October 27th, 2012
Neil Young and Crazy Horse didn't bring their Old Man or Heart of Gold to Voodoo Fest's final Friday set. Instead, the center of the quartet's two-hour tour was embedded between flurries of guitar wail in one of the band's latest songs, “Walk Like a Giant.” “We saw the lights and spiritual shining/Getting closer every minute/Then we skipped the rails, and we started to fail/And we folded you, and it’s not enough,” Young sang. “Think about how close we came.” In those words, delivered as Young's face crinkled into a world-weary grimace, the man that wrote “Ohio” and had a hand in “For What It's Worth” comes to terms with all the promises that his generation never kept.
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