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Rock Wars 1

Let's have a friendly debate.
Let's spice things up.
NEIL VS BRUCE

1. Who is the better song writer
2. Who is the better guitarist
3. Who is the better singer
4. whose guitar would you rather play Bruce's Tele or Neil's Les Paul
5. Whos an overall better musician




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would not cross the street to see either one
I would have liked to have seen Neil in the 70s and early 80s.
The live version of "Hey Hey, My My" was always a favorite.

I as never a fan of Bruce, and never thought of him as a player at all, but he CAN sing.
 

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Uhh, I'll agree with

2 - Neil
3 - Bruce
4 - Neil's
5 - Neil

but Bruce's early stuff..... come on. So 1. Bruce (Just for the Born to Run lp)
 

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Better songwriter? Bruce by a mile. He is one of the most amazing lyricists of all time, let alone the music, especially the early (pre-82) stuff. Not even close.
Better guitar player? Bruce by a mile. Neil Young plays lead like a 16-year old who just started to play lead guitar. He gets a pass as "brilliant" because he is "Neil Young", and not because he actually plays good lead guitar. As far as Canadians go, Robbie Robertson is actually a MUCH better guitar player AND songwriter.

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1. Who is the better song writer?
Neil. More diverse styles and subject matter.
2. Who is the better guitarist?
Neil. He may not be in a top 100 list or even 500 but his name mentioned far more in guitar talk over the years says something.
3. Who is the better singer?
Neil. No debate there. Bruce's vocals are terrible.
4. Whose guitar would you rather play?
Old Black.
5. Who's an overall better musician?
Neil.
 

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Uhh, I'll agree with

2 - Neil
3 - Bruce
4 - Neil's
5 - Neil

but Bruce's early stuff..... come on. So 1. Bruce (Just for the Born to Run lp)
I really was on the fence with #1 and was leaning toward Bruce.
But Neil had a strong social influence in his writing, whether I agreed with it or not, it was to be respected.

And come on... he's a folk singer who mentioned Johnny Rotten.
 

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1. Who is the better song writer?
Neil. More diverse styles and subject matter.
2. Who is the better guitarist?
Neil. He may not be in a top 100 list or even 500 but his name mentioned far more in guitar talk over the years says something.
3. Who is the better singer?
Neil. No debate there. Bruce's vocals are terrible.
4. Whose guitar would you rather play?
Old Black.
5. Who's an overall better musician?
Neil.
C’mon Neil stop voting for yourself
 

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