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Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review of the Moment: Neil Young & Crazy Horse's Australia Concert Tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Perth Arena, Perth, Australia - 3-2-2013
Photo by Lee B. | Facebook

The positive review of Neil Young & Crazy Horse's Down Under adventures just keeps getting better.

From review of March 9th & 10th 2013 @ Bimbadgen Winery & Sydney Entertainment Centre concerts on Neil Young & Crazy Horse on Tone Deaf - The Home Of Australian Music by Paul Busch:
The need to take a deep refreshing drink of Neil Young and Crazy Horse each time they come to Australia is always something that the faithful believers of his art will try their best to do.

The people that ‘get’ Young and his muse come with open eyes and ears knowing that whatever is offered up will be honest, soulful, and mesmerising. He and Crazy Horse proved that New South Wales would not soon forget this galloping force after two stellar gigs at Bimbadgen Winery in the Hunter Valley on Saturday and at the Entertainment Centre in Sydney this past weekend.

From the opening and extended jam of “Love And Only Love”, the Horse was in full flight from the get go. This sonic force washes over you and then eventually Young sings and you sigh with wonder that his voice has not lost that aching quality.

For 15 minutes Frank “Poncho’’ Sampedro and Young duel with their guitars while the equally stunning Billy Talbot lays down a solid wall of bass. Ralph Molina is a modest rock on the drums.

This first number is just an announcement to all where this concert is going tonight. It will be loud, it will have feedback, and it will be amazing.
Full review on Tone Deaf - The Home Of Australian Music by Paul Busch.

Also, see all Neil Young & Crazy Horse 2013 Concert Tour Reviews.

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At 3/16/2013 10:49:00 PM, Anonymous The Zuma Band said...

Nicely earnest review, but it read like it had been translated from another language, or that the writer was not a native english speaker....or was sent from his high school paper to write the piece. Kind of awkward- " "New South Wales would not soon forget this galloping force" , ' there was no mistaking they were in excellent shape.", "Tonight he had a bit of a glint in his eyes and one wondered if he might have been into the vineyard’s wares.", " The ability Neil Young has to captivate on that old acoustic is a measure of his legend.", "Young then set out on a trek through the past, or ‘a journey through time,’ as he called it",'No third encore was forthcoming but the magic had been cast."

...ah well, at least he knew where "Opera Star" came from....

At 3/17/2013 05:34:00 AM, Blogger Mr Henry said...

Wow, must say that Comment was pretty "Znarky"!?

But I've already explained elsewhere, so won't bother again for your benefit. Rest assured that I do know where Opera Star comes from, just like I know where I come from. I made an honest mistake while posting a quick Comment to TW (but believe otherwise if that makes you happy). A thousand pardons Your Highness, please forgive my transgression! Holy Shit.... Keep on Smirkin' In The Free World.

"You can tear it down, but you can't build it back up again."
--Neil Young

“I rode with him in a taxi once, only for a mile and a half. Seemed like it took a couple of months."
–-Bob Dylan

p.s. Enjoyed the review; no problem with the author's English (with a capital E).

At 3/17/2013 09:31:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh dear. Maybe it was me, but I kinda hated it. It's good he plays his new music, but that's not what the huge crowd came to hear. Yes, maybe we should have read up first, but when you hear the words "Neil Young" most people do not instantly think grunge.
They were playing for each other up there, not the crowd. In fact, if I felt anything coming from Neil Young it was contempt for the crowd.
Jams should be free! I thought I was going to a concert )-:
I'll never go to a concert again without reading up on it first. I expected to get emotional, but it was the wrong kind of emotion. Or lack of emotion.
I left really depressed.
Neil )-:

At 3/17/2013 09:35:00 AM, Blogger thrasher said...

@Zuma Band - well after the satirical review of yours earlier, it's hard for anyone to top that.

@Mr H - no worries here. Your consistency is only exceeded by your cleverness. Don't change.

@ 09:31:00 - It was you and that's why we're here. next time.

At 3/17/2013 10:07:00 AM, Blogger Christian J. Farber said...

Anyone hearing if there will be more dates added in the Us later this year?

At 3/17/2013 12:40:00 PM, Anonymous Proud Doubter said...

Im starting to sound like a lil bitch here but where is a new Sedan video ? I would accept a link to purely audio at this point.
Pls help if you know. TW- San Jose,CA

At 3/17/2013 01:07:00 PM, Blogger setlistthief said...

"...but when you hear the words "Neil Young" most people do not instantly think grunge."


Words fail me.

At 3/17/2013 02:34:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

..but when you hear the words "Neil Young" most people do not instantly think grunge... mmmm, wonder where Godfather of Grunge came from?

At 3/17/2013 04:40:00 PM, Blogger setlistthief said...

@anon 2:34: That poster obviously has never heard Mirrorball.

At 3/17/2013 04:48:00 PM, Blogger TonyACT said...

Ah well - guess the doubters had to resurface one more time before Neil heads across the waters to NZ.

Umm - I bought tickets to show without knowing what the show was all about - is that about it?


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