You Are Like A Hurricane, Irene
First came the earthquake, then came the hurricane.
As hurricane Irene bears down on the U.S. east coast, a little classic video to get folks in the mood.
"Like a Hurricane" was written by Neil Young in July 1975 with friend and La Honda neighbor Taylor Phelps in the back of his car, when he was unable to sing due to an operation on his vocal cords. The song was first released on the album American Stars 'N Bars in 1977. Driven by Young's trademark fierce guitars, the song has been a concert staple over the years.
There are a number of factors which make the film extraordinary. Besides the near 10 minute length, the film/video is a single take performance filmed during a 4 night run at London's Hammersmith Odeon March 1976. This is not a lip synch performance as is now standard. Also, this was in the pre-MTV age when performance videos were virtually unheard of marketing tools.
Then, of course, there was "The Fan"...
More on "Like A Hurricane" and Neil Young at Hammersmith Odeon, March 1976.
ps - be well, stay safe. namaste