Well the last post in this thread was before we all even knew about this newly announced box set release which will have Gudbuy T'Jane again......and it'll have this one too - but in a previously unheard studio version with Tom Waits helping out.
Something to wet the appetite until then, here's the live sloppy drunk version. Viced, Mattsby
Some things just are too easy - the Stones cover Berry. Jagger plays to the camera, has all the moves already, mass hysteria ensues and every year after this scintillating performance for the next 8 years at least .........they'd get better
The Donnas cover the very best KISS song ever - there's not that many - and a sexist KISS song too.....that when they do it becomes a feminist song or at least kinda sorta it is......neat trick.....and they sound like they love playing it too.
Genius of covers guy who fronted a band of junkie cross-dressers transforms into a professional and fronts a new band of solid spandex wearers. A fine Animals medley ...........though like Robert Christgau noticed in his review how a guy who used to wear a a freakin' dress and write the best double entendre lyrics doesn't include "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" is kind of a headscratcher.
Stiv Bators version of "So Alone" was the "Disconnected" solo record except it wasn't as good and Disconnected sounded completely unlike him where "So Alone" sounds even more like Thunders .......but in a lot of ways the power pop sheen of Disconnected is Bators' peak - he hit higher points with The Dead Boys and Lords of The New Church ........but those were uneven bands and the Disconnected album is good all the way through......you just have to adjust your expectations.
Here he is doing an ace cover of The Electric Prunes "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night"
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Shawn Colvin takes a wild stab (um) at a Paul the Great song - that's Westerberg, not McCartney or Weller - one of the gems from his 14 Songs record when he you know did old fashioned things like went into recording studios and talked to people and stuff.
I have often talked on here about "The Girls Don't Like It" - as a contender for maybe greatest power pop song ever and The Undertones have a more famous contender for that title too ("Teenage Kicks"), when they did this style right they really did it right.
This is a remake of the 60s song - and they do it with an almost possessed energy....
One of the great contradictions of The Rolling Stones - and they had a lot of 'em - is as they got richer, more drugged up, and more famous they became more connected to music - the blues - that they weren't remotely close to actually living.
Yet they did their best blues performances after 1967 - better than anyone ever had before or after in Rock - and this is not only one of the very best examples but Jagger here doing the Robert Johnson classic Love in Vain - gives one of his best and saddest vocal performances.