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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

They Said Crazy Horse... I Said Solo


"I said solo...they said acoustic" T-Shirt


The official concert t-shirt for Neil Young's 2010 concert tour said: "I said solo...they said acoustic".

In terms of shattering audience expectations right up front, Neil's Twisted Road Tour with both soft folky acoustic classic tunes and howling Ol' Black electric feedback caught many fans off guard.

"I said solo...they said acoustic"
Neil Young - Worcester, MA, May 21, 2010
Photo by Steve Babineau/Sports Action Images


After the triumphant reunion of The Buffalo Springfield at the 2010 Bridge School Benefit Concerts, rumors swirled about a possible Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour.

Fans React to News of David Crosby "confirming" Buffalo Springfield Reunion Tour


In January, we conducted a poll on 2011 Tour with either Buffalo Springfield or Crazy Horse?



The poll results were overwhelming in favor of a Crazy Horse tour -- 69% to 31%.


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Ralph Molina, Billy Talbot & Frank Sampedro

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Now, what this meant -- in the perverse Neil universe -- is that we would get a Buffalo Springfield tour because -- as we all know -- Neil Young never, ever listens to his fan base.

Except that Neil went and announced a Spring solo tour first.

To be followed by Buffalo Springfield Tour dates in the late Spring.


The Buffalo Springfield, v. 2010
Joe Vitale, Stephen Stills, Richie Furay, Neil Young and Rick Rosas

Photo by Eleanor Stills (via Rick Rosas | Facebook)


Also, see A Look Back Down Neil Young's Very Twisted Road.


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4 Comments:

At 4/13/2011 01:48:00 PM, Blogger BecauseSoundMatters said...

Crazy Horse?

 
At 4/13/2011 01:56:00 PM, Blogger BecauseSoundMatters said...

Well, I am a hugh Le Noise fan and at the moment I prefer Neil with the Le Noise Band!!! And personally I have to say his last album with the Horse didn't touch me as much as the others.

Le Noise did give me the feeling the Horse was over....

.... ooops, did I say that....

Right now I am listening to Mirror Ball (side 2) "I am The Ocean".

 
At 4/13/2011 02:43:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

Crazy Horse?
Has Neil even recorded with them since Greendale? (Toast was before that). I wouldn't expect to see the Horse out of the barn until such time Neil does some recording with them so they can tour the songs. A 'hits' tour just does not fit the pattern.

Buffalo Springfield?
That/this tour is of a special nature predicated on the Bridge School concert. I would still expect some new material between them to come out as a result of their upcoming tour.

 
At 4/13/2011 04:36:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

The man is gonna do whaddhe wants to do when he wants to do it.

 

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