Archive for March, 2016

Tune du Jour: “Twist and Crawl” – Original Artist
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Acoustic Theatre vs. Reel Big Fish vs. Skindred
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The Original

 

The English Beat:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Acoustic Theatre  vs. Reel Big Fish vs. Skindred

 

The Acoustic Theatre:

Reel Big Fish:

Skindred:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “This Town” – Nancy Sinatra
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Firewater vs. Gnome vs. The Tubes vs. Mari Wilson
VOTE, COMMENT, then do FLOSS YOUR TEETH
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I've been a Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Broccoli Man ...

I’ve been a Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet,    a Broccoli Man …

 

Written by Lee Hazlewood, This Town was first recorded by Nancy Sinatra in 1967. Old Blue Eyes was apparently intrigued by the tune and whatever Big Pops wants, Big Pops gets, releasing his own version in September 1967 on the album “Frank Sinatra and The World We Knew”. Although I’ve found no evidence that This Town was a “hit” by any conventional standards, apparently when Big Pops proclaims a song to be a hit, it’s a hit, as evidenced by its inclusion a year later on “Frank Sinatra’s Greatest Hits”.

 

The Original

 

Nancy Sinatra:

 

The Most Popular

 

Frank Sinatra:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Firewater vs. Gnome vs. The Tubes vs. Mari Wilson

 

Firewater:

Gnome:

The Tubes:

Mari Wilson:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “Can’t Hardly Wait” – The Replacements
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Beaver Nelson vs. Bright Little Field vs. Kris Roe of The Ataris
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

The original version of “Can’t Hardly Wait” – produced by Alex Chilton – was intended for The Replacements 1985 album Tim. After missing the cut for Tim, the song was substantially re-worked and released on their 1987 album Pleased to Meet Me. Although Chilton did not produce the version on Pleased to Meet Me he did provide a few guitar licks to the recording.

From the first time I heard “Can’t Hardly Wait” I’ve really liked it. Pounding guitars and perfectly desperate vocals in a tightly wrapped package. Even the horns and strings work well in this rocker.

 

The Original

The Replacements:

Demo version for Tim.

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Beaver Nelson vs. Bright Little Field vs. Kris Roe of the Ataris

 

Beaver Nelson:

Bright Little Field:

Kris Roe of The Ataris

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “Fortunate Son” – Creedence Clearwater Revival
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Barnyard Fury vs. Death Cab for Cutie with Sean Nelson vs. Pearl Jam
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Everybody's Dressin' Funny ... Cover Me Impressed!

It Ain’t Me, It Ain’t Me,
I Ain’t No Senator’s Son!

 

The Original

 

Creedence Clearwater Revival:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Barnyard Fury vs. Death Cab for Cutie with Sean Nelson vs. Pearl Jam
Barnyard Fury:

Death Cab for Cutie with Sean Nelson:

Pearl Jam:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “Hit the Road Jack” – Ray Charles
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Becca Krueger vs. Mo’ Horizons vs. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra
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I've been a Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Broccoli Man ...

I’ve been a Puppet, a Pauper, a Pirate, a Poet, a Broccoli Man …

 

The Original

 

Percy Mayfield:

 

The Most Popular

 

Ray Charles:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Becca Krueger vs. Mo’ Horizons vs. Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra

 

Becca Krueger:

Mo’ Horizons:

Pé Na Éstrada

Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra:

SPACE

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “Don’t Let Me Down” – The Beatles
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Aggrolites vs. Dos Pulgades vs. Paul Weller
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Broccoli Fields Forever ...

Broccoli Fields Forever …

The Original

 

The Beatles:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Aggrolites vs. Dos Pulgades vs. Paul Weller

 

The Aggrolites:

Dos Pulgades:

May Pa Matay:

Paul Weller:

 

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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

Tune du Jour: “My Girl Sloopy” / “Hang on Sloopy” -The Vibrations
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Count Basie vs. Daddy Memphis vs. Die Toten Hosen
VOTE, COMMENT, then do TAKE OUT THE GARBAGE
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Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

 

“My Girl Sloopy” was written by Wes Farrell and Burt Russell (although some contend that it was written by a high school kid who sold it to Russell). Its first recording was by The Vibrations and released in 1964 to some acclaim, reaching #10 on the R&B chart and #26 on the US pop chart. A year later The McCoys changed the name of the song to “Hang on Sloopy” and released their version, which reached #1 on the US pop chart.

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The Original

The Vibrations:

 

The Most Popular

 

The McCoys:

 

The McCoys frontman was a 16-year-old by the name of Rick Zehringer soon to be known as Rick Derringer. Bad move in my opinion. When I think of the All American Boy the name Zehringer immediately comes to mind.

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Count Basie vs. Daddy Memphis vs. Die Toten Hosen

 

Count Basie:

Daddy Memphis:

Die Toten Hosen:

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. It is your solemn responsibility to decide which cover song prevails. In other words … Which Side Are You On?!!? 

 

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