ACL Battles: Jack White vs. Neil Young
This seems like a no-brainer right? You gotta go see Neil Young! Well, I thought that almost immediately, but then I pondered a bit on the subject at hand, and now I’m not sure I have an answer for you, at least not one we’ll all agree upon. You see, if I base it on output, Neil wins hands down; he’s been around longer, and After the Gold Rush alone is a must have in every music nerds collection. But, all in all, I can see myself aligning more with what Jack White‘s been able to accomplish in such a short time, not to mention he’s endeared himself to me with various hits that I hold near and dear. However, you also have to take into account the live performance, right? I’m worried that Neil Young might pull a Bob Dylan, taking incredible songs and making them sound horrendous. On the other hand, Jack did just freak out recently, ranting and raving at the audience; I don’t have time to put up with rock star crap. So, I’m going with Neil here. He’s got a more extensive catalogue, there’s less likelihood of a break-down, and Jack’s going to be around for a minute. I think you should do the same. Won’t you come see Neil with me?[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/04-Love-Interruption.mp3] [audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/03-Only-Love-Can-Break-Your-Heart.mp3]
Jack plays at the AMD stage Saturday at 8 PM, and Neil plays with Crazy Horse at the same time over at the Bud Light stage.