Stray Cats: “Rock This Town”

Posted: March 2, 2016 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Rock This Town” – Stray Cats
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Michele Cordeiro vs. Emma Loo & Sam Kenny vs. Trix ‘O’ Treat
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THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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Michele Cordeiro vs. Emma Loo & Sam Kenny vs. Trix ‘O’ Treat

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Michele Cordeiro:

Emma Loo & Sam Kenny:

Trix ‘O’ Treat:

Comments
  1. Cuspid says:

    I almost gave this one to Emma Loo because of the bubbles. But there is something completely incongruous about a group of Thai musicians dressed a cross between ’50s cool and ’80s punk playing acoustic rockabilly. Who cares what it sounds like?! They got my vote.

  2. RDubbs says:

    While I’ll take nothing away from Trix ‘O’ Treat’s more than capable version, this one clearly comes down to either Michele Cordeiro or Emma Loo. But how does one choose between the proficient intensity of Cordeiro or unbridled dementia of Emma Loo? Well life’s about making hard choices. Emma’s frenetic enthusiasm and expertly timed bubbles along with Sam’s scintillating whistling solo combine to create a genre-busting revelation of sight and sound! And for a throw-away song like “Rock This Town” buffoonery wins the day.

  3. Arnold Plotnick says:

    I gave this one to Trix O’Treat. That infectious upright bass did the trick for me. Love it.

  4. Kerry Black says:

    Michele Cordeiro sings and plays it better than I probably could, but she loses showmanship points.

    Emma Loo understands the performance angle, and adds a dash of attitude, crowned by the apparently popular bubbles. She at least has the rockabilly posturing down.

    Of course the great Wanda Jackson could school any of these kids on rockabilly!

  5. Pete Black says:

    I picked Michelle Cordeiro. She was just so casually playing nice guitar and laying it down looking beautiful with no makeup. Emma Loo and Sam Kenny know how to be physically exciting on stage but she can’t sing, seems more batshit crazy than some women I have known too well and…Ok I am afraid of her. The bass player for Trix almost changed my mind but the vocalist, Ronnie Spector meets Imelda May looking, was too weak.

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