Can I bump this song (music bumps - what are we getting into!).... or am I wading into uncharted waters? Don't forget lead vocals Chris Mars - his only lead (I think?) other than All He Wants to Do Is Fish (an original) - the man just wants a marina and some paints. Anyway let's sea if I can get other MAers hooked to this song. It's so catchy, and such low mercury too! As Frank Sinatra famously sung, I'll do it Mahi way.
What?? Ah I wanted to mention that there were two Cool Water covers in 2018 movies - a new one in Buster Scruggs by Tim Blake Nelson and Nellie Lutcher's great version in The Mule. The 'Mats' one remains my fav.
Lee Mavers, lead singer, guitarist, resident genius of The La's was the Noel Gallagher of his day - a genuine Rock star with a songwriting knack that evoked Lennon/McCartney/Townshend/Davies and did it seamlessly. Almost everything he ever wrote - 1 album, some B-sides and outtakes is great.
Plagued by crazed "perfectionist" syndrome (somewhat similar to Jonathan Richman and Brian Wilson) - if he had his way he'd still be working on their classic debut album - Mavers refused to ever record again since he felt he was bullied and pushed around - no one would ever push him around again.
Here he is in 1989 without the debut yet released - he was still working on it and he was 2 years late already - but being a Rock star he had the good taste to cover Buddy Holly. They do it perfectly of course.
pacinoyes I didn't realize how many black musicians they covered on Too Much Too Soon - the Coasters, Sonny Boy Williamson, The Jay Hawks, Archie Bell & the Drells. That's almost half the album, and.... all great covers....
Alex Chilton covers his spiritual brother Ray Davies on one of the best albums ever made and an album with no specified tracklist - eventually everything recorded for this album came out on it - and some of the best songs were the covers Femme Fatale and Whole Lotta Shakin' and Nature Boy songs that mixed what made him happy and sad and the connecting point between them: