Play it Again, Sam #17a - "Like a Hurricane"

@teamfreak16 (41152)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
June 11, 2018 10:04pm CST
You might or might not be familiar with the song "Life is Killing Me" by Type O Negative. It's killing me for the last couple of months, but I'm doing all that I can to hang on, which is why I haven't gotten to any of your discussions during that time period. Please don't take it personally. But Play it Again, Sam must go on. As always, Play it Again, Sam is a two part discussion consisting of an original song followed by a cover of that song. We are at #17a, the "original," an all-time favorite, "Like a Hurricane," by Neil Young and Crazy Horse. From the band's 1975 album, American Stars 'n Bars, "Like a Hurricane" has an interesting story. The song was written, at a time when Young was unable to sing due to a vocal chord operation, with friend and neighbor, Taylor Phelps, in the back of a DeSoto Suburban, of all places (what, exactly, were they doing hanging out in the back of a DeSoto, is anybody's guess. I've seen shots of Young sitting on a folding chair on the mezzanine at San Jose Sharks games, rather than a proper seat or in a luxury box, so he obviously is a little different!) Featuring some of the most passionate guitar play that you are ever going to hear, "Like a Hurricane" is classic Crazy Horse. Sadly, although it was released as a single, it only charted, at #48, in the UK. And yet, it's a staple of Young's concert setlist, because it's just so damn awesome. As such, it's been covered by quite a few notables. If you can't figure out where I'm going with this, let's just say that if you've been paying any attention at all, you aren't going to be surprised at all when you see the cover. Stay tuned! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
From American Stars'n Bars (1977) ------------------------------------------------ LIKE A HURRICANE Once I thought I saw you in a crowded hazy bar, Dancing o...
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@RasmaSandra (17495)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
12 Jun
I like a lot of Neil Young songs. Never heard this one. Thanks for sharing.
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jun
Really? I'm surprised. This is a Neil Young classic.
@JohnRoberts (56774)
• Los Angeles, California
12 Jun
You are on a mission with this one. Oh dam, I just noticed fourwalls said the same thing. I will be a rebel and choose Roxy Music.
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@FourWalls (13703)
• United States
12 Jun
We can read him like liner notes, can’t we!
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jun
Of course I went with The Mission. As much as I like Roxy Music and Heather Nova, they were the obvious choice.
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@JolietJake (51149)
• United States
12 Jun
I remember when I first wrote this but I didn't like how it came out in the studio so I asked Neil if he wanted it...
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jun
Ah. So what were you doing hanging out in the back of a DeSoto, anyway?
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@andriaperry (50600)
• United States
12 Jun
I like this one. I hope life gets better for you, I have missed you and your posts.
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jun
Thank you. It will get better, eventually. When, I have no idea, though. Being a Bipolar really sucks. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
@dgobucks226 (12112)
13 Jun
Good one Scott! Electric feedback at its best. Although I gravitate to Neil's softer acoustic side I really enjoy this tune! The song was about an attraction Young had with a girl named Gail he met in a bar. It was before his marriage to Pegi Morton (Motorcycle Mama). The song reminds me of "Down By The River" in that both tunes get your attention albeit in different ways, ha.
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 Jun
Good info. Neil will making another appearance very soon.
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@dgobucks226 (12112)
13 Jun
@teamfreak16 One of the best concerts I attended. Remember having to wait in line overnight with college friends to get a decent ticket. Well worth it!
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
14 Jun
@dgobucks226 - Before the Internet, I used to camp out for concert tickets all the time. It was a blast, and made the concert that much more enjoyable!
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@Jessabuma (27667)
• Baguio, Philippines
12 Jun
I enjoyed listening to it. Thanks for sharing
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@teamfreak16 (41152)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jun
You're welcome. I'm glad you liked it.
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@Jessabuma (27667)
• Baguio, Philippines
13 Jun
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