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Saturday, September 29, 2012

TONIGHT: Free Concert* - Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Central Park, New York City

Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Central Park, New York City
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From Sugar Mountain - Neil Young Set Lists:

2012-09-29, Central Park, New York City, New York, USA
Global Festival
w/ Crazy Horse
1. Love And Only Love
2. Powderfinger
3. Born In Ontario
4. Walk Like A Giant
5. The Needle And The Damage Done
6. Twisted Road
7. F*!#in' Up
8. Rockin' In The Free World


Rockin' In The Free World
Neil Young & Crazy Horse w/ Dave Grohl
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Neil Young & Crazy Horse Foo Fighters The Black Keys Band of Horse: "Keep on Rockin 'in the Free World"

From Global Citizen Festival, With Neil Young, to Combat Poverty - NYTimes.com By JON PARELES:
For the concert’s finale Mr. Auerbach and Mr. Grohl brought their guitars to join Mr. Young and Crazy Horse in “Rockin’ in the Free World”; Band of Horses and K’Naan became a backup vocal choir. The song isn’t a simple celebration. It’s a juxtaposition of dire conditions in the verses and ironic joy in the choruses. It’s Mr. Young’s take on the complacent “free world” versus real life, and perhaps a song for those who want tweets to suffice as international actions. It was a clamorous multiguitar blowout and, for those who know the song, a hint of the real work ahead before the world can be saved.

The Needle And The Damage Done

From Global Citizen Festival, With Neil Young, to Combat Poverty - NYTimes.com By JON PARELES:
The headliner was Neil Young with Crazy Horse, the band that has perfected rock as a primordial stomp.

Mr. Young’s set was molten and unkempt, yet it had his own kind of finesse. He and Crazy Horse, on their first tour since 2004, often huddled near the center of the stage, bobbing back and forth until their heads nearly touched, and their songs sometimes welled up out of a caldron of drone and distortion.

But Mr. Young’s voice was pure and precise, and his lead guitar could peal with straightforward melodies, or scrabble with frenetic intensity, or plunge to grapple with subterranean forces. The set included three songs from Mr. Young’s next album, “Psychedelic Pill,” due Oct. 30, and they were openly autobiographical.

“Walk Like a Giant” was also a pithy eulogy for 1960s idealism: “We were ready to save the world,” Mr. Young sang. “Then the weather changed and the white got stained and it fell apart/And it breaks my heart to think about how close we came.” It ended with blast after slow blast of the closing chord, dozens of times, turning into slabs of abstract noise.

F*!#in' Up

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Fell asleep tonight while reading 'Waging Heavy Peace', an amazingly transcendent autobiographical journey the the past, only to be awoken by "Powderfinger" from the YouTube page I had put on a couple of hours previously. I was coming out of a pretty hazy dream state, and hearing the Horse live suddenly was like a dream come true. It's past 3am here in CA as I write this and I can only say that their set was, for me anyway, like that gospel light shining! The boys were having a blast and the Horse was deep in the groove. These guys were putting their heart and soul into it, and if Neil seemed a bit winded at the end, well, who on God's green earth wouldn't be?! It's just a blessing they're still making great new music and laying it all on the line. If you're lucky enough to see them live on tour, soak it up and cherish it. You never want to say it'll be the last ride, but remember life is short. Dig this NOW.



Global Citizen Festival
Musician Neil Young, right, performs with his band Crazy Horse including Frank Sampedro, left, and Ralph Molina, at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday Sept. 29, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
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From Neil Young, Black Keys and Foo Fighters Rock the Global Citizen Festival | Music News | Rolling Stone By Patrick Doyle:
Young was also focused on the present, playing several new songs in a set that featured only two tracks released before 1989. It began with a heavy, nearly fifteen-minute jam on Ragged Glory’s "Love and Only Love," with Young and guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro facing each other, playing blistering solos with punk attack. Young quickly launched into "Powderfinger," full of twin-guitar mastery. He also went acoustic for moving versions of "The Needle and the Damage Done" and the new "Twisted Road." "I'm remembering the first time I ever came here for an audition," Young said of New York City before the twangy new "Born in Ontario." "It’s a great place, even though I didn't get it."

