Thursday, December 27, 2007

A True Testimonial

You know, I really hate having to agree with Dave Marsh on anything, but I'm beginning to think that the MC5 probably were the most exciting American live act of the 60s.



That's an obscure Jerry Lee Lewis song, BTW -- and today's first clue to the theme of tomorrow's Listomania.

9 comments:

Kid Charlemagne said...

The footage of them doing "Looking At You" at this concert is pretty sweet too.

Anonymous said...

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TMink said...

Cover songs that make you forget the original?

And Steve, what is the cause of your antipathy toward Dave Marsh, if you don't mind answering!

Trey

steve simels said...

Trey -- no beef with Dave Marsh per se, I just find his Detroit chauvinism annoying from time to time. Plus he takes Madonna seriously, and he's never apologized for his sneering review of the first Springsteen album (oh, the irony).

Other than that, he's one of nature's noblemen in my book.
:-)

steve simels said...

Oh, and "covers that make you forget the original" isn't it, but you're in the ballpark.

return of the plumber said...

Cover versions of songs you never heard the original version of?

Also: The MC5 - The Stooges with brains and talent!

ms. rosa said...

i'm with the plumber on this one.

also, don't remember what song it was (i'll take a look tonite), but during this same set wayne kramer does an aerial 360: he crouchs on the downbeat, then leaps up twisting, holding the guitar straight up and down high above his head, tucking his knees under, and then landing on his feet, facing the crowd...incredible. i must have seen that footage a dozen times before i could believe it.

steve simels said...

return of the plumber said...
Cover versions of songs you never heard the original version of?

Not a bad guess, but no.
:-)

half glass full said...

Covers of covers?


Jim