Thursday, March 11, 2010

Oh, For Heaven's Sake, It's the Umpteenth Fricking Early Clue to the New Direction

From 1963, please enjoy Buck Owens and the Buckaroos with the original version of a song that loomed large in Ringo Starr's legend -- "Act Naturally."




I grew up on the Fab Four's cover, of course, but in hindsight, after hearing Buck do it, I'm reminded of Bill Hick's famous crack that The Beatles were so high they let Ringo sing sometimes.

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

13 comments:

Gummo said...

Sorry, original or not, I still prefer just about everything about the Beatles version. Snappier drums, Harrison's lead guitar kicks all sorts of ass, and when McCartney comes in on harmony vocal, something special happens.

(I think I played Act Naturally -- which was the B-side of Yesterday, I think -- a helluva lot more than the A side; it was the first time I'd ever heard that kind of country harmonies and country twang geetar and I was fascinated.)

As to the Listomania --

Original songs better known in their cover versions?

Peter said...

Actors and/or actresses making records?

steve simels said...

No, and no.

And I sort of agree with Gummo about the Fabs version. Buck's a much better singer, obviously, but the Liverpool kids really make the song come alive.

Sal Nunziato said...

Barebones acoustic cover versions of otherwise big and loud songs.

Anonymous said...

Songs about the movies.

ROTP(lumber)

steve simels said...

No and no, although the Plumber is in the neighborhood.

John Fowler said...

Best/worst songs from Oscar-winning movies?

Edward said...

Songs about Acting?
Songs about showbiz in general?

steve simels said...

No and no.

Heh heh.
:-)

geor3ge said...

Songs by artists better known for film?

Dave said...

Songs about the artistic process? (Although I'm not sure Buck Owens would approve of the "artistic process" to describe the subject of his song. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I would approve, either).

steves said...

I don't know if I'm being redundant here or not, but how about "Post-Elvis Songs That Reference the Dramatic Arts"?

steve simels said...

steves said...
I don't know if I'm being redundant here or not, but how about "Post-Elvis Songs That Reference the Dramatic Arts"?


I actually really like that one and may steal it. But noo.

It's actually so simple you'll kick yourself.
:-)