shows in this year of 1994, but a good performance !
12, « Sleeps with Angels » beams at the record dealers. An Astonishing
and disturbing Crazy Horse. More accustomed to a large artillery,
it delivers us an electric grinding the most worked ! Smoothness
and sensitivity in the distortion. For the shows of the Bridge School
Benefit, acoustic way is imperative and the set-list resume the
new album. Happiness !
Neil alone sings for his school-children
which surround him on stage.
I hear him to echo to Bob : « To
go out from here, from this world of sharks, difficult to fulfil
a different world when the nightmare howls to our ears before kindly
eyes of the satraps and their slaves. The combat is in front
of us ». Facing this young audience, Neil, as a good father, suggests
the Danny Whitten’s misfortune, the soul of the Horse at its debut.
night with Crazy Horse. Poncho and Billy begin the mallets play
and Neil sit down at the piano. The dream seems to stand out from
the stage, the unreal becomes real. Ah ! My heart feels faint !
Neil asks news about me « Are you feeling all right. Not feeling
too bad myself. Are you feeling all right, my friend ? ». Yes, and
I dance with you this « Prime Of Life ». From this fragile life
where only death (taboo word) reigns. A fight against it is a waste
of time and effort. The only failure that suffered great knights
is against it. Kurt Cobain bore the cost of that. He has slept with
angels since six months. It’s still hot current events facing to
Eternity. In offering, Neil plays his favorite piece for him : :
« It's better to burn out than to fade away ». A verse like « And
once you're gone, you can't come back », and especially this second
one « The king is gone but he's not forgotten. », with a well strong
voice, gives another dimension. All this is not innocent. Isn’t
it true, Neil ? Rock and roll can never die ? Now I travel by train.
Horse, with Poncho with the piano, rocks me towards a serene shore.
Beautiful surprise ! I jump in the following train without consulting
the destination. Serenity for a long and difficult work on mind,
soft music and rough at the same time. I don’t cry genius from the
rooftops of fear that disrup some builder's yards in progress. But
that’s in my mind ! « Must be the one whose magic touch can change
your mind ». Undoubtedly ! Thank you ! The friends submerge the
stage for a real euphoric final ! Not less than six guitars, two
percussions and Eddie Veder for a real moment of pleasure ! That’s
the madness ! Who will play more music, who will repeat again more
« Piece Of Crap » ! It’s anyone’s guess ! Neil goes and fetches
Billy with the mike to give him the last word. Neil waves to us.
He leaves me flabbergasted when he shout us a French expression
! ! ! HE generally doesn’t speak to us any word in France or not
enough. Bon voyage Neil.
Denis Between The Rusty Words
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