Right muchachos time for some reflection of sorts.
So I’ve kept up this blogging malarkey for over two months now and I’m enjoying sharing my musical (and other) views and discoveries with you all. Traffic to the blog has been growing steadily and I would like to thank you all for continuing to listen to my ramblings. I’ve been thinking of ways to make the blog better, hopefully I will get around to implementing these ideas. Consequently if any graphic designers would like to help me come up with a blog banner/logo I’d be forever indebted. Oh suggestions are always welcome on how to improve things.
As it’s my birthday I had hoped to knock a mix of some sort together but I never really got a chance, after mulling over the possibilities I decided to post some good cover versions instead. Semi-inspired by listening to LCD Soundsystem’s Joy Division cover comes The National, The King Blues, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Hot Rats, Babyshambles (& Friends) and The Kooks take on some classics. Personally speaking, it’s a good selection of covers doing justice and giving a new lease of life to the originals.
That’s not all, there’s two of my favourite songs, Gang of Four’s ‘Armalite Rifle’ (Riot Dog would be proud)and HMHB’s ‘All I Want for Christmas is a Dukkla Prague Away Kit’.
Mp3: The National – Pretty in Pink (Psychedelic Furs Cover)
Mp3: The Hot Rats – Drive My Car (The Beatles Cover)
Mp3: The King Blues – A New England (Billy Bragg Cover)
Mp3: The Kooks – Victoria (The Kinks Cover)
Mp3: Echo & The Bunnymen – Ticket to Ride (The Beatles Cover)
Mp3: Babyshambles – Janie Jones (The Clash Cover)
Mp3: Gang of Four – Armalite Rifle
Mp3: Half Man Half Biscuit – All I Want for Christmas is a Dukkla Prague Away Kit
Really like that Billy Bragg cover. It’s lovely.
Also, Happy Birthday! =)
Happy birthday barry.
If you haven’t already seen it. Another decent cover of ‘New England’, this time from a female duo from California called ‘Cunt Sparrer’:
Keep up the great work with the blog.
Thanks Jay, will check the tune out now – really enjoyin’ the ‘come here to me’ blog
A belated Happy Birthday!
Love that Babyshambles cover, last time they let me click buttons in the Student Union I think it was my last song. People danced like the big bang was coming back for seconds any minute.
Thanks d – ye it’s a pretty sweet tune, I have it here on vinyl somewhere and it tells you all the people on the tune with them, fairly decent list if I remember right.