Photo, Video & Review of the Moment: Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Alchemy 2012 Tour
11/10 Seattle, WA – Key Arena
Photo Gallery by Jay Blakesberg
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The Photo of the Moment is from Neil Young & Crazy Horse in Seattle, WA by Jay Blakesberg with an awesome photo gallery.
The Concert Review of the Moment is from Neil Young & Crazy Horse demonstrate restorative power of music at Vancouver concert | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com by Alexander Varty:
It was a good night for community singing. “O Canada” opened, “Happy Birthday” closed, and in the middle everyone got to yell along with the chorus to “F*!#in’ Up”.More of review at Neil Young & Crazy Horse demonstrate restorative power of music at Vancouver concert | Vancouver, Canada | Straight.com.
That’s “Why do I keep fuckin’ up?” in case you didn’t know. And it’s a fun thing to shout.
It’s fun to sing “O Canada” too, especially on Remembrance Day and in the company of Neil Young, who really does epitomize the true north strong and free. It was also rather sweet to croon “Happy Birthday” to everyone’s favourite Ontario boy, even if Young’s show with long-time compadres Crazy Horse ended a bit shy of his actual 67th. And it was definitely a treat to see the stooped, jowly rock star who stepped on stage at 9 p.m. turn into the beaming, youthful figure who reluctantly departed two hours later.
You want proof of music’s restorative power? Check out a Neil Young concert. By the time Young launched into a blistering rendition of Buffalo Springfield’s 1967 hit “Mr. Soul”, every greybeard in the crowd was an adolescent all over again.
As for proof of his personal agelessness, the 183-minute version of “Walk Like a Giant”—from Young’s just released 35th studio album, Psychedelic Pill—brought the noise with the fury of a hormonally crazed teenager who’s just discovered the electric guitar. The hour-long coda alone — a scorched-earth foray into hammer-of-the-gods howitzer blasts and six-string banshee wailing—could easily have given Godspeed You! Black Emperor a lesson in end-of-the-world soundtracking.
Ramada Inn by Neil Young & Crazy Horse at Key Arena, Seattle WA, 11/10/2012
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