"Sheer sheets of noise": Neil Young (with Pearl Jam) - "Cortez The Killer" - August 25, 1995 - Hasselt, Belgium
Earlier, we noted the all over the map discussion which ensued over the recent post Winter Wheat by John K. Samson: Heavily Influenced by Neil Young's On the Beach .
Here's a comment on the 1995 tour with "Pearl Jam" by Paul D. which references the video above of Neil Young (with Pearl Jam) on "Cortez The Killer" on August 25, 1995 in Hasselt, Belgium:
There is some very great writing and direction posted in this thread. Thank you all -Thanks Paul. Definitely "sheer sheets of noise" on this Cortez. In a good way.
I very much like what Flying Scotsman and Topanga Daze are putting down; 1976 was incredible - I was lucky to see a show in 1976, the Boston Music Hall show - I will absolutely never forget it - one of the formative experiences of my life. The classical edition of Neil and Crazy Horse - it's great to point out the very great playing of Neil in lyrical focus in his guitar playing.
What I find surprising is the dissing of the later tours, and the noise would start, the incredible long drawn out pieces that were sheer noise. That to me is the 3rd power of neil, the triumvirate piece of his puzzle - songs (lyrics), guitar and sheer sheets of noise.
This is an incredibly powerful version of Cortez, with Pearl Jam (not a big fan of Pearl Jam), but it is Jack Irons after all, and the end is sheer total acopalypse.