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Monday, June 03, 2013

Hamburg: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Reviews - June 3, 2013

"Mr. Soul"
Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Hamburg, Germany, June 3, 2013

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The Alchemy Big Amps are back!

Playing in a much smaller venue in Hamburg tonight, we saw the return of the Rust Never Sleeps/Weld/Alchemy stage props, along with all theatrics of lab coat techs and psychedelic lighting.

Same setlist as Berlin, Germany last night but without "Like A Hurricane" and added encores of "Roll Another Number" and "Everybody Knows This is Nowhere".

Overall, a much stronger performance tonight in Hamburg than previous night in Berlin.

Neil & Crazy Horse were much looser and relaxed tonight and it really came thru in the music and vibe. "Walk Like A Giant" was much more intense and longer with the feedback drama that was missing in Berlin. Also, along came the return of the blowing trash across the stage during the crushing feedback crescendo.

Also, the proper volume (i.e. very loud) was achieved. In Berlin, the vast amphitheater's outdoor acoustics dwarfed the sound system and did not reach the upper levels very well, we've heard from various reports.

In brief summary, the boys were in great spirit -- laughing and kicking themselves -- as usual. Another outrageous "F*!#in' Up" with many specific members of the audience pointed to a told that they "were just a fuck up." Much hilarity ensued.

Thanks Eric & Tony @ Wbkm Dot Org!


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At 6/03/2013 03:06:00 PM, Anonymous Luc said...

Yesterday's show already on Rust Radio (thanks Roel).
Wish it was already sturday night.

At 6/03/2013 06:31:00 PM, Blogger Alexander Zaft said...

Everybody knows this is Nowhere as second encore. Yeah!

At 6/04/2013 03:18:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Attended the consert. Seen Neil with the Horse twice earlier and this was superb. Very good sounrd and a strong setlist. And: Poncho is the greatest fuck up !!!

At 6/04/2013 05:49:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ride on Thrasher! Nice to have met you finally in Berlin, epic moment. I have your TW t-shirt =;) Enjoy your trip through Europe.


At 6/04/2013 07:25:00 AM, Blogger tuned4life said...

Thrasher, I'm so happy you can be there. Wish I could be there to. Glad I got to see Alchemy in Cleveland and Toronto but it seems like such a long time ago. Sure hope Neil and the Horse tour the northeast this fall. Be safe, best wishes to all. Love and Only Love. Doug S. Warsaw N.Y.

At 6/04/2013 10:13:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't beleive he has dropped Twisted Road and Born in Ontario from the set.
Those are two outstanding songs.

At 6/04/2013 11:39:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Delighted he dropped Twisted Road and Born in Ontario. Two tired fluff pieces, IMHO. Glad to see PP back in.

At 6/04/2013 02:04:00 PM, Anonymous Erik said...

Hey Thrasher! Really cool to meet you TW guys in Hamburg and get to know the "faces behind the blog"!!! Safe travels to Amsterdam; see you there:)

At 6/04/2013 05:52:00 PM, Blogger Hunter Brown said...

It's so great to see the Horse up and running again. Long May You Run!!! Last November in Fairfax was a long time ago it seems...HaHaHa! Hope the Horse rides down to Carolina this fall.

At 6/05/2013 06:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Finally got to see the Horse. What an experience. Powderfinger the highlight for me. New songs like Ramada Inn and Walk like a giant worked perfect


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