I gather that youngsters have not heard of Neil Young. He was a musician popular about fifty years ago, noted for having the thinnest tenor of any professional singer. He ranks third on the list of the most whiny vocalists in rock, surpassed only by Kurt Cobain and Thom “Creep” Yorke. He wrote one listenable song, but Petrus Ratajczyk did it better.
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That is a good version of Cinnamon Girl. I grew up with CSN&Y and Buffalo Springfield, so maybe it’s the biases of childhood, but I’d list listenable Youngs songs to include:
– I Am a Child (probably the best use of his weird voice)
– Southern Man
– When You Dance I Can Really Love
– Heart of Gold
– Old Man
That said, his grandstanding has always left me cold. Haven’t cued up a Neil song on purpose for a decade.
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