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Monday, April 06, 2020

Comment of the Moment: PREMIERE - Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Buffalo, 1991


"Blowin' in the Wind"
Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Buffalo, 1991
via Hearse Theater | NYA

This past weekend, the concert film from "Weld Series" of Neil Young & Crazy Horse in Buffalo, 1991 premiered in Hearse Theater | NYA.

Rolling Stone's Andy Greene writes: "It’s Young at his Godfather of Grunge prime and a great gift for fans stuck in their homes."


"Crime in The City" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York - 1991-02-16

frame via Hearse Theater | NYA
(See NOW PLAYING: A "Blistering" Version of "Crime in The City" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Buffalo, 1991)

The Comment of the Moment is on the post "PREMIERE Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Buffalo, 1991" by rolandthompsongunner:
It's hard to add anything in articulate way, after everyone else has already hit the nail on the head.. but here it goes.

What a powerful show. Neil has said that he transitioned into his Harvest Moon phase because this tour burned him out, and it's easy to see why. Even just witnessing this one show, it's exhausting (in the best sense of the word).

I didn't personally see any of these shows live (I really wish I was able to), but one wonders what the audience thought. It's a punishing assault (again, in the best sense of the word) for two solid hours. The stage lights are so low, that you can barely see the band, which transfers wonderfully to this video. Yeah, there some shoddy audio/visual moments, but they only add the beauty. Neil could put this out on DVD tomorrow, with no further technical corrections and we'd all scoop it up. It's such a wonderful spit in the face to the pyrotechnics and staged choreography to other bands of the late 80s and early 90s era. Billy straight up knocks his mic over during Welfare Mothers. You can't manufacture that kind of beauty or moment, it just happens. And the fog during Blowin In the Wind, just hits home that much harder.

Scotzman is right on with this version of Hurricane. It was always stunning on Weld, and to witness it, man, the images I've had in my mind don't come close to what was captured here. Neil's moving around with such speed and intensity, that it's like something in a Buster Keaton movie where the image is sped up.

It's fantastic that all this Ragged Glory material is coming out now, I can't wait for the Rust Bucket release. Keep the Horse comin! This is a wonderful era!

Also- again- many have pointed it out, but Uncle Eddie must've really really had a poignant impact on Neil. Really nice to see how he took it to heart, and won't forget about him (and agreed, the credits were an awesome touch). Really shows that NYA was built for the fans. I hope you and your family are safe and well Uncle Eddie, you've opened the floodgates for the rest of us, and it's wonderful.

Take care out there and Be The Rain.
Thanks RTG! Words don't really begin to do justice to the performance captured. As we tweeted "fire on the rail!"




"LIKE A HURRICANE" (encore) by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, New York - 1991-02-16

frame via Hearse Theater | NYA
(See PREMIERE NOW PLAYING: 'Mind Blowing' "LIKE A HURRICANE" (encore) by Neil Young & Crazy Horse - Buffalo, 1991)

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