Monthly Archives: October 2017

(October 19, 2017): Wilbert Harrison – Let’s Stick Together

From the 1962 single, Let’s Stick Together / My Heart Is Yours. Bryan Ferry did the much better known cover in the mid-1970s, but Harrison also had a hit in 1969 when he recorded a new version and changed the … Continue reading

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(Oct 12, 2017): Glenn Campbell – Times Like These

From the 2008 album, Meet Glenn Campbell.  Meet Glenn Campbell doing rock covers, that is. In addition to the Foo Fighters, Campbell covers the Replacements (their late-career ballad “Sadly Beautiful”), the Velvet Underground (“Jesus”), U2 (“All I Want Is You”), … Continue reading

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(October 11, 2017): The Gate 5 – Unknown [Unknowns]

From the 2004 EP, Rummy.  Here you have Donald Rumsfeld’s “existential poetry,” created in the lead up to the second Iraq war, set to music. Classic.

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(October 10, 2016): Gil Evans – Thoroughbred

From the 1971 album, Gil Evans.  Now many musicians launch a first album eponymously, but this was not Evans’s first album. Evans released his first LP in 1957 and had released at least six prior solo albums. It could explain … Continue reading

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(October 9, 2017): George Jones & Tammy Wynette – (We’re Not) The Jet Set

From the 1974 single, (We’re Not) The Jet Set / Crawdad Song.  I first came across this Bobby Bradock song listening to the John Prine and Iris Dement cover on their 1999 long player, In Spite of Ourselves. Festus, MO … Continue reading

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(October 8, 2017): The Jimi Hendrix Experience – Red House

From the 1967 UK release of Are You Experienced?. The song was one for the first recorded by Hendrix for CBS in London in 1966.  The US release scrubbed “Red House” in favor of singles that would come off the … Continue reading

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(October 7, 2017): Eddie + The Hot Rods – Teenage Depression

From the 1976 UK single, Teenage Depression / Shake.  With Dave Higgs writing songs, the first iteration of Eddie & The Hot Rods was at the intersection of pub rock (think Dr. Feelgood) and the emergence of punk (think the … Continue reading

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