Young was also focused on the present, playing several new songs in a set that featured only two tracks released before 1989. It began with a heavy, nearly fifteen-minute jam on Ragged Glory’s "Love and Only Love," with Young and guitarist Frank "Poncho" Sampedro facing each other, playing blistering solos with punk attack. Young quickly launched into "Powderfinger," full of twin-guitar mastery. He also went acoustic for moving versions of "The Needle and the Damage Done" and the new "Twisted Road." "I'm remembering the first time I ever came here for an audition," Young said of New York City before the twangy new "Born in Ontario." "It’s a great place, even though I didn't get it."

"Like dinosaurs stomping the earth."
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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Global Citizen Festival To End Extreme Poverty Concert replay stream

Dave Grohl, Neil Young and Dan Auerbach perform onstage at the Global Citizen Festival In Central Park To End Extreme Poverty - Show at Central Park on September 29, 2012 in New York City.
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UPDATE: Concert is now streaming live. Looks and sounds great! Enjoy. (link below)


Tonight, Saturday, September 29th, Neil Young & Crazy Horse will perform a free concert* on the Great Lawn in New York City's Central Park.

Neil Young @ Sound Check, 9/28/12
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The concert will be for the Global Festival, designed to bring awareness and funds to the cause of ending global poverty. Along with Neil Young & Crazy Horse, will be the Foo Fighters, Black Keys, Band of Horses and K'naan.

From rollingstone.com:
"Global Poverty Project organizers are hopeful about their tuneful approach to activism. "Since 1981, the proportion of people living in extreme poverty has been halved to 25 percent. While progress has been remarkable, there's still a long way to go," he says. "Music and movements go hand-in-hand: from ending the slave trade in the 1800s through the freedom chant against apartheid in South Africa, music has been a key part of social change, and that's still so true today. It gives us an outlet to express that which we care about in the most meaningful and passionate of ways, which is the whole point of the Global Festival: it's equitable, so anyone can get involved in uniting so many people and non-profits around one cause. It's become a lot bigger than any of us have ever dreamed."
*For more details, see Global Festival - Great Lawn, Central Park, September 29 2012. Also, the concert will have a live webcast.

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At 9/29/2012 07:32:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Well look at that, it IS free! Watching the Foo Fighters right now, and the stream is great, good quality, no interruptions or hitching or anything.

 
At 9/29/2012 07:48:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Wow, the Foo Fighters are in awesome form, and Dave's voice sounds great.

They are blowin' the roof off that place right now.

 
At 9/29/2012 08:50:00 PM, Blogger David Johnston said...

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At 9/29/2012 09:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is just something about Neil and Crazy Horse that goes straight to my heart. Loving this! Can't wait to see them again in November.

 
At 9/29/2012 09:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're killin walk like a giant. God I love Neil.

 
At 9/29/2012 09:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, killin' it. Everyone needs to listen NOW. New song too.

 
At 9/29/2012 10:02:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

That was awesome.

 
At 9/29/2012 10:05:00 PM, Anonymous TheRealDOD said...

Wow!

 
At 9/29/2012 10:06:00 PM, Blogger medward said...

wow, they played a fuckin great set. I wonder if Fuckin' Up was on the setlist. When Neil was handed his guitar after Twisted Road there was a bunch of feedback and Neil yelled to Poncho something like "Sounds like it's fuckin' up" and then he went into the song.

Anyway it was awesome they played it. They totally blew my mind! I can't wait for next tuesday

 
At 9/29/2012 10:12:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Keep on Rockin in the free world was really powerfull and fuckin up appropriate . Great show although i felt Neil had trouble playin the d 28 and gettin breathe sometimes . Watched it in direct from my house in the azores...amazing! Where was Larry?

 
At 9/29/2012 10:27:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Twisted road does not sound good . Same melody as old King with no intesting chord structure or anything! The last acoustic tune that was pure Neil genius was light a candle ano before it was bandit! Walk like a giant is strong with cool ending !

 
At 9/29/2012 11:08:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, what a transcendent performance!

wayne

 
At 9/29/2012 11:13:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Twisted Road sounds amazing, imo. It fits perfectly in the set and is an awesome new song!

I don't hear any connection between that and Old King....just my opinion. :)

 
At 9/29/2012 11:18:00 PM, Blogger Zak Claxton said...

Great, great, great NY & CH show. Neil seemed really energized. The Horse seemed super happy. How great was that?

