The Rolling Stones: “Can’t You Hear Me Knocking”

Posted: March 30, 2018 in THE CLASH of Cover Tunes
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Tune du Jour: “Cant’s You Hear Me Knocking” – The Rolling Stones
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Bernard Fowler & Chuck D vs. Great Caesar’s Ghost vs. Bobby Keys

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


Read it in the Sunday Papers …

A Philadelphia woman was stunned when a 5-pound catfish fell from the sky and smacked her square in the face. Lisa Lobree was walking through a city park when she heard a rustling in the trees above her and was struck by the 16-inch fish, which witnesses said was dropped by a passing hawk. Lobree suffered a small cut to the face and a lingering fishy odor. “I smelled so bad afterward,” she said. “I smelled disgusting.” Lobree added that she’s a keen angler, but in decades of fishing, “it was the first catfish that my face caught.”



The Original

The Rolling Stones:


THE CLASH of Cover Tunes


Bernard Fowler & Chuck D vs. Great Caesar’s Ghost vs. Bobby Keys
Bernard Fowler & Chuck D:

Great Caesar’s Ghost:

Bobby Keys:

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. Pete Black says:

    I chose Great Caesar’s Ghost. They played the entire song. And then some. I see that they mostly cover The Grateful Dead and Allman Brothers Band so extending a song is their norm. G. E. Smith (Willem DaFoe to Rich) is apparently involved although I can’t pick him out of the blurry, distant video. Bobby Keys also threw down nicely. He was one of Keith Richards’ favorite party buddies. He is prominently featured in Keef’s book Life. I didn’t much care for Bernard Fowler’s take.

  2. Kerry Black says:

    I went with Great Caesar’s Ghost. They payed it kinda straight, maybe a little too staid at first, but featured some good instrumental jamming later on.

    Bobby Keys’ version was pretty hot, but counts as a “song fragment”. It wasn’t helped by that guy talking into the microphone.

    I wasn’t that crazy about the first one.

  3. Cuspid says:

    I liked Great Caesar’s Ghost well-enough. The lead vocals were particularly good. But 10 minutes is just too damn long for this song, especially when the part I like best is the first 2:45. On the other hand, Bobby Keys’ sax is usually one of the highligts of any song on which he plays, and this is no exception.

  4. bornunderabadsign says:

    BF & CD got my vote for most innovative…

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