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:Tell Me Why (28 or 29-Mar) - 0:23
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!
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