Thursday, December 15, 2011

An Early (and Totally Drummer-Driven) Clue to the New Direction!

From sometime in the late 80s, please enjoy Keith Richards and the X-Pensive Winos live with John and Paul's "I Wanna Be Your Man."

Words fail me, except that this one kicks astoundingly major ass (and kudos to the great Steve Jordan on those pagan skins, where he is -- IMHO -- primarily responsible for the level of the astoundingly major kick-assedness). You will, of course, note the interesting irony that Keith and the boys are NOT playing the arrangement of the song that provided the embryonic Rolling Stones with their first hit single, but instead the poppier Beatles arrangement.

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

[h/t Sal Nunziato]


edward said...

Best Worst Beatle Covers?

Better Than The Original?

Best Worst Solo Projects?

Songs with Wanna in the title?

Anonymous said...

Best/Worst artist's rework of a song they've already recorded?

Rich D.

pete said...

Songs about gender?

steve simels said...

Songs about gender....hmmm.

That's so crazy it just might work.

But no, no and no.....

Sal Nunziato said...

Songs sung by the drummer of the band?

Dave said...

Songs with ungrammatical titles?

Blue Ash Fan said...

This seems pretty obvious, but songs given to one band by another? Something like that. I've been drinking, so I'm a bit fuzzy.

steve simels said...

Ooh -- that last one is good. But no, not this time.

Anonymous said...

Ironic ways to characterize the Beatles/Stones dichotomy?

Excuses to mention Keith Richards since it's been two weeks?


Peter said...

Considering your percussion-driven clue ("Totally Drummer-Driven"), my guesses would be:

• Drumming that elevates an ordinary song into an extraordinary performance

• Best/worst drumming in a cover version of a Beatles song

• Best/worst performances by Ringo

• Steve's 10 favourite drummers

buzzbabyjesus said...

Something to do with Stevie Wonder?