Neil Young & Crazy Horse Alchemy Tour 2012 Continues
Neil Young & Crazy Horse's Alchemy Tour 2012 will continue on Saturday in Seattle, WA.
With that in mind, here's a fun little video that's a montage of fan reactions from the Weld 1991 tour.
Also, what might we look forward to on the third leg of the North American tour based on what we've seen and heard since August?
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Thanks to Tom over on Sugar Mountain, we can get a pretty good idea of what to expect... unless we get the unexpected.
There have been 22 different songs performed with most shows averaging about 13 total songs. The following songs have been played at almost every 2012 concert:
- Love And Only Love
- Born In Ontario
- Walk Like A Giant
- The Needle And The Damage Done
- Twisted Road
- Ramada Inn
- Cinnamon Girl
- F*!#in' Up
- Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
So are there any other reasons to catch the next leg of the Neil & Horse tour? Why yes, according to NPR's Ann Powers. From Go See The Old Guys: Neil Young, Bob Dylan And Bruce Springsteen Are Still Killing It Live:
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Before last Thursday, when ol' Shakey and his golden garage band Crazy Horse stomped through my local amphitheater, the last thing I'd thought I'd be excited about was a bunch of guys hovering around 70, playing loud rock and roll into the night. I knew I'd love the Crazy Horse set — it was getting great reviews, the new album Psychedelic Pill is cool, and Young's the tinkering type who never stops challenging himself. But later, I found myself thinking about how Young's impressive vigor doesn't separate him from his peers — it's actually characteristic of the very acts that walked like giants in the 1960s, and whom you'd expect to be delivering little but nostalgia now.
Yet as Crazy Horse leaned in close and pushed forward, resonances from every previous Neil Young era floated through the music's distortion. I laughed when Young theatrically donned a flannel shirt before initiating "F*!#in' Up," an album track from his twentieth studio release — but I also thought, it's true, this dude did invent the 1990s (rockwise at least). Not only his pals Pearl Jam but Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth and Nirvana wouldn't have done what they did without his example. By focusing on new material and then juxtaposing the few old faves included with less familiar songs that share their main qualities, Young's current set lists make such insights more accessible.