Thursday, February 20, 2014

Great Composers Borrow, Mediocre Composers Steal: An Occasional Series -- Special We're Trying to Suck Up to a Special Someone So We're Recycling This From 2009 Edition

So...from Dave Edmunds' Rockfield Studios in gorgeous Monmouth, Wales, please enjoy the equally gorgeous "It's Too Late," a true power pop classic you might not have heard from The Searchers' fabulous eponymous 1979 comeback album.

And when you're done, take a moment to check out "If I Ever Get Another Chance," from the 1995 album illustrated below (featuring a bass player whose name rhymes with Sleeve Nimels)

Sounds like the same song to me -- can't imagine how that happened.


Ken J Xenozar said...

How is it that I get a cease and desist letter from Prince's Controversy Music, but you get a pass from the Searchers?! Maybe it is because you have talent.

FD13NYC said...

Because Prince is still in existence. The Searchers aren't.

Anonymous said...

I love the Searchers, but I'm embarrassed to say I only knew "It's Too Late" from Marti Jones' version (which is great, by the way). So thanks for posting this!


Phil Cheese said...

Does Gerry have any of his music available to fans besides
what we have with The Floor Models? Thanks, Phil C.

Voxtron said...

Both of the Searchers Sire albums were very good. I don't even remember who wrote Too Late, but a lot of Searchers covers were the first versions I ever heard. They in almost all cases were superior to the originals, except the Records songs, which were a tossup