Monday, June 08, 2015

My Music Monday

As I did a year ago, I'm going with cover songs as my theme for the month of June I'm not sure why I'm doing this, as I vaguely remembering having to struggle for four songs last time out. And there are five Mondays in 2015, so.....there's that.

Erik over at gambrinous and griffonage has joined me on this little adventure for his Hi-Fi Fridays. Erik doesn't know it yet, but if he wants, he can select the theme for July. Assuming he wants a theme.

I'm torn on what cover song to do. I vacillate between cool renditions, obscure covers that no one would know was a cover in the first place or just horrid covers that you wouldn't believe actually existed.

I think I'm going with an amalgamation: a cool rendition added of a song that some of you might not know was a cover.

I have to believe my reading demographic is familiar with the catalog of the Smiths. I mean, most of you are gay men of a certain age. The rest of you are just readers of a certain age.

So I'm going with (the late) Kirsty MacColl from her debut album, Kite, doing a cover of the Smith's "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby".

For the record, there are not many good covers of Smiths or Morrissey songs out there. 10,000 Maniacs did an ok version of "Every Day is Like Sunday", but that might be where it ends. Still MacColl did an excellent job (IMO) of "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby."

The original Kite has the better version. The later expanded version of the album includes an extended version of the song - and not by a little. It takes a 2:50 song and adds more than a minute worth of music and a mix that isn't nearly as pleasurable.

I'm sticking with the shorter / better version. Kirsty actually makes the Smiths sound "fun".

Kirsty MacColl - "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby"

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Armageddon Dildos get my vote for the "Every Day Is Like Sunday" cover.