October 21, 2012 – 4:34 am

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Austin 2012 [no label, 2CD]

Live at the Austin City Limits Music Festival, Zilker Park, Austin, TX; October 13, 2012. Excellent web stream?

Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s current tour continue to charge along.

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It’s obvious that Poncho and Billy are fully aware that Ramada Inn may be one of the best songs Neil ever wrote, and it’s obviously a blast for them to play it. Poncho is pushing Neil - something I don’t recall before. But the band appears to actually be challenging Neil to take it to a higher level - love it. LUV IT. - Anonymous

You just missed what may be the best version of Down By The River ever recorded - ever. - Anonymous

This is what Hector Saldana blogged at

One of rock’s greatest icons, a symbol of ’60s hope and a hero to punk and grunge rockers, Neil Young took the Bud Light Stage with his garage band, Crazy Horse, and unapologetically jammed over extended and inspired set. Donning a Willie Nelson cap (before throwing it into the crowd after two songs) and dressed in a T-shirt, ragged jeans and armed with his battered signature black Gibson Les Paul electric guitar, Young played with fire, opening with “Love and Only Love,” a relentless two-chord workout followed by the Civil War death saga “Powderfinger.”

Nothing was as haunting and hopeful than “Walk Like a Giant,” its inspirational, sometimes broken tone born of weary wisdom about political winds changing. For longtime fans, Young delivered the acoustic “The Needle and the Damage Done” and stinging electric stabs at “Cinnamon Girl” and “Down By the River” - and his mantra “Hey Hey, My My (Into the Black).”

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Disc 1
Track 101. Love And Only Love (25.7MB)
Track 102. Powderfinger (10.6MB)
Track 103. Born In Ontario (7.4MB)
Track 104. Walk Like A Giant (30.1MB)
Track 105. The Needle And The Damage Done (3.9MB)
Track 106. Twisted Road (5.8MB)

Disc 2
Track 201. Ramada Inn (24.4MB)
Track 202. Cinnamon Girl (10.2MB)
Track 203. Fuckin’ Up (15.6MB)
Track 204. Psychedelic Pill (7.4MB)
Track 205. Down By The River (25.4MB)
Track 206. Hey Hey, My My (Into The Black) (16.5MB)

Neil Young - vocals, guitar
Frank “Poncho” Sampedro - vocals, guitar, keyboards
Billy Talbot - vocals, bass
Ralph Molina - vocals, drums

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  1. 16 Responses to “NEIL YOUNG & CRAZY HORSE - AUSTIN 2012”

  2. Thank you VERY MUCH!

    By Belasco on Oct 21, 2012

  3. well while it may not offer many new songs from the new cd that we dont have in sbd quality already.. it is another superb quality recording of this tour that isnt an audience recording so how can we not want it? some of us only collect fm’s tv’s and sbd’s and the like. course they miss out on some amazing recordings but ppl are entitled to collect whatever they wish. this is definitely one i am happy to have in my collection.
    still wish farm aid from the saturday prior to central park would surface. it was brdcst. why is it so hard to find?

    By darth on Oct 21, 2012

  4. Excellent. Nice. THANX…………!

    By Timmy on Oct 21, 2012

  5. Thanks again, Farm Aid 2012 had a fairly unique set list, please post if available.

    By James on Oct 22, 2012

  6. Farm Aid 2012 is sure Hard to Find….no pun intended.

    By James on Oct 22, 2012

  7. Thanks for another great Neil show. NY/CH are tearing it up this year. Looking forward to the new CD too.

    By Bill from Pgh on Oct 22, 2012

  8. Well - I think the Farm Aid-show will pup up sometime - somewhere.
    Meantime - I will enjoy all the amazing NY+CH-shows available - including this one.
    Thank you, BigO.

    By Divine Light Control on Oct 22, 2012

  9. speaking of farm aid.. if anyone is interested in the bridge school performances… the first nite neil set is on youtube in one place 63mins in mint audio. not as a video however. the audio is a sbd feed tho. the gnr feed was removed but they did 7 songs and individually 4 of them remain up by different people. i havent yet found 3 of the songs they did. eddie vedder opened up for gnr unexpectedly and did 2 songs. both of his songs are up and all these 6 songs are available on youtube in sbd quality. neil did 9 songs btw. his set was as follows -
    Love And Only Love
    Born In Ontario (w/someone on Pump Organ)
    The Needle And The Damage Done (solo)
    Twisted Road (solo)
    Singer Without A Song (piano)
    Ramada Inn
    Like A Hurricane (w/Poncho on Pump Organ)
    Rockin’ In The Free World (w/entire lineup except axl rose)
    the date was 10-20 and the location was the shoreline amphitheater mountainview ca in case anyone didnt know.

    at the farm aid show on 9-22 neil did only 5 songs.
    1.Country Home
    2.Ramada Inn
    3.Mr. Soul
    4.Homegrown(with Willie Nelson)
    5.Like a Hurricane

    these songs are available in audience recordings on youtube. some in superb quality. they were brdcst on tv and radio.

    By darth on Oct 23, 2012

  10. Am I the only one who thinks the new material is atrocious?

    By Brian on Oct 24, 2012

  11. Brian if you are referring to Americana , I agree wholeheartedly , however,I give Neil tremendous props for continuing to re-invent himself. He does NOT rest on his laurels and constantly strives to change and learn. Nothing wrong with that at all and over a lengthy career such as his it isn`t unusual to have favourite times in his music.
    So many “classic Rock” musicians continue to rehash old material but Neil is always on the edge , the cusp of something new. he isn`t just fading away……Neil Young , long may you run.

    By sluggo on Oct 24, 2012

  12. i think psych pill is fantastic stuff. i loved the 37min jam that neil allowed us to have a bunch of months back. i really love the live psych pill tracks we have heard from the shows hes been doing this tour but then im crazy about the long extended jam thing. there are heavy doses of blues in there and lots of improvization and when neil goes off on a tangent and the others dont seem sure exactly where hes headed the way they keep up and jam with him is what blows me away. thats the part of what i love most about collecting live music.. especially the tracks that are 7mins or more. imagine my joy when i saw walk like a giant was 15-24mins long.

    By darth on Oct 25, 2012

  13. Thanks for another great Neil show, does anyone have the Bridge school benefit show
    from Oct. 2012 ? ?

    By frde on Oct 27, 2012

  14. frde - its on youtube. do a search. 63mins first nite. didnt u read above where i just said this?

    By darth on Oct 28, 2012

  15. earth to darth - no one reads most of your blathering

    By barth on Oct 28, 2012

  16. darth darth darth…no one likes it when you yell at them .
    A little civility goes a long way chappie.

    By smurf on Oct 28, 2012

  17. i like the new stuff.. saw him in alabama on this tour.. WALK LIKE A GIANT was a highlight!

    the only difference in the set list was that DOwn by the River was

    singer without a song

    Mr. Soul
    Roll another number for the road
    were the encores

    my 16 year old son hasn’t heard ‘everything’ neils catalog and he loved all the new stuff.. sure — it would have been nice to have heard a few more of the oldies.. but it was a good mix and an incredible SOUNDING show as well as a hilarious presentation with the guys in the white lab coats.. some cool ‘flashbacks’ on the video screens too..

    also.. there’s CRAZY HORSE and then there’s the rest of the NEIL catalog.. i thought it was a good nod to the rest of the CATALOG that he pulled out “needle”..

    only thing that would have topped it for me would have been


    By Jimmie T on Nov 30, 2012

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