Thursday, January 19, 2006

Sixties' Covers

Two great rock bands play their personal and overwhelming versions of classic sixties' songs.
Patti Smith has certainly been influenced by the rawest sixties' sound, like her friend Tom Verlaine, and let's not forget that her guitar player was Lenny Kaye, the musical journalist behind the original Nuggets compilation. Here the group performs Gloria at the Saturday Night Live Show on '76. Is Gloria the most covered song ever? Maybe, or maybe it's Hey Joe...
The "post-hardcore-punk" band Hűsker Dű started the most exciting phase of their career with a single in 1983 containing a cover of The Byrds' Eight Miles High. We can see them play this song at the Pink Pop Festival in Holland, on June 1987. In the same month I saw them in concert during their only italian tour. My heart is still beating for the emotion, and my ears still ringing...they were my favourite eightes' band, I'd like to post some other clips in the future, though this blog wasn't created with the intention to propose music videos from that era...

Patti Smith Group - Gloria (1976)
Hűsker Dű - Eight Miles High (1987)

The password to unzip all files is: musicforyoureyes

I hope you like these sixties' covers, I'd like to post some other ones...




Anonymous Misha said...

Grande il video degli Huskers. Sono un grande fan in effetti (e dio quant'è brutto Mould...pensavo fosse brutto sul retro di Workbook -ho il vinile- ma in effetti ai tempi degli HD forse era persino peggio, vabbè). Una delle mie cover preferite.
Molto belli anche quelli di Dylan, anche se mi pare ci siano tutti su No direction home (l'hai visto? Direi che vale tutti i soldi che costa).

1/20/2006 10:18 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

Azz, non ho visto No Direction Home, pensavo di aver offerto un'esclusiva...comunque buono a sapersi. Su Mould sono daccordo, è in forma migliore oggi che ha 45 anni. Da ragazzino mi faceva quasi piacere vedere che la band migliore del pianeta aveva un aspetto ancora più sfigato del mio...comunque quanta energia ed emozione, ancora dopo 20 anni (sigh!)

Grazie, a presto.

1/20/2006 5:12 PM  
Anonymous emanuele said... si ancora covers sixties tipo i Damned che fanno 'Lookin' at you' o i Cramps con 'Psychotic Reaction' o gli X con 'Soul kitchen' o i Giant Sand con 'Sand' but perhaps "...this blog wasn't created with the intention to propose music videos from that era..."

non ascoltavo gli Husker da un pezzo....grazie per la sveglia!

1/21/2006 1:00 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

OK, però al momento ho disponibili solo Devo, Radio Birdman e Fuzztones...
Grazie per l'assiduità ;)

1/21/2006 3:01 AM  
Blogger Nick said...

Thanks for the Husker Du clip; it was amazing. They're one of my favorite bands too--that was just a killer performance!

1/22/2006 9:40 PM  
Blogger Mirco said...

It's good to see there are still many Husker Du's fans...

1/23/2006 2:05 AM  
Blogger Friendlier said...

Just to let you know, I downloaded several of the files on your site from RapidShare (I have a premium account there). The Zip file downloaded to my desktop, but then could not decompress. This happened with every video I selected on your site. Does anyone know what the problem could be?

1/31/2006 2:04 AM  
Blogger Mirco said...

I'm sorry about the problem, all I can suggest you is to try the same free software that i use:

Best wishes

2/02/2006 3:28 AM  
Blogger David said...

More Husker Du would be most appreciated!

2/07/2006 7:40 PM  
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