A packed Barclays Center played host to Neil Young and Crazy Horse on Monday night. Touring on the back of Psychedelic Pill, Young's 35th studio album and his first new collaboration with Crazy Horse since 2004, the group plowed through a mix of new numbers and old favorites.
The show opened up with an American flag and the National Anthem, with Young and the band holding their hands over their hearts before breaking into “Love and Only Love.”
The crowd was then treated to 12 more songs, including popular numbers like “Cinnamon Girl” and “The Needle and the Damage Done,” and “Born in Ontario” and the 16-plus minute “Walk Like a Giant” off the new album.
New York City school teacher-turned-punk godmother Patti Smith opened the show. She belted out “Gloria” with the same enthusiasm she has had for 40 years, and thankfully stuck to the music and skipped the poetry.