Photo Gallery: Neil Young - Worcester, MA, 5/21/10
Photo gallery by Tim Bugbee/Prefix Mag
Nice photo gallery and review of Neil Young in Worcester, MA, on 5/21/10 in Prefix Mag by Tim Bugbee:
Not shirking some of the songs that made his name, Young slung Old Black (his well-weathered black Les Paul guitar) over his shoulder and proceeded to rework timeless pieces like "Down By The River" and "Cortez The Killer," creating a spareness to the songs by concentrating on the primal riffs and foregoing the trademark, drawn-out guitar solos that define those songs. Occasionally augmenting the sound by adding a bottom end via foot-pedals, he stormed through the signature protest song "Ohio," and his guitar style of attacking the strings was well-suited.
The gentler side of his songbook was displayed via a tender, heart-felt reading of "I Believe In You" with Young on grand piano. Just before that he played harmonica and pump organ, updating the lyrics of "After The Gold Rush" to state that Mother Nature is now on the run in the 21st century (just ask the higher-ups at BP...).
More of photo gallery and review on Prefix Mag.
Also, see more Neil Young Concert Reviews of Worcester, MA, May 21, 2010.