Steve Hall and I went to Madison Square Garden last night to see the one and only Sir Neil Young…and boy did he not disappoint. Maybe there was a bit much (and too many in a row) of new stuff, but it is evident theat Neil has not lost a step from his younger days. This guy was rockin’ hard, jumping around, rippin’ out some killer distorted and crunchy guitar solos. There were a lot of highlights, but I loved starting out with “Love and Only Love” from the oft-overlooked 1990 album, Ragged Glory, and a blistering “Cowgirl In The Sand”. But man, that “Rockin’ In The Free World” had people in a frenzy, and the “A Day In The Life” encore was amazingly raucous.
As you can see from this crappy iPhone pic, our seats weren’t so great (since we’re only middle class..and this was after we snuck down another level), but we had a great time and the sound was very good at MSG.
Anyway, definitely go see Neil on this tour if you have the chance. The guy is a true legend, who sounds as good as he always has. Here’s the setlist:
NEIL YOUNG & HIS ELECTRIC BAND
1. Love And Only Love
2. Hey Hey, My My
3. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
5. Spirit Road
6. Cortez The Killer
7. Cinnamon Girl
8. Oh, Lonesome Me
9. Mother Earth
10. The Needle And The Damage Done
11. Light A Candle
12. “Cough Up The Bucks”
13. Fuel Line
14. “Hit The Road And Go To Town”
15. Unknown Legend
16. Heart Of Gold
17. Old Man
18. Get Back To The Country
19. “Off The Road”
20. Just Singing A Song
21. When Worlds Collide
22. Cowgirl In The Sand
23. Rockin’ In The Free World
24. “Get Behind The Wheel”
25. A Day In The Life
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