Concert Review of the Moment: Aberdeen, Scotland Neil Young Concert Reviews: 6/24/09
The Neil Young Concert Review of the Moment is from Aberdeen, Scotland: 6/24/09 by Nesta 522:
If there were any justice Neil Young would be leaving Court today carried head high as punishment for his 2 hour unprovoked assault on a musical instrument.
From the first chord of Hey Hey My My when his stubby fingers hammered into the strings of his guitar to the encore of “A day in the life”, where the final roar and scream of the feedback emanated from the luckless instrument as it stood alone on its stand , broken strings bouncing off the picks ups, the assault continued almost unabated.
Neil young has multiple personalities,
A folk singer of unsurpassed ( well, Cohen may be his equal) sensitivity
Grandfather of grunge rock
The former got out to play for about half an hour as the electronics were switched off and the acoustic gutter, piano, harmonium and harmonica gave us cause to stand in awe and catch our breath.
The latter rocked at the pace of a twenty year old but with the skills and stagecraft of a man who has entertained us regally for over 35 years.
The main complaint from this concert goer was the lack of “ Like a hurricane” but that can be overlooked as I have the definitive rendition of that number on American Stars’n bars to fall back on for solace.
A word of warning for those going to future concerts on this tour, don’t clap too early. Neil h plays more false endings than Lynyrd Skynyrd on “Freebird” and your hands will be on fire with another hour of the concert still to run.
Last night I am proud to tell you , I was in the presence of genius.
More Neil Young concert review from Aberdeen, Scotland: 6/24/09.