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Friday, April 06, 2012

Bruce Springsteen & Neil Young: "Souls of The Departed"

At the 2004 Vote For Change concert in St. Paul, MN, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young played together on "All Along the Watchtower" and "Souls of the Departed".

The video has a very surreal feel to it -- black and white, grainy, shot off a video screen.

Also, nice to see Neil & Bruce jammin' with Nils Lofgren.

Definitely screams out for a high quality version somewhere.

St. Paul, MN - October 5, 2004
photo by Muriël Kleisterlee and Jos Westenberg

Also, see Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young: The Difference in Greatness.

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At 4/06/2012 08:46:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

Now I ply my trade in the land of king dollar

Where you get paid and your silence passes as honor

And all the hatred and dirty little lies

Been written off the books and into decent men's eyes

At 4/06/2012 09:48:00 AM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

There is so much honesty that flows out of both Neil and Bruce's song. I really do believe that while composing, a primordial spirit erupts from within revealing a basic simple truth if the composer it open to it. Sometimes you need a little help from Mother Nature, too.

If the composer is locked into the physical world with an agenda for a song like, "I want to write a song about..." then the primordial spirit says forget it. See ya'll later.

At 4/06/2012 09:27:00 PM, Blogger no one said...

Hope you and Mother Nature will be very happy together because otherwise it looks like all your former visitors are on the run.
Nice work.

At 4/07/2012 01:43:00 AM, Blogger Sandy Horne said...

@ no one. Huh?? Speak for yourself. I'm not going anywhere. And I can assume from your post that we won't be hearing anything further from you.

At 4/07/2012 10:07:00 AM, Blogger viper said...

They both are good but not equal. Neil is awesome and irreplaceable!!!!

At 4/07/2012 01:33:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

@no one, we're like a big family here. Like most big families spread out across the country, we're less than perfect. You are also part of this family, too, whether you like it or not.

At 4/07/2012 08:05:00 PM, Blogger Sandy Horne said...

BTW, Bruce's new record "Wrecking Ball" is great!!

At 4/08/2012 11:02:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

Thanks Sandy for sticking around. We'll try and keep it all worthwhile.

At 4/09/2012 08:34:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

Yes, Sandy, Thanks for sticking around ... Most importantly, Thrasher ... thank you for 'sticking around' and tolerating our rants!

At 4/09/2012 11:29:00 PM, Blogger BIGCHIEF said...

Funny, I could have sworn that Neil called Bruce 'Bob' when they greeted each other ....

At 4/11/2012 11:06:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

Finally had enoughg time to get thru thisall the way through at a single sitting. Yeah..that's a Brucefest right there. Classic as soon as it happened. Black or white or in color. That's a gem, great cinemography. there are very few performances I have seen Neil sing and not play, maybe less where I've seen him play, and not sing at all. These two have done some nice rocking together. and nils too. Yeah.

At 11/24/2012 03:22:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

as i flew in from vancouver canada i looked down at the wilderness and thought wtf am i doing in the middle of nowhere. how could i have known. euphoria reigned!! thanks so very much for this post. remembering it, even when years later, i can taste it does not compare with living it. what a bloody treat this is.


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