Montreal: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Reviews - 11/23/12
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Neil Young with Crazy Horse last night was the greatest musical experience I've ever felt at a concert. Neil's a pure genius— Stewart Wiseman (@stewartwiseman) November 24, 2012
From Concert review: Neil Young and Crazy Horse at the Bell Centre; November 23, 2012 | Montreal Gazette by Bernard Perusse:
But then again, the Crazy Horse experience is not really a musical one in the first place. The 22-minute version of Walk Like a Giant, for example, opened with a raw, dusty, debris-filled blast of feedback and ended with about eight minutes of ridiculous, lumbering noise reminiscent of an overamplified cat coughing up a hairball. In the main body of the song, plaid-shirted Young did the usual strangling of his guitar, hammering and bending one note – and the more he thrashed and throttled, the more distortion he commanded from his effects pedal, the more excited the audience got.
For the impossibly monotonous Ramada Inn, it was rinse and repeat … and repeat – for 16 very long minutes. The otherwise excellent F –kin’ Up was also stretched out mercilessly and unnecessarily, to a punishing 14 minutes.
But one man’s tedium is another man’s inimitable groove.
For every Young fan who thinks Crazy Horse are a bunch of enablers, bringing out all his most self-indulgent tendencies, there’s another who thinks the Horse define what Young is all about: no pandering, no BS, no concessions. And there were 11,400 of those true believers at Friday night’s show. They were with the Horse every step of the way, and Young seemed gleeful about it.
Neil Young Crazy Horse- Born In Ontario "Live" Montréal 2012
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