VIDEO: "Words" - Neil Young + Promise of the Real, London, UK - June 11, 2016
"Words" by Neil Young + Promise of the Real in concert in London, UK on June 11, 2016.
Also, a Comment of the Moment on Neil Young's guitar "technique" from RichieCruz on Dublin, Ireland concert:
[An] interesting subject for discussion, Neil's interaction with his fellow guitarists, and how it affects his playing.Thanks Richie! An interesting discussion indeed as 3 guitar assault hits the European continent this summer.
Neil with Stills- flat out war between two caged lions. Both of whom want to be king of the jungle, so you've got pure dueling leads. Sometimes that could be exhilarating, sometimes it can be a chaotic mess. Much more effective for me in Buffalo Springfield than CSNY, which was a more crowded sound.
Neil/Danny Whitten- the perfect match, as far as I'm concerned. Whitten was the perfect compliment for Neil, dishing out ever-changing but always perfect rhythm, yet also being able to come up with tasty leads. Shame it was such a short partnership.
Neil/Poncho- Neil's most durable and perhaps most important partner in crime. Maybe not blessed with Whitten's talent, but strong enough to steer the Horse and allow Neil to play his greatest leads. Neil's playing was never better than 1976, 1991, and 1997, and Poncho had everything to do with that.
Neil/the Nelson boys- this really is an interesting combination. Lucas can truly be like what Danny Whitten was, but as Scotzman has been saying, it's better to let Neil handle most of the leads. Lucas is a very good soloist, though, so he should be able to take a lead here and there, especially on the longer tunes. I really like the versatility of what Mikah brings to the table, especially with his bow and steel guitar sounds, but when he's just on electric, he can crowd the sound. Truthfully, I wouldn't mind him playing some more piano on some of the songs. He has a good sound on the keys.
Sorry for rambling, and not mentioning guys like Nils Lofgren, Ben Keith, Steve Cropper, and the Pearl Jam boys. Maybe save those for another day.