Archive for December, 2013

Tune du Jour: “A Day in the Life” – The Beatles
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Captain vs. Easy Star All-Stars
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Broccoli Fields Forever ...

Broccoli Fields Forever …

A Day in the Life, the final song on Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, was ranked the 28th greatest song of all time by Rolling Stone magazine. Rolling Stone also ranked it as the greatest Beatles song.

The Original

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The Beatles:

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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Captain vs. Easy Star All-Stars

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Captain:

Easy Star All-Stars:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Tune du Jour: “Eve of Destruction” – Barry McGuire
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Dickies vs. Johnny Thunders
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The Broccoli Fields They Are Exploding …

Eve of Destruction was written by P.F. Sloan. The song was initially offered to The Byrds but they rejected it. The Turtles then accepted it, including the song on their debut album, It Ain’t Me Babe, which was released in October 1965.

Eve of Destruction was first released by Barry McGuire in July 1965 with P.F. Sloan playing guitar on the track. Two months later (i.e. September 1965) Sloan released his own version of the song.

McGuire’s version of Eve of Destruction was a huge success, reaching #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

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The Original

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Barry McGuire:

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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The Dickies vs. Johnny Thunders
The Dickies:

Johnny Thunders:

Johnny Thunders holds the distinction of being CMI’s Reigning Exultant Virtuosic Performer of “Eve of Destruction“. Additionally, Thunders is a recipient of CMI’s universally coveted title of Bi Victor Melodious Maximus in Adversarial Replication. Among the title’s myriad of rewards and benefits, perhaps most desirous is that it bestows upon the recipient the eminently yearned for privilege of having one’s name appear in print media in bold yellow.

Thunder’s triumphal performance in CMI’s THE CLASH of Cover Tunes competition is detailed below:

11/10/2013 – “Eve of Destruction” (Barry McGuire) – Johnny Thunders (86%) throttles The Pogues (14%)

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

BSA: Not Dead Yet …

Posted: December 20, 2013 in Blog Service Announcement

Blog Service Announcement

Just wanted to check in to say I am, indeed, not dead yet. Over the past week a time sensitive work project coupled with Holiday madness and family commitments rendered cover tune bloggage impossible. I think I’m pretty much caught up and plan to start posting more cover tune delectables soon.

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Tune du Jour: “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue” – Bob Dylan
Cover Song Competition: Echo & The Bunnymen vs. Kelly Hogan
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Hey! Mr Broccoli Man, play a song for me ...

Hey! Mr Broccoli Man, play a song for me …

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In deference to the recent anniversary of the 9-11 tragedy I chose the greatest song John Lennon ever penned to launch Cover Me Impressed. Needless to say it is beyond disheartening

The Original

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Bob Dylan:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Echo & The Bunnymen vs. Kelly Hogan

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Echo & The Bunnymen:

Kelly Hogan:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

 

Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

Today’s Tune: “Rockaway Beach” – The Ramones
Cover Song Competition:  Action Pact! Featuring Steve Drewett vs. Zeltinger
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DDT Did A Job On Me ... Now I Am A Teenage Broccoli!

DDT Did A Job On Me … Now I Am A Teenage Broccoli!

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The Original

The Ramones:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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Action Pact! Featuring Steve Drewett vs. Zeltinger

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Action Pact! Featuring Steve Drewett:

Zeltinger:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

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Today’s Offering: Jimi Hendrix – “Purple Haze”
Cover Song Competition: The Cure vs. The Shamen
Broccoli Fields Forever ...

You’ve Got To Be Mine, All Mine Broccoli Lady …

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The Original

Jimi Hendrix:

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The Cover Songs Competition

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The Cure vs. The Shamen

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The Cure:

The Shamen:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

 

Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.

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Today’s Offering: The Rolling Stones – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
Cover Song Competition: The Heptones vs. Junior Wells
Broccoli Fields Forever ...

Broccoli Fields Forever …

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This song always makes me feel so sad for Mick and the boys. And you would have thought they would have drawn a lot of attention from women. It just goes to show that you never really know …

The Original

The Rolling Stones:

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The Cover Songs Competition

Reggae vs. the Blues

The Heptones vs. Junior Wells

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The Heptones:

Junior Wells:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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Votes can be cast up to seven days from the day and time of the original post.

Disclaimer: Votes cast from Florida may or may not be counted.