Friday, November 16, 2012

Mystery Cover Version of the Week: Special "If You Get This One, You're Good!" Edition

And speaking, as we were last week, of the recently nominated to the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Procol Harum, please enjoy "Boredom," one of the lesser known -- but nonetheless beloved of moi -- tracks from their 1969 album masterpiece A Salty Dog.




And from later that same year, please enjoy a relatively faithful cover of said song, albeit one that sounds rather a little too much like something you might have heard over a fruity rum drink at Trader Vic's...




...and I positively guarantee that you'll never in a million years guess who's the singer or the band.

Seriously -- it blew my tiny mind, and I'm not a young woman.

In any case, a coveted PowerPop No-Prize etc. etc. etc....



[h/t Sal Nunziato]

6 comments:

joe p said...

that was so awful i cheated and researched...is that the M**** R**** version?

wayne fraizer said...

Mitch Ryder

steve simels said...

Yes, and from an album I'd never heard until Sal posted a zip, where he's backed by Booker T and the MGs.

The rest of the album is really great Memphis soul, and definitely worth listening to, but this kind of....sucks, for want of a better word.
:-)

buzzbabyjesus said...

This is a No_Prize I don't mind not winning.

Anonymous said...

Know it well. From The Detroit-Memphis Experiment, originally on Dot Records IIRC. Wonderful LP.
http://www.amazon.com/Detroit-Memphis-Experiment-Vinyl-Mitch-Ryder/dp/B000RGUH96/ref=ntt_mus_ep_dpi_17

wayne fraizer said...

Great Album..produced my Steve Cropper in 69