The Plimsouls and Peter Case who came out of the Nerves (see above) added this smoking cover of 50s classic Dizzy Miss Lizzy to the expanded reissue of their debut - and it was kind of crucial when you heard it in this context. They wrote ace original songs, played them really well, but when they cut loose could do it as sloppy and righteous as any of their early 80s peers.
One of the hard things about liking REM - in any of their wildly uneven artistic periods - is that they never had a great stack of "extra" songs. Anything they had that could go on an album usually went on an album and that's it.
That however is not the case with "Ages Of You" - which is their big one that got away. One of their very best early songs, they cut it at least 3 times - super fast, a little slower and finally they gave up and stuck it as a crappy B-side, and slowed it down even more. I've posted this song on this board at least 3 times too
Made it's CD debut and only appearance here - and it still sounds great. Guess they don't think so...........shrug.
February 27, 2017 at 12:06 : distain (pupdurcs) posted on Gold Derby: