Fleetwood Mac: “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight”

Posted: January 22, 2018 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Somebody’s Gonna Get Their Head Kicked in Tonight” – Fleetwood Mac
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Bishops vs. Steve Conte vs. Telegraph
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“If you’re going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.”

  Keith Richards




The Original


Fleetwood Mac:


The Most Popular


The Rezillos:

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


The Bishops vs. Steve Conte vs. Telegraph
The Bishops:

Steve Conte:



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?!!? 


  1. Cuspid says:

    Well, it’s about time. I’ve been waiting over a year for the next song on this blog. I would have thought such a long wait would have merited a song more monumental than this little ditty. But it’s so good to have Dubbsy back that I would have been satisfied with 5 different versions of The Witch Doctor song or Put the Lime in the Coconut.

    As for the actual contest here, the original, the most popular and the 3 covers all basically sound like the same thing. The key to a any good 3-chord rock and roll song is usually not the music, but rather the attitude. There’s certainly plenty of that here, as all 5 are pretty good. I’m going with Steve Conte because he was once in the reformed New York Dolls, and he’s the same age as I am. So he’s due a bit of respect.


  2. RDubbs says:

    I love all three versions (of course I do, I picked them!). A really hard decision. Conte very nearly got my vote for his exuberant guitar licks. But ultimately I gave it to Telegraph solely for the little ska touch that was thoughtfully added.

  3. Lucky Hawaii says:

    Telegraph kicks heads, asses, bollocks and just about every other body part you can put the boot too! Glad to see ya back Dickie Boy!

  4. Kerry Black says:

    I didn’t know this song. The title doesn’t sound like one I’d typically expect of Fleetwood Mac, but I realize they had significant personnel and stylistic changes during their early years.

    I voted for Conte because his version conjured images of ’50s era rock ‘n’ roll, while the competitors’ versions sounded punkier. It’s a good song that works either way.

    I have a mental image of Conte performing this song dressed like Johnny Depp’s character in “Cry-Baby”.

    Oh, and Welcome Back, Dubbs!

  5. Pete Black says:

    Tough call. Great song. I heard this first on Miami public radio mid eighties. It must have been The Rezillos version. I am a fan of early Fleetwood Mac but was astonished to learn this was their song. I had never seen it on an album. It was the b-side of Man Of The World 1969. Anyway, my vote went to The Bishops because I thought they brought the shambolic feral heat with which this song sounds like it should be delivered.

  6. Lucky Hawaii says:

    Hey, what’s a Cuspid?

  7. Todd says:

    You missed the version by the Rubber City Rebels

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