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Monday, June 30, 2008

Live At The Marquee, Cork, Ireland Concert Reports: 6/30/08

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From Peoples Republic Of Cork Forums by thescore:
Absolute Genius. The people who were disappointed must have been the prawn sandwich brigade so f*ck them. I saw Neil Young in Hammersmith in London in March when he played 2 sets and it was mega. Last night in the Marquee was amazing too. I couldnt believe my ears when i heard some ol doll moaning that he didnt play enough hits and that she was disappointed that he finished up on a Beatles song. Jesus like, never again will she see such a unique talent in Cork again. He jammed like a man possessed last night and his cover of 'A Day in The Life' was amazing. Something the Beatles never got to play live and if they did i doubt they could have made it sound like that."

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At 7/01/2008 03:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a night. Pure class.There is a guitar somewhere backstage and it's still playing.
Great songs on one of those special
concert nights.
Thanks Neil you're a legend.

Donal & Carol.

At 7/01/2008 04:23:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

words never sounded better
A very special night from a very special man

At 7/01/2008 04:41:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

a genius,he felt the vibe in the room and by god did he react to it,the best gig ever at the marquee.who else can play a guitar like that,outstanding

At 7/01/2008 05:19:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Total awesomeness, Neil rocked our socks off and reduced us to snivelling sentimental wrecks and back again all in one show. Everyone present agreed, the man is a colossus, I pity the fool who wasn't in that tent last night.

At 7/01/2008 05:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A magical experience , great vibes , great night , great man ,
a legend is an understatement.I could not have picked a better set list myself.Words fantastic.
I can still feel him playing.
Pity it had to end.

At 7/01/2008 05:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing guitar, was a little bit worried beforehand after hearing about extended solos etc. in Malahide the night before but to be honest if you're involved you don't notice the time. Have to agree Words was the hilight alos All along the watchtower and Oh Lonesome Me and Hey Hey, My My stood out
Dissapointed that we didn't get some of the other ones hes doing on a regular basis though. I know I can't pick the setlist but was looking forward to Mr Sould, and Powderfinger.

At 7/01/2008 06:08:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Incredible show! Neil was on fire, one highlight after another. Hey Hey, My My and Words in particular were mindblowing, the acoustic set really worked in the enclosed venue, and the encore, A Day In The Life was the perfect finish as Neil went to work on killing his guitar, then set it on its stand and flayed feedback out of the thing with a handful of broken strings! I was hoping for Like A Hurricanebut what's the point in grumbling about the setlist after such a sublime performance.

At 7/01/2008 07:52:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Seeing shakey in a stripy tent down by the showgrounds with rust all over da place, boy, you couldn't dream it up! Man though he can go on with the guitar jammin, but wasn't he enjoying himself and thats all the counts. He doesn't say much and 'heart of gold' was a real treat. 'Watchtower' was great, as was 'words' and the too short 'needle'. 'Nowhere' did not sound so good (just me?), 'love' too long and 'Mother Earth' is just danny boy and pretty dull at that. Hidden Path and Day in Life was great finale. So all in all a good night out and hope to see him here again. Is he 62? man he rocks into retirement age....MORE

At 7/01/2008 09:15:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great show. He's got some amount of energy. Needle and the Damage Done and All Along the Watchtower were the high lights for me. But he just blew me away.

At 7/01/2008 10:27:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The People Republic of Cork" forum thread on the show is priceless, I was howling with have to read the whole thread from the beginning.

"the prawn sandwich brigade"..

"To me Neil is a folk singer and that is what I went to see last night. If I wanted to see 20 min solo's I'd have gone to clapton.

Where were some of his best songs , Harvest , Harvest Moon , A man needs a maid , Four strong winds , Rockin' in the free world, Old man. , Alabama etc.

Feel like I was robbed."

"That was the gig of the year in Cork if not the bloody century and he played the needle and the damage done, heart of gold, oh lonesome me, hey hey my my. Neil Young played A Day in the Life like the Beatles could only have dreamed of doing it live...

Basically the only way you would be happy would be if Neil Young called you up beforehand and went through the setlist with you so as not to scare or surprise you or anything like that eh?"

At 7/01/2008 01:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, always nice to hear a rustie say 'fuck'em' to other rusties - that's the spirit my man!and you'r right, why moan and complain about a 47 minute freakin guitar solo, while there's still hunger in the world? I mean, electric Neil allows you to grab another beer, piss it away, get yet another beer, and still show up in time for the, how shall I put it (as a member of the prawn sandwich brigade), ah yes, the 'denouement' of the solo!

