Posts Tagged ‘The Byrds’

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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Tune du Jour: “My Back Pages” – Bob Dylan
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: Angry Salad  vs. Wolfgang Niedecken & Anne de Wolff  vs. Tamio Okuda & Sincerity Brothers
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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 …

 

 

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

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 The Original

 

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

 

Angry Salad vs. Wolfgang Niedecken & Anne de Wolff vs. Tamio Okuda & Sincerity Brothers

 

Angry Salad:

Wolfgang Niedecken & Anne de Wolff:

Tamio Okuda & Sincerity Brothers:

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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?!!? 

 

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Tune du Jour: “Eve of Destruction” – Barry McGuire
THE CLASH of Cover Tunes: The Dickies vs. Johnny Thunders
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Broccoli Fields Forever ...

The Broccoli Fields They Are Exploding …

Eve of Destruction was written by P.F. Sloan. The song was initially offered to The Byrds but they rejected it. The Turtles then accepted it, including the song on their debut album, It Ain’t Me Babe, which was released in October 1965.

Eve of Destruction was first released by Barry McGuire in July 1965 with P.F. Sloan playing guitar on the track. Two months later (i.e. September 1965) Sloan released his own version of the song.

McGuire’s version of Eve of Destruction was a huge success, reaching #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

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The Original

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Barry McGuire:

THE CLASH of Cover Tunes

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The Dickies vs. Johnny Thunders
The Dickies:

Johnny Thunders:

Johnny Thunders holds the distinction of being CMI’s Reigning Exultant Virtuosic Performer of “Eve of Destruction“. Additionally, Thunders is a recipient of CMI’s universally coveted title of Bi Victor Melodious Maximus in Adversarial Replication. Among the title’s myriad of rewards and benefits, perhaps most desirous is that it bestows upon the recipient the eminently yearned for privilege of having one’s name appear in print media in bold yellow.

Thunder’s triumphal performance in CMI’s THE CLASH of Cover Tunes competition is detailed below:

11/10/2013 – “Eve of Destruction” (Barry McGuire) – Johnny Thunders (86%) throttles The Pogues (14%)

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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