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Thursday, February 09, 2012

Paul McCartney Honored at Musicares by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, others

UPDATE: ROUNDUP: Paul McCartney Honored at Musicares by Neil Young & Crazy Horse, others


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"I Saw Her Standing There"
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From Paul McCartney Honored as MusiCares Person of the Year - New York Times.com By JAMES MCKINLEY, JR.:
But the performance that brought the crowd to its feet and seemed to capture the rock and roll spirit of the early Beatles came from Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Mr. Young, his long grey hair spilling out from under his white hat, launched into “I Saw Her Standing There” in a loose, free style, letting the guitars ring as he sang the teenage anthem with a snarl and launched into a post-modern guitar solo in which the melody jumped, stuttered and seemed to cry out in pain. Simply put, the song rocked, sounding as if it could have been recorded yesterday.

“Paul!” Mr. Young said after he finished, raising his hand in a salute, while the crowd applauded wildly.



UPDATE:
2/11/2012 03:03:00 AM - Multiple tweets are reporting "I Saw Her Standing There" played by Neil Young & Crazy Horse.

At 2/11/2012 07:36:00 AM, Anonymous Neil Young And Crazy Horse Play Heaviest Beatles Cover Ever | News | Music News | Noise11:
Neil Young and Crazy Horse performed a full-on grunge version of The Beatles’ ‘I Saw Here Standing There’ for Sir Paul McCartney’s MusiCares Person of the Year dinner last night (February 10) in Hollywood.

At 2/11/2012 08:10:00 AM, Anonymous Gillis said...
From grammy hompage ;
And Neil Young, in keeping with the spirit, pretty much was back in a mid-'60s Toronto garage as he and Crazy Horse powered through the early Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There."



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Tonight, Paul McCartney will be honored as the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year in Los Angeles.

Among the many musicians paying tribute to the former Beatle, Neil Young & Crazy Horse will reunite for their first gig together since the 2003/4 Greendale tour.

Paul McCartney on Hollywood Walk of Fame
(Neil Young on far left)


Yesterday, Paul McCartney received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Neil Young made some comments at the event.



Paul McCartney and Neil Young
The Hollywood Walk Of Fame - Los Angeles, California - 09.02.12
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From Paul McCartney rocks out for his Hollywood star - Entertainment - NZ Herald News:
"Let me tell you a little bit about our friend Paul here just as a musician," said Young, wearing a black leather Buffalo Springfield tour jacket. "When I was in high school and the Beatles came out, I loved the Beatles and I tried to learn how to play like them, and no one could figure out what Paul was doing on the bass. Not only was he playing differently because he plays left-handed, he played notes that no one had put together before -- in a way that made us stand in awe of this great musician."

Young said McCartney, 69, was "at the top of his game, he said, adding: "Like Charlie Chaplin was a great actor, that's how I look at Paul.

"Yet even with all of that craft that he has and his ability to put melodies and chords and feelings together, it's the soul that comes out of his music that makes me feel so good and so happy to be here with him ... today," he said.

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Paul McCartney Inducted by Neil Young into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - 1999


Paul McCartney and Neil Young have had quite a few interesting musical encounters over the years. (See Paul McCartney and Neil Young.)

So ... what Paul McCartney song will Neil Young & Crazy Horse cover?

The poll below represents the songs with the top votes from an earlier runoff this week.




And might it be possible that Neil & The Horse will do a medley?

Lastly, will Paul join Neil & The Horse?

Drop us a comment and let us know what you think.

And if anyone is going tonight, please leave a report. Enjoy!

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Paul McCartney and Neil Young
Bridge School Benefit Concert - October 23, 2004
Shoreline Amphitheater, Mountain View, CA
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At 2/09/2012 10:57:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

Since a bunch of folks have asked, here's what we think.

After some consideration, we now don't think Neil & Crazy Horse will play "A Day in the Life". After playing on 2010 tour, it's been there, done that. And its mainly a Lennon song.

We also don't see Helter Skelter being played. Song has some bad vibes from a different era.

We'd really like to see a medley of songs. But not sure this is the time or place for CH to pull off. Also, the car songs like "Why Don't We Do it in the Road?" don't seem right for the Horse.

So what song then?

Yes, we think Paul will join Neil & Crazy Horse on the finale.

And it would seem that "Hey Jude" would be somewhat logical. Maybe too predictable.

Well, whatever, happens, we think it will be a truly spectacularly historic night.

we wish we could all be there.

have fun.

tune back in Saturday morning.

