Monday, March 23, 2009

Fun With Downloads: Great Bands Steal, Mediocre Bands Borrow

Please enjoy the gorgeous "It's Too Late," a true powerpop classic you might not have heard from The Searchers' fabulous eponymous 1979 comeback album. You can download it here.



And when you're done, take a moment to check out "If I Ever Get Another Chance," from the 1995 album illustrated below (featuring a bass player whose name rhymes with Sleeve Nimels), which you can download here.


Sounds like the same song to me -- can't imagine how that happened.

Oh, and BTW, if the authorization for either of the clips has expired by the time you get to them, e-mail me and I'll send you the mp3s, blah blah blah.

8 comments:

Peter said...

Leyla got the Hi-beams album in the divorce, but I still remember seeing you guys at Tommy Makem's. Your nom de bass that night was Larry Durrell.

megisi said...

Beeve Mimels?

steve simels said...

Larry Durrell, appearing courtesy of his Alexandria Quartet.
:-)

Who Am Us Anyway? said...

It's either Larry or Nick Lowe, one.

MBowen said...

Marti Jones did a really nice version of "It's Too Late" on Match Game.

steve simels said...

Is "Match Game" still in print? God, I remember that on vinyl and it was gorgeous...

MBowen said...

I don't think it's in print anymore, but I bought it on CD when it was available.

Anonymous said...

Steve Simels is still in print but sorry girls he's not available anymore.


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