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Neil Young - Like a Hurricane (Hammersmith Odeon 1976)

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Neil Young rides The Horse into a Hurricane Early version, pre Stars n Bars release

This guy can write songs and play them on stage in the same day – record companies never had a hope of keeping up. A man with a singular, powerful vision, he’s enticed top players from Springfield onward to execute his madness. Note the psycho sideburns, long even for him, and the not-quite-perfected electric fan that Neil still uses to this day -- but he’s clearly just getting used to it in this Chaplinesque clip. But he sure knows what he’s doing with Old Black – and look how shiny “new” she is!

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"Like a Hurricane"
Single by Neil Young & Crazy Horse
from the album American Stars 'n Bars
B-side"Hold Back the Tears"
ReleasedAugust 8, 1977
Format45 RPM Record
RecordedNovember 1975
GenreBlues rock
Writer(s)Neil Young
ProducerNeil Young
David Briggs
Tim Mulligan
Neil Young & Crazy Horse singles chronology
For the Scorpions song, see Rock You Like a Hurricane.

"Like a Hurricane" is a song written by Neil Young in 1975 and first released on the album American Stars 'N Bars in 1977.


The song was written in July 1975 with friend and La Honda neighbor Taylor Phelps in the back of his car, (a DeSoto Suburban), when Neil Young was unable to sing due to an operation on his vocal cords. Driven by Young's trademark fierce guitars, the song has been played on nearly every tour Neil Young has done since. It has also appeared on the compilations Decade and Greatest Hits and on the live albums Live Rust, Weld and Unplugged (this last rendition is played almost entirely on a pump organ).

An edited version of "Like a Hurricane" was released as a single on August 8, 1977, with "Hold Back the Tears" as B-side.[1]

Cover versions

  • New Orleans singer Theresa Andersson sings it in the 2006 film New Orleans Music in Exile which follows the events after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Roxy Music covered the song, and released it on its live albums The High Road and Heart Still Beating.
  • The song was also covered by The Mission on their 2nd single, the double A side Garden Of Delight/Like A Hurricane. It was later included on the compilation album First Chapter (a compilation of their first singles) and Ever After - Live.
  • Jay Farrar, backed by country-rock band Canyon, covered this song on his live album Stone, Steel, & Bright Lights.
  • Heather Nova recorded the song at a 1995 concert in Hiroshima, released on import-only CDs Maybe An Angel (Japan) and Truth & Bone (Germany).
  • Placebo covered a part of the song on a few occasions (live) as a part of the Placebo song 'English Summer Rain'.
  • Jeff Healey covered the song on his 2008 album Mess of Blues.
  • Adam Sandler covered the song on the Late Show with David Letterman, promoting the 2009 release of Covered, A Revolution in Sound, of Warner Brothers artists performing cover songs.
  • The Coal Porters covered the song on the 2010 album Durango.
  • Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings perform the song on their album of cover songs "Bachman-Cummings Jukebox" released 2008
  • Widespread Panic covered the song at Verizon Amphitheater in Atlanta, GA 9/25/2010
  • The Mission covered the song for their album The First Chapter in 1987.


  • Neil Young - Lead guitar and lead vocals
  • Frank "Poncho" Sampedro - Stringman synthesizer and background vocals
  • Billy Talbot - Bass guitar and background vocals
  • Ralph Molina - Drums and background vocals


  1. ^ Neil Young complete discography

External references

  • Like a Hurricane at MySpace (streamed copy)

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