 
At 2/09/2012 11:17:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

I Will.....as in


Who knows how long I've loved you?
You know I love you still
Will I wait a lonely lifetime?
If you want me to, I will

For if I ever saw you
I didn't catch your name
But it never really mattered
I will always feel the same

Love you forever and forever
Love you with all my heart
Love you whenever we're together
Love you when we're apart

And when at last I find you,
Your song will fill the air
Sing it loud so I can hear you
Make it easy to be near you
For the things you do
Endear you to me
Oh, you know I will.

I will

 
At 2/09/2012 11:21:00 PM, Blogger maddowdle said...

Do they air the MusiCares concert on TV?

 
At 2/09/2012 11:53:00 PM, Blogger doc said...

Are those your words Sony?

doc

 
At 2/10/2012 04:11:00 AM, Blogger peter d. said...

Of all the hats Neil wore in the past, this is the only one that doesn't look good…

 
At 2/10/2012 04:24:00 AM, Blogger peter d. said...

On the topic of what song they're gonna play, I'd vote for "all you need is love". It's a good closing song, and it's got a message that Paul and Neil continue to preach.
The Horse will be able to make it their own, I can already hear them galloping thru...

 
At 2/10/2012 05:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Live and Let Die is a song that Neil and the Horse could set on fire. They could even bring in some horns and a kids chorus...

 
At 2/10/2012 07:03:00 AM, Blogger SONY said...

doc - I Will is a McCartney tune off the The Beatles White Album. Personally, I think Neil will..do this song.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=beatles+white+album+song+list&mid=5BD473634E94C43133B35BD473634E94C43133B3&view=detail&FORM=VIRE5

 
At 2/10/2012 07:11:00 AM, Blogger Jill said...

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At 2/10/2012 07:20:00 AM, Blogger Jill said...

Walk of Fame ceremony -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZKqOj3hj1M

 
At 2/10/2012 09:09:00 AM, Blogger mark said...

....... i can hear a medley
...... Why Don't we do it in the Road
..... Get Back
........ and end w/ A Day in the Life ........ w/ Old Black in a sustained feedback fade as Neil, Maccca & the Horse wave & walk offstage.

 
At 2/10/2012 11:04:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

all you need is love? a day in the life? hell, why not within you without you then? this is a tribute to PAUL, dipshits. so how about suggesting a PAUL song?

 
At 2/10/2012 11:09:00 AM, Anonymous LRR said...

I agree that "I Will" is a song that neil can sing. Many of Paul's other songs.....Neil doesn't really have the voice for. "Live and Let Die" might be on the edge of what Neil can sing. When Neil sings up high, his voice gets a little fragile. Not really a rock n roll belter that McCartney was.

Well, about 12 hrs to go...It will be exciting if some photos or video of the band come out in tomorrow's news! Other than one photo that came out a few years back (was it at MusicCares 2010???), No one has really seen the Crazy Horse guys around. At least I haven't!

 
At 2/10/2012 12:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Something of Ram, Crazy Horse are an interesting and unorthodox bunch and so was the album Ram one of Paul's best!

 
At 2/10/2012 12:13:00 PM, Anonymous Brent said...

Helter Skelter....bad vibes? Don't you remember? U2 stole it back for us all ;) ;) I kid but its my pick for the best possible song for the Return of the Horse. Whatever song they choose I hope it is dirty and sludgy. I have been really enjoying some Broken Arrow era mid-90's Crazy Horse live material the past few weeks. If we can take Horse Back as any indication this is direction they are leaning towards. But knowing Neil anything can happen. Hope to see tour dates in a few days.

 
At 2/10/2012 03:23:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

paul got a star on the walk of fame in hollywood yesterday. neil was there. plenty of pictures of the old fucks here:

http://www.contactmusic.com/photo/paul-mccartney-neil-young-paul-mccartney-honored-with-a-star-on-the_5791915

 
At 2/10/2012 04:48:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

Helter Skelter is custom made for the Horse .... Whats the sense of having them perform is they can't bust loose and do what they do best, otherwise neil could just go solo ... Helter Skelter doesn't belong to Charlies legacy. It's time to reclaim it for what it was intended to be, a blistering rocker that suits the Horse to a 'T' .....

 
At 2/10/2012 04:59:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher said...

@Brent & @BIGCHIEF - we hear you on Helter Skelter.

Didn't recall about U2 reclaiming HS?

Yes, it seems to fit that CH could tear it up on that one.

