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Sunday, October 20, 2013

FLASHBACK: Bridge School Benefit Memory: R.E.M. & Neil Young on "Country Feedback" - 1998

With the Bridge School Benefit concerts coming up this weekend, here's a favorite memory -- R.E.M. & Neil Young on "Country Feedback" from Bridge School Benefit in 1998.

This performance is -- without a doubt -- one of R.E.M's finest of one their most loved songs.

Which -- naturally -- would also make this one of our favorite tracks on the Bridge School Concert 25th Anniversary package set.

Also, one of our all time favorite Bridge moments occurs at about ~1:10. Watch it and feel the sheer awe of Michael Stipe as he takes in the moment.



Neil Young's acoustic lead on the song is just so simply stunning in his most achingly acoustic, hauntingly-beautiful-spook-in-the-muse transcendence.

The DVD playing through the ol' hi-fi stereo at "11" is well... in the parlance of our times... just freakin' awesome.

Also, don't you just love the smile from Peter Buck. Then the way Neil gives Pete a nice quick hug right at the end. And how about Neil's beard from back then? Grizzly. :)

Bridge School Concert 25th Anniversary package set.

More on 25th Anniversary 2011 Bridge School Benefit Concert.

ps - "Ambulance Blues" the same night wasn't bad either.

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At 10/21/2013 11:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great performance!

November 26th

Here is the complete track listing for Live at the Cellar Door.

Side One:

"Tell Me Why"
"Only Love Can Break Your Heart"
"After the Gold Rush"
"Expecting to Fly"
"Bad Fog of Loneliness"
"Old Man Birds"

Side Two:

"Don't Let It Bring You Down"
"See the Sky About to Rain"
"Cinnamon Girl"
"I Am a Child"
"Down by the River"
"Flying on the Ground Is Wrong"

At 10/21/2013 11:05:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Neil Young Archives Performance Series
Disc 2.5

At 10/21/2013 11:21:00 AM, Blogger setlistthief said...

Chills at 6:20. My god, what a performance.

At 10/21/2013 01:21:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ma préférée, quelle intensité ! J'adore !

At 10/21/2013 04:09:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYAPS 02.5: Live At The Cellar Door 1970
Looks like we're not done with Volume 1 yet. A little disappointed, was hoping for something from vol. 2 or 3 but I'll still buy it anyway.
Is he gonna release everything from vol. 1 before moving on to release vol. 2 (eg. Early Daze, Carnegie Hall, more Canterbury House etc.)?
Still hoping for Boarding House 78, Time Fades Away 2 and Oceanside-Countryside among others, maybe next year!

At 10/22/2013 12:44:00 PM, Blogger Celtglass said...

I was at this Bridge School Concert when REM performed with Neil Young. This performance left me speechless. It was stunning, and one of the best performances of Country Feedback I have seen.

At 10/22/2013 12:46:00 PM, Anonymous tmd3q said...

Thanks for posting this fabulous Bridge video Thrasher! I agree with everything you say about it. I'm on my way to Neil country now to see the great Bridge concert and as Michael said it best, "I need this, I need this!"


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