NEIL YOUNG SPARKS A CRISPY SIZZLE WITH CRAZY HORSE AT WFC!!!
11/30/2012 12:55:00 AM
Neil Young & Crazy Horse did what they have always done best on Thursday night (11/29) at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philly. They stood up on stage in front of their giant amps and made the music live up to the size and scope of those oversized props! Neil Young, recently turned 67, was masterful as the singer, guitar player and band leader in a 14 song audio onslaught that sonically resembled the days of yore for Crazy Horse fans.
Some in attendance didn't seem to grasp the 16-plus minute version of "Walk Like A Giant" from Psychedelic Pill, their latest album, and Neil's 35th, but it was f*cking brilliant, as was most of the set. One thing remarkable about this show is also something simple and unique that started it off. As Neil and the band, and their "technical support crew" took the stage, they stood in a semi-circle and sang the national anthem, as Old Glory was unfurled behind them. I've seen thousands of shows, and have never seen that before. All I could do was shout, "Play ball!" at the end of it.
And play they did...wow! Here's the setlist:
Love and Only Love
Born In Ontario
Walk Like A Giant
The Needle & The Damage Done
Singer Without A Song
Out of The Blue
Like A Hurricane
As Neil strolled the stage, moving from instrument to instrument, at one point during "Singer Without A Song," it felt like Neil at home, at the piano. Except in this case, the living room held 15,000 devotees of the man. That's how intimate that Young made the big joint feel last night. And there's more...
Neil and his band will play a just announced benefit for the American Red Coss' Sandy Relief efforts...see below:
NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE TO PERFORM BENEFIT CONCERT FOR VICTIMS OF HURRICANE SANDY NEXT THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6Th
“A SPECIAL EVENING WITH NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE” TO TAKE PLACE AT BORGATA HOTEL CASINO & SPA IN ATLANTIC CITY
TICKETS GO ON SALE FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30TH AT 10 AM
November 29, 2012 – (Atlantic City, NJ) — Neil Young & Crazy Horse have announced that they will perform a special benefit concert on December 6th, 2012, at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, NJ, with proceeds going to aid victims of Superstorm Sandy. Devastated by the damage and displacement caused by hurricane, Young urged: “Come on down here and join in the relief effort.”
Proceeds will go to the AMERICAN RED CROSS HURRICANE SANDY relief effort.
Tickets for the event, billed as “A Special Evening With Neil Young & Crazy Horse,” go on sale Friday, November 30 at 10am at TheBorgata.com or by-phone at 866-900-4TIX (4849) and will be priced at $75 and $150. All seating is general admission. Everest will open the show. Young will be available for a select number of interviews regarding the Hurricane relief.
Crazy Horse, which is Young, Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina, and Poncho Sampredo, has been touring North America this in support of its latest album Psychedelic Pill.