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Monday, September 30, 2013

RARE VIDEO: Neil Young & Crazy Horse - March 1976

From March 1976, Hammersmith Odeon, London Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert.

With solo acoustic "Tell Me Lies," "Stringman" on piano, and "Human Highway."

A killer "Cortez The Killer."

Quite classic if we say so. Must see @ ~22:00.

A fellow named Tony Fahy was in attendance at all four shows and had this to say in a few consecutive Facebook posts back in 2011 on the Thrasher’s Wheat (a great Neil Young blog) page back in 2011:

Tony Fahy: I was at this gig in Hammersmith. All four in fact! 3 on the last three days of March and the fourth on the 1st April 1976. Best set of gigs I was ever at.

[T]here was a huge fan to the side of the stage, that Neil would just lean into when he played lead. He actually balanced against this ‘hurricane.’ If the fan had been turned off, he would have fallen on his face! The fan was about 5 feet in circumference…if my memory isn’t fooling me. I took a pic, which is still the best I’ve ever seen of Neil leaning in…

There was another guy who was there the first three nights he shouted out for Neil to sing: “I am a child’. Finally on the last night a very loud ‘I AM A CHILD’ was heard all over the theatre….Neil said dryly into the microphone: “Me too, man!”

In those days, there were no bouncers and immediately after the last gig, I waited till the crowd had gone, climbed up on the stage only to run straight into Neil! Had a long chat with him and somehow had the nerve to ask him why he had never played Ireland. He said to me that they had considered it back in Hamburg, but because of what they were reading in the paper about what was going on in Ireland, that they wouldn’t play there!

I said to him: (wherever I got the nerve from): ‘Neil, you should listen to your own songs more!’ ‘I guess you’re right at that’ he said. The next European tour, he did play Ireland. I often wondered if I’d played a part!

Tell Me Why (28 or 29-Mar) - 0:23
Stringman (31-Mar) - 2:59
Human Highway (30 or 31-Mar) - 6:41
Down By The River (31-Mar) - 9:48
Cortez The Killer (28, 29, 30 or 31-Mar) - 21:39

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At 9/30/2013 08:35:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

That was the year and tour that sold me on NY musically forever.

At 10/01/2013 12:32:00 PM, Blogger John said...

Great video but man is he flat on "Down by the River". Still rips though, looks like a superb run of concerts.

At 10/01/2013 04:11:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

TELL ME LIES?? great song name:)

At 10/01/2013 07:21:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

The video at the end is worth the 30 minutes to get to it!

At 10/01/2013 10:20:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shakey has shut er down at least here in canada. Snooze u lose...

At 10/02/2013 03:53:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's gone :(

At 10/02/2013 04:02:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I call myself a huge Neil Young fan but I don't understand why he won't allow that video to be shown.
Keep on rocking in the FREE world?

At 10/02/2013 07:02:00 AM, Anonymous kt said...

didn't get to it...just saw the first songs...already gone....

At 10/02/2013 10:25:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's likely going to be on the Archives Volume II...whatever...

At 10/02/2013 01:18:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's already gone, but it seems that it was from Yesteryear of the Horse? If so, it's hardly rare.

You should have no problem finding that dvd.

At 10/06/2013 06:38:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting the message now says "video removed by the user" where it previously said removed by "Shakey Pictures" inneresting ...


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