Amsterdam: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Reviews - June 5, 2013
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Holland National Anthem
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Amsterdam, June 5, 2013
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Tonight's Amsterdam concert was the same setlist as Berlin, Germany with "Like A Hurricane" plus "Roll Another Number" encore.
"Walk Like A Giant" continues to evolve in its massive sonic, psychedelic maelstrom of scorching feedback and primordial grunge.
The rustie chatter from the concert was that "Like A Hurricane" was pretty remarkable in that it was so powerful that building shook from the vibrations and folks were literally plugging their ears with their fingers after the relatively modest volume levels earlier in the evening. For us - with earplugs deeply implanted - we were ready and found the full body experience totally beyond exhilarating.
Let it be said for the record that the Amsterdam "Like A Hurricane" was a full blown, Category 5 hurricane. FULL STOP.
The other major rustie chatter from the concert was the semi-aborted "Ramada Inn". "Ramada Inn" continues to remain a fan favorite of the set so to have the song have a somewhat abrupt conclusion at about 2/3's of the normal 16+ minutes was a disappointment for some.
Here's how Mr. Henry puts it:
Remembering (of course) that this is the "Real World" and that everything is not always perfect just because we want it to be. And also let's remember this:Also, of note is Neil's dialogue at the end of the concert where he refers to "All of the Crazy Horse Personnel" and thanking the audience for attending and wishing everyone and their family safe passage.
Neil Young is a human being who is pushing toward the better side of 70. Life is an ongoing process that wears down most mortal human beings, and even kind of wears down super human beings. So every show he plays, and every song that he plays, will not be the most amazing song that he has ever played. But it will be the best ever song that he plays right then, at that time, when he is playing it.
And that, my friends, is why this is really something and why this if what life and love is all about.
"For the thought that I caught that my head was the event of the season
Why in crowds just a trace of my face could seem so pleasing."
Neil Young & Crazy Horse will be performing tonight at Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
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