Comment of the Moment: London Gig of Neil Young & Crazy Horse
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Given the debacle in Dublin -- where everything that could go wrong did -- it's nice to see the tour leg ending in London last night proved a worthy redemption.
As we discussed in coverage of Neil Young & Crazy Horse Dublin, it seems like the odds were not in favor of a successful evening with the poor weather, poor sound, poor horse track venue, lack of stage props, an early curfew shutting down the Cortez encore, among other factors, took its toll on a poor audience heavy with drunken talkers.
But if you're down on a frown, check out this letter a messenger brought me on London: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Reviews - June 17, 2013 by Unknown:
This was the greatest gig I have have ever had the pleasure to experience, bar none.Thanks Unknown!
Despite Neil's claims to the contrary, the band treated us to an extraordinary mind blowing performance. There are not enough adjectives in the English language to describe just how magnificent Neil and the Horse were tonight. The sound acoustics and staging were superb throughout and the set list perfect. Particular highlights were the epic Ramada Inn, a sublime reading of Blowin' In The Wind, the poignant Red Sun, the powerhouse Hey, Hey and the crowd pleasing garage of F@@kin' Up. I never thought it was possible to reach such a transcendental high at a gig.
This was a full two and half hours of brilliance from masters of their craft. Roll on the next one in London in August.
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Also, see Neil Young & Crazy Horse: London O2 Arena, June 17, 2013 - Uncut.co.uk by John Mulvey and The Music Blog | Review: Neil Young and Crazy Horse O2 Arena 17/06/13.