 
At 9/30/2012 12:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fantastic performance. Prefer Ramada Inn to WalkLAG and Psychedelic Pill to Twisted Road, but I thought the set was apt for the occasion. Lovin it.

 
At 9/30/2012 12:59:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil did seem breathless and his voice was out of tune a bit. What's with that? Like Farm Aid. He better be careful not to overdo it. Ease up a bit, Neil. We want you around for a long time.

 
At 9/30/2012 01:42:00 AM, Blogger the rider said...

Falling off the face of the earth. Now that's a mind blowing Neil acoustic number.

 
At 9/30/2012 01:44:00 AM, Blogger the rider said...

Falling off the face of the earth. The way. For the love of man. Walk like a giant. Neil, thanks for continuing to write those great songs.

 
At 9/30/2012 04:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Horse is streaming now again:

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

 
At 9/30/2012 05:07:00 AM, Blogger Liza ... said...

YouTube doesn' work in Germany, but this one does:
http://screen.yahoo.com/global-citizen-festival/
Enjoy!

 
At 9/30/2012 05:43:00 AM, Anonymous SD said...

Maybe Neil has a nagging cold, with the changing seasons and all.

Also, yeah I don't get the comparison between Old King and Twisted Road at all. They don't sound similar to me.

 
At 9/30/2012 06:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Horse were really having fun yesterday night, interacting a lot and playing very well. Neil's electric guitar playing cannot be more intense and full of emotion, he's really unique, I could listen to his solos forever, inspiring. Old balck sounds like an old dinosaur...the walk like a giant ending is just raw.
A guitar was out of tune in Powderfinger which could not be more rock' n roll.

On the other hand, i felt that Neil's acoustic playing was not the way it used, he was struggling a bit on that...especially in needle and the damage done. where's that acoustic energy of Freedom?
I agree, the melody of Twisted road do sound like Old King, overall not my cup of tea, it misses that "neil touch" not close to the amazing chords progressions of Expecting to fly, Country Girl or You and Me for example.

anyway...I love you Neil

Alonosdealbuquerque

 
At 9/30/2012 06:12:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mindblowing!
"YouTube doesn't work in Germany"? That's weird. It does work in The Netherlands.

Twisted Road: Neil has said that it's all one song.
You know what happened to me right after I heard the Red Rocks version a couple of weeks ago. I was driving around town and had to wait for a traffic light. Out of the bleu I started to sing Twisted Road as follows:
First time I heard Like A Rolling Stone
Got a little dirty
But that's alright

; )

 
At 9/30/2012 06:39:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

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At 9/30/2012 06:42:00 AM, Blogger Liza ... said...

Well, Anonymous: The YouTube link for this Central Park Concert says: This video is not available ...
so therefore it doesn't work here. And I heard it also doesn't work in Australia. Why it is like that? I don't know.


 
At 9/30/2012 06:50:00 AM, Anonymous Brian said...

Fell asleep tonight while reading 'Waging Heavy Peace', an amazingly transcendent autobiographical journey thru the past, only to be awoken by "Powderfinger" from the YouTube page I had put on a couple of hours previously. I was coming out of a pretty hazy dream state, and hearing the Horse live suddenly was like a dream come true. It's past 3am here in CA as I write this and I can only say that their set was, for me anyway, like that gospel light shining! The boys were having a blast and the Horse was deep in the groove. These guys were putting their heart and soul into it, and if Neil seemed a bit winded at the end, well, who on God's green earth wouldn't be?! It's just a blessing they're still making great new music and laying it all on the line. If you're lucky enough to see them live on tour, soak it up and cherish it. You never want to say it'll be the last ride, but remember life is short. Dig this NOW.

 
At 9/30/2012 10:50:00 AM, Blogger Dominic Holdem said...

what's up with neil's guitar playing and voice on some of these numbers? i'll tell you what...he's getting OLD. that rockin' in the free world was just sad to watch. he obviously can't hit those notes anymore and he's running out of breath. time to retire that one, and needle while yer at it. but HOLY FUCK how about that walk like a giant? the highlight of the night, hell, the highlight of the fuckin' year as far as i'm concerned.

oh, and a note to dan aurbach...when neil is playing a solo, you play RHYTHM.

