VIDEO: "Like a Hurricane" @ Mad Cool Festival, Madrid, Spain - Neil Young + Promise of the Real - June 18, 2016
Here is an excellent full video of "Like a Hurricane" by Neil Young + Promise of the Real at the Mad Cool Festival in Madrid, Spain on June 18, 2016.
And some pertinent commentary by Dan S.:
I just finished watching the video of Like a Hurricane and what really struck me was the feeling. The band, the audience, the moment. It was authentic, and you just can't fake authentic. It can only be achieved with talent, passion, and chemistry, and this performance had all three. It's becoming clear to me that Promise of the Real have talent and passion, but now it feels like the chemistry is kicking in big time. Not only are they listening, but now they're completely inside it. It feels like it's coming from the heart and not the head, and that is where Neil is always at when he's playing.Thanks Dan! yes, the feeling comes through from thousands of miles away on a little YT video, indeed.
Chemistry is when music transcends technique and becomes emotion, and that's what I hear in this band. Neil Young has found kindred spirits in these young men, and it has energized him in a profound way. Two and a half to three hour shows happen when there is magic present, and that magic comes from chemistry within a band that lives inside the music it plays, and that is what I felt as I watched this performance.
For me, the number of different songs they play, or the set list is irrelevant. Music is all about that perfect feeling where time just slips away.
One can only imagine the power, feeling and emotion in the festival pit. That perfect feeling when time just slips away...
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