AcesFull: Mole Man: Spencer Davis Groupvs.Chicago.I'm a Man. Good one...I gotta go with Spencer Davis.
AcesFull: FirstNationalBastard: borg: List fails without Me and Bobby McGee...Damn right.Roger Miller farking kicks ass.4 H and an FFA.on a field trip to the farmme and a friend sneak off behind this old barnwhere we uncovered this covered up moonshine stilland we thought we'd drunk our fillwell I swallowed it with a smile mmm..I run ten mile....chug-a-lug-chug-a-lug
AcesFull: mcmnky: dereksmalls: mcmnky: Gunderson: Ones I remember off hand (original artist in parenthesis)Hard to Handle -The Black Crowes (Otis Redding)When The Black Crowes were a new thing, I heard Hard to Handle on the radio (kids, ask your parents) and thought, wow, that's a pretty good song. I'll have to check that band out.It was immediately followed by the Otis Redding original.My next thought was, wow, The Black Crowes suck. I can't believe I liked that band for even a minute. Since then I've never heard a version of that song by anyone other than Otis that I could stand for even 30 seconds.You don't tug a Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't cover Otis Redding./true storyGrateful Dead have a few live versions, notably from " Bear's Choice Vol 1"(1970) and Ladies and Gentlemen , The Grateful Dead(1971) that just slay.I love the Dead. Not been-to-hundreds of shows love, but been-to-dozens of shows love. Have-a-dancing-bear-tattoo love.I cannot bare (or bear) their Hard to Handle covers. It's the same story as with the Crowes. I liked them until I heard the Otis version. Unlike the Crowes, I still listen to the Dead. Maybe because Hard to Handle was the first Black Crowes song I heard, I've never been able to appreciate anything they've done.I feel like I'm turning into Seymour from Ghost World. It's not just cover versions. I listen to current electric guitar "blues," and it's like spoiled milk to my ears. Stuff I really liked a few years ago, and now I can't stand.Pretty much the only post-Hendrix electric blues I like these days in Stevie Ray, though I'm anticipating the days when even SRV doesn't sound good to me. The original stuff pre-WWII and second and third generations (post-WWII through the early '70s) are just so damn good.Again, I love the Dead. I love almost all their covers. (Dancin' in the Streets is another dud to my ears.) When you can have Otis, why settle for anything else? Jagger and Bowie shoulda been kneecapped for what they did to Dancing in the Streets...
mcmnky: You don't tug a Superman's cape, you don't spit into the wind, and you don't cover Otis Redding.
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