We just think based on Neil's comments on the whole matter that its just not a song to even consider.

but we've been wrong before and we'll be wrong again someday...

 
At 2/10/2012 06:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this be streamed at Live Grammys?

 
At 2/10/2012 06:42:00 PM, Blogger Jill said...

`Highway` would be another good one, they could really rock it! And it would be great for Neil`s vocal range I would say.

 
At 2/10/2012 08:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Little Lamb Dragonfly :)

 
At 2/10/2012 08:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your kidding right

 
At 2/11/2012 02:03:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Multiple tweets are reporting Saw Her Standing There

 
At 2/11/2012 02:28:00 AM, Blogger eric waits said...

They'll do a day in the life .... But it would be great to hear why don't we do it on the road. Please record it.

 
At 2/11/2012 02:29:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

I Saw Her Standing There is a perfect choice, especially given Neil's comments about growing up listening to The Beatles. If you think about it, that's our most common cultural feature in America and maybe throughout the world, an intense love for this group. And no song captures that first blush of love better than this one.

 
At 2/11/2012 06:36:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.noise11.com/news/neil-young-and-crazy-horse-play-heaviest-beatles-cover-ever-20120211

 
At 2/11/2012 07:10:00 AM, Anonymous Gillis said...

From grammy hompage ;
And Neil Young, in keeping with the spirit, pretty much was back in a mid-'60s Toronto garage as he and Crazy Horse powered through the early Beatles classic "I Saw Her Standing There."

 
At 2/11/2012 08:26:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But the performance that brought the crowd to its feet and seemed to capture the rock and roll spirit of the early Beatles came from Neil Young and Crazy Horse. Mr. Young, his long grey hair spilling out from under his white hat, launched into “I Saw Her Standing There” in a loose, free style, letting the guitars ring as he sang the teenage anthem with a snarl and launched into a post-modern guitar solo in which the melody jumped, stuttered and seemed to cry out in pain. Simply put, the song rocked, sounding as if it could have been recorded yesterday.
“Paul!” Mr. Young said after he finished, raising his hand in a salute, while the crowd applauded wildly.


http://mccartneyphoto.blogspot.com/

 
At 2/11/2012 09:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice call on "Saw Her Standing There!"

Side note to Paul; quit the botox & dyed hair for chrissakes. It draws attention to the obvious. Neil, you look great as always au natural!

 
At 2/11/2012 10:21:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Paul only colours his hair, never had botox, his face shows his age if you look close, he is just fit, healthy and youthful for his age, that's all, having said that no one has aged as cool as Neil Young

 
At 2/11/2012 01:04:00 PM, Anonymous GrungeMan said...

"I Saw Her Standing There".

The 1rst cut on The Beatles debut album "Please Please Me".

Leave it to Neil!

 
At 2/11/2012 02:59:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

Who would've thunk? I have to say that was not even close to what I would have guessed. I don't recall anybody else suggesting it as well. Once again, it just proves that the only thing you can predict about Neil is that he is unpredictable ......

 
At 2/11/2012 03:19:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

GrungeMan, I hear ya! I thought the same - Leave it to Neil. He takes the first frikin' evidence of the whole Beatles phenominon and inverts it right to the present moment. He might just be the most tuned in individual I've ever been exposed to. And God bless Paul McCartney who has suplanted Dick Clark as the worlds oldest teenager. Paul still is the bomb. A great human. Lucky we are to have been alive while'st these two have crafted their artwork. Joy is in the heart.

 
At 2/11/2012 03:19:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Several anonymous postings suggested this song several days ago.

 
At 2/11/2012 10:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A brief clip of them playing and a mention from Paul later in the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9eux1TZ0lE

Dee

 
At 2/11/2012 10:39:00 PM, Blogger GRC said...

"I Saw Her Standing There" , I like it. I can't wait to see the video. The pictures rock ass and hopefully Neil makes this a staple on the Horse 2012 tour. As many have posted earlier this harkens back to Neil listenting to the Beatles in the 60's and being inspired. Hopefully the muse leads to a year of the HORSE!

 
At 2/12/2012 08:48:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know if any of you have seen or heard this, but Chromatics has covered Into The Black...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSycSBYHitc&feature=youtu.be

 
At 2/14/2012 01:27:00 AM, Blogger doc said...

I notice the guest musicians on stage with Paul McCartney closing the grammy's...Joe Walsh, Dave Grohl etc...why not Neil as well?

doc

 

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