Posted in music on November 27, 2012

Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ TD Garden, Boston 11/26/2012 (via @giovannibolivar)
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Because he's trained his audience to not need an hour of hits, because he doesn't have to sing like Brian Wilson or shake his behind in chaps like David Lee Roth, his sound and delivery endure. No one but Young (with Crazy Horse) could play an almost half-hour-long "Walk Like A Giant" that was 5 percent melody, 95 percent feedback and over-driven bass and have fans dig it.

That's not to say "the hits" weren't the highlights. A tune as sweet and pure as "Cinnamon Girl" remains rare, and at times the new stuff seemed to pile up crushing the audience instead of uplifting it.

But when an artist can have a great night in front of ten-thousand without playing his most popular songs (no "Old Man," no "Like A Hurricane," no "Heart of Gold"), it's a stunning achievement. - [Boston Herald]

Neil Young & Crazy Horse played Boston's TD Garden last night (with Patti Smith opening), a 13-song, two-and-a-half-hour set that The Boston Herald said may have been their "best show ever." You can check out the setlist below. They'll do it tonight (11/27) at Madison Square Garden with Patti Smith opening and tickets are still available. Tickets are also still available for their show on Monday (12/3) at the Barclays Center (also with Patti Smith and Everest).

Meanwhile, at the Morrison Hotel Gallery in SoHo they are currently showing Jenice Heo's "Neil Young Series," a exhibition of paintings based on Young's music. A couple of her works from the series can be seen below and the exhibit will be on view until December 31st, 2012.

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Jenice Heo - On The Beach & Railroad Town
Jenice Heo

SETLIST: Neil Young & Crazy Horse @ TD Garden, 11/26/2011 (via)
1. Love And Only Love
2. Powderfinger
3. Born In Ontario
4. Walk Like A Giant
5. The Needle And The Damage Done
6. Twisted Road
7. Singer Without A Song
8. Ramada Inn
9. Cinnamon Girl
10. F*!#in' Up
11. Mr. Soul
12. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black)
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13. Farmer John

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Comments (29)

Nothing from Trans?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:14 AM

Mr. Soul is on Trans. Actually.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:17 AM

Having seen two shows on this tour, I find it very hard to believe this is their best show ever, Boston Herald. Can't imagine those awful new songs like Born In Ontario or Twisted Road have had major lyric changes...

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:17 AM

The "best show ever" is used out of context here. The Boston Herald article goes on to immediately qualify that statement as basically meaningless.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:23 AM

hahahaha f you 10:14 !

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:23 AM

The original Mr. Soul is most definately not on Trans. Actually.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:25 AM

2.5 hr set and only 13 songs! That's almost 12 minutes per song...awesome!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:28 AM

I see someone didn't even read the article.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:28 AM

Did he play the Trans version of the song?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:29 AM

ZZZZZ

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:36 AM

We R In Control

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:56 AM

People, people, take it easy. The review is from a Boston paper.

Boston - a joke in itself. New York's ugly kid brother.

Do not take it too seriously.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 10:59 AM

Ugly Kid Joe?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:02 AM

Trans rules.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:13 AM

what time does uncle neil go on tonight? Thanks!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:13 AM

i'd like to go tonight but the remaining tickets are 180.oo + w/ service charges. i think i'd rather go to nine smaller shows for that.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:20 AM

He played a solo during Powderfinger that was so long that he forgot what verse he was on. Afterwards he promised to come back and complete the song at a later date. He seemed to be in an unusually humorous mood (for him).

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:27 AM

@ 11:13, every night of this tour patti goes on at 8:05 and neil goes on at 9

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:29 AM

11:29

Thanks !

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:39 AM

Patti went on 5 minutes early last night.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 1:35 PM

It was a great show the version of Twisted Road is classic Neil. only 4 songs from the new album. Walk Like A Giant was worth the price of addmission.

Posted by Brian | November 27, 2012 1:46 PM

Wow is Neil two feet tall?! Look how big his amp is!

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 2:21 PM

So how is all going to the bar "Tempest" before the show?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 3:22 PM

3:22

I will certainly be there. I'll be the guy feeding the jukebox with early Rolling Stones songs. Brian Jones era only.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 3:46 PM

Have you seen your mother baby, standing in the shadow?

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 3:53 PM

same setlist tonight.

Posted by Anonymous | November 27, 2012 11:42 PM

Neil was great. MSG was maybe half full. Different setlist, it ended with "Roll Another Number." Basically perfect Crazy Horse show.

Posted by Anonymous | November 28, 2012 10:17 AM

neil young is so amazing and talented.

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