Neil Young & Crazy Horse righteously roared at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia on Thursday night, letting loose the feedback and turning up the volume on a 13 song two-hour plus set.
The show was preceded by a bunch of white lab coat wearing roadies setting up a giant mic stand Rust Never Sleeps-style while The Beatles "A Day In The Life" played and the band members and roadies standing at attention for "The Star Spangled Banner." And it ended with an extended noise jam on "Like A Hurricane" that would have made Sun Ra smile. Patti Smith was fabulous in an opening slot, including a lovely take on Young's "It's a Dream" in the middle of her set.
Young's set list is below. A full review will be up online Friday and in Saturday's Inquirer. Young & Crazy Horse return to the area for a Hurricane Sandy benefit show at the Borgata in Atlantic City next Thursday.
Neil Young & Crazy Horse set list:
Love and Only Love / Powderfinger / Born in Ontario / Walk Like A Giant / The Needle and The Damage Done / Twisted Road / Singer Without A Song / Ramada Inn / Cinnamon Girl / F*#%in' Up / Mr. Soul / Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) / / Encore: Like A Hurricane