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Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Neil Young + Crazy Horse*, Fresno, CA - May 2


NYCH - May 1, 2 & 3
Warnor Theater, Fresno, CA
Photo by Kellner (via HtH)

Neil Young + Crazy Horse* will be performing tonight, May 2 at the Warnor Theater, Fresno, CA.

This concert is one of a series of 'unrehearsed' -- and unprecedented -- "raw, open rehearsal" sessions that are rustie fans' dream come true.

Got a report? Drop us a comment below.

Check Sugar Mountain for setlist updates and Chronological Grid, Recording Summary, Statistics and Extras.


Crazy Horse - Unrehearsed
Logo by Geoff Moore Silver Moon Art & Design & Hounds That Howell

Also, see last night's Neil Young + Crazy Horse*, Fresno, CA - May 1 for reviews, photos, videos and more.

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At 5/03/2018 01:56:00 AM, Blogger Pabst said...

Same set through Cortez, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere instead of Walk On, Hurricane and Mansiom flipped, Losing End as the encore instead of Roll Another Number.

 
At 5/03/2018 02:14:00 AM, Blogger Alan said...

Did anyone other than me see the livestream? Alan in Seattle?

 
At 5/03/2018 04:33:00 AM, Blogger Richard Siciliano said...

First Losing End since 2004. Last time it was final song of a show? 1990....

 
At 5/03/2018 05:47:00 AM, Blogger Richard Siciliano said...

Just watched a clip of Fuckin Up from tonight's show. To my ears, much more intense,loud,raunchy. Nils sounded much higher in the mix, wonderful version. That's how it sounded on the video, interested in hearing from folks who were there.

There could be a lot of fun times upcoming for all of us. And man, they look really cool on stage. Ahhh, The Horse.

 
At 5/03/2018 06:42:00 AM, Blogger DOO DOO BROWN said...

Man. Was that the shit or what?

 
At 5/03/2018 10:52:00 AM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

very excited to be going today May 3. I'll be in the Ragged Glory T and SF Giants cap. I just hope they have some energy left

 
At 5/03/2018 11:12:00 AM, Blogger Peter D said...

Enough with the crazy horse* nonsense. It's crazy horse, just a different line up. Like in 2014 when billy wasn't there, like in 75 when poncho joined, like on loose, like on the first crazy horse album. Line up changes, band name doesn't. The * is disrespectful to nils in my opinion, and to the other three guys in the band. They wouldn't call it crazy horse if it didn't feel like it.

 
At 5/03/2018 12:08:00 PM, Blogger Lone Red Rider said...

Right on Peter D! I was there. It was the Horse :-) Excitment in not knowing what may happen day to day

 
At 5/03/2018 12:16:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peter D: Either Thrasher is putting the asterisk there to express some uncharacteristic "disrespect" to Nils Lofrgren, or he's simply noting that this is a different version of the band to the Crazy Horse we've known for the last 43 years (not to be disrespectful to Nils, but respectful to Poncho). I'm guessing it is probably the latter. Just a hunch.

Neil himself makes the same distinction, calling the band NYCH or a horse of a "different colour". Is this also disrespectful?

As for respect, when Billy couldn't make the 2014 tour, both Poncho and Neil subsequently said it was still a good band but "not really Crazy Horse". That's respect.

I think these new gigs have sounded great so far and hope they will keep it going beyond the current run. With Nils or Poncho, two of the best sidemen Neil Young has ever had.

Scotsman.

 
At 5/03/2018 12:43:00 PM, Blogger Stonedutch said...

@Scotsman: Neil himself called it Crazy Horse from the stage, and he didn't add an asterisk! ;) Two great shows down, three more to go...the Horse is rockin' and a rollin'. @Richard Siciliano: Yes they were tighter last night, and are already a well oiled machine. On a final note, the wailing squalls of sound thundering from Neils guitar during Hurricane left me in tears...both nights! PS - Fucking Up = heavy duty...wow.

 
At 5/03/2018 12:44:00 PM, Blogger Pabst said...

Sounded like the Horse to me, so it was the Horse to me.

The same can not be said about POTR, and I absolutely loved the 5 shows I saw Neil do with them.

Nils' guitar tone is spot on, there's no bongos or wind chimes, and Billy is playing big fat notes without pogoing around the stage.

Once again, no disrespect for POTR because those shows were awesome and Neil fed/feeds on their energy... but they don't sound like the Horse and NYCH does.

Jealous of everyone who is going tonight and this weekend!

 
At 5/03/2018 01:00:00 PM, Blogger Thrasher Wheat said...

@ Scotsman- thanks, you got it. This is about respecting the Horse and there is no dis-respect intended or implied. truth in advertising. With all of the fake news accusations going around, long time readers know integrity is paramount to TW mission.

