Wednesday, May 30, 2018

In Advance of the Cover Theme

When we settled upon the cover theme, my first idea for the inner-theme was the elusive Cover Cycle. In my search however, I have found a three artist cycle to be elusive.

My problem is I want the three artists to not be from the same genre, maybe even be from more than one generation. I could probably have a cycle of Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson, and Johnny Cash, but the lack of variation would be kind of boring.

I thought I had a good one lined up. In 2014 Bruce Springsteen covered a song from by The Saints. JUST LIKE FIRE WOULD was one of my favorites songs of early 80s. It wasn’t a great cover but it seemed sincere and it was an interesting choice for a rock star.

The Saints do cover of Ike and Tina Turner’s RIVER DEEP, MOUNTAIN HIGH. It is my favorite version of that song. I think I may have talked about it on a previous post.

So I needed a cover of Springsteen by, if not Ike and Tina, at least Tina. A website in the internet outer-reaches said there was a version of BORN IN THE USA by Tina. It sounds like a cover song I don’t want to hear, and (fortunately?) can’t find it. So maybe I never will hear it, but then I can’t finish the cycle.

But an American rock guy doing a cover of an Australian punk band, doing a cover of an American R&B band, one of which became Swedish (or Swiss?) and covered one of the first guy’s song? That would have been fun to do.

Anyhow, I’m gonna keep trying, but it is harder than I thought it would be.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Strongly disagree

http://www.vulture.com/2018/05/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-artists-ranked-from-best-to-worst.html

I have many issues with this ranking but the most offensive for me is Queen at the near bottom below acts like the Red Hot Chili Peppers and John Mellencamp. 

Meet in October?

What do you think? Pat came up with the next theme.  Pick an artist you've always meant to dive into but haven't.