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Neil Young And Crazy Horse - Live in Boston 11.22.76

Words // Scott Pingeton

With rumor swirling, and now hard proof, that Neil Young was recording new music with Crazy Horse, I've started digging back into my own Shakey archives.  As much as I love all incarnations of Neil Young, the Crazy Horse is my favorite - who doesn't love those long jams on "Down By The River" and "Cortez The Killer", or the sheer power of "Powderfinger" or "Hey Hey, My My"?  Here's a brilliant recording of NY and Crazy Horse at the Boston Music Hall in 1976.  An incredible 90 minute set that starts with an acoustic set and ends with a fiery electric Crazy Horse set - and he did it all again later that night.

Side note - shows like this make me wish I was around for the pre-arena rock show days.  Boston Music Hall (the Orpheum now) hosted every major artist in the 70s - Neil Young, The Who, The Rolling Stones, Springsteen and on down the list.  Those days aren't coming back, but what an incredible opportunity to see bands of that caliber in the relatively intimate confines of a theater instead of a corporate, souless basketball arena that we're forced to see today's biggest acts in.

The Boston Music Hall show is available below for stream or download in excellent sound.  If this doesn't get you excited for new Crazy Horse music (and hopefully a tour), then nothing will!

Neil Young And Crazy Horse
Boston Music Hall - Boston, MA
November 22, 1976 (Early Show)

The Old Laughing Lady
Human Highway
Journey Through The Past
Needle And The Damage Done
Give Me Strength
A Man Needs A Maid
Sugar Mountain
My Country Home
Don't Cry No Tears
Down By The River
Lotta Love
Like A Hurricane
After The Gold Rush
Cortez The Killer
Cinnamon Girl
Are You Ready For The Country?

Full set download: mp3 zip

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