Concert Reviews: Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 9
From Concert review: Neil Young and Crazy Horse rock like a hurricane - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette By Scott Mervis:
That proud little rocker gave way to the night's tour de force, "Walk Like a Giant," a new song that addresses his generation's failings and still-glimmering hopes.
It was a launching pad for a furious jam that sprawled to 20 minutes, culminating in seismic stomps and monstrous bursts of feedback. The sound that comes out of his guitar is unlike anything ever on the musical landscape. It's an old blast furnace raging. It's two battleships colliding. It's Godzilla fighting Mothra. Maybe it's whales, or a metal machine apocalypse. It's frankly hard to describe, but you can check Musician Magazine or Wikipedia if you want the specs.
After all that, the main set could only end one way, with "Hey Hey My My (Into the Black)," an anthem for rock 'n' roll, and the people who have lived and died for it.
This, ending with a 13-minute "Like a Hurricane," was a rock 'n' roll show for the ages -- and arguably the best of the year so far -- from four guys who have refused to burn out, fade away, die before they got old ... name your rock cliche. Long may they run.
Neil Young Set List (with the time played)
1. Love and Only Love 9:08-9:21
2. Powderfinger 9:22-9:29
3. Born In Ontario 9:30-9:34
4. Walk Like a Giant 9:35-9:55
5. The Needle and the Damage Done 9:56-9:58
6. Twisted Road 9:59-10:02
7. Ramada Inn 10:02-10:17
8. Cinnamon Girl 10:17-10:21
Fuckin' Up 10:22-10:34
10. Psychedelic Pill 10:36-10:40
11. Hey Hey, My My 10:41-10:48
12. Like a Hurricane 10:52-11:05
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