We’ve already posted the entire Foo Fighters set and the “super jam” version of Rockin’ In The Free World from Saturday’s Global Citizen Festival, as well as a full review of the event, but since Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s full set from the fest just surfaced we can’t help but post that too.
From my review…
After a series of speeches, Neil Young and Crazy Horse came out and wasted no time in getting to the guitar solos. If you like gritty, dirty guitar tones, you’ll love Crazy Horse. The bulk of the set was made up of Young and guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro dueling it out with feedback-heavy, often meandering solos. The Horse opened and set the pace for the rest of the performance with a 20-minute version of the Ragged Glory track Love and Only Love. Powderfinger showed off the gorgeous harmonies that are a trademark of Crazy Horse’s sound and are in vast contrast to the waves of dark and evil guitar tones. Then it was time for a double doze of the ensemble’s soon-to-be-released new album Psychedelic Pill. Born In Ontario seemed over-the-top in its sentimentality and came off like a bad song written for a tourism board, while Walk Like A Giant fit right in with the older material and is a fine addition to the repertoire.
Following a noise jam that featured many false endings that brought Walk Like A Giant to a close, Young strapped on the acoustic for The Needle and the Damage Done and Twisted Road. The crowd stood silently at attention as Neil sang The Needle and the Damage Done and gave perhaps the biggest ovation of the evening when it was done. Sampedro’s vast talents were on display once again for Fuckin’ Up as he traded deliciously overdriven riffs with Young. Neil then welcomed out Grohl and Auerbach to jam on Rockin’ In The Free World – a super-jam that lived up to its billing. K’Naan and members of Band of Horses and Foo Fighters helped out on the chorus as Young, Grohl and Auerbach each having ample opportunity digging in during the grand finale.
Set: Love and Only Love, Powderfinger, Born in Ontario, Walk Like A Giant, The Needle and the Damage Done, Twisted Road, Fuckin’ Up, Rockin’ in the Free World (w/ Dan Auerbach, Dave Grohl, K’Naan and members of Band of Horses and Foo Fighters)
[via Thrasher's Wheat]