At this point, most of you know my rules for covering an already iconic song. Go into a completely different genre. Make it so much ‘your song’, people start questioning if they prefer the original. There’s a reason ‘The Other Side of Abbey Road’ is considered one of the great cover albums ever. Here’s one. […]
CNN is about to push out ‘The Seventies’; over the weekend I finally saw the British Invasion episode of ‘the Sixties’, and it was everything I wanted and more. Short version: BeatleMania hit, inspired in part by their covers of Isley Brothers and Barrett Strong’s hit songs; the Rolling Stones followed suit, letting James Brown […]
So let’s start with what a lot of us felt before shooting began: Andre 3000 is a great choice to play Jimi Hendrix. There’s enough in his style and cadence (and natural persona) to suggest Jimi without feeling like complete mimicry or impersonation. The story of this particular biopic covers the period of Hendrix leaving […]
So Rock Band and Guitar Hero are coming back for the new gaming consoles. Maybe it will work, maybe the fad has gone. I’ll always have affection for Beatles Rock Band. Yeah I know, impossible standard. I wish them luck though. (crap, forgot to go grocery shopping…oh I have some mushroom pizza left! How long […]
I read the news today, oh boy About a lucky man who made the grade And though the news was rather sad Well I just had to laugh I saw the photograph. He blew his mind out in a car He didn’t notice that the lights had changed A crowd of people stood and stared […]
Wilson Pickett did a cover of ‘Hey Jude’? Really? How do I not have any memory of this? Well, it sounds like a great idea on paper, let’s taken a listen… (clicking Play…) (GASP!!!) (Creative Adrenaline Rush!!!) (acting out and writing the sequence Kerry Washington throws my character and my trumpet out in the […]
George chilling play his guitar. Paul cracking up between verses. Ringo looking high (and that outfit!) And John chewing gum during a ‘live’ performance. Yep, this is my favorite version (not counting the song had to be relatively new in this taping). Enjoy!