Thursday, December 24, 2009

It's a Holly Jolly Xmas Early Clue to the New Direction!

From 1969, and their underrated Ballad of Easy Rider album -- featuring the late great Clarence White on lead guitar -- please enjoy the latter day Byrds and the original version of "Jesus is Just All Right."




Which is to say, before the Doobie Brothers got their greasy lank-haired mitts on the song and turned it into a sub-kitsch AM radio annoyance and bar band staple.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize will be awarded to the first reader who gleans its relevance to the theme of tomorrow's holiday edition of Weekend Listomania.

26 comments:

Gummo said...

Song titles that assess the relative value of 1st century Jewish carpenters?

Or is that too specific?

dave™© said...

45s with Dylan covers on the flip?

steve simels said...

Yes.
:-)

steve simels said...

That yes was to Gummo, by which I actually meant no.


Ditto dave™©

MJConroy said...

Well, if its not songs about Jeebus, then songs with Alright in the title?

Billy B said...

Just listened to "The Loss is Mine". You guys were good. Vocals are especially notable.

I have to part company with the description of the early Doobies as greay and lank-haired, tho.

steve simels said...

Billy B:

Thanks for the kudos. As for the Doobies, hey -- they were a biker band originally.
:-)

Did you know that Skip Spence sort of discovered them? And was largely responsible for getting 'em signed to Warners?

Billy B said...

I did not know that about Spence and the Doobies.

The band did turn into a lounge lizard act after Tom Johnston left the band and Mike McDonald took over.

FD13NYC said...

I always liked Another Park Another Sunday, good song. Give it a listen.

As for the clue, I'm going for the obvious. Christmas Songs!!

Gummo said...

As for the clue, I'm going for the obvious. Christmas Songs!!

That's so crazy, it just might work!

The Kenosha Kid said...

Originals that were eclipsed by the cover versions?


Also, these 'Birds' fellers are clearly ripping off The Plagues on this track.

Libby Spencer said...

Songs about motored vehicles? Or did we already do that a while back?

Cangrejero said...

Underwhelming endorsements? Songs with characters from Coen brothers' movies in the title?

FD13NYC said...

Maybe just alright Xmas songs?

steve simels said...

No no no no no and no.
:-)
although on reflection Christmas just might have worked...

Anyway, ill give another clue as soon as I can think of one that doesn't totally give it away...

Alex said...

Songs that take a laid-back stoner-casual approach to serious issues?

Songs with spoken-word sections?

Songs with insipid choruses?

:)

steve simels said...

Okay -- it has something to do with Jesus himself...

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Brooklyn Girl said...

Okay -- it has something to do with Jesus himself...

Songs by people who like to proselytize?

geor3ge said...

Songs about shaggy miracle workers?

MJConroy said...

Songs about people with birthdays that get celebrated as holidays?

Anonymous said...

songs with Jesus in the title?



ROTP(lumber)

MBowen said...

Songs about DFHs?

Brooklyn Girl said...

Okay --

One last hint, and only because it's Xmas eve.

But as I said, it's about Jesus himself.

As in...Jesus is just what, religiously?

At least in his youth.
:-)

Anonymous said...

Songs about jewboys!

ROTP(lumber)

steve simels said...

Anonymous said...
Songs about jewboys!

ROTP(lumber)

12/24/2009 11:52 PM



Duh.

No-Prize to you, bar mitzvah veteran!!!!
:-)