‘Concert Reviews’ Articles
For those of you who can’t wait, one of the first reviews of the June 2 Berlin concert that kicked off the European Alchemy Tour of Neil Young & Crazy Horse.
Dressed all in black Neil, along with Poncho, Billy and Ralph played to a crowd of 22,000 at Waldbuehne.
One article describes the Horse as: “Ancient warriors” and “Not virtuosos but instinct musicians.” Apt descriptions.
Another calls Neil “The Last Unicorn.” But we already knew this..;-)
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Human-Highway, live reporting from Berlin.
Now over. http://www.ruhrnachrichten.de/nachrichten/welt/boulevard/Open-Air-in-Berlin-Neil-Young-Grosser-Laerm-zarte-Lieder;art300,2021597
More concerts to come: Neil Young & Crazy Horse in Sommer: 3.6. Hamburg, 12.7. Köln, 14.7. Locarno/Schweiz, 15.7. Vienne/France, 22.7. Stuttgart, 23.7. Nyon/Schweiz, 14.8. Dresden.
More German Articles:
Tour start of the Neil Young and Crazy Horse European tour is this weekend, Sunday, June 2., in Berlin. Support act is LOS LOBOS. Live reporting from the show and the surrounding events (Zuman gatherings, etc…) can be found on Human-Highway.org.
Another review of the New Zealand show by correspondent Derek Pringle from “The Telegraph.” He aptly labels Neil as “one of the great songwriters of his time.”
Interesting review that compares Young’s performance to Sixto Rodriquez, who had managed to fill a smaller arena in Wellington a week earlier.
Obviously a fan, Pringle describes a sublime scene in the Neil Young with Crazy Horse show that leaves a lasting impression.
“There is a moment, about two hours into Neil Young’s sell-out concert at the Vector Arena in Auckland, where he plants his left index finger on the top string of his guitar and grinds it slowly up the fret board incanting many of his great albums as he goes.
Neil Young dug deep into his Crazy Horse set last night in Auckland, performing ‘Surfer Joe and Moe The Sleaze’.
This was the last night of the Australian tour - March 21 at the Vector Arena, Auckland, New Zealand.
Paul Cashmere of Noise 11, Breaking News and Interviews reports in a short piece.
Next stop Berlin on June 2.
Another meatier review from the New Zealand Herald
“Dressed in flannel shirt, Aboriginal flag t-shirt , workboots and comfortable jeans, a jowly Young reworked some of his vast past without sentimentality. He was in fine voice and – despite a strapped right wrist – ferocious guitar.”
Australian tour end Mar 21 – Vector Arena, Auckland.
Blog on the Tracks: “Neil is a Touchstone.”
Simon Sweetman review of the Mar 19, 2013 – TSB Bank Arena, Wellington, Australia.
The writer/music reviewer says he cried watching Neil and Crazy Horse on the Australian Alchemy Tour:
“I’m super-grateful to have made it to the show. Twenty-three years ago I fell for the sound of Neil Young & Crazy Horse. I fell hard. There’s no picking yourself up and just dusting off, forgetting about it, after that happens. Hearing Neil Young with Crazy Horse was like hearing Hendrix, this Flannelette Coltrane with his exploratory guitar solos, antecedent for the grunge that was about to hook me in, a hark back to the heavy metal and punk sounds that were swirling in my head also at that time.
Neil Young is a touchstone, he gets called up all the time, the broken-arsed country/folk tunes and the Crazy Horse material; he’s the guy reviewers go to when they need a name that carries kudos, a handy comparison.”
and a separate review of the show: http://www.offthetracks.co.nz/gig-review-neil-young-crazy-horse-march-19-wgtn/