Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Return Of Sid N Susie

Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs' 2006 covers CD, "Under The Covers Volume 1" was inevitable. They have made no secret of their love for 60s pop music; she with The Bangles, and both he and she with their solo work. Under the "Sid n Susie" moniker, although this only appears on the inside of the CD's booklet and on their MySpace page, Sweet and Hoffs dazzle us with faithful and inspired tributes to The Beatles, The Beach Boys, The Who, Bob Dylan, The Zombies and The Left Banke, among others.

"Under The Covers Vol. 1," was a success with both critics and fans, with "Volume 2" being promised just days after the release of Volume 1. About 1084 days.

"Under The Covers Volume 2" hits the street on July 21, and boy is it a doozy! Sid n Susie tackle the 70s and artists both expected and unexpected. A full review will appear closer to street date, but for now, here is the tracklist, and some audio one of the unexpected.

I really liked "Volume One," but I REALLY like "Volume Two"

Track Listing:
1. Sugar Magnolia (The Grateful Dead)
2. Go All The Way (The Raspberries)
3. Second Hand News (Fleetwood Mac)
4. Bell Bottom Blues (Derek & The Dominoes)
5. All The Young Dudes (Mott The Hoople)
6. You’re So Vain (Carly Simon)
7. Here Comes My Girl (Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers)
8. I’ve Seen All Good People: Your Move/All Good People (Yes)
9. Hello It’s Me (Todd Rundgren)
10. Willin’ (Little Feat)
11. Back Of A Car (Big Star)
12. Couldn’t I Just Tell You (Todd Rundgren)
13. Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon)
14. Everything I Own (Bread)
15. Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
16. Beware Of Darkness (George Harrison)


FD13NYC said...

I really enjoyed Under The Covers Vol. 1 and although their choice of covers on this one was very good especially The Left Banke song, The Zombies and some others. The choices on Vol. 2 seem to be 70's different, but better. Todd, Lennon, Big Star, Mott, Fleetwood Mac and The Raspberries of which they should have picked Let's Pretend or Overnight Sensation, no matter.

They approach the songs with a little bit of a lighter touch than the originals but Sid & Sue manage to pull it off nicely. After all, they are talented enough to do so. Can't wait to hear it!

Hey Sal, you wouldn't happen to have an advanced copy of it? If so, could you privately send me a zip file of it (wink) If not, I'll wait for the release. Keep up the good work as always. F

steve simels said...

Well, this should be interesting.

bluesman miike Lindner said...

Volume 2 was mighty indeed. But I wish Sid and Susie had found a 70s song with the gravitis of WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES to anchor things. Maybe Brian Wilson's 'TIL I DIE, with the lovely and wonderful Susie singing?

Sal Nunziato said...

Bluesman Miike--
Susanna Hoffs covered "Who Knows Where The Time Goes" on Volume 1.

bluesman miike Lindner said...

Oh, yeah...I think Susie sang WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES better than Sandy Denny.
There! I said it, and I'm glad!

bluesman miike Lindner said...

That was me point, Sal.

Sal Nunziato said...

Oops. You're right. I missed it. Sorry.

bluesman miike Lindner said...

Sal, isn't it cooler than Holywood itself that Sid got Lindsey and Steve Howe to play on the new one?