Everett, Washington Concert Reports: 10/21/08
Photo by Jennifer Buchanan / The Herald
THE DIFFERENT STAGES MUSIC PROJECT: Neil Young inspires the Everett faithful:
"Neil Young is a GOD. It's that simple.
I don't think I've ever seen a performer more passionate about his music than Neil Young...and from all accounts, he bestows to his fans the same guts as a man approaching his mid-60s that he did 40 years ago.
One of the amazing qualities of a live Neil Young performance is how he seamlessly transitions from the beautiful electric sludge of tunes like "Hey Hey, My My," where his extended solos careen through the auditorium with sounds like a dinosaur moaning in pain from a leg amputation...to the acoustic grace and sentiments of a song like "Old Man."
How can I explain it...Neil Young's sludgy electric brand of rock & roll is the equivalent of a musical axe being swung at your head...and, elated, you can't wait for that blade to chop into your skull...only the blade hasn't been sharpened in awhile, and it has pits and gouges in it...so it just manages to knock off a chunk of your skull...get it? Sure you do.
Concert Review: Neil Young At Comcast Arena, Everett, Washington 10-21-2008 by Glen Boyd:
"What was most noteworthy about this concert wasn’t just that Neil Young’s “Electric Band” sounded like such a razor sharp machine, but that Neil himself seemed to be having such a good time. This showed through in one of the more intense Neil Young performances I’ve ever seen. There were plenty of great Neil Young songs that were not played – among them “Like A Hurricane,” “Cortez The Killer,” and “Harvest Moon.” With a catalog as vast as Neil Young’s, there is just no way that you’re going to get hit with everything in a single night."
HeraldNet: Neil Young, Death Cab for Cutie onstage in Everett review by Andy Rathbun
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Neil Young will be performing tonight at Comcast Arena At Everett, Everett, Washington.
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