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Neil Young with Crazy Horse: Broken Arrow

Barney Hoskyns, Request, August 1996

NINE MONTHS AGO, I stood in a field in England watching Neil Young close the Reading Festival and realized the following: If you can play a whole show with Pearl Jam and still took like a heroic old behemoth, then, son, you, surely are a fellow to be reckoned with. When Young closed his set with 'Cortez the Killer', it was so white-hot, so cauterizing, that not eyen the Eddie Vedder-less Pearl Jam could foul it up.

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