She's got fizz, the old gal. Spark, even. You should be so lucky to be up on stage, shaking hips to ancient, crowd-stoker songs with names like "Fujiyama Mama" and "Let’s Have a Party", looking like the rockingest grandma on the planet, and plainly enjoying a nice little renaissance at age 75.
Given all this history, it's often a surprise to those who got off the proverbial bus a long time ago that the New Riders, in 2012, are going strong, even with 69-year-old Nelson the lone original member.
The two hour set was a strong and generously apportioned mix from both of the band's decades, even if the strength of old school crowd-stokers like "Eurotrash Girl" and "Low" meant exposing some of the weakness of Cracker's more recent material.