Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Neil Young concert
This past Sunday night I attended my first rock concert since Pavement last September: Neil Young in Avery Fisher Hall. While I'm ambivalent about some of his work, he's certainly the best age 65, full-tilt, one-person rock band that I know, although (unsurprisingly) his older, recognizable numbers made more of an impression than his newer ones. My faves remain After the Gold Rush plus the best of his early work with Crazy Horse. (Going back further, he did some good things with Buffalo Springfield, but he didn't play anything quite that old.) Remarkable how he could play several of the guitar workout rock epics from the Crazy Horse era and not appear to either miss or need the rest of the band.