most kids list's circa 1982 and entering their teens. Or maybe it was just me.

So frankly I guess know the standard Neil Young stuff, and some of it I hear once in a while and while don't remember the name of the tune, I remember the melody and words of course because it was on constant rotation in the house....but for the most part I tried to get away from itwhen younger and if I agree with you all that he's the greatest of all time I won't be doing it honestly.

So humor me here...pretend I just landed on earth from planet Mars and had never heard of Neil Young. What would you say are oh, 20 or so essential tracks that would win me over and convince me he was the best?

I'm on a mission, I want to see if 20+ years later I can gain (or regain?) new appreciation for the man. I know, shameful to admit, but hell there's a shiteload of other music out there and I got wrapped up in it, what can I say?
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Nickelback.
They definitely suck.
And are Canadian.
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So humor me here...pretend I just landed on earth from planet Mars and had never heard of Neil Young. What would you say are oh, 20 or so essential tracks that would win me over and convince me he was the best?
I won't give you 20, but I'll give you a few.

The Needle and the Damage Done
Harvest Moon (and that whole album)
Southern Man
Heart of Gold
Old Man
Hey Hey My My
Down By The River
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Well it's a start - thanks!

Some of those of course I knew, others maybe I'll recognize when I play them

Cmon Canadiens1160 and others...I want to make a CD to listen to while on the plane
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Okay. Um. The Tragically Hip, maybe? I don't think I've lived in Canada for long enough to really comment.
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(actually GibsonGirl was hoping you had insights on my Neil Young quest)
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