Friday, May 13, 2022




I was listening to Queen's "News Of The World," and thought about how straightforward most of the album plays compared to the band's five previous releases. It really is a basic rock and roll record, with little of the operatic and flamboyant flourishes usually associated with the band. There are many great deep cuts on NOTW, one of which, "Sleeping On The Sidewalk," was covered by Los Lobos

That, along with the just released Black Crowes covers E.P. gave me this idea.

It's self-explanatory, I think. But just in case you have read nothing at this point and went right for the zip, we have an original version immediately followed by a cover version...with one exception.

The Who have the last word, which in this case is, "YeeeeAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH!"

Compare and contrast.


Why not?

Have fun! I did.

I Saw The Light- Todd Rundgren/Lori Carson
Apples & Oranges- Pink Floyd/Andy Partridge
Hounds Of Love- Kate Bush/The Futureheads
Don't Talk (Put Your Head On My Shoulder)- The Beach Boys/Charlie Hunter & Leon Parker
Never, Never Gonna Give You Up- Barry White/Cake
Her/His Eyes Are A Blue Million Miles- Captain Beefheart/Joan Osborne
Sleeping On The Sidewalk- Queen/Los Lobos
Hole In Your Soul- Joe South/The Black Crowes
Harvest- Neil Young/Rufus Wainwright & Chris Stills
Won't Get Fooled Again- Richie Havens/The Who




So much fun!

Have a great weekend Sal and all you Burning Wooders!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the mix, Sal. Looking forward to giving it a spin.

- Paul in DK

Mr. Baez said...

This looks like a good one. Thanks, Sal. Have a great weekend!

buzzbabyjesus said...

YEAHHHH!!! I second that emotion. Great idea.

Smokey Robinson/Miralces:

cmealha said...

Great idea. Love it.

Also glad to hear you enjoyed the new half-speed Who remaster. I, of course, trying to support my local record store, am still waiting for my copy ;-(

Anonymous said...

Great idea for a mix - thanks Sal!


J. Loslo said...

Thanks, Sal. This is right up my alley.

cmealha said...

My faves were the Los Lobos and Cake cuts

Marty said...

Thank you for this excellent mix and the effort. I hope this is Vol. 1 of many more to come.Please

dogbreath said...

Being a grumpy old stick in the mud I usually come down on the side of the original version of a song by a favourite artist against a cover by some young whippersnapper. I mean, come on, Hounds of Love by anyone other than Dame Kate? Having muttered that, two exceptions in the mix: the Richie Havens take on the Who's chestnut comes this close. And although I didn't expect it to, Lori Carson's bash at I Saw the Light is up there with the original done by whoever that other guy is. Nicely put together mix, many thanks. Cheers!

Michael Giltz said...

How about a covers version of your covers version mix?

To Know Him Is To Love Him -- Teddy Bears/Trio: Parton, Ronstadt & Harris
Got To Get You Into My Life -- The Beatles/Earth Wind & Fire
Muskrat Love -- Willis Alan Ramsey/Captain & Tennille
Puttin' On The Ritz -- Fred Astaire/Taco
Honky Tonkin' -- Hank Williams/The The
Hazy Shade of Winter -- Simon & Garfunkel/The Bangles
Fire -- Bruce Springsteen live at Bridge/Pointer Sisters
Hallelujah -- Leonard Cohen/Everyone Else In The World Who Ever Sang a Song

Michael Giltz said...

Oh and I immediately realized I should have included

"Last Train To Clarksville" -- The Monkees/Cassandra Wilson

That's what I get for dashing off the comment without careful consideration!