Friday, November 12, 2010
"Joe Jackson-Look! Covers!" : THE WEEKEND MIX
I'm pretty sure I haven't done something like this before. If I did, you can let me know with a snide comment. Or, you can just ring my doorbell and run away.
During his live performances, Joe Jackson has always found some time to pay tribute to the songwriters who have influenced his own music, citing Lennon & McCartney, David Bowie, Andy Partridge, Todd Rundgren and Becker & Fagen as some of his very faves. I've collected more than a few dozen of these covers from various years and sources. And for you Burning Woodies, I've put together a Philanthropist's Dozen. (That would be a Baker's dozen plus an additional half dozen, less two.)
The quality runs from good to excellent and the performances are all worth a spin. Everyone from Zappa and the Ramones to the boys I mentioned earlier get the call out.
Oh, and if anyone runs into the imbecile from the Amsterdam show who was whistling during "Anyone Who Had A Heart" & "Can We Still Be Friends," could you please smack him in the nose! I mean, who whistles to themselves at a rock concert?
(And how about my cool artwork, eh?)
Enjoy, and have a good weekend!
Reeling In The Years
Mayor Of Simpleton
You Can't Do That
Anyone Who Had A Heart
I'm Gonna Make You Love Me
Can We Still Be Friends
I Feel Possessed
You Can't Be Too Strong
Knowing Me, Knowing You
Senses Working Overtime
King Of The World
I Can't Give You Anything