May the Horse be with you.
peace

 
At 5/03/2018 01:05:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Personally I don't really care about this "name debate" (both Poncho and Nils are fantastic sidemen and part of Crazy Horse), but the idea that Thrasher adding an asterisk is somehow "disrespectful" is absurd.

This is a GREAT band that is nevertheless a different lineup to the one we've heard for 43 years now, and worthy of its own distinction.

The "horse of a different colour" description is perfect.

Scotsman.

 
At 5/03/2018 01:34:00 PM, Blogger rick snyder said...

It would be more accurate to call them the Santa Monica Fliers. But who cares as long as they keep playing

 
At 5/03/2018 03:50:00 PM, Blogger akiv1971 said...

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At 5/03/2018 03:54:00 PM, Blogger akiv1971 said...

http://ia801208.us.archive.org/17/items/NeilYoungAndPromiseOfTheReal2016-10-12FoxPomonaCA/NeilYoungAndPromiseOfTheReal2016-10-12FoxPomonaCA.mp3?cnt=0

 
At 5/03/2018 03:57:00 PM, Blogger akiv1971 said...

Like A Inca
2. Fuckin Up
3. When You Dance I Can Really Love
4. The Loner
5. Cinnamon Girl
6. Cortez The Killer
7. Human Highway
8. From Hank To Hendrix
9. Peace Of Mind
10. I Am A Child
11. Show Me
12. Neighborhood
13. Words
14. If I Could Her Tonight
15. Walk On
16. Texas Rangers
17. Powderfunger
18. Cowgirl In The Sand
19. Seed Justice
20. Peace Trail
21. I've Been Waiting For You
22. Hey, Hey, My, My
23. Encore Break

24. Roll Another Number
25. Piece Of Crap

 
At 5/03/2018 05:19:00 PM, Blogger mike d said...

As a Fresno area resident, it was fascinating to see so many people from all over the country and world. I only saw a handful of local people that I recognized. It still seems like a dream to have Neil play Fresno like it was Santa Cruz. I never thought I would ever hear "Fresno Rocks!" come out of his mouth. The music scene here is changing for the good. I expect that more will play the Wornor after this concert. It was very accommodating. $5 beer and $2 water was fan friendly. Frankly, it reminded me of the concerts I saw in the 70's. There was even the pungent aroma of ganja in the air. I've seen Neil more than 30 times. I'm happy to say this was one of, if not the, best ones. Great show. Thanks to all of you that came to visit. I know it's not much, but now it's cool.

 
At 5/03/2018 05:27:00 PM, Blogger Stephen Hansen said...

Wow if only i knew i would of come out from Australia... Anyone know how to see the show? My pc is down so cant view The NY archives if it is there Ill find away... Steve Rust Down Under

 
At 5/03/2018 05:31:00 PM, Blogger Mark Jordan said...

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At 5/03/2018 05:34:00 PM, Blogger Mark Jordan said...

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At 5/03/2018 07:23:00 PM, Blogger BostonJim said...

Is there parking in the area?

 
At 5/03/2018 07:32:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

Neil Young fans dont care if its called Dog Crap and the Poop Scoopers. Hey I like it!
well thanks for having us Mike d. 10 min walk to Warnors from my motel. Im stoked. I drove about 1100 miles. I want to know who can beat that

 
At 5/03/2018 07:44:00 PM, Blogger vvvv said...

@wsanjose I flew 3,000 miles if that counts

 
At 5/03/2018 08:17:00 PM, Blogger BostonJim said...

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At 5/03/2018 09:14:00 PM, Blogger SONY said...

Listening to 5/1 show right now....rockin' it is by any name.
Thr*sher - don't take no crap brother!

 
At 5/04/2018 05:45:00 PM, Blogger Andy Watt said...

NYCH is just (obviously) shorthand for the band name. Let's not overthink this.. the shows have been amazing with Neil on fire. The chemistry with CH is second to none.

 
At 5/06/2018 10:33:00 AM, Blogger John Tewks said...

Well it maybe still be Crazy Horse but my blood boils when I see the constant ads for the Fleetwood Mac tour without Lindsay Buckingham. That's fraud, especially the ones that still have his picture with the band! That's even worse than Pink Floyd without Roger Waters. I sure wish I was in CA for these shows!

 
At 5/06/2018 08:32:00 PM, Blogger Senor Keksalot said...

What happened During Cortez ?
He yelled at someone and then kicked something and brought it to an early end....
Anyone have any insight ?
MothyHAM

 
At 5/06/2018 10:29:00 PM, Blogger vvvv said...

@Senor Keksalot His fan is controlled by a foot pedal and it wasn't working when he kept stomping the pedal, so he walked over and kicked the fan.

 
At 5/06/2018 10:34:00 PM, Blogger Senor Keksalot said...

thank you!
couldn't tell from my seat.

 

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