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CD | Blues - Classic Blues
CD | Blues - Classic Blues
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The Beat Goes On

Artist Song Buy
Giant Sand  The Beat Goes On (Cover Magazine, 2002) [Sonny & Cher]  buy on itunes
The Troggs  Good Vibrations (Archeology: 1966-1977, 1992) [The Beach Boys]  buy on itunes
Hawkwind  Gimme Shelter (Anthology: 1967-1982, 1986) [The Rolling Stones]  buy on itunes
Terry Manning  Savoy Truffle (Home Sweet Home, 1970) [The Beatles]  buy on itunes
The Cure  Purple Haze (Psychedelic Mix) (Join The Dots: B-Sides & Rarities: 1978-2001, 2004) [Jimi Hendrix]  buy on itunes
Spooky Tooth  I Am The Walrus (The Last Puff, 1970) [The Beatles]  buy on itunes
The Ramones  Journey To The Center Of The Mind (Acid Eaters, 1993) [The Amboy Dukes]  buy on itunes
Kaiser Chiefs  I Heard It Through The Grapevine (Help: A Day In The Life, 2005) [Marvin Gaye, etc.]  buy on itunes
XTC  All Along The Watchtower (White Noise, 1978) [Bob Dylan]  buy on itunes
Rotary Connection  Tales Of Brave Ulysses (Songs, 1969) [Cream]  buy on itunes
Vanilla Fudge  Shotgun (Near The Beginning, 1969) [Jr. Walker & The All Stars]  buy on itunes
Echo & The Bunnymen  In The Midnight Hour (Crystal Days: 1979-1999, 2001) [Wilson Pickett]  buy on itunes
Hall & Oates  Standing In The Shadows Of Love (Our Kind Of Soul, 2004) [The Four Tops]  buy on itunes
The Pretenders  Bold As Love (Pirate Radio Box Set, 2006) [Jimi Hendrix]  buy on itunes
The Walkmen  Subterranean Homesick Blues (Pussy Cats Starring The Walkmen, 2006) [Bob Dylan]  buy on itunes
Social Distortion  Under My Thumb (White Light White Heat White Trash, 1996) [The Rolling Stones]  buy on itunes
Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs  The Kids Are Alright (Under The Covers Vol. 1, 2006) [The Who]  buy on itunes

Comment:

Another dreaded covers mix. Classic rock songs too. This could really be dreadful but the guys down at my brother's bar love their classic rock and they like these curveball mixes that mess with their familiar anthems.

Giant Sand starts things off with a cut off their own covers album deconstructing that Sonny & Cher chestnut. The Troggs aren't known for their covers but as they ran out of steam in the 70s they did a few. This is an awesome version of the Beach Boys classic that somehow manages to sound uniquely Troggs like.

Hawkwind. Not known for their covers either but they turn this rave up into a space rocker. Terry Manning, a Stax Records engineer, had one album from 1970. A joke or genius. This ten minute over the top psychedelia has to be heard to be believed. Includes the first studio appearance of Big Star guitarist Chris Bell and some very early Moog special effects.

The Cure doing Purple Haze. Hell yeah. Some of us must recall the first time hearing this incredible version of I Am The Walrus from Spooky Tooth. You were probably in a purple haze just like me. And nothing like kicking your ass out of that haze like The Ramones. I love their Acid Eaters cover album.

Another version of Grapevine. This time the Kaiser Chiefs doing the Slits. And another version of Dylan's All Along The Watchtower this time a very early XTC.
A couple of bands that did lots of covers. Rotary Connection with the fabulous Minnie Ripperton and the early metal Fudge rocking this Motown dance classic.

We know Echo & The Bunnymen had that Jim Morrison thing going but they could do the 60s soul music too and of course no one does that better than the boys from Philly.

The recently released Pretenders box set has a surprising number of cover songs including some great Hendrix versions. The Walkmen cover of that Nilsson album which itself had a bunch of covers was a bizarre album from last year but it worked. Social Distortion does a thrash trash cover of the Stones before a nice closing with one of my favorite Who songs.

Overall an interesting hour on the bar stool to keep the conversation going which of course is all about the Phillies right now.



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mahdishain
Date: 10/1/2007
please.
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doowad
Date: 10/1/2007
Yeah, that looks awesome, but not that I can blame the guys for talking about the Phillies. I was happy to see the Mets accomplish what the Cardinals couldn't quite pull off last year.
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sport !
Date: 10/1/2007
Looks great! I've missed a lot of these versions somehow?!
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 10/1/2007
great effort on this, George. I'm also a yes for the DL.
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anthony lombardi
Date: 10/1/2007
another "yes" for a download, if just to make sure my eyes aren't deceiving me - looks really cool & interesting, george...
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Rob Conroy
Date: 10/1/2007
Cool mix and notes. I'd be interested in hearing this, as well.
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hemizen
Date: 10/1/2007
Great stuff. I hadn't thought about Spooky Tooth in years.
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Bear
Date: 10/1/2007
Interesting choices here... I'd like to hear the Bunnymen cut...
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sammyg123
Date: 10/1/2007
This looks fantastic George, and count me in as a member of the 'I'd Love a Link' club...
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Salman1
Date: 10/1/2007
Download link is much appreciated. By the looks of this, tomorrow morning should be a hell of a ride!
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Skipper Bartlett
Date: 10/1/2007
Covers are always alot of fun. There's alot here That I new nothing about.
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g.a.b. l@bs
Date: 10/2/2007
Alroit...I succumbed to the download. The 1st thing that caught my eye when I read the play-list was Hall-&-Oates, a duo whom I detest ("tell me where, O, where are the Italian girls?"), although I have a brother who's a BIG fan -- and I could take or leave the Cure cover. But I re-read your notes & figured it wouldn't damage my hard-drive too badly ; D
Nice work!
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pablo.wright
Date: 10/2/2007
Wuuuuuuu My head is still reeling!
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musicgnome
Date: 10/3/2007
10-11, nuff said. Heck yeah!!!!!
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French Connection
Date: 10/3/2007
Ooh can't wait to hear this one mon ami.
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12vman
Date: 10/4/2007
Way cool, man!
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Sister ZoT Jarvis
Date: 10/4/2007
works for me too!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 10/6/2007
Man I love this.

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