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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

34+ minute version of "Like A Hurricane" on NYA Movie Night @ Hearse Theater

"Like A Hurricane"
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

NYA Movie Night @ Hearse Theater

An epic "Like A Hurricane" by Neil Young & Crazy Horse is featured on NYA Movie Night @ Hearse Theater.

The 34+ minute version of "Like A Hurricane" at the Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland on July 23, 2013 takes places during a torrential thunderstorm... and the band plays on. And on. And on.

"Like A Hurricane"
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland on July 23, 2013
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There are quite a few epic songs in Neil Young's vast catalog.

But what makes "Like A Hurricane" often especially spectacular when played is not what happens just on stage but all around it simultaneously. As we have seen over the years, the song's performance sometimes seems to literally alter the weather to create the ultimate alternate state of reality transporting the audience to far away dimensions.

Such is the case at the Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland on July 23, 2013. The Concert Review of the Moment is from the Neil Young & Crazy Horse concert by wolle:
July 24th nearly 6 o clock in the morning..comin back home by car after a long ride 430km from western switzerland, all clothes , all is wet, wet as can be after all that....

First all of it started in a very good mood, nice weather and a beautiful organized paleo festival , it was my first time there and i was overwhelmed by the people there, all continents were there , african musicians, asian people, food and art and music from all over the world.

The concert of neil young and the horse began at night at 23.00 pm and it started with an epic long version of love and only love, got over to powderfinger with 3 solo parts after another, moved over to the psychedelic pill and a tremendous burning thundering walk like a giant over to hole in the sky and then the acoustic part began with heart of gold. After that song, neil was not comfortable with the hank williams D28 , was not in tune ...the new larry who looks like andy warhol had to come out and tune hanks guitar on stage while neil was standing there grinning.

At blowin in the wind it happened a lyrics mistake and at comes a time he had a wrong chord but didn't matter^^ then he started with singer without a song and no woman with a guitar bag was seen on stage the first time he played that xD but as he started playin that a cold wind came around the scene and thunderbolts and then it began slightly to rain...neil saw that and played it til the end , stood up from the piano and then the wind came mighty and blew his black hat from his head away! Neil was surprised , saw that rain also from the roof comin down on stage and the flashings at heaven . He ordered the organ to get it down on stage and they began like a hurricane to play!

The thunderstorm now was more and more heavy and like the monsoon at australia the storm blew us nearly away we got wet all around and neil and the horse played the strongest, most brutal but also melodic and most emotional hurricane ever heard at concert!!! he sang nearly 6 verses of hurricane he played solo 100 times over hurricane, at the end of the song he started again from the beginning and all culminates into an extended excessive sound and thunder , that was so incredible to the whole scene all around !

The audience was so great and cheered to the boys on stage tremendously so they played on and on. Neil saw the wet audience gave hurricane a thunder ending and moved immediately over to rockin in the free world and the water of the monsoon came rollin down from the hill behind me and right beside me so i stood in a lake!

We cheered the horse and held the line like soldiers at a kamikaze mission and neil and the horse appreciated that much that they came at the end of rockin to the front of the stage and bowed to us neil prayed to us, after they decided to break down the concert because of the incredible storm and too much rain . I thought while he played hurricane, now it is the right moment to die , have no fear, neil and the horse are staying with you, leading you the way to the nirvana, while the stage bursts and break down on me.

i couldn't imagine such a concert in my hardest dreams and it took place reality! It was a spiritual moment feeling the power of nature the storm and the energy the horse played and filled the earth altogether with that enormous power and thunder . That was really magic! After the concert broke down i try to get to my car walking through rivers that the rain caused and found my car and could get out of that mud , drove many hundred kilometres through thunderstorm through switzerland to germany back in the prairies where all was dry but all things i had were almost wet and i was still alive-
Very, very cool wolle! We've had the privledge of some epic LAH ourselves, but never the total 3D experience. Maybe someday...
"Like A Hurricane"
Neil Young & Crazy Horse

Photo by GenevaLunch News

Concert Reviews and more on Paleo Festival, Nyon, Switzerland: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Concert Reviews - July 23, 2013 .

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At 9/25/2018 11:59:00 PM, Blogger purple words said...

NYA says the video is unavailable in my region. Does anyone know what regions can view it?

At 9/26/2018 01:44:00 AM, Blogger kristof.thoelen said...

The same here, due to privacy settings I can't watch

At 9/26/2018 06:36:00 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

It's glorious. More please NYA. Smell the makes potr seem very tame.

At 9/26/2018 11:10:00 AM, Blogger José from Paris said...

......... also a big thank you for this concert LIKE A HURRICANE of July 23, 2013 .... on NYA .... when we watch and listen to these vIdeos, we immediately believe reliving them. Congratulations to all.

I'm going back to listen to Like A Hurricane

Keep on Rockin Chair

José 16:59 26/09/2018

At 9/26/2018 11:34:00 AM, Blogger ForeverYounger said...

Alchemy Live Concert release in Bluray.......PLEASE!

At 9/26/2018 02:02:00 PM, Blogger Joe Werfelman said...

Apparently you haven’t seen POTR live.

At 9/26/2018 02:12:00 PM, Blogger wsanjose01 said...

yes bring on Alchemy. as long as I can FF past any Psychedelic Pill songs.

At 9/26/2018 02:45:00 PM, Blogger José from Paris said...

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At 9/26/2018 03:06:00 PM, Blogger José from Paris said...

Super comments
Like a Hurricane

"... The audience was so great and the boys were enormously encouraged on stage, so they played over and over again." Neil saw the wet audience storm the hurricane and immediately headed for rock in the free world. "

DANCE ON LAKE that day
José 21h06

At 9/26/2018 04:25:00 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Just a huge CH nut. Didn't mean to offend potr. Good band but yeah that crazy horse hurricane is sonething else.

At 9/26/2018 05:40:00 PM, Blogger purple words said...

If anyone is able to extract the video file and download it, please let us know!

At 9/26/2018 07:03:00 PM, Blogger ForeverYounger said...

@ purple words. It ain't free, but it works:

At 9/26/2018 07:33:00 PM, Blogger purple words said...

I can't even view the video. Anyone figure out the privacy notice?

At 9/26/2018 08:19:00 PM, Blogger Joe Werfelman said...

It is awesome

At 9/26/2018 09:46:00 PM, Blogger Steve Rust Downunder said... NEIL appropriate

At 9/28/2018 03:48:00 AM, Blogger SRune said...

Great performance!! 👏. The sound could be better. It was a bit thin and sharp.

At 9/30/2018 10:05:00 AM, Blogger romat73 said...

So I watched most of it a day or 2 ago...
was it only posted for a week?

Nothing scheduled or playing in the Hearse Theater now.


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