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I think I've heard this one before... - Phil's Rambling Rants
June 6th, 2012
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I think I've heard this one before...
Fresh Air today featured an interview with Neil Young about his new album, with some audio from the album.  The album is a bunch of folk songs such as "Clementine" and "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain", but with very non-traditional heavy rock arrangements and not necessarily any recognizable trace of the familiar tune.

My reaction is that he's stealing Toyboat's schtick.

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From:ericcoleman
Date:June 7th, 2012 02:50 am (UTC)
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That thieving bastard!
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From:quasiskunk
Date:June 7th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
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Don't forget about Pat Boones's very forgettable foray into singing rock too. X.x

Everyone needs to make a buck now n then :P
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From:sexybass
Date:June 7th, 2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
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Oh I think he's been doing it longer than Toy Boat! He grew up in the same city as I did When we were both teenagers and pre Buffalo Springfield days. Love what he is doing now with the music.
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From:robin_june
Date:June 8th, 2012 12:49 am (UTC)
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How does it compare the Steeleye Span's schtick?
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From:tigertoy
Date:June 8th, 2012 04:43 pm (UTC)
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My impression of Steeleye Span is that they play rock arrangements of familiar songs; Young is changing the songs so much that only the lyrics are recognizable.
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