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Friday, October 26, 2012

WEBCAST: Voodoo Fest, New Orleans, Neil Young & Crazy Horse. Oct. 26

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Photo by David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune |

From Neil Young and Crazy Horse showed the kids how it's done at Voodoo Fest | The Times-Picayune | By Keith Spera:
Neil Young & Crazy Horse looked like the guys who constructed Voodoo Fest’s main stage. Instead, they were the guys who deconstructed it.

Young, bassist Billy Talbot, drummer Ralph Molina and rhythm guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro muscled through two exhilarating hours of especially stout guitar rock. If Gary Clark Jr. was a fighter jet at Voodoo, Crazy Horse was a squadron of B-52 bombers.


At 11 p.m., as an encore of “Like a Hurricane” blew itself out, Young sacrificed his guitar. He tore off the strings, scratching them against the instrument’s pickups to produce more distortion. As the guitar lay prone, he contemplated it and nudged it with his foot, as if to see whether it was really dead.

It was.

In one of the greatest Voodoo sets to date, Young, abetted by Crazy Horse, played it to death.

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Photo by David Grunfeld, The Times-Picayune |

Neil/Horse highlights will stream Sunday at 9:15 CST on Voodoo Experience, Ustream.TV: STREAMING OCT. 27+28 (starting @ noon central) Neil Young and Crazy Horse + Jack White + The Avett Brothers + Silversun Pic...

Video streaming by Ustream

Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be performing tonight at the Voodoo Fest, New Orleans.

Watch Voodoo Festival Live Stream above. (Thanks Anette!)

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At 10/26/2012 06:08:00 PM, Blogger Matthew L. said...

Thanks Thrash!

Is there a link to this directly at ustream? I can't seem to find it.

At 10/26/2012 06:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Will this be live tonight, or is it the Saturday-Sunday package mentioned here:

At 10/26/2012 06:12:00 PM, Blogger Melanie Young said...

Awesome! As I wasn't able to go, this makes my day. Thank you, Thrasher!

At 10/26/2012 06:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just answered my own question by playing the preview (duh!) - this will air Saturday-Sunday.

At 10/27/2012 04:36:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil/Horse highlights will stream Sunday at 9:15 CST.

At 10/27/2012 09:48:00 PM, Anonymous Darth Malt said...

Um, is the Horse streaming at 9:15am or 9:15pm CST?

At 10/27/2012 10:22:00 PM, Anonymous SD said...

If you click the Ustream link above it tells you, but it is PM.

At 10/27/2012 11:04:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was at the show and it was amazing. Neil and Crazy Horse rocked the crowd for two full hours. Highlight for me was Mr. Soul. But all others were good too. Crowd was a great mix of young and old. I was surrounded by many much younger than myself. Great energy at Voodoo Fest. If readers have not yet heard Gary Clark, this guy is a fine artist. I was blown away by his talent.

At 10/29/2012 12:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil... Murdered... Old Black.
Like Jimi killed his Strat at Monterey, Neil killed Old Black. Even if Larry Cragg was around, I do not think that guitar can be brought back to life. The Bigsby tremolo appeared to be at a right angle to the bridge... Utterly demolished. Freaked me the fuck right out. Please, God, please bring Old Black back from the dead...

-- Eric

At 10/29/2012 10:50:00 AM, Blogger Dominic Holdem said...

old black is fine, nancy. the tremelo bar tends to swing around once you rip all the strings off.


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