Sunday, July 23, 2023

More Covers of the Rolling Stones

    I hope it's not overkill, but I thought it was necessary to have a different cover of Satisfaction in each volume, especially as I just couldn't see leaving either the Devo or Otis Redding version out.  Also, while I was putting together these comps, I went back and listened to a lot of Stones albums, some of which I hadn't listened to in a long time - growing up listening to classic rock radio in the 70s kind of burns one out on just about any classic rock song that's in heavy rotation (for years and years...).  Anyway, I have to say that I came away newly impressed by how well the Stones transitioned into the disco era of the late 70's.  Some Girls, Emotional Rescue, and Tattoo You  aren't my favorite Stones albums, but, they still sound like a band following their muse, rather than a band just trying desperately to follow a trend.  I mean, I'm not gonna name any bands, but.....some releases from rock artists in the late 1970s and early 1980s were pretty dreckful.  

   Anyway, hope folks like this third volume.


Backstreet Girl


Loving Cup

The Bittersweets


Womack And Womack

Fool To Cry

Tegan & Sara

Honky Tonk Women

The Flying Burrito Brothers

19th Nervous Breakdown

Jason & The Scorchers

Brown Sugar

Alice Russell

Sister Morphine

Ren Harvieu

As Tears Go By

Marianne Faithfull

Ventilator Blues

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown

Gimme Shelter

Cal Tjader

Paint It Black

The Feelies

(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction


Saturday, July 1, 2023

Leave No Stones Song Uncovered: A Tribute to the Rolling Stones

      Mick Jagger and Keith Richards are both turning 80 this year (July 26 and December 18, respectively) so I thought it only appropriate to put together a Rolling Stones tribute.  Perhaps maybe I should have done a compilation of songs the Rolling Stones recorded themselves, but I still find that a compilation of covers almost always gives me a better appreciation of the musicians' artistry and songwriting ability.  Even though there are very few covers on this compilation that I definitively prefer to the Rolling Stones' versions (and I shan't say which ones), but they all have their charms and hearing the song in a different voice often enhances my fondness for the original.  Anyway, hope you like them and I'll post a Volume 3 next week 

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  Volume One

Dead Flowers

Townes Van Zandt

She Smiled Sweetly

Billy Bragg

No Expectations


Some Things Just Stick In Your Mind

Vashti Bunyan

Jumpin' Jack Flash

Ananda Shankar

Mother's Little Helper

Liz Phair

Let's Spend The Night Together

Joe Simon


Otis Redding

Aqui En Mi Nube


Play With Fire

The Fleshtones

Miss You

The Concretes

Wild Horses

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings

I Got The Blues

Aloe Blacc & Joel Van Dijk

Volume Two

Waiting On A Friend

Over the Rhine

Emotional Rescue

St. Vincent

Moonlight Mile

Lee Fields

You Can't Always Get What You Want

P.P. Arnold

Sympathy For The Devil


The Last Time

Dwight Yoakam


Los Apson

What a Shame

Lorelle Meets The Obsolete

Under My Thumb

Veronica Falls


The Sugarman 3

Just Wanna See His Face

The Blind Boys Of Alabama

I Am Waiting

Jennifer Warren

I'd Much Rather Be with the Boys

Reigning Sound