For this week’s Full Show Friday we take the Hidden Track Time Machine back to 2002 for a stirring performance by Neil Young with Poncho and The MGs. Ol’ Neil was headlining the Rock am Ring Festival in Nürburgring, Germany with a band that mixed Crazy Horse guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro with Booker T. and The MGs and his whole set was broadcast on famed German live music show Rockpalast.
Young was in fine form on this night as he mixed his greatest songs such as The Loner, Cinnamon Girl, Cortez The Killer and Down By The River with what was then more recent material such as Sleeps With Angels and Let’s Roll. The quality of the footage is stunning, but you’ll stay for the performance.
Here’s the setlist…
When You Dance I Can Really Love / The Loner / Differently / Sleeps With Angels / Are You Passionate? / Goin’ Home / Cinnamon Girl / Cortez The Killer / Let’s Roll / Powderfinger / Quit (Don’t Say You Love Me) / She’s A Healer / All Along The Watchtower / Two Old Friends / Mr. Soul / Down By The River // F*!#in’ Up / Helpless
[Part One in Bold, Part Two in Italics – Setlist via Sugar Mountain]
And here’s the show split into two parts…