FEEL BAD FOR YOU MIXTAPE: OCTOBER (under the covers) EDITION

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The October installment of the Feel Bad For You Mixtape is up and streaming. The FBFY mixtape has entered a new segment of it’s life moving from a message board tape curated by Ms. Rockstar Aimz, of My Aimz Is True, to a mixtape put together by a collection of (mostly) like minded bloggers now curated by @BoogieStudio22. For a complete track listing, who submitted each song and why….click the more link.

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DRIVE-BY TRUCKERS: SOMEONE ELSES SONGS (VOL. 2)


Last December I posted a compilation of cover songs perfomed by the Drive-By Trucker’s. The original compiler was (and is) of unknown origin but the compilation has just been begging for a follow-up.

Enter Smitty from the DBT mailing list. He’s taken the liberty of assembling a new collection of covers songs culled from the numerous live DBT shows freely available on the internet. He is supposed to have a Vol. 3 already near completion as well as a collection of unreleased DBT originals. I dunno about you, but I’m looking forward to those as well.

Here is the track listing:

  1. Rockin in the Free World (Patterson on lead) (Neil Young)
  2. Holland, 1945 (Neutral Milk Hotel)
  3. I Walk The Line (Johnny Cash)
  4. Mama Bake a Pie (Tom T. Hall)
  5. Louisiana 1927 (Randy Newman)
  6. Glad & Sorry (The Faces)
  7. Everybody Needs Love (Eddie Hinton)
  8. Lonely Women Make Good Lovers (Spooner Oldham)
  9. I’m Your Puppet w/Kelly Hogan (Spooner Oldham)
  10. Where’s Eddie? (Eddie Hinton)
  11. These Arms of Mine (Otis Redding)
  12. D-I-V-O-R-C-E (Tammy Wynette)
  13. I’m in Love with a Girl (Big Star) (Summer Cousins version)
  14. Dressed in White (Malcolm Holcombe)
  15. All These Years (Sawyer Brown) (Summer Cousins version)
  16. Quaalude banter
  17. 867-5309 (Tommy Tutone)

You can download the entire collection here.

SLOE GIN REVISITED

One of my favorite things about running this blog is all the neat stuff other people teach me. Be it through the comments or via email folks quite regularly drop interesting bits of trivia on me. Such is the case with the track Sloe Gin.Earlier this week I posted about Joe Bonamassa’s new cd, Sloe Gin and included the title track. Well, yesterday a reader left the following comment:

This particular gin is a cover of a tune by no less than Tim Curry (of Rocky Horror Picture Show and camp bit parts in hollywood b movie fame). He did a couple of albums in LA in the 70’s with people like Carlos Alomar and Bob Ezrin which are in some parts good, and in others so bad they are good. Sloe gin is the stand out track from his LP ‘Read My Lips’. The original is not that different to Joe’s cover (which i was amazed and ecstatic to find – must be Tim’s first cover). The original is worth tracking down if only for hearing that Tim, unlike Jim is ..’so fucking lonely’.

This was juicy trivia to be sure. I never knew Mr. Curry did any singing beyond “Sweet Transvestite”. I had to hear it. Now, you can too and we all owe Gbarry a big Thank You.

Tim Curry – Sloe Gin
Joe Bonamassa – Sloe Gin

I couldn’t resist: Sweet Transvestite