Canadian guitarist Jeff Healey died this week, losing a battle against cancer. I have to say that he’s a musician that I’ve heard occasionally and really enjoyed. He was younger than me when he died – something that always brings me up short.
Tonight on the Bob Harris show (http://www.bobharris.org/pages/playlist.asp?progcode=s08032008 Jeff’s version of Neil Young’s ‘Like a Hurricane’ – quite a brilliant version of a classic song. Thanks Jeff!
I have a definite weakness for this particular Neil Young song. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Like_a_Hurricane_(Neil_Young_song) It goes back to my student days when I was introduced to Neil Young by a housemate, who referred to the heavy electric version on ‘Live Rust’ as ‘Like a Steamroller’ – a phrase that I remember and occasionally use to this day, almost 30 years later.
Like a Hurricane is definitely one of my favourite love songs – I think I’ve found a new favourite version tonight!