 
At 9/30/2012 11:10:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

......... but HOLY FUCK how about that walk like a giant? the highlight of the HORSE, hell, the highlight of all the fuckin' HORSE years as far as i'm concerned.

btw. Dan Auerbach was great with Neil. Ask Neil.

 
At 9/30/2012 12:13:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks all for comments. More later but we'll just say what others have said...

Walk Like A Giant was so beyond epically huge as to be indescribable.
Or as Nan said like "Dinosaurs stomping the earth."

 
At 9/30/2012 12:26:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WLAG and Ramada Inn and Psychedelic Pill are my favorite songs from this batch. Just superb.If he really wrote these sober, no worries. But i am worried about his breathlessness. All those years of smoking catching up with age? I think there's a simple, albeit demanding, fix. The older you get, the MORE important it is to work out. It makes a huge difference in work capacity.
What a treasure neil is. A passionate performance. I'm so over RITFW, but that one was sweet.

 
At 9/30/2012 12:57:00 PM, Blogger Dominic Holdem said...

look folks, it ain't rocket surgery or brain science. you get older and you lose lung capacity, even if you don't smoke a thing during your life. when you expend energy it's harder to draw breath, and for a singer it's harder to push air and hit those notes. that's what we have here. by the end of the set neil was definitely having trouble singing, he went hoarse (not horse) all over the place during ritfw. dave grohl noticed he was having difficulty and stepped up to sing some of the verses. i get why they played it at this event, but i hope they retire it or at least tune it down to d like they did back in '97 at the trocadero show.

yeah, if neil lost some weight and worked out more it might help his stamina, but at his age there's only so much you can do. it may be better to burn out than fade away, but sometimes you don't have a choice.

 
At 9/30/2012 01:32:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Giant takes a Saturday evening stroll through Central Park. Priceless.

 
At 9/30/2012 01:33:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

I really liked Dan Aurbach and Neil soloing over each other. It was some really fun guitar interplay.

 
At 9/30/2012 01:47:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There's PLENTY that can be done at his age to increase lung capacity if you're willing to put in the effort, namely aerobic exercise. Believe me, I've experienced it first hand. I feel better than I did in my forties. It's so much easier to get through my day. It's harder to get back into exercise when you get older, but once you get your routine, you kind of crave it because you know how much better you feel with it.
And the exercise he gets as the tour progresses will help. No way should he just succumb to the clock. Harder as you get older, but so much more rewarding. And essential if you want to stay vital into your 70s and 80s and beyond. Exercise really is the fountain of youth. Not bragging here, just personal experience. I don't just feel younger, I look younger. And it only costs an hour every other day.

 
At 9/30/2012 01:58:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Auerbach is pretty much a genius and Grohl is a wild man. Lots of fun there. And jumping rope is also fun and simple.

 
At 9/30/2012 02:13:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/neil-young-black-keys-and-foo-fighters-rock-central-park-for-global-citizen-festival-20120930

 
At 9/30/2012 02:37:00 PM, Blogger Zack Harding said...

I read through these comments before watching the video of "Rockin' in the Free World" and I was expecting to see a really pitiful peformance by on old man well past his prime. That's not what I saw.

I saw a rock n' roll genius and legend who commanded a stage full of some twenty or thirty musicians and an audience of tens of thousands more. He was yelling and barking into the mic like a man possessed, wailing on his guitar, and stomping around the stage like some kind of...well...giant.

All of those other musicians seemed to be in complete awe, even the long-time members of Crazy Horse could on look at the younger guys with an expression on their face like "we still can't believe it and we've been playing with this dude for DECADES."

And how about that coda of the chorus? All that feedback and screaming guitar, and then Neil counting the band right back in? Everyone lost their mind at how much energy and passion that "old man" was showing. Neil himself couldn't help but smile at how well it had pulled off.

Retire "Rockin' in the Free World"? I don't think so. Neil just gave that song as much life as it's ever had, and I wouldn't put it past him to be able to top it yet.

 
At 9/30/2012 03:58:00 PM, Blogger Dominic Holdem said...

i never said ritfw didn't have life. neil played the shit out of it, as usual. but he couldn't sing most of it...that is indisputable. go watch the video...he can't even sing the chorus. lucky for him he had about 100 other folks helping out!

 
At 9/30/2012 04:18:00 PM, Blogger Zack Harding said...

His voice sounded fine to me. Was it perfectly in pitch with absolutley no flaw? No. Seems to me, though, that there's an awful lot of off-kilter singing and flubbed bits on alot of those classic albums like "Tonights the Night" as well. And most of us don't focus on all those errors and inconsistencies as failings. We consider it an imprint of the moment that Neil was in when he wrote/recorded those tunes. Artistry without filtration. Same thing with that performance of "Rockin'". I don't expect flawless execution from Neil, nor do I want it. Neil's never been that kind of musician, and that's one of the reasons I like him so much.

 
At 9/30/2012 05:15:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dominic is right. Neil's voice failed on RITFW. It utterly failed on "Don't feel like Satan", when he looked to Dave to take over. I've never heard that before with him. Combined with the same thing happening at Farm Aid, it's obvious he's got a problem with the strength of his voice. He was breathless alot. I just hope it's correctable and not something like COPD.

 
At 9/30/2012 05:56:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

Seems like it's always 'anonymous' posters going on and on about Neil's health or voice.

For the love of man I wonder why.

 
At 9/30/2012 07:06:00 PM, Blogger Dominic Holdem said...

oh god, if i wanted flawless performances i wouldn't be a neil junkie! man it's cool, if you dug that ritfw good for you. i am sooo glad that neil is playing with the horse right now for the very reason i pointed out his lack of breath...because the road does not indeed go on forever, and the party has to end sometime.

 
At 9/30/2012 07:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil has always had a voice that goes in and out of tune,just over pitch its his style, i love it,perect, flawless performance

 
At 9/30/2012 07:24:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

never never time to stop for neil

 
At 9/30/2012 08:52:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

holy crap. neil's voice is and continues to be remarkably robust, tour after tour.

I hate these RITFW collaborations - they never ever work. EVER.

Grohl confused Neil on who was doing what on the vocals. the video makes it as clear as can be. if somebody can find a GOOD version of this song done as a collaboration, then please post it. PS. you won't find one at the hall of fame performances. And even the ones with Bruce and Eddie are pretty crappy.

 
At 9/30/2012 08:59:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Neil wasn't breathless on "Don't feel like Satan," he wanted Dave Grohl to sing the line. It's pretty apparent all through the performance that Neil is trying to share the vocals with Dave, but Dave is sort of missing the cue.

I also didn't see him as out of breath during the chorus either; he was just letting everyone else sing it.

I mean, I could be wrong, but that's just how I read it. It seemed to me that he was belting out the lyrics to every other song just fine, and wasn't having too much trouble at all. His voice even sounded more in tune than I've heard many times in the past.

 
At 9/30/2012 09:03:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

Neil & Pearl Jam at the MTV Video Music Awards is pretty awesome.

 
At 9/30/2012 09:57:00 PM, Anonymous The Zuma Band said...

I watched the video of "Walk Like A Giant" and his voice is perfectly consistent with all the earlier versions I've heard. When he gets to RITFW it seems pretty obvious what's going on. Managing stage volume and monitor volume with all those people AND guitars must have been crazy and somewhat impossible. He pushes his voice at times in order to hear himself - this is normal and instinctive, as there must have been a LOUD sonic din going on. With Crazy Horse things are loud, but the variables are known. With all the other players on stage, all normal parameters are thrown out, and the sound guy must have just been trying to keep it manageable, and figuring no one would complain as it was the last number of the night. At one point Dan Auerbach steps on a volume or additional distortion pedal and tries to break through with even more volume, but then retreats, or the sound guy pushes Neil back up in the mix. In any case, they were all having a grand old time- Dave Grohl was just happy to be pounding out the rhythm guitar with Poncho- and Neil was always there, setting the pace. He certainly pushed his voice to be heard and to hear himself in the monitor. Though a veteran, those kinds of volume wars are impossible to control on stage, and he may be paying the price this morning, but no damage and no cause to worry, IMO, though he should lose a few pounds.

 
At 10/01/2012 12:54:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought the RITFW very strong with all colabrators having a good time. I saw a rocker putting out in a big way. Auerbach didnt step on NY at all. They all played along. I remember watching this song on SNL . that was a great version. almost set the stage on fire..

 
At 10/01/2012 01:29:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Young, Black Keys and Foo Fighters Rock the Global Citizen Festival. What a a great line up. They all rocked. The YouTube stream made me feel I was there.
Really enjoyed seeing those dinosaurs stomping through Central Park.

 
At 10/01/2012 01:58:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The other NY Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/01/arts/music/global-citizen-festival-with-neil-young-to-combat-poverty.html?hpw&_r=0

 
At 10/01/2012 06:47:00 AM, Anonymous AJW said...

There seem to be a lot of people who think they like Neil Young but don't seem to realise what the full package consists of. I was expecting something awful after I read these comments, and then I watched the show and it was tremendous. He wasn't breathless, he didn't look particularly overweight, his acoustic guitar was a bit ragged, but it was all within the normal range of Neil. RITFW was a bunfight, but that's how these all-star james ALWAYS ARE, and this was still terrifically powerful. If Neil was faltering here and there, it was because he was trying not to hog the spotlight too much.

With the exception of McCartney, whose style isn't nearly as physical as Neil's, and possibly Townshend, there isn't another rock star of the same age who is still operating so close to his best when it comes to live performance. That's not a partisan assessment, it's a categorical fact, and anyone who thinks they disagree needs to go away and get a clue. It's just boring, all this ill-informed comment.

 
At 10/01/2012 08:55:00 AM, Blogger Dominic Holdem said...

ugh, whatever. neil clearly lost his voice during ritfw, just listen to the "don't feel like satan" line to hear. i've been paying attention for a LONG time folks, and yes i know what the total package consists of. neil's voice has been very good, but showing signs of age for quite a few years now. what do you expect when you put everything into every performance? i don't think it's a bad thing, but i see it. if you don't then i'm sorry, but you're just not looking. take off the rose coloured glasses and you will realize that your hero is indeed a mere mortal.

the last tour with the horse where neil showed ZERO signs of rust was the '01 euro tour.

 
At 10/01/2012 09:53:00 AM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Dominic, I just rewatched the RITFW performance, and it doesn't sound like he lost his voice.

Initially, I thought Grohl sang that line, but on closer examination, it appears to be Neil, unless someone else is also singing with him.

The words are definitely yelled, and not in key, but he just doesn't seem breathless to me.

 
At 10/01/2012 09:55:00 AM, Anonymous AJW said...

I wasn't really questioning your right to an opinion. I didn't mean it like that. I just thought he sounded alright. Better than most. As good as he needs to. Aging a bit, but that's what happens, isn't it?

 
At 10/01/2012 09:45:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

"i don't think it's a bad thing, but i see it. if you don't then i'm sorry, but you're just not looking. take off the rose coloured glasses and you will realize that your hero is indeed a mere mortal."

So, basically, if you view this performance differently you're wrong?

Oh, I've got an idea.

I don't think it's a bad thing, but I don't see it. If you do then I'm sorry, but you're mistaken. Stop trying to find faults in everything Neil does and you will realize that your hero is still rockin' HARD at 66.

Fun wasn't it?

 

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Neil Young Songbook Project

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alchemy Concert Tour Reviews

Fall 2012 N. America Tour
Spring 2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Summer 2013 Europe Tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe

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Neil Young Films

2010 MusiCares Honors Neil Young

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Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker
"an indispensable reference"

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Paul McCartney and Neil Young

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"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

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John Lennon and Neil Young


"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
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The Supergroup of the 20th Century



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Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

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Revisiting The Significance of
The Buffalo Springfield


"The revolution will not be televised"
... it will be blogged, streamed,
tweeted, shared and liked

Turn Off Your TV

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Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?


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Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

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Bob and Neil

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So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?


Four Dead in Ohio
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So What Really Happened at Kent State?

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dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

speak truth to power

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Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

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Wilco and Neil Young

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Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young

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Elton John and Neil Young

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2010: Neil Young Year in Review -
A Tale of 2 Neils

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young


Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

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"Powderfinger"
What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment
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I'm Proud to Be A Union Man

UNITED WE STAND/DIVIDED WE FALL


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up


Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...
peacefully

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize



John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel

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Love and Only Love

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We're All On
A Journey Through the Past


Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH

Freedom:
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Does Anything Else Really Matter?


"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

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the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists


war is not the answer

"greed is NOT good"
Occupy the Music

Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
#NullifyNSA
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right

Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?

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