Monday, July 21, 2008

Can Blue Men Sing the Whites?

From 1966, here's The Rationals, with the unbelievably great Scott Morgan, and the definitive white-boy version of "Respect."

Up through about 1968, these guys were hands down the best band in Detroit -- better than the Stooges, for sure, and better even than the MC5, and I'm not just saying that because my first ex-wife did posters for them back in the day.


Kid Charlemagne said...

On one of the comps I have, they do a great Beatles soundalike called "Feelin' Lost."

Too bad there isn't a proper comp of their stuff.

TJWood said...

Well, their version is better than the one by the Vagrants, the only other white-boy version I know of.

melior said...

As always, leave a comment and I go to Toby's house and ring his doorbell and run.

Please light a bag of dog poop too.