Crosby Stills and Nash – Hammersmith Odeon 29th March 1992

It’s such a shame considering how long I have liked Crosby Stills nash and Young that I never got to see all four of them together and the closest I got was seeing Crosby Stills and Nash at the Hammersmith Odeon in 1992. they played three nights and I went on the second night.

The Highlight of the show was undoubtedly Graham Nash playing Cathedral alone at the piano – he only played it on this one night so I was glad that I’d chosen this one. I think he played it for his mum who was in the audience!

The lowlight of the show was the insistence of Stephen Stills on playing an electric guitar (a flying V if I recall) on a number of songs in what was predominantly an acoustic concert!

Crosby told tales from his time in prison just before Almost Cut my Hair – about how he ended up going cold turkey from Cocaine addiction (like standing under a cold shower and flushing your money down the toilet) in a prison cell. He said the guards would come to the edge of his cell and shout to each other – look the hippy is puking again!

I’m glad I saw them when I did!

Set 1

Wasted on the Way
Military Madness
The Lee Shore
You Don’t Have to Cry
Blackbird
Taken at All
Déjà Vu
Helplessly Hoping
Marrakesh Express
Long Time Gone
Suite: Judy Blue Eyes

Set 2
To the Last Whale…A. Critical Mass B. Wind on the Water
House of Broken Dreams
Cathedral
Thousand Roads
Almost Cut My Hair
Guinnevere
Love the One You’re With
For What It’s Worth
Southern Cross
Wooden Ships
Our House
Daylight Again / Find the Cost of Freedom

Encore
Teach Your Children