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Tune du Jour: “Eight Miles High” – The Byrds
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Gli Astrali vs. Husker Du vs. The Moffs
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Not one of my favorite offerings from The Byrds but, nonetheless, some solid covers.

 

 

The Original

 

The Byrds:

 

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

 

Gli Astrali vs. Husker Du vs. The Moffs
Gli Astrali:

“Vado Su In Alto”

Husker Du:

The Moffs:

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?!!? 

 

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Broccoli Fields Forever …

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The Original

I was kinda always partial to Rhoda. Perhaps my parents should have sought help for me way back then.

Theme Song to the Mary Tyler Moore Show (Sonny Curtis):

And the Ensuing Made-for-Radio Release (Sonny Curtis):

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The Cover Songs Competition

Rough and tumble match here between a couple of eccentric trailblazers.

Husker Du vs. Opal Foxx Quartet

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Husker Du:

Minneapolis punkers made an obvious choice in covering Minny-based Mary Tyler Moore show.

Opal Foxx Quartet:

For those unfamiliar with this extraordinarily bizarre, creative, endearing, at times brilliant and at other times horrendous, ensemble, the ten-piece band was fronted by Atlanta-based instituion Benjamin Smoke, a proudly irreverent drag queen with a gruff voice (think Tom Waits on a really off night) and trenchant wit. What Benjamin lacked in talent was amply made up for by attitude.

Benjamin was a part of the underground Atlanta music scene from the early 1980’s through most of the 1990’s before succumbing to illnesses related to AIDS in 1999. Somewhere along the line Patti Smith caught his act, was duly impressed and two wound up becoming good friends. About a year after his death a rather interesting documentary (Benjamin Smoke) was released about Benjamin’s life and times.

Oh the disharmony! Much like Harlan County there are no neutrals here. Only one cover tune will live to play another day and it is your solemn responsibility to decide which one prevails. So tell me … Which Side Are You On?!!?

Also, keep in mind that if you should spontaneously self-actualize while playing a cover then you could – and probably should – nominate it for Top 10 (i.e. “Impeccable”) consideration.

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