Steve Earle & The Supersuckers cover the Rolling Stones

July 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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Rhapsody kept playing a Steve Earle & the Supersuckers cover of the Rolling Stone’s Before They Make Me Run on the Crazy for Covers channel, but I couldn’t find it anywhere else on the service.

Finally tracked it down on a CD available on Amazon.  Excellent cover.  Worth the $8 I paid, plus the other four tracks are good, so double the win!

The Devil went up to Boston

June 18, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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In Georgia, the Devil bet a fiddle of gold for Johnny’s soul.

In Boston, the going market price for a soul is a lottery ticket and a pack of cigarettes.


March 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment
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One the projects I recently backed on Kickstarter is The Chapin Sisters’ tribute to the Everly Brothers project.

Covers, which I like, of music I like, i.e the Every Brothers.

Double Win! Going for the hat trick for supporting independent artists.

Friday B-Movie Pick: The Commitements

December 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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The Commitments

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.

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Friday B-Movie Pick: This is Spinal Tap

August 24, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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This Is Spinal Tap

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.

The fellow who played Spinal Tap will appear again, and again, in other mockumenaries, Best in Show and A Mighty Wind, for example.

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Crazy for Covers

August 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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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

Crazy for Covers

July 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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As I have mentioned, I like a good cover song, and if you do too, check out the Crazy for Covers channel on Rhapsody.

Last time I wrote about covers, I mentioned two covers of the Clash tune, Train in Vain.

Here is another one, by Susan & the Surftones, the surf music style cover album of Clash tunes, Charlie does Surf.

Cover Songs: Train in Vain

June 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment
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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.

Those are the ones by Annie Lennox & Dwight Yoakam.

Both are from dedicated cover song albums, Medusa and Under The Covers respectively.

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.

Gettting your Honky Tonk on

June 13, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Country, Music 

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!


William Shatner is back!

May 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Music, Science Fiction, Star Trek 

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.

He has a new album out, Seeking Major Tom is space themed collection featuring his return to his cool defining cover of the Elton John/Bernie Taupin hit Rocketman.

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!

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