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Neil gets defiant at Newcastle

Redferns via Getty Images/Tommy Jackson

Redferns via Getty Images/Tommy Jackson

“Sing it like you mean it?” asked Neil Young, responding to something shouted from the crowd, pulling an
incredulous, self-amused face.

“Why the **** would you sing it if you didn’t  mean it?” Good one Neil.

Neil & Crazy Horse played the Metro Radio Arena in New Castle, England on June 10. The review by Neil McCormick at the Telegraph  opines:” He is not really interested in crowd-pleasing, which is precisely why he pleases his crowd so much.”

As for the 2 1/2 hour set he says “the sheer howling pleasure of it was utterly infectious.”

Read more:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/live-music-reviews/10113667/Neil-Young-and-Crazy-Horse-Metro-Arena-Newcastle-review.html

German reviews of Neil & the Unicorns? in Berlin

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.

3893440_0_urn-newsml-dpa-com-20090101-130603-99-02978_large_4_3Dressed 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..;-)

Read more at :

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:

http://www.welt.de/kultur/buehne-konzert/article116770529/Neil-Young-ist-das-letzte-Einhorn-des-RocknRoll.html

http://www.morgenpost.de/berlin-aktuell/article116441018/Neil-Young-in-Berlin-2013-Infos-zu-Konzert-und-Karten.html

http://diepresse.com/home/kultur/popco/1413879/Neil-Young-auf-Tour_Garagenrock-will-never-die?_vl_backlink=/home/kultur/popco/index.do

http://www.fr-online.de/panorama/neil-young–grosser-laerm–zarte-lieder,1472782,23101250.html

Alchemy Euro-tour: Berlin tour start

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Alchemy

 

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.

Neil Young live at the end of the world

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.”

neil1_2524840aInteresting 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.

He writes:

“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.

The slowly ascending note is meant to indicate time travel, backwards, but Young is just showing off as he lists the gems in his back catalogue — Rust Never Sleeps, Tonight’s the Night, Harvest, After the Gold Rush, Everyone Knows This is Nowhere etc etc.”

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/live-music-reviews/9966234/Neil-Young-live-at-the-end-of-the-world-review.html

 

“Surfer Joe” first time in 23 years

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.

http://www.noise11.com/news/neil-young-plays-surfer-joe-for-first-time-in-23-years-20130322

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.”

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/news/article.cfm?c_id=466&objectid=10872874

Random Quote

Neil bopped down Yonge Street. Very thin, very tall, with a greased-back D.A. on the sides but a crew cut on top. He had a transistor radio, white bucks, a nice sweater, black pants. Very slick-lookin’ guy.
by — Comrie Smith, Young’s teenage friend

Neil Young on Tour

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Sugar Mountain setlists

Tom Hambleton provides BNB with setlists, thankfully. His website is the most comprehensive searchable archives on the Internets about anything Neil Young related setlists. Goto Sugar Mountain.

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