Neil Young – Pocahontas (Live at Farm Aid in 2014)
We’re going to keep the Neil Young birthday celebration going another day here. Tonight, it’s something for the real Neil freaks. In September, Neil did an acoustic set at Farm Aid. It included this rare rendition of “Pocahontas”, one of Neil’s great Rust era songs. Every Neil freak knows this song. But there aren’t many clips of Neil playing this song, at least that I could find. Lucky for us, this is a great one.
The video and audio are, again, high quality. And Neil is angry! He does a two minute political rap at the beginning, and when he goes into “Pocahontas”, some of that anger comes through in the performance. Watch the rap before the song – it adds something. But should you desire to skip it, jump about 2 minutes in to go straight to “Pocahontas”.