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. :)
More on 25th Anniversary 2011 Bridge School Benefit Concert.
ps - "Ambulance Blues" the same night wasn't bad either.