At 7/01/2008 01:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absoluteley incredible gig,"Oh,lonesome me" was never a favourite of mine but it was possibly the highlight of last night,beautiful stuff,i was expecting great things and he didnt disapoint,had a feeling some people might have been expecting "that guy who did "Harvest" but thats their own fault,he has a 40+ year career!....he only played one of my very favourites of his("Hey Hey,My My")but i have no complaints about the set,"Heart of Gold" was great,"All along the watchtower" was off the fuckin charts.....i might be in the minority but i love "No hidden path"(all 25 minutes of it!) only song i didnt like was "Mother Earth",other than that he played like a man possessed,10/10 gig for me,dont think any one else posted the set so ill give it a go(wrote it down last night but cant find it now)

1 Love and only Love
2 Hey Hey,My My
3 Everybody knows this is nowhere
4 Spirit Road
5 All along the watchtower
6 Ive been waiting for you
7 Oh,lonesome me
8 Heart of gold
9 Unknown legend
10 Mother Earth
11 The needle and the damage done
12 Words
13 No hidden path
14 A day in the life

Thats not the exact order,but pretty close i think......


At 7/01/2008 01:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah he played "Go back to the country" as well!


At 7/01/2008 02:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

believable some of the comments i've read on the dublin and cork shows. I saw him in Feb and MArch in Amsterdam and London and the shows were great. Going to see him in Werchter and Weert later this week and month. The No Hidden Path in AMS was only 15 mins and itf it had lasted 26 it would have 5X better. Neil is the Godfather of Grunge. Crazy Horse (and i know this aint them) is a hard core loud guitar based band. When neil turns his back and rocks with Rick Rosas its not disrespect.....its he is in his zone for your fucking pleasure. Close your eyes, listen, see, feel........he is amazing. Hope his solos are 2 hours each in BE and NL.

At 7/01/2008 02:48:00 PM, Blogger Ben said...

There's a new CSNY video on Neil's site. It's pretty cool.

At 7/01/2008 02:49:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

unbelievable.....i typed unbelievable....i blame microsoft somehow...LOL

At 7/01/2008 04:21:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

I hadn't really been looking forward to the gig to any great extent but felt that it was something I should see. I have over 30 of his albums and for much of my life Neil's were the only songs I listened to - buying the tickets was akin to agreeing to attend the birthday party of an old school friend with whom I had long ago lost contact.

But what a birthday party it turned out to be. He played just the right mix of golden oldies and recent 'hits' and extended some of them into ten-minute guitar solos. These riffs, at times so long as to almost seem an attempt to test our patience, would no doubt have tested my patience if I had been listening to a CD but seeing just how into it the man himself got was worth the ticket price. There were times where I genuinely thought he was in the throes of an epileptic fit. There's no way a 62 year old brain-aneurysm survivor should be writhing about the stage like that, I thought. During one guitar-accompanied reverie I found myself anticipating the following day's newspaper headlines - 'legendary rocker burns out on Cork stage', 'veteran Canadian songsmith hospitalised after epileptic fit during Irish gig' etc. etc.

I wasn't the only one who misread things though. So long did he extend some of his songs that the audience on a number of occasions broke into thunderous applause when they thought he had finally brought numbers like Words to an end. How wrong they were. Seconds after thousands of hands began to clap the guitar exploded back into action...

After Leonard Cohen's three hours on stage in Dublin I was a bit disappointed with Neil's two but my girlfriend pointed out that the exertion involved in 2 hours of leppin' about the place and thumping his guitar would have exhausted a man half his age (I think she was referring to me).

Btw, was it just me or did he seem to get mightily pissed off with the sound people more than once?

At 7/02/2008 06:57:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved it, didn't need anybody else to explain why he did what he did, I made up my own mind, extending the solo when the applause starts is an old game and he's been rockin for years and probably will be for another while yet, he hasn't been called the grandfather of grunge for singing pretty lovesongs. that was fucking awesome. When you think about the people who really wanted tickets and couldn't get them, maybe if the cranks just stayed at home and listened to Harvest over and over while watching George Lee smile they would be happier, bunch of ignorant gits. Keep on Rockin'

At 7/02/2008 08:17:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe I was reading it wrong (from dead front/center, about ten feet from Neil!) but I took the frequent mid-solo audience applause as encouragement to keep going, not because they thought the thing was winding down. Spontaneous outbursts of appreciation, I'd call it.
It'll be a long time before we see a gig of this intensity and invention in Cork again! The man is to be held in awe, I think.

At 7/02/2008 01:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A superb night.

Brought my gf who doesn't know that much of his music, only hits and a mix I gave her coming up to the gig (none of which was played!). She was blown away, mesmerised and shopping for cds this week.

My fourth time to see him, and the best.

Highlight for me, hard to say but maybe "love and only love", the hairs were up on the back of my next when you first hear his voice and the rocking groove.

Long guitar solos were mesmerising. I didn't want them to end. To those complaining, they're missing the point. Would they complain after seeing a long cadenza performed by a concert pianist? This was beyond music, it was Neil and his music taking us on a journey. And to think of the droves of ticketless rusties outside.

Day in the Life was superb also, what a surprise! (I had avoided seeing set lists from tour). Neil took the vibe, shook it around in his own unique way. Perfect end to a perfect night.

At 7/02/2008 08:00:00 PM, Blogger mweldon said...

