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Friday, July 22, 2022

VIDEO: "Barstool Blues" - Neil Young & Crazy Horse (Live in Belgium, 2014)

Neil Young & Crazy Horse 2014 Europe Tour

From a recent comment:

I just wanted to share with you a video I took of Neil and CH in Belgium in 2014.

 The song is Barstool Blues and as you will see Poncho’s guitar was not in tune and it was quite a funny moment…

   (Thanks Surfer Moe! great handle, btw)



Neil: "You got to tune the guitars *before* bringing them on stage. These people paid a lot of money. *I'm* singing it, so it's *already* out of tune" 

More on Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert: Lokeren, Belgium - August 3, 2014.

From a Review of the Moment on Neil Young News: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert: Lokeren, Belgium - August 3, 2014 by Darth Malt:

Wow, I don't even know where to begin. As the gates opened I somehow managed to find myself in the best spot on the grounds, riding the rail immediately to the left of the center divide - and would not move for the next 7 hours.

Neil and the boys launched into the show with a monstrous but soulful jam of DBTR that, like Anonymous mentioned, must have gone on for more than 20 minutes. Who does that? After the first song was done, Mrs. Malt (who is not a fan, I have to admit) turned to me and simply asked incredulously: "Has he always sounded this good?".

What then followed was a cavalcade of mostly classic songs that the Horse (squabble all you want about the band name) jammed through with glee and passion. They played well over the original two hour time slot (which unfortunately, due to the late timing, slight jet lag and physical exhaustion was a bit too much for Mrs. Malt in the end).

At one point (going into Psychedelic Pill?), Neil stopped the song short after a few chords, and glaring at the crew, sent them back to replace Poncho's guitar. "You got to tune the guitars *before* bringing them on stage. These people paid a lot of money. *I'm* singing it, so it's *already* out of tune" (may be paraphrasing here).

Is it me, or is Neil actually getting better year after year? With every swipe, slap and pick he conjures controlled growls roaring out of his guitar, and the interplay with Poncho last night was the best I've seen so far (admittedly this was only my fourth Crazy Horse gig). I don't know if I've ever seen Neil so happy and Poncho positively fucking *glowed* and held his own in the spotlight. Even Rick, calm and laid back, took part in the goofy camaraderie with a smile and the whole band gelled together naturally and effortlessly. From my viewpoint I unfortunately didn't see much of Ralph before the bows at the end.

A special thank you to the friendly crew of the Lokerse Feesten for a well organized festival.
Thanks Darth! Thanks for review, See yo down the road someday,

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At 7/22/2022 01:02:00 PM, Blogger Pat2963 said...

hors propos

but anyone noticed TOAST is printed in
Canada Not in Europe..

vynil factory in Canada ?

At 7/22/2022 02:39:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

One of my all time favorite NY songs, which is perfected live on Year of the Horse.

There are many reasons why I love this song; this version has incredible grungey power and a relentless, driving energy.

Yes, I still remember well seeing it at the Old Princeton Landing in 1996 with 150 others, and that gorgeous woman I was talking with and dancing next to. And when the line “Let me see your face again, before I have to go” happened, our eyes met and she smiled. She knew how I felt! The secret love language of Mr NY was out in the open! She was a nanny working in Hillsborough. So yes, I fell in love, and I credit Neil for building his musical whole world up as he saw fit to build it. The results are incredible.

“Love is for fools! Lucky fools!”
Just passed 22 year wedding anniversary! Good timing with Toast. Potholes on the road to Happy Destiny.

Your Brother Alan in Seattle

At 7/22/2022 02:41:00 PM, Blogger Alan said...

PS- I married a different woman who I got to know a little better!

At 7/25/2022 01:30:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

@ Brother Alan- what a great strory. thanks for sharing.

Your Brother Thrasher on eARTh.


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