Musical Hurricane Preparedness Kit, Part 1: Storm Song Sampler

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As you are no doubt aware by now, Tropical Storm/Hurricane Edouard is set to make landfall around Galveston Bay sometime overnight and be in Houston proper by tomorrow morning. We're all for being prepared - for Rocks Off, that means a couple of foot-long Subway sandwiches and a 12-pack of Lone Star - but once you're all hunkered down, you might get pretty bored waiting for the all clear. (Though the Galleria will be open, so you can always go shopping.) Provided the power is still on, Rocks Off compiled the following storm-related videos for your Edouard-weathering amusement. We'll start with a couple of obvious ones, but hey, they're good:

Neil Young, "Like a Hurricane"

Bob Dylan, "Hurricane"

Don't worry, we didn't forget this one...

Scorpions, "Rock You LIke a Hurricane" (from Guitar Hero 3)

We all wish we were this...

Radiohead, "High and Dry"

But I think we're all resigned to some of this by now...

Martha Wainwright, "Stormy Weather"

There doesn't seem to be quite the same rush to evacuate as with Rita, so we imagine this is what a lot of you will be doing...

REO Speedwagon, "Ridin' the Storm Out"

And now, a musical tribute to the last two major name-class storms to make landfall in the Houston area:

Elvis Costello, "Alison"

Beatles, "Lovely Rita, Meter Maid"

Now, on to some possible ancillary effects of the storm. Didn't think we'd forget this one, did you?

Jimmie Vaughan, "Texas Flood"

...or this one...

Garth Brooks, "The Thunder Rolls"

More thunder, The Delicate Sound of Thunder, to be exact...

Pink Floyd, "The Great Gig in the Sky"

...here's a good one...

U2, "Electrical Storm"

Hope this doesn't happen, but it probably will at some point...

Dropkick Murphys, "Blackout"

And, of course, we sure hope it doesn't come to this...

Rolling Stones, "Street Fighting Man"

Check back tomorrow for Part 2, a look at famous Eds, Eddies, Edwards, Edwins and, yes, Edouards throughout music history. And be careful out there. - Chris Gray

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