Wonderful gig. Venue great, and I hope Neil returns next year. Only constructive criticism is that it's a pity the greatest songwriter of them all wastes some of the limited time available doing three covers. Cortez would have made my year!

At 7/02/2008 10:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everybody needs to shut the hell up about Neil's solos going on too long!!!!!

Neil knows exactly what he's doing when he's soloing...and if you had any musical intuition...or respect, you would shut up and listen to them. They will take you to another world. In fact, Neil's solos are one of my favorite things he does. I've NEVER heard any other guitarist reach the heights he does when he solos. The way he makes your spine tingle and raise the hairs on your neck and arms is unparalled in music, in my opinion!

At 7/03/2008 02:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Glad you enjoyed the show. Still, bit of a strange comment, "Neil knows exactly what he's doing when he's soloing". I'd say the exact opposite is true: complete abandon to wherever the sound takes him. By the way, since when are rusties supposed to admire all of his master's exercises in extended noise? Sometimes they're great, sometimes they go nowhere - but that's music.

At 7/03/2008 10:56:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to add my two pence worth to the comments on Cork.

I thought it was an incredible night. The venue was great, the atmosphere was electric and our man, to me anyway, was in spectacular form. I am disappointed to read some of the comments regarding the length of some of the guitar solos. From the opening notes of Love & Only Love, you just knew what was in store. This wasn’t going to be just rolling out 3 minute wonders. Instead we got 25 minute wonders. Now isn’t that value for money. I think some of our disappointed friends have forgotten that Neil is a ‘feel’ player. The grove is the most important element and for me anyway this is what makes him special.

I met a couple of Cork men crying into their pints in a bar in the city after the show. They felt cheated. In fact they were angry that Neil would appear in the ‘peoples republic’ and treat them with such little respect! One of the chaps indicated he owned all his albums and that this was his 5th time to see Neil live. I could not help wonder why then was the show so lost on him. When I indicated to him that he may not just ‘get it’ – I was met with a less than mannerly response.

Anyway – there is enough doom and gloom in Ireland these days, so it was marvelous to experience such a night as we were treated to on Monday.

Thank you.

At 7/03/2008 11:40:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good note, man. Those beerdrinkers in the bar, I feel their pain but yeah, you're right, they don't get it (takes nerve to say it to 'em, though). I have to confess I also 'don't get' "Love and only love" at all, I think it's a pretty dull song, cut out for endless Crazy Horse headbanging but not much else. Nothing like "Hurricane", of course, or even "Change your Mind".

At 7/03/2008 02:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A great gig Cork and the growed went wild. Neil likes the dark and the Marquee was great venue. Everyone joined in. All the songs where brilliant and Day in the Life was good. I realy enjoyed the show from row B seat 1-3. The Painter was good. Is this the last time Neil come to Ireland.

At 7/03/2008 03:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Imagine if some of those poor hard done by beasts had caught Neil in Vicar Street performing Greendale, as of then unreleased. They would still be complaining about it. Some people will always see wrong, its in their nature.
Perhaps they should have gone to Dolly Pardon instead. Pretty sure she would sing what her fans want each time.
Fair play to all there who made the atmosphere so great. You could feel the reverence. Pegi Young could not hide her delight with the crowd reation. Music is a two way thing. This was a match made in heaven and Neil Young felt the vibe. Everyone was rewarded with a legendary performance. It was probably a relief for him not to be playing to a vast outdoor semi interested festival crowd. If Neil Young does come back and play in Ireland i am pretty sure he will fond memmories of the Cork crowd. It was obvious his thank yous at the end were heartfelt.

At 7/05/2008 02:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

oidfNot only was this an amazing gig.It was practically a life changing experience.Seeing Neil up on stage with guys like Ben Keith playing those songs,sounding at the top of his game,in a tent in cork was surreal.highlight if its possible to pick one was No Hidden Path.Cool bass player as well.

At 7/05/2008 07:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Listening to the concert again on rust radio, all along the watchtower!
Travelled from England and stayed for 2 great nights in Cork!
Saw Neil in Manchester in March each concert equally as good, off to Kent in the morning with 10 year old daughter who will be seeing Neil for the first time, shes very excited and keeps asking will he play Prime of life her fave ( no) and Hey Hey ( yes) anyhow its time for bed as 4 hour drive in the morning.
Rust radio now playing Oh, lonesome me.

Hope it stays dry.

At 7/06/2008 12:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

God only knows what some people were/are moaning about. It was a superb gig from start to finish!

I wouldn't say it was as good as Hammersmith earlier in the year (but nothing ever will be) but it was a 9/10 er without a doubt

Neil has always liked to play extended versions of songs from what i recall, and it was glorious to hear him do so in the big tent last week

Long may he reign

At 7/13/2008 03:54:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As promised 'Time fades away' stuff on youtube, hope those Reprise people won't mind the previews from this great album!. 'LA' and 'Last Dance' are particularly great i think.


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