Covers, which I like, of music I like, i.e the Every Brothers.
Double Win! Going for the hat trick for supporting independent artists.
The story of a group of young Dubliners who form a Soul group. Why, because the Irish are the Blacks of Europe, and Dublin is the Blacks of Ireland. A fun film with really good music and great characters.
Set the Wayback Machine to 1984 for this classic Rock mockumenary. Rob “Meathead” Reiner was the actual directory as the fictional director in this film about the back stage antics of the Heavy Metal Hair band, Spinal Tap. A cult comedy classic complete with a string of drummers that die of various means, including re-accuring spontainous combustion. My favorite was the one who choked to death on vomit, but not his own. Who produced the vomit remains shrouded in mystery.
I’ve been a Kate Bush fan for a long time. How long? I’ve got a good chunk of her work on vinyl.
So a cover album of Kate Bush tunes would definitely catch my ear. It’s called I WANNA BE KATE: The Songs of Kate Bush
No big name artists, just musicians tipping their own style of hat to Kate Bush, who, like Sinatra, definitely did it her way.
One of my favorites is The J Davis Trio rendition of “There Goes a Tenner.”
Kate Bush has done just a couple of covers, but my favorites is her version of Rocket Man on this tribute album: Two Rooms: Celebrating the Songs of Elton John & Bernie Taupin
As I have mentioned, I like a good cover song, and if you do too, check out the Crazy for Covers channel on Rhapsody.
My music taste runs pretty wide. That’s probably a reason why I enjoy a good cover tune as much as do.
Today, let’s take a look at the song, Train in Vain, made famous by the Clash.
There are a couple of good covers of this song.
In both cases, the artists are covering songs that influenced them and are not trying to replicate the sound of the original.
They are putting their own unique style on the song, and it is a better song for it.
I first heard Andy’s Automatics on Pandora, which lead me to track down and buy their album, Things Have Changed.
The one review on Amazon describes them as a Wisconsin bar band. I’m betting they are a hoot to see live.
It’s good rocking country singing about hot lady cops, the problems of being a traveling band, and dealing with evil women.
Check it out!
Ok, William Shatner never really left. The man best known for his Role as Captain James T. Kirk, of the Starship Enterprise, is 80 years old and still rocking.
The people who helped lay down the tracks, complete with bumpers of actual space radio traffic & cuts from Shatner’s version of Major Tom, is amazing. Johnny Winter, Lyle Lovett, Steve Miller, Brad Paisley and Peter Frampton plus a bunch of others.
It really is a fun album, and Shatner’s unique vocal talents stand out on tracks like Mr. Spaceman, Space Cowboy, and She Blinded Me with Science.
Check it out!
I listen to a fair amount of music, have seen my share of live shows, and I have to say, there is nothing quite like American Honky Tonk music. Which I consider to be a good thing. Your mileage may vary on this point.
A prime example is Stacie Collins. She has two albums out.
Excellent examples of the genre.