Neil Young's new release ""World Record" w/ Crazy Horse is now available for pre-order. Order here
(Please shop locally & independently. But if you can't, we appreciate your supporting Thrasher's Wheat by clicking this link or YOUR COUNTRY's FLAG. Thank you!!!)
<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Wednesday, May 08, 2024

Comment of the Moment: Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse's Love Earth Tour

Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse
 photo by Joey Martinez
 (Click photo to enlarge)


Our  Comment of the Moment is on Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse's current Love Earth Tour by Jim:

Looking at the videos of this tour reminds me of going to the first or second show of the Rust Never Sleeps tour just outside Detroit. 

I was a cub reporter for the Ypsilanti Press at the time. Had seats in the center section in the 10th row. My brother and I got to the venue early and since I was writing about it they let us in early. As we were walking down to our seats at the Pine Knob Music Theater I noticed someone at the soundboard and walked over. As I got closer I realized it was someone that was on the inside of the David Crosby album.

Introduced myself and my brother and said, "you look familiar. Is your picture on the inside of the David Crosby album?"

"Yes, that is me, I'm Elliott Roberts," he said.

Nobody was in the venue so we talked for about 15 minutes and I asked for a set list but he said there wasn't one. Then he offered to meet me after the show and pointed to the left side of the stage. He asked me where I was sitting and it was really close to there. Come right there and I'll answer any questions you have about the show. He was a man of his word and was right there as Neil walked off the stage. Got all the new songs right that night and my review was published for the afternoon edition of the newspaper. It might have been the first one of the tour or a close second.

From then on I mailed everything I wrote to him and never had any trouble getting a press and photo passes. Once he asked me if I had an extra copy of the Rolling Stone piece on the 1974 tour for the archives and I did so sent it to him. After that I would sit in the row in front of Scott & Bob Young at the Detroit and Lansing, Michigan shows.

As we parted from talking at the soundboard that night before the acoustic set of Rust Never Sleeps I said those are the largest fender amps I'd ever seen.

"Oh yeah, it is going to be loud," Elliott said shaking is head in an affirmative way.

When we got to our seats I realized everything was fake and was so embarrassed with my younger brother. The ads for the show were for Dolly Parton to open and then Neil Young. Later they changed it to Neil Young & Crazy Horse. The talk before the tour was that it was going to feature "Comes A Time" material and so everyone was thinking "Harvest" type songs but nobody had heard the new material (this must have been about the time of the bullet holes in the LPs).

Wish I'd known what David Briggs looked like because I'm sure I walked by him a few times over the years but never met him.

So looking forward to seeing the show on Saturday night!!!

Thanks for all the memories over the decades here Jim.  Yes, looking forward to the show on Saturday night, as well.  And the eve before @  Rustie Grain Fest: Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse @ Bristow, Virginia - Friday, May 10. 

More concert reports @ “Love Earth Tour”: Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse Concert Dates (UPDATED).

 Love Earth Tour
Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse
(see  “Love Earth Tour”: Neil Young w/ Crazy Horse Concert Dates (UPDATED))

Labels: , , , , , , , , ,


At 5/09/2024 12:30:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Thanks Thrasher! That is a hell of an image looking like a pyramid with Billy's head being the pinnacle for the Comment of the Moment. Kudos to photographer photo by Joey Martinez!

The writing muse is so strong today here! I've been writing for over seven hours already about the 1,500-foot crystalline pyramid in Surry County, North Carolina and am just jazzed from it. Andy Griffith called it Mount Airy and you might remember that if you are in Neil Young's age bracket.

Might just finish writing my next book, "Legends of Pilot Mountain," today! Want to get it out before they release the two-part documentary on the first book, "Faces of Pilot Mountain." Chris Finefrock filmed that over two days right on the mountain in early April for his Ancient American series. It is being edited now and I'm getting weekly reports on that. Can't believe they came all the way from California to do it which is such a blessing for Pilot Mountain and the book.

At 5/09/2024 02:23:00 PM, Blogger thrasher said...

yeah, that is a hell of an image by Joey there! Love to see some more pit shots from LOVE EARTH tour. Maybe even take a few ourselves this weekend.

Glad to hear the writing muse is striking. run with it.

see ya down that road!



Post a Comment

<< Home

<-Older Posts Blog Home Newer Posts->

Willie for a Nobel!

Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize
for Farm Aid and his work on
alternative fuels, and world peace initiatives.

Farm Aid

Go Farmers Markets!

"In the >field< of opportunity
It's plowin' time again."

Silverline Communications

(Home of the FarmAidians)
Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada
(519) 737-7979

This blog supports free speech!

Demand justice for Aaron:
Support "Aaron's Law" and inquiry into his prosecution

(... he didn't kill himself either...) #AaronDidntKillHimself

Induct Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Please Help Support Independent Media &
Non-Corporate Advertising
This Blog's For You!

