CjK Guest Post – Summer Cover #2
Punk was at its height in 1978 when The Stranglers released the ‘Black and White‘ album. Anarchy was the order of the day. Here the Stranglers were thumbing there noses at Burt Bacharach and Hal David syrupy love songs, and turned it into a guitar driven rant, with an admittedly a long slightly indulgent solo.
Of course they also recorded ‘Golden Brown’ a syrupy love song to heroin. It is not recorded what Burt Bacharach made of this version but I suspect its not going into his desert island discs…
Periodically I am reminded about how talented Elvis Costello is. I heard this on the radio over the weekend and it still sounds fresh.
This is another recent discover who I haven’t been able to stop listening to. This is taken from Fleetwood Mac sound-a-like’s Pure Bathing Culture self titled EP.
I hear this track on a movie soundtrack recently and was reminded of utterly how brilliant it is.
I stumbled across this on YouTube earlier in the week (it’s scary that Google has worked out I have a weakness for Bluegrass) and inexplicably have had it stuck in my head since. It might be the banjo…
Apparently Blue Highway are a contemporary Bluegrass band from Tennessee. This track is from an album of the same name which was released on Rebel Records in 2006.