Archive for January, 2018

Tune du Jour: “Heart of Gold” – Neil Young
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Andre Bisson vs. Johnny Cash vs. Richard Lloyd
Broc 3 - Cover Me Impressed

Everybody’s Dressin’ Funny … Cover Me Impressed!

 

 

“Americans learn only from catastrophe, and not from experience.”

  Theodore Roosevelt

 

 

 

The Original

 

Neil Young:

And before it was played six trillion times:

 

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Andre Bisson vs. Johnny Cash vs. Richard Lloyd
Andre Bisson:

Johnny Cash:

Richard Lloyd:

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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “One” – U2
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Elisa vs. Christian Kane & Mary Blige vs. Mike Masse with Jeff Hall
VOTE, COMMENT, then DRAG THE PAST OUT INTO THE LIGHT
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Broccoli For Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles And Miles ... Oh Yeah!

Did I Ask for Too Much?
More Than a Lot …
You Gave Me a Carrot Guitar
Now That’s All I’ve Got

 

The Original

 

U2:

R.E.M. with Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jr.:

A damn shame. This one could have been a contender. But you just can’t slip the original band’s bass player and drummer into the mix and call it your own. Well … at least not on CMI you can’t!!! (Yeah, we’re a bunch of badasses around here, deal with it!)

Johnny Cash:

I know, technically, this is a cover and should be down below battling among other contenders. The problem is this cover is perfect. The song absolutely cannot be performed any better. As such, I feel to include it in the competition would be disrespectful to the memory of the Man in Black, as well as unfair to the poor bastards below who so desperately covet the industry accolades that come with a CMI victory.

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Elisa vs. Christian Kane & Mary Blige vs. Mike Masse with Jeff Hall
Elisa:

Christian Kane & Mary Blige:

Mike Masse with Jeff Hall:

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: “She Don’t Care About Time” – The Byrds
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Cryan’ Shames vs. Flamin’ Groovies vs. The Rickenbackers

 

IMG_3014 - Alone

And In My Hour of Need, I Truly Am Indeed,  Alone Again, Broccoli …

 

 

“Aging is an extraordinary process whereby you become the person that you always should have been.”

  David Bowie

 

 

 

 

The Original

 

The Byrds:

 

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Cryan’ Shames vs. Flamin’ Groovies vs. The Rickenbackers
The Cryan’ Shames:

Flamin’ Groovies:

The Rickenbackers:

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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “Jumping Jack Flash” – The Rolling Stones
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Alex Chilton vs. Marcia Hines vs. Johnny Winter
The Rolling Stones

I Shouted Out, “Who Ate The Broccoli?”, When After All, It Was You And Me…

 

I read it in the Sunday papers …

A British woman has a special craving for household sponges – and eats as many as 20 a day. Emma Thompson has a condition called pica, in which people crave nonfood items to eat. “Some people go out for a steak, I would rather go out for a sponge”, says Thompson. “A couple of years ago, I was just washing the dishes and I seen the sponges with the scouring pads and I just thought it’d be quite interesting to try one of them. Ever since that I’ve been addicted to them.” Thompson likes to dip the sponges in dishwasher liquid before downing them. Thus far she has shown no ill effects.

 

The Original

 

The Rolling Stones:

 

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Alex Chilton vs. Marcia Hines vs. Johnny Winter
Alex Chilton:

Marcia Hines:

Johnny Winter:

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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “I Feel Fine” – The Beatles
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Chet Atkins vs. The Iguanas vs. The Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo

 

“If you want to get paid while not working, you should have to run for Congress just like everyone else.”

  President Barack Obama

Broc 4S - Broccoli Fields

Broccoli Fields Forever …

 

The Original

 

The Beatles:

 

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Chet Atkins vs. The Iguanas vs. The Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo Combo
Chet Atkins:

The Iguanas:

The Ugly Dog Skiffle Combo:

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?!!? 

 

Tune du Jour: “My Back Pages” – Bob Dylan
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Brothers and Sisters  vs. Sing Sing Sing vs Wolfgang Niedecken & Anne de Wolff
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You used to be so amused, At Broccoli Man, and the carrot for a guitar he used ...

You used to be so amused,
At Broccoli Man,
and the carrot for a guitar he used …

 

 

Old Greek Proverb:

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

 

 

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 The Original

 

One of my favorite Dylan songs. And I’m particularly proud of all three selected covers.

Bob Dylan:

Copyrights preclude Dylan’s original version from appearing.

Bob Dylan’s 30th Anniversary Concert Celebration (aka “Bobfest”):

Okay this is just plain ridiculous. Bob Dylan, Roger McGuinn, Tom Petty, Neil Young, Eric Clapton and George Harrison on stage at the same time! I mean c’mon. I don’t know, can anyone name another show that featured as many music icons on stage at the same time?

 

The Most Popular

 

The Byrds:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

The Brothers and Sisters vs. Sing Sing Sing vs. Wolfgang Niedecken & Anne de Wolff

 

The Brothers and Sisters:

The Original

SPACE

Sing Sing Sing:

Wolfgang Niedecken & Anne de Wolff:

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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: “Won’t Get Fooled Again” – The Who
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Hayseed Dixie vs. Van Halen vs. Luciano

 

Remembering Larry Hagman …

Broccoli For Miles
And Miles And Miles
And Miles And Miles …
Oh Yeah!

Many people do not realize that psychedelic drugs saved Larry Hagman. No, it’s true. In the mid-1960s, Hagman suffered a nervous breakdown while filming the TV show I Dream of Jeannie. The crew carted Hagman off to a psychiatrist, who suggested he combat his anxiety with LSD. A few days later, Hagman’s friend Peter Fonda took him to a Crosby, Stills and Nash concert, where he was handed several tabs of acid by folk rocker David Crosby. Hagman claims that he saw his body’s molecular structure during that first trip. And after a few more tabs of LSD and a whole lot of marijuana our boy, Larry, was back on his game. Hagman was an amiable eccentric who enjoyed dressing up as a British policeman or a French legionnaire and leading impromptu parades down the beach. Upon death his wish was to have his body ground up and “spread over a field and have marijuana and wheat planted and harvest it in a couple of years and make a big marijuana cake. People would eat a little Larry.” Sadly his last request went unfulfilled …

And what does Larry Hagman have to do with music and this blog? Nothing.

 

The Original

 

The Who:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Hayseed Dixie vs. Van Halen vs. Luciano
Hayseed Dixie:

Van Halen:

Luciano:

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?!!?