The Hypocrisy of the Mainstream Media

It's Been Called The
"Missing Link" in the Ditch Trilogy


Sign the Release "Time Fades Away" Petition
Join The 10,000+ Who Have Already Signed


Neil Young Appreciation Society

Sugar Mountain

Neil Young Setlists
Rust Radio


Bands Covering Neil Young songs


Official Neil Young News Site

The Bridge School

The Bridge School Concerts
25th Anniversary Edition

**100% of Proceeds to Benefit Bridge School***

The Essential Neil Young

Fans Favorite Neil Albums

Top 50 MP3
Neil Young Song Downloads

Top 10 Best Selling Neil Albums Today
Support Thrasher's Wheat
via Purchases from:
United States - us.gif
Canada - canada.gif
United Kingdom - gb.gif
Germany - de.gif

Neil Young Songbook Project

In the fields of wheat

"Children of Destiny" will NOT be harvested
However, the chaff will be burned by unquenchable fire

Neil Young + Promise of the Real

Europe 2016 Tour Dates

2015 Rebel Content Tour

Neil Young & Crazy Horse
Alchemy Concert Tour Reviews

Fall 2012 N. America Tour
Spring 2013 Australia/New Zealand Tour
Summer 2013 Europe Tour

Europe Summer 2014 Concert Tour
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Thrasher's Wheat Radio Supporters Go To Europe

Neil Young Films

2010 MusiCares Honors Neil Young

Features Elvis Costello, Crosby Stills & Nash, Sheryl Crow, Josh Groban, Ben Harper, Elton John, Norah Jones, Lady Antebellum, Dave Matthews, James Taylor, Keith Urban, and others.
Proceeds from sales go to MusiCares,
which helps musicians in need of
financial and medical assistance.


"There's more to the picture
Than meets the eye"



Neil Young FAQ:
Everything Left to Know About the Iconic and Mercurial Rocker
"an indispensable reference"

Paul McCartney and Neil Young


"You can make a difference
If you really a try"

John Lennon and Neil Young

"hailed by fans as a wonderful read"

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young:
The Supergroup of the 20th Century

Director Jonathan Demme's Exquisite film "Heart of Gold"

eddie & neil
Eddie Vedder and Neil Young

Revisiting The Significance of
The Buffalo Springfield

"The revolution will not be televised"
... it will be blogged, streamed,
tweeted, shared and liked
The Embarrassment of Mainstream Media

Turn Off Your TV & Have A Life

"Everything Is Bullshit" +
"Turn Off The News"
Turn Off the News (Build a Garden)

Neil Young 2016 Year in Review:
The Year of The Wheat

Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain and Neil Young

Neil Young's Feedback:
An Acquired Taste?

Young Neil: The Sugar Mountain Years
by Rustie Sharry "Keepin' Jive Alive in T.O." Wilson

"the definitive source of Neil Young's formative childhood years in Canada"

neil & joni
Joni Mitchell & Neil Young

europe 1987.jpg

Bob and Neil

So Who Really Was "The Godfather of Grunge"?

Four Dead in Ohio
kent state
So What Really Happened at Kent State?

The Four Dead in Ohio

May The FOUR Be With You #MayThe4thBeWithYou


dissent is not treason
Dissent is the highest form of patriotism

Rockin' In The Free World

Sing Truth to Power!
When Neil Young Speaks Truth To Power,
The World Listens

Emmylou Harris and Neil Young

Wilco and Neil Young


Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young


Elton John and Neil Young

Lynyrd Skynyrd and Neil Young


The Meaning of "Sweet Home Alabama" Lyrics

Neil Young Nation -
"The definitive Neil Young fan book"

What does the song mean?

Random Neil Young Link of the Moment

Bonnie Raitt and Neil Young

I'm Proud to Be A Union Man


When Neil Young is Playing,
You Shut the Fuck Up

Class War:
They Started It and We'll Finish It...

A battle raged on the open page...
No Fear, No Surrender. Courage

"What if Al Qaeda blew up the levees?"
Full Disclousre Now

"I've Got The Revolution Blues"

Willie Nelson & Neil Young
Willie Nelson for Nobel Peace Prize

John Mellencamp:
Why Willie Deserves a Nobel



Love and Only Love

"Thinking about what a friend had said,
I was hoping it was a lie"

We're All On
A Journey Through the Past

Neil Young's Moon Songs
Tell Us The F'n TRUTH
(we can handle it... try us)

Does Anything Else Really Matter?

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
~~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Here Comes "The Big Shift"

Maybe everything you think you know is wrong? NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS
"It's all illusion anyway."

Propaganda = Mind Control
Guess what?
"Symbols Rule the World, not Words or Laws."
... and symbolism will be their downfall...

Brighter Planet's 350 Challenge
Be The Rain, Be The Change

the truth will set you free
This Machine Kills Fascists

"Children of Destiny" - THE Part of THE Solution

(Frame from Official Music Video)

war is not the answer
yet we are
Still Living With War

"greed is NOT good"
Hey Big Brother!
Stop Spying On Us!
Civic Duty Is Not Terrorism

The Achilles Heel
Orwell (and Grandpa) Was Right
“Emancipate yourself from mental slavery.”
~~ Bob Marley

The Essence of "The Doubters"

Yes, There's Definitely A Hole in The Sky

Even Though The Music Died 50+ Years Ago
Open Up the "Tired Eyes" & Wake up!
"consciousness is near"
What's So Funny About
Peace, Love, & Understanding & Music?


Show Me A Sign

"Who is John Galt?"
To ask the question is to know the answer

"Whosoever shall give up his liberty for a temporary security
deserves neither liberty nor safety."

~~ Benjamin Franklin


(Between the lines of age)

And in the end, the love you take
Is equal to the love you make

~~ John & Paul

the zen of neil
the power of rust
the karma of the wheat