While Hurricane Irene has everybody signing the wrong words to the 1982 Dexy's Midnight Runners No. 1 hit "Come on Eileen," the following songs have likely come to mind for many in the path of the big storm.
"The Rain Song" - Led Zeppelin
"Rain" - The Beatles
"Like a Hurricane" - Neil Young
"Blow Wind Blow" - Muddy Waters
"Song of the Wind" - Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson
"Down in the Flood (Crash on the Levee)" - Bob Dylan
"Rock You Like a Hurricane" - Scorpions
"Goodnight Irene" - Leadbelly (Tom Waits' version is pretty cool too)
Or, as some with large amounts of time on their hands have suggested to us, you can find plenty of material just by searching through Bob Dylan's massive output.
There are obvious "Dylan Irene Songs" — "Hurricane," "Shelter from the Storm," — and less obvious, "Rainy Day Women 12 & 35" — but you really could find dozens of related tunes in his repertoire if you listened hard enough.
Until then, we've selected some choice videos of Dylan Irene Songs for your enjoyment.
Top 7 Bob Dylan Hurricane Irene Videos
"Hurricane" - Live, 1975, from John Hammond Tribute TV special
"Hard Rains a Gonna Fall" _ Live, 19 , N, Japan, TV special
"Down in the Flood" - Fairport Convention, rare live version, 1974
"Not Dark Yet" - Official video, 1997
"Shelter from the Storm" - Live, Hard Rain ABC special, 1976
"Rainy Day Women 12 & 35" - Dylan with the Grateful Dead, Live, 10/17/1994
"High Water" (For Charley Patton) - Live, 2011
The storm, which has killed several dozen people in the Caribbean, is expected to be a "storm of historic proportions" for the Mid-Atlantic region, including the New Jersey shore, New York City, Delaware, Pennsylvania and possibly Ohio.
The latest reports indicate that the Isaac is "much weaker than Katrina," but that thousands in Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi have been forced to evacuate as the tropical storm moves in.
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Nothing like this had ever been attempted in this market — or most other markets, I suspect.
March 2010, a construction crane next to my apartment complex broke lose and we were forced to evacuate in a door to door sweep.
At 10am, CNN reported that at least 21 deaths have been caused by the storm.
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Boards covered up the usually-bustling summer haunts Charlie's and the Anchorage in Somers Point. On Route 9, most businesses were closed, with the exception of a nearby Wawa in Northfield, which, according to one employee, was to remain open until "they tell us to close."
ust after noon on Friday, it was reported that all Atlantic City casinos will shut down Friday, Aug. 26, due to Hurricane Irene and the mandatory evacuations.
It is a voluntary evacuation, according to reports. However, as experts expect the storm to hit the Jersey shore Saturday night, Christie urges Jersey shore-area residents and visitors not to come to the area this weekend and for those who are here now, to leave, if they can.