Saturday, April 15, 2017

Under the Covers & Citizen Dick 7" inch single

One reason why I got these records are because of Susanna Hoffs. Been a fan of hers since the first album of the Bangles. Matthew Sweet is all right. But the only bit of music of his that I have is his contribution to the "If I Were A Carpenter" tribute albums to the Carpenters where he sang "Let Me Be the One".

Recording cover versions are tricky. Either you sing it just like the original or you put your own stamp to it. I love some of their covers here; others thought are so-so. Still love the concept for the album series though.
Here are my fave tracks from all three albums: 

Vol. 1 - released in 2006
And Your Bird can Sing (the Beatles)
Who Knows Where the Time Goes (Fairport Convention)
Different Drum (the Stone Ponys)
Sunday Morning (the Velvet Underground)
Everybody Knows This is Nowhere (Neil Young and Crazy Horse)
Monday, Monday (the Mamas and the Papas)

Vol. 2 - released in 2009
Go All the Way (the Raspberries)
All the Young Dudes (Mott the Hoople)
I've Seen All Good People (Yes)
Hello It's Me (Todd Rundgren)
Gimme Some Truth (John Lennon)
Maggie May (Rod Stewart)
You're So Vain (Carly Simon)
What's So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding (Elvis Costello)

Vol. 3 - released in 2013
Sitting Still (R.E.M.)
Girls Talk (Elvis Costello)
Kid (Pretenders)
Free Fallin' (Tom Petty)
Save it for Later (The English Beat)
They Don't Know (Tracey Ullman)
Trouble (Fleetwood Mac)
I Would Die 4U (Prince)

As a massive fan of both Cameron Crowe and Pearl Jam -- and Matt Dillon as well -- I just had to get this 7" single! It has only one track, "Touch Me I'm Dick" while the B-side is an etching of a quote from Dillon's character of Cliff Poncier. This is the fictional band from Singles that featured members of Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, and Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam and Dillon. This was sold during national Record Store Day 4/18/2015 and there are only 1,500 copies of this.

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