Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Great Lost Singles of the 70s: Just Like Ronnie Sang...

From 1977, please enjoy the brilliant Little Steven-helmed version of Ronnie Spector and the E-Street Band's take on Billy Joel's "Say Goodbye to Hollywood."


You can download it HERE. As always, if the authorization has expired by the time you get to it, just e-mail me blah blah blah.

Incidentally, as great as this is, I have to admit the production is heinous; for some reason the records Van Zandt produced around this time -- including the otherwise brilliant second Southside Johnny album -- all sound like they were mastered with a cactus needle on a piece of cardboard that came with a shirt he'd just got back from the drycleaners.

That said, a brilliant version of a great song; when people suggest that Billy Joel might, you know, completely suck, I usually play them this

4 comments:

Brooklyn Girl said...

That voice ...

steve simels said...

Tell me about it. I go weak in the knees....

Anonymous said...

Sorry Steve, Billy Joel may not completely suck but to quote Wilson Pickett: "99& 1/2 just won't do!

ROTP(lumber)

MBowen said...

I used to play this on the jukebox in the student union game room back in 1977.