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Monday, February 08, 2016

Lucinda Williams & Buick 6 Cover Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World" - Paradiso, Amsterdam - Jan. 2016

Lucinda Williams & Buick 6 cover Neil Young's "Rockin' In The Free World" at Paradiso in Amsterdam in January 2016.

A really great encore with crowd on their feet, arms in the air and singing along. We really like how Lucinda thanked the band and the audience at the end. Very classy.

A little more on Lucinda Williams and Neil Young from Acoustic Guitar (2003):
"'I've always wanted to make a record like Neil Young and Crazy Horse,' says Williams, who is managed by Gary Briggs, Young's former A&R rep at Reprise Records, and is coheadlining an amphitheater tour with Young this summer.

'I wanted the new album to be rock 'n' roll and a real loose, jangly live thing. On the last tour, I wrote a lot and played many of the new songs, which was a big plus. When we went into the studio, we were ready to go. Most everything was road-tested, and I recorded with the same band.'"

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At 2/09/2016 03:30:00 PM, Blogger Old Black said...

I am a huge Lucinda Williams fan ("West" is always in the rotation). I am not a fan of this rendition of Rockin' in the Free World. Not sure why - doesn't do justice to either Lucinda or Neil's talents.

At 2/09/2016 08:32:00 PM, Blogger Nate said...

That was ... not real good.

At 2/11/2016 12:19:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

She has that wandering, broken-heart spirit like Camille Claudel. It breaks my heart.

At 2/11/2016 12:25:00 PM, Blogger Mother Nature on the Run said...

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At 2/11/2016 01:13:00 PM, Blogger growl said...

Perhaps you had to be there. Rather flat shorn of the immediacy of the moment.

At 2/11/2016 09:30:00 PM, Blogger Chris Mills said...

At least it didn't contain a BILLIONair in the band although maybe that's what neil is aspiring to.

At 2/11/2016 09:33:00 PM, Blogger Chris Mills said...

Neil has turned into such an insufferable asshole that you have to wonder if it's from hangin with all those billionairs over the last ten odd years. What a hypocritical dildo. His fans too!

At 2/15/2016 12:21:00 AM, Blogger Henry Z. said...

I am a BIG fan of Lucinda but this song is not easy to get the same effect in a smaller venue than the big concerts ... but her new album Ghosts of Highway 20 is maybe her best ... check out the song called 'Faith and Grace' - that is a natural sound for her.


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