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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Adelaide, AUS Concert Reviews: Neil Young & Crazy Horse, 3/5/13




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Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be performing tonight at Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide, Australia.

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At 3/05/2013 09:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow. Amazing. Hurricane as the encore tore the roof off the dump. As soon as the dove of peace came down I knew what was happening. Others highlights- ramada inn, fuckin up, walk like a giant and so many more. Crowd was good we were at the front on the rails with a mixture of very young and very old. Same set as Perth besides an encore change. More tomorrow. Best gig I've ever! Go see this tour.

 
At 3/05/2013 09:51:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Here's a song and video for everyone who saw Neil and the Horse tonight. The song is Adelaide, written by Jamie Walker and performed by The Swinging Steaks. Video is one I just found while looking for a version of this great song. I don't know these folks but seems like they had a great time. Check the model trains...I'm sure that Neil would approve.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIpS1zue6S8

I caught The Steaks live the other night, playing two full sets. First set was about an hour; second set was two hours and left the crowd happy and exhausted. Some great covers in both sets, including Never Picked Cotton, Thousand Dollar Car, Green River and Satisfaction. Even better when they played their own songs.

The night ended with Jamie's song By The Light of the Moon, then an epic version of Tim Giovanniello's song Dancing On The Water. That one lasted about fifteen minutes. The last ten minutes or so had some of the best twin guitar music I've ever heard, alternating between a dual and a duet. Great music and totally in the spirit of Neil Young and Crazy Horse.

News just came in that they found Nicholas Joy alive and well up on Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine. The kid has been lost on the mountain for almost two days. He was separated from his dad when they took separate runs while skiing early afternoon on Sunday. They've been looking for him since then, and a volunteer fireman from Massachusetts took his snowmobile up there to help in the search. That guy is a real hero; he found Nicholas on a fire trail and brought him back to safety. Great story with a happy ending, in a world that needs more like this.

So I'm dedicating this Comment to Nicholas and to his dad (who has gone through a lifetime of emotions in the last two days) and to all of his family. And to all the people who kept looking for him, especially the fireman with the snowmobile. We find ourselves when we look out for others.

 
At 3/05/2013 12:45:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this was a Neil Young blog...

 
At 3/05/2013 01:29:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I only want to say that I really like todays setlist. It has all the hits (Heart of Gold) and Hurricane is added. Can't wait to see those four guys.

1. Love And Only Love
2. Powderfinger
3. Born In Ontario
4. Walk Like A Giant
5. Hole In The Sky
6. Heart Of Gold
7. Twisted Road
8. Singer Without A Song
9. Ramada Inn
10. Cinnamon Girl
11. F*!#in' Up
12. Mr. Soul
13. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
---
14.

 
At 3/05/2013 01:30:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

14. Hurricane

 
At 3/05/2013 04:23:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

As William Shakespeare once wrote in his blog:

And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.
There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
--Hamlet Act 1, Scene 5


I am part of all that I have met;
Yet all experience is an arch wherethrough
Gleams that untraveled world whose margin fades
Forever and forever when I move.
How dull it is to pause, to make an end.
To rust unburnished, not to shine in use!
--Alfred Lord Tennyson from Ulysses



I head for the sticks
with my bus and friends,
I follow the road,
though I don't know
where it ends.
--Neil Young...On The Beach

 
At 3/05/2013 06:32:00 PM, Blogger Phill said...

I was there last night. Wow, what can I say. If I have half the energy Neil has when I'm 67, I'll be a happy man.

Highlights for me were "Powderfinger", "Cinnamon Girl" and "Ramada Inn". Ramada Inn is fast becoming one of my favorite Neil Young songs and they absolutely nailed it last night.

I think there was a section of the crowd that came to hear Neil reproduce his Massey Hall concert but instead the concert had a Live Rust/Cow Palace vibe and it was spectacular. If you come to a concert without doing the tiniest bit of research as to what it will be, well then, suffer in your jocks.

As for the fat dude with the shitty goatee and bad hair who stood next to me briefly and kept shouting "play some old stuff"; well mate, when you've had a career in the music business spanning nearly 50 years, maybe someone will pay some attention to you. Until then, shut the hell up.

I think Neil's voice has improved with age and last night he was in amazing form. All up a brilliant concert.

 
At 3/05/2013 07:03:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When your as old as Neil young you have fans for the songs that made him famous and loved in the 70s!! If we wanted to see experimental loud electric guitar repeating 'fucked up' over and over for song that felt like they went for ever we would go to soundwave.
He needed to consider the fans that made him successful in the first place and play 'some of the old stuff' instead of leaving them feeling ripped off and disappointed.

 
At 3/05/2013 07:35:00 PM, Blogger Phill said...

Hey Anonymous @ 7.03pm,
How in any way are you being "ripped off" by an artist who plays a concert of his own songs? A look at the set-list from last night shows a fairly wide range of material from the 70's, 90's and right up to the very new stuff.

A simple 5 minute Google search would have clearly shown the set list for this tour. If that didn't appeal to your taste, then you shouldn't have wasted your time and money. Everyone knows that Neil Young is a extremely diverse musician and this tour was clearly described as a Crazy Horse tour.

Stop whining and go and listen to Harvest if that's all you want to hear. Just don't spoil it for others by whinging that he played only new stuff. He didn't.

 
At 3/05/2013 08:02:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hr. Henry is one of TW's most intuitive and regular participants...his views on any issue are always welcome, and you can rest assured that he is smart enough to link it all back to the NY&CH issue of the day...

you were saying...

 
At 3/05/2013 09:02:00 PM, Anonymous The Zuma Band said...

I recall a review of the Neil Young and Crazy Horse concert at the Barclay's Arena in Brooklyn last December... the reviewer said something to the effect that "Neil Young can do whatever the f#!k he wants to do.."

Indeed. If you didn't like that he didn't play your very specific and calibrated set list, well, tough shit. Complainers are unbelievabale asses. Save your money, buy the CD. The shows appear to be selling well. Ha ha if you feel burned. Shakey got ya!

Hell, he threw "Heart of Gold" out there.

 
At 3/05/2013 09:40:00 PM, Blogger Glogg said...

I was there and went because it was a "Neil Young & Crazy Horse" concert as opposed to Neil Young folk musician. There were a few that came for a acoustic set and were disappointed I felt sorry for them as they just didn't understand that Young plays under different persona,s. The man can certainly rock but I found some of the extended endings a bit long & self indulgent, could have cut them a bit shorter and maybe played Rockin in the free world or a couple of other songs
4.5 stars

 
At 3/05/2013 10:19:00 PM, Blogger Robert said...

Fuck The Audience

 
At 3/05/2013 10:59:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't see how anybody can hate a setlist like that. It's a brilliant mix of old and new songs! Some of you older fans sure are strange. Walk Like A Giant and Ramada Inn are epic! You even got Hurricane at the end, so you're very lucky.
It's not often Neil comes to Australia, so be open and treasure the experience. I know I'm going to when he comes to Melbourne.

 
At 3/06/2013 12:34:00 AM, Blogger beckcollect said...

I was there last night and it was amazing. Neil and the Horse certainly seemed to be enjoying themselves. They were smiling and interacting with the audience in a number of songs. The set list was great. Were there songs I wished they'd played? Sure, but from such a big catalogue how many can you do in 2 hours and 20 minutes. I have no problem with the set list and actually got to like Ramada Inn and Walk Like A Giant a lot more after hearing them live. Sure, some of the endings went on a bit, but that didn't bother me - I just loved to see them really getting into it and appreciating the crowd feedback.

 
At 3/06/2013 12:47:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG! Best gig Ive ever witnessed. Ears still ringing and smile still firmly in place. Could not believe I was 2 metres away from my fav band tearing shit up and making sounds from their instruments that sounded ungodly. Seeing the Melb show also- cannot wait for another fix of NEIL YOUNG AND CRAZY HORSE THE GREATEST ROCK BAND ON THE PLANET. Oh and a few Adelaide-ians thought it was too loud and self indulgent lol. I heard some left mid show hahahaha. Sucks for them. Review below with comments.

http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/sout ... 6591404570

 
At 3/06/2013 04:33:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

54 Cooper. Concert was shit Young treated patrons with contempt If you accept this you have been dudded. The emperor had no clot,he's

 
At 3/06/2013 04:44:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Be lily southern man don't need you around anyhow. Bitter old man

 
At 3/06/2013 05:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


best gig ever!!!! fuck the doubters

 
At 3/06/2013 05:40:00 AM, Anonymous Dazz4 said...

In January 2009 I flew from Alice Springs to Melbourne to see Neil Young live for the first time (Round trip of approx 5000 kms). The concert was awesome despite the 45 degrees temperature (Is this the first show Neil played wearing shorts?). I was blown away and thought it was the best concert I had been to in my life... until last night!!

I had a great spot, front centre approx 5 metres from the stage so could see the boys up close and personal. Watching Neil play thiose guitar solos up close was amazing. At times he looked like he was trying to kill Öld Black wringing every last sound out of the guitar. I also loved the interaction between Neil, Pedro, Billy and Ralph. It looked like four old friends having a great time together.

And the music, well that was just stunning. A great selection of songs, a good mix of old and new. No-one near me left during the concert, although it appeared that quite a few had not heard Psychedelic Pill yet, and were unfamiliar with the songs. People!!... it's been out for almost six months, so go and buy it... NOW!!

For me, Ramada Inn, Walk Like a Giant, Fuckin'Up, Hey,Hey,My, My and Heart of Gold were the highlights, but it was all great. But when the bird of peace descended and I realised that Like a Hurricane was going to be the encore I was ecstatic. The start of the song brought tears to my eyes, and to the eyes of others around me. I feel so honoured to have finally heard LAH live. Thank you Neil for playing it for us.

My night was topped off by a friend who works at hte venue obtaining for me a tour poster.. that was SIGNED BY NEIL!! Thank you Neil for being so kind to sign the poster for me. I can't believe how fortunate I was to attend this concert.

BEST GIG EVER!!

 
At 3/06/2013 07:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Went to the Adelaide concert last night. What can I say, but Neil and Crazy Horse ROCK!!!!
Best gig I've seen in years.
Powderfinger, Hey Hey My My, and Hurricane were standouts (for me), but it seems a bit unfair to single anything out in particular, because the whole show was a fantastic experience!

 
At 3/06/2013 08:55:00 AM, Anonymous growl said...

The more "Anonymous" hates it, the more I know I am gonna love it in Melbourne (twice!) next week. Hope we get "Hurricane", if not whatever the Horse serves up will be just fine.

 
At 3/06/2013 12:44:00 PM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Thanks so much to Anon at 8:02 pm yesterday for your very kind Comment--much appreciated! Long May You Run....


"I don't think about dying. I think of being here now. Don't miss your life."
--Valerie Harper


Does the road wind uphill all the way?
Yes, to the very end.
Will the day's journey take the whole day?
From morn to night, my friend.
--Christina Rossetti


Son, don't be home too late
Try to get back by eight
Son, don't wait
Until the break of day
Because you know how
Time fades away
--Neil Young

 
At 3/06/2013 12:46:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

Thanks you Mr H.!

We get it... yes, it's a Neil blog. ;)

 
At 3/06/2013 09:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good on you, Mr. Henry, Good on you (sorry, the only true Aussie saying that I know).

Pretty amazing when you think about it: 6 months ago we were all concerned that Neil had early onset dementia; 6 months later, all we can think about is how much this band fucking rocks...

one more CD please :))) one more..

"I would rather play 3 chords to 10,000 people than play 10,000 chords to 3 people"
some old scandanavian rocker quote from an old guitar mag, but I think it applies...

This is going so well I'm afraid to pinch myself...

 
At 3/07/2013 08:12:00 AM, Blogger burp murphy said...

put me down with the lovers. The sound was far from perfect but close to the best ive heard in the dump. the acapella end of fuckin up had me in stitches. is there a better opener than love and only love? this night there wasnt. and all the complainers should be happy that there was heart of gold and the quieter songs. i wouldve loved all electric myself but im happy as with what i got! a perfect night really

 
At 3/11/2013 01:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Our tickets were given to us as a gift from our son, so we weren't familiar with Neil Young's latest "music". What we know now, is that we don't like it!
We sat next to people, who had been to several of his concerts before and they said "this is crap". We prefer our songs to end in a reasonable time not go on for ages like teenagers in a garage. We, like the vast majority of the audience would have liked to have heard, some of his old songs. As we were leaving early, others also leaving (not a small number) were also saying it was crap, many were younger people, it wasn't just old people that weren't happy. For those who enjoyed it, I'm happy for you, but I was extremely disappointed